January 21 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
January 21

1959 : The Kingston Trio's "Tom Dooley" is certified gold.

1965 : The Animals are forced to cancel a show at New York City's famous Apollo Theater after US Immigration officials force the group to leave the country.

1974 : Governor of Georgia (and future President) Jimmy Carter invites Bob Dylan to a party at the Governor's Mansion at the insistence of his son Chip. Afterwards, Carter declared that "He [Dylan] never initiates conversation, but he'll answer a question if you ask him."

1979 : Lynyrd Skynyrd reunite at the Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the first time the band have played since the 1977 plane crash which killed three of their members. Lynyrd Skynyrd perform an instrumental version of "Free Bird" alongside The Charlie Daniels Band.

1987 : The Second Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B.B. King, Clyde McPhatter, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters, and Jackie Wilson.

1998 : James Brown is released from a South Carolina hospital after undergoing treatment for an addiction to painkillers.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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