Almanac: January 21, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1931 - Rudy Maugeri (Crew Cuts) (d. 2004)
  • 1938 - Wolfman Jack (born Robert Smith) (d. 1995)
  • 1941 - Placido Domingo (75)
  • 1941 - Richie Havens (d. 2013)
  • 1941 - Keith Barbour (New Christy Minstrels) (75)
  • 1942 - Mac Davis (74)
  • 1942 - Edwin Starr (d. 2003)
  • 1944 - Chris Britton (Troggs) (74)
  • 1947 - Jim Ibbotson (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) (69)
  • 1947 - Pye Hastings (Caravan) (69)
  • 1950 - Billy Ocean (66)
  • 1950 - Richie Ranno (Starz) (66)
  • 1953 - Nigel Glocker (Saxon) (62)
  • 1956 - Rob Brill (Berlin) (60)
  • 1965 - Cordell Crockett (Ugly Kid Joe) (51)
  • 1965 - Jam-Master Jay (born Jason Mizell) (d. 2002)
  • 1966 - Robert Del Naja (Massive Attack) (50)
  • 1966 - Wendy James (Transvision Vamp) (50)
  • 1970 - Mark Trojanowski (Sister Hazel) (46)
  • 1972 - Cat Power (born Charlyn Marshall) (44)
  • 1976 - Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) (40)
  • 1979 - Nokio the N-Tity (born Tamir Ruffin) (Dru Hill) (37)
  • 1986 - Coffin Joe (born Joe Spurgeon) (Horrors) (30)
Deaths
  • 1970 - Cedric Rainwater (Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys)
  • 1983 - Lamar Williams (Allman Brothers, Sea Level) - Lung cancer (34)
  • 1984 - Jackie Wilson - Heart attack (he had been in a coma since September 29, 1975) (49)
  • 1989 - Steve Wahrer (Trashmen) - Throat cancer
  • 1992 - Champion Jack DuPree (born William DuPree) - Cancer (81, 82 or 83)
  • 1996 - Frankie "Cannibal" Garcia (Cannibal & the Headhunters) (49)
  • 1996 - Edem Ephraim (London Boys) - Car accident
  • 1996 - Dennis Fuller (London Boys) - Car accident
  • 1997 - Colonel Tom Parker - Stroke (87)
  • 1997 - Irving Levine (songwriter (Knock Three Times, Tie a Yellow Ribbon)) - Kidney failure (58)
  • 1999 - Charles Brown - Congestive heart failure (76)
  • 2002 - Peggy Lee - Complications of diabetes and a heart attack (81)
On This Day
  • 1957 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley film Loving You.
  • 1965 - U.S. Immigration blocks a performance by the Animals at the Apollo Theater.
  • 1970 - The Elvis Presley film Change of Habit was released. It would be his last movie except for documentaries and concert films.
  • 1974 - Governor Jimmy Carter throws a post-concert party at the Georgia Governor's mansion for Bob Dylan.
  • 1982 - B.B. King donated his 20,000 disk record collection to Mississippi University's center for the Study of Southern Culture.
  • 1987 - Jackie Wilson, the Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, Leonard Chess, Ahmet Ertegun, Louis Jordan, the songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, Clyde McPhatter, producer Jerry Wexler and Big Joe Turner are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • 1992 - Billy Idol plead guilty to assault and battery stemming from an altercation outside of a West Hollywood restaurant.
  • 1998 - James Brown was released from a hospital where he was being treated for addiction to pain killers.
  • 1999 - Gary Glitter appeared in court on charges of eight sexual offences with underage girls.
  • 2003 - Jethro Tull keyboard player David Palmer became Dee Palmer after a sex change operation.
  • 2004 - Johnny Quaid and Danny Cash quit My Morning Jacket due to tour fatigue.
  • 2004 - Warren Haynes joined the Dead.
  • 2004 - Jay-Z was part of the group that bought the New Jersey Nets for $300 million.
  • 2006 - Bon Jovi escaped serious injury when a plane on which they were riding skidded off the runway at Hamilton International Airport.
Marriages
  • 1935 - Huddie Leadbetter (Leadbelly) and Martha Primrose
  • 1966 - George Harrison and Patti Boyd
  • 1996 - Wynonna Judd and Arch Kelley
Recorded
  • 1942 - One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie & His Orchestra
  • 1949 - Tennessee Ernie Ford makes his first recordings for Capitol.
  • 1957 - School Day - Chuck Berry
  • 1965 - Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds (actually Roger McGuinn with a bunch of studio musicians. The song gets eventually released under the Byrds name)
  • 1968 - All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Awards
  • 2001 - Golden Globe Awards
    • Best Original Song - Things Have Changed - Bob Dylan
Broadcasts

  • 1957 - Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts - Patsy Cline
  • 1962 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Jackie Wilson
  • 1970 - Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - Arlo Guthrie, Jose Feliciano, Bobby Gentry
  • 1990 - Unplugged (MTV) - Squeeze (premier)
  • 1991 - Rapido (BBC 2) - Manic Street Preachers (U.K. TV debut)

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