This Day in Music History: January 21st

2006: A chartered plane carrying Bon Jovi skidded off the runway at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, ON. Nobody was injured.

2001: During the 58th Golden Globe Awards, Bob Dylan took home a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Things Have Changed” from the movie Wonder Boys.

1997: Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager died of a stroke in Las Vegas. He was 87 years old.

1992: Billy Idol pled guilty to assault & battery charges stemming from an incident outside a West Hollywood restaurant. He was fined $2,700.

1989: Def Leppard peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Armageddon It” which was their fourth and final top ten single in the U.S.

1987: During the second Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York City, B.B. King was inducted by Sting, ZZ Top inducted Bo Diddley, Mick Jones of Foreigner inducted Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson was posthumously inducted by John Fogerty & Roy Orbison was inducted by Bruce Springsteen.

1984: Yes reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Owner of a Lonely Heart” which spent two weeks at number one. They also peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with 90125 which went on to become their biggest selling album in the U.S. where it sell three million copies.

1974: Then-Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter invited Bob Dylan to a post-concert party at the Governor’s mansion at the insistence of son Chip. 

1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience began recording their cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” at Olympic Studios in London. Their cover later went on to be their only top 40 single in the U.S.

Birthdays:
Wolfman Jack born in 1938
Richie Havens born in 1941

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