Music History for

January 21

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1942 - Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded "One O'Clock Jump."

1957 - Singer Patsy Cline appeared on Arthur Godfrey's nighttime TV show. She performed "Walking After Midnight."

1957 - Chuck Berry recorded "School Day."

1957 - Filming began on Elvis Presley's second movie, "Loving You."

1962 - Jackie Wilson appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1966 - George Harrison and Patricia Anne Boyd were married. Patty eventually left Harrison for Eric Clapton.

1982 - B.B. King donated his entire record collection to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The collection included about 20,000 rare blues records.

1984 - Jackie Wilson died after being in a coma for 8 years.

1987 - Aretha Franklin inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.

1990 - MTV's "Unplugged" made its debut with Squeeze as the first performers.

1997 - Dick Griffey files a $6 million lawsuit against Dr. Dre for an alleged breach of contract concerning a business deal in 1991 which would have seen Griffey earning 25% of Dre's income.

1998 - James Brown was released from a hospital where he had been treated for an addicition to painkillers at the age of 64. He was admitted on January 15, 1998.


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