From the birth of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl to the debut records from the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, the week of Jan. 9 through 15 is filled with significant moments in rock history. Read on for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place Jan. 9 through 15.

Events

1956 - Elvis Presley records his very first songs as an RCA Victor artist in Nashville, Tennessee.

1963 - The legendary Whiskey-a-Go-G0 nightclub opens in Los Angeles.

1967 - Jimi Hendrix starts recording "Purple Haze."

1984 - Mötley Crüe kick off their first U.S. tour at Madison Square Garden, New York.

1978 - The Police starts recording their debut album.

1978 - The Sex Pistols perform their final concert before breaking up in San Francisco, California.

Births

Joan Baez, January 9, 1941

James Patrick "Jimmy" Page, January 9, 1944

Cassie Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd), January 9, 1948

Paul King (Mungo Jerry), January 9, 1948

Steve McRay (.38 Special), January 9, 1950

David Johansen (New York Dolls), January 9, 1953

Eric Erlandson (Hole), January 9, 1963

Carl Bell (Fuel), January 9, 1967

Steve Harwell (Smash Mouth), January 9, 1967

Dave Matthews (The Dave Matthews Band), January 9, 1967

Frank Sinatra Jr., January 10, 1944

Rod Stewart, January 10, 1945

Ronny Light, January 10, 1945

Aynsley Dunbar (Journey, Whitesnake, Jefferson Airplane), January 10, 1946

Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), January 10, 1948

Pat Benatar, January 10, 1953

Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO), January 10, 1955

Clarence Clemons (E Street Band), January 11, 1942

Tony Kaye (Yes), January 11, 1943

Tom Dumont (No Doubt), January 11, 1968

Tom Rowlands (The Chemical Brothers), January 11, 1971

William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys), January 12, 1939

Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone), January 12, 1946

Charlie Gillingham (Counting Crows), January 12, 1960

Rob Zombie (White Zombie), January 12, 1966

Trevor Rabin (Yes), January 13, 1954

Fred White (Earth, Wind & Fire), January 13, 1955

Zach de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine), January 13, 1970

T-Bone Burnett, January 14, 1948

Geoff Tate (Queensryche), January 14, 1959

Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), January 14, 1969

Foo Fighters

Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd), January 15, 1949

Melvyn Gale (Electric Light Orchestra), January 15, 1952

Deaths

Chester Arthur Burnett “Howlin’ Wolf,” January 10, 1976

Margaret Whiting, January 10, 2011

Mickey Finn (T. Rex percussionist), January 11, 2003

Jimmy Griffin (Bread), January 11, 2005

Spencer Dryden (Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage), January 11, 2005

Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees), January 12, 2003

Jerry Nolan (The Heartbreakers and New York Dolls), January 14, 1992

Dee Murray (The Elton John Band), January 15, 1992

Releases

The Beatles, Introducing... The Beatles, 1964

Beatles

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin, 1969

Led Zeppelin