A Beatles first -- A first for a pseudo-super-group -- A youngest living first for the Hall...

Stevie Wonder, Oct. 1975. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

1/18/1964 (54 years ago today) - Impressive 'cuz you really did have to go out to a store and actually buy it...: The Beatles made their U.S. chart debut when "I Want To Hold Your Hand" entered at No. 45 a mere ten days after its release, making it (at the time) the fastest-breaking and fastest-selling single in Capitol Records history! Two weeks later, it goes to No. 1 for five weeks in a row, selling over 12 million copies in the process! Scary thing is, they're just warming up...

1/18/1973 (45 years ago today) - Rehearsals start on this date: Former members of Free (singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (guitarist Mick Ralphs) and {sorta somewhat weirdly} King Crimson (bassist Boz Burrell) form a new band and simply call themselves Bad Company -- They record their classic debut album ten months later, and by June of '74, it hits No. 1! Dues had long since been paid, so what the hey...

1/18/1989 (29 years ago today) - At just 38 years old, Stevie Wonder became the youngest living person to be inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame -- At the ceremony held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, the other inductees this night included The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Otis Redding, The Ink Spots, Phil Spector, Dion, and Bessie Smith. Makes this years list look a tad underwhelming... 

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