Music History for
January 21


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.

1968 - The soundtrack to The Graduate was released.

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.

1984 - Bon Jovi's debut album was released in the U.S.

1987 - Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. She was the first woman to be inducted.

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 addiction to painkillers at the age of 64. He was admitted on January 15, 1998.