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CDJ Today: January 26 in Classic Rock

Classic rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen in 1978. CC BY 2.0. Credit: Carl Lender

January 26, 1977 – Peter Green, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, is committed to a mental hospital after threatening a delivery boy with an air rifle when he tried to deliver his royalty check to him.  Green became the ultimate acid casualty and spent years in mental hospitals and clinics undergoing electroconvulsive therapy. He gave away much of his money and has since acknowledged that his illness was brought on by hallucinogenic drugs.

January 26, 1997 – The halftime show at Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans is titled “Blues Brothers Bash” and features actors Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, and James Belushi as the Blues Brothers, along with ZZ Top and singer James Brown.

Classic Rock Birthdays

January 26, 1955 – Eddie Van Halen, guitar (Van Halen)
January 26, 1961 – Tom Keifer (born Carl Thomas Keifer), guitar, vocals (Cinderella)
January 26, 1948 – Corky Laing (born Laurence Gordon Laing), drums (Mountain)
January 26, 1949 – Derek Holt, guitar (Climax Blues Band)
January 26, 1960 – Charlie Gillingham, keyboards (Counting Crows)
January 26, 1945 – Ashley Hutchings, bass, vocals (Fairport Convention)

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