Fox Facts: January 24


2018 - Elton John announces his retirement from touring, ending with a three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

2017 - The Allman Brothers Band co-founder and drummer, Butch Trucks, died at age 69 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

2015 - INXS guitarist Tim Farriss severs the ring finger on his left hand while operating a winch on his boat. Doctors reattach the digit after two surgeries.

2012 - Pete Townshend sells the publishing rights to the songs he has written to the Spirit Music Group, which plans to place more of his music in TV shows, movies and commercials.

2000 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young opened the first tour of the full quartet in 25 years with a show at Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan.

1995 - Van Halen released their "Balance" LP.

1982 - Diana Ross sings the national anthem at Superbowl XVI (16) 

1981 - Aerosmith's Steven Tyler gets in a nasty motorcycle accident with his 17-year-old babysitter riding on the back.

1980 - Pink Floyd advertised their upcoming world tour to promote their album The Wall with a special billboard on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip that is gradually covered up each day with a brick until an entire wall is built over it.

1969 - Jethro Tull play their first American show.

1962 - The Beatles sign their first and only management contract with Brian Epstein at the manager's offices at 12 Whitechapel St. in Liverpool. Epstein is to receive a full one-quarter of the band's earnings, yet to prove his worth, he does not sign the contract until the following October.

1961 - Bob Dylan dropped out of the University of Minnesota and arrived in NY, where he immediately got to work, playing a show at the club Cafe Wha? in Greenwich village.

Birthdays

  • John Belushi was born in Chicago in 1949.
  • Warren Zevon was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1947.
  • Neil Diamond was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1941.