Today In Rock: January 31

1944

Muddy Waters begins to play the electric guitar.

1965

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (The Righteous Brothers) was a hit.

1970

I Want You Back (The Jackson Five) was a hit.

1970

"I Want You Back," the first of four consecutive #1 hits in a nine-month period from the Jackson 5, reaches the top of the charts. The others: "ABC" (April 1970), "The Love You Save" (June 1970) and "I'll Be There" (October 1970).

1970

Jeff Lynne joins the Move.

1970

Little Richard quit music at the height of his fame to attend Oakwood theological college in Huntsville, Alabama. Richard, born Richard Wayne Penniman, received a BA from the college and later became ordained as a Seventh Day Adventist minister.

1973

Bruce Springsteen performs in New York City for the first time.

1976

Supertramp hits #44 in the US with 'Crisis? What Crisis?'

1976

The Ohio Players hit #1 with "Love Rollercoaster".

1982

Centerfold (The J. Geils Band) was a hit.

1987

Genesis hits #4 in the US with "Land of Confusion".

1989

Could've Been (Tiffany) was a hit.

1989

The 18-song Video Anthology/1978-88, which contains every Bruce Springsteen video to date, is released.

1993

Michael Jackson's halftime performance at Superbowl XXVII draws the largest viewing audience in the history of American television.