Sunday, bloody Sunday. You have most likely heard Bono and U2 sing those words over your radio hundreds of times over the years, but do you know where that term came from? The answer lies in Russia. On January 22nd, 1905 a large demonstration of workers marched to the Winter Palace in St. Petersberg to petition the Czar. Troops fired on the demonstrators which began the violent phase of the Russian Revolution and led to the nickname “Bloody Sunday.”
In less violent music news, January 22nd 1953 saw the birth of Journey front-man Steve Perry. On this day in 1966, The Beach Boys recorded the opening track to their fourth studio album “Pet Sounds.” That track, “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.”
In 1967 The Monkees used January 22nd to play their first live show in San Francisco at the Cow Palace. Don McLean’s uber-hit “American Pie” started a seven week run at the top of the US album chart on this day in 1972.
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