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Today In Rock: January 30

1928

Ruth Brown was born.

1933

Woody Guthrie releases 'The Science of Sound.'

1942

Marty Balin was born.

1948

Ivory Joe Hunter hits #1 on the R&B chart with the Pacific release of "Pretty Mama Blues."

1950

Roy Brown hits #6 on the R&B chart with "Cadillac Baby".

1955

Ramblin' Jack Elliot records for the first time.

1961

"Will you Love Me Tomorrow" by the Shirelles hits #1.

1961

Hank Ballard & the Midnighters hits #3 on the R&B chart and #23 on the pop chart with "Hoochie Coochie Coo" and #3 on the R&B chart and #26 on the pop chart with "The Switch-A-Roo".

1961

Goffin & King's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," recorded by the Shirelles, reaches #1 after being released on Scepter Records.

1961

Leiber & Stoller overhear Ellie Greenwich singing in the next room at the Brill Building and offer her a job as a staff writer, she is soon joined by her future husband and songwriting partner, Jeff Barry.

1965

Marvin Gaye hits #6 with "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You".

1965

"Give Him a Great Big Kiss" by the Shangri-Las charts at #18.

1968

'White Light/White Heat,' the second Velvet Underground album, is released.

1969

The Beatles make their last performance as a group on the roof of the Apple building during the filming of 'Let It Be'.

1971

Stephen Stills hits #14 with "Love the One You're With."

1971

Runt (Todd Rundgren) hits #20 with "We Gotta Get You a Woman."

1971

Brian Eno joins Roxy Music.

1971

Led Zeppelin hits #15 with "Immigrant Song".

1973

Kiss plays its first live show in Queens, New York.

1974

"Rock the Boat" by Hues Corporation released, widely identified as the first real disco record.

1975

Genesis hits #41 in the US with 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'.

1980

Pioneering piano stylist Professor Longhair dies in New Orleans at age 62.

1982

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra hits #10 with "Hooked on Classics".

1982

Haircut 100 hits #3 in the UK with "Love Plus One".

1983

Africa (Toto) was a hit.

1988

Stryper hits #23 with "Honestly".