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January 25 : This Day in Music History
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1980 : Paul McCartney is released and deported from Japan after spending nine days in a Tokyo jail. He was arrested at the airport when customs officials found 219 grams of marijuana in his luggage.
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Awards and Honors (1)

2003 : Clarence Carter and Eddie Floyd are inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Births (10)

1913 : Witold Lutoslawski
1925 : Barbara Carroll
1934 : Elizabeth Allen
1938 : Etta James
1950 : Michael Cotten (The Tubes)
1954 : Richard Finch (KC and the Sunshine Band)
1956 : Andy Cox (Fine Young Cannibals)
1958 : Gary Tibbs (Roxy Music)
1971 : Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane welcome a baby girl they name "God." Her name is later changed to "China," and as "China Kantner" becomes a VJ on MTV.
1981 : Alicia Keys

Certifications and Milestones (1)

1963 : EMI awards the US record label Vee Jay the right to distribute Beatles records in America.

Charts (5)

1958 : Elvis Presley gets his first UK #1 when Jailhouse Rock tops the chart.
1964 : The Beatles score their first #1 single on the U.S. charts (I Want To Hold Your Hand). The Beatles' She Loves You enters the pop charts
1969 : Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary enters the pop charts
1969 : Nina Simone's "Ain't Got No; I Got Life" peaks at #94, where it will stay for one week.
1975 : The Carpenters' Please Mr. Postman hits #1

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1999 : The Rolling Stones begin their "No Security" Tour in Oakland, CA.

Deaths (2)

1983 : Lamar Williams (The Allman Brothers Band)
1986 : Albert Grossman

Debuts (2)

1909 : The opera Elektra by Richard Strauss premieres at the Dresden Hofoper.
1963 : Cilla Black makes her stage debut at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

Good Deeds (1)

1984 : John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, donates $375,000 to Liverpool's Strawberry Field, an orphanage which served as the inspiration for the Beatles song Strawberry Fields Forever.

Incidents (1)

2003 : Billy Joel crashes his Mercedes while driving in Long Island, New York. The singer would later say that he was in a "mental fog" around this time, caused by relationship issues and a lingering depression after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Legal Issues (1)

1980 : Paul McCartney is released and deported from Japan after spending nine days in a Tokyo jail. He was arrested at the airport when customs officials found 219 grams of marijuana in his luggage.

Miscellaneous (2)

1964 : Phil Spector appears as a panelist on Britain's Juke Box Jury program. Earlier in the day, he calls famous English producer Joe Meek to arrange a meeting. Meek accuses Spector of stealing his ideas and hangs up the phone so hard he breaks the receiver.
1987 : Neil Diamond sings the US national anthem at Superbowl XXI in Pasadena, California.

Releases (4)

1962 : Sam Cooke releases "Twistin' the Night Away."
1985 : Prince releases "Take Me With U", the last single from "Purple Rain"
1994 : R.Kelly releases the single "Bump'N'Grind"
2000 : D'Angelo releases his second album, Voodoo.

TV, Radio, Press (3)

1990 : The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley guest stars on NBC's Cheers.
1990 : CBS' 48 Hours program profiles Paul McCartney.
1991 : Paul McCartney appears on MTV's Unplugged.
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