25 January

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

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

2000 D'Angelo releases his second album, Voodoo.

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

1994 R. Kelly releases the single "Bump N' Grind."

1990 The Righteous Brothers' Bill Medley guest stars on NBC's Cheers in the two-part episode "Finally!"

1990 CBS' 48 Hours program profiles Paul McCartney.

1987 Neil Diamond sings the US national anthem at Superbowl XXI in Pasadena, California. Halftime entertainment is Disney's "Salute to Hollywood's 100th Anniversary."

1986 Albert Grossman, manager to Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin, dies of a heart attack at age 59.

1985 Prince releases "Take Me With U," the last single from Purple Rain.

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."

1980 Alicia Keys is born Alicia Augello Cook in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York.

1978 Bob Dylan's Renaldo and Clara, a semi-documentary of his famous Rolling Thunder Revue tour, premieres in Los Angeles.

1976 New Orleans R&B singer Chris Kenner, struggling with alcoholism, dies of a heart attack at age 46.

1975 The Carpenters' "Please Mr. Postman" hits #1.

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Etta James Is Born


Blues singer Etta James, known for the enduring ballad "At Last," is born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles, California.

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