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January 21 : This Day in Music History
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Marriages and Breakups

1966 : George Harrison marries Pattie Boyd in Surrey, England, with Paul McCartney as best man. The couple met on the set of The Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night. Eric Clapton would later fall in love with Pattie, inspiring the song "Layla."
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Awards and Honors (1)

1987 : The Second Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Clyde McPhatter, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters, and Jackie Wilson.

Births (15)

1833 : Peter Dodds McCormick, the man who is best known for the patriotic tune, "Advance Australia Fair", is born in Glasgow, Scotland. Though his date of birth is usually given as being on an unknown date in 1834, this is a little off. Twenty-two years later, he would emigrate to Sydney, Australia, where in 1878, he would compose his famous tune, as well as many other patriotic songs, most of which were Scottish tunes. A little side note, one of Peter's siblings, most likely a brother, was credited as having invented the life jacket.
1917 : Billy Maxted
1927 : Frank Virtue (The Virtues)
1936 : Snooks Eaglin
1938 : Wolfman Jack
1941 : Richie Havens
1941 : Placido Domingo
1942 : Mac Davis
1942 : Edwin Starr
1945 : Chris Britton (The Troggs)
1948 : Peter Kircher (Status Quo)
1950 : Billy Ocean
1956 : Rob Brill (Berlin)
1978 : Emma Bunton (The Spice Girls)
1979 : Nokio (Dru Hill)

Certifications and Milestones (1)

1959 : The Kingston Trio's Tom Dooley is certified gold

Charts (4)

1967 : The Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday enters the pop charts
1978 : The soundtrack album to Saturday Night Fever hits #1
1984 : Yes score their first (and only) Top 10 U.S. single, Owner Of A Lonely Heart
1989 : Kid 'N Play's soon-to-be-gold debut album 2 Hype, which was released three months earlier, debuts at #96 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Concerts and Festivals (2)

1932 : Annunzio Paolo Mantovani gives a concert at Queen’s Hall in England, garnering excellent reviews and launching his career. (You may know him better simply as Mantovani.)
1979 : Lynyrd Skynyrd reunite at the Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the first time the band have played since the 1977 plane crash which killed three of their members. Lynyrd Skynyrd perform an instrumental version of "Free Bird" alongside The Charlie Daniels Band.

Deaths (7)

1984 : The Soul singer Jackie Wilson dies after spending more than 8 years in a vegetative state caused by a heart attack he suffered on stage in 1975.
1984 : Jackie Wilson
1993 : Helno (Les Negresses Vertes)
1996 : Francisco Garcia (Cannibal and the Headhunters)
1997 : Colonel Tom Parker
1999 : Charles Brown
2002 : Peggy Lee

Good Deeds (1)

1982 : B.B. King donates his entire record collection to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The 20,000-record collection includes 7,000 discs King aired as a disc jockey at Memphis' WDIA in the Fifties.

Health Issues (1)

1998 : James Brown is released from a South Carolina hospital after undergoing treatment for an addiction to painkillers.

Legal Issues (1)

1965 : The Animals are forced to cancel a show at New York City's famous Apollo Theater after US Immigration officials force the group to leave the country.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1966 : George Harrison marries Pattie Boyd in Surrey, England, with Paul McCartney as best man. The couple met on the set of The Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night. Eric Clapton would later fall in love with Pattie, inspiring the song "Layla."

Movies (1)

1957 : Filming begins on Elvis Presley's second movie, Loving You.

Music and Politics (1)

1974 : Bob Dylan meets future president Jimmy Carter at a gathering in Georgia, where Carter is serving as governor. "Carter has his heart in the right place," Dylan would later say. "He has a sense of who he is."

Recordings (5)

1942 : Count Basie, "One O’Clock Jump"
1957 : Chuck Berry records "School Day."
1957 : Elvis Presley, "Party"
1965 : The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man
1969 : Elvis Presley: "Gentle on My Mind," "Rubberneckin'," "Hey Jude," "My Little Friend," "Inherit the Wind," "Mama Liked the Roses"

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1957 : An unknown singer named Patsy Cline wins on CBS' Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts program with a rendition of the song Walking After Midnight.
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