Jimi in jail! -- Prince for less than $5 -- Where would we be without Sun Records?

(Courtesy of Sun Records)

1/5/1968 (50 years ago today) - Like Norman Bates said, "We all go a little crazy sometimes...": After going berserk and destroying just about everything in his Gothenberg Hotel room, Jimi Hendrix spends 24 hours cooling off in a Stockholm, Sweden jail cell. The cause wasn't jet leg...

1/5/1979 (39 years ago today)Prince plays the first of two nights as a solo artist at The Capri Theatre in Minneapolis -- Tickets cost $4(!!!!), with proceeds from this first show going toward The Capri -- Tonight was also the debut of the band that would be behind Prince for his breakthrough albums "Dirty Mind", "Controversy" and "1999"OK, we have got to invest in a time machine...

1/5/1923 - Born on this date, Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, where, from the early-to-mid 1950's, he rolled tape on sessions for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison, James Cotton, Charlie Rich, Howlin' Wolf and Jerry Lee Lewis. Sam passed away from respiratory failure at age 80 at Memphis' St. Francis Hospital just one day before the original Sun Studio was designated a National Historic Landmark. I've been in the Sun studios, and it's a thousand times more intense and invigorating than any church you might go to, I'll tell ya that right now...

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