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  • On this Day January 21, 1966

    married Patti Boyd at Leatherhead Register Office in Surrey with as Best man. George had first met Patti on the set of movie 'A Hard Day's Night'. She left Harrison in the mid-'70s and started an affair with Harrison's friend who wrote the song "Layla" about her. The two married in May 1979, but split in 1988.

  • On this Day January 21, 1972

    Pink Floyd appeared at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, England. This was the first time that they were able to perform the whole of what became the album in its entirety, the previous night's performance in Brighton having been halted for technical reasons.

  • On this Day January 21, 1987

    inducted Aretha Franklin at the 2nd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards, held in New York City. Keith later took part in a jam with Sting, and Daryl Hall.

  • On this Day January 21, 1997

    'Colonel' Tom Parker, manager and agent died of a stroke in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 87. Born Andreas van Kuijk, a Dutch immigrant who changed his name as soon as he arrived in the US, Parker never applied for a green card and feared deportation his entire life. He briefly managed country singers Eddy Arnold and

  • On this Day January 21, 2003

    David Palmer, former keyboard player for Jethro Tull changed his name to Dee Palmer after a successful sex change operation. Palmer was the keyboard player for Jethro Tull between 1969 and 1980. He played on all the Tull classics including 'Thick As A Brick' and 'Aqualung.'

  • On this Day January 21, 2004

    As the third season of American Idol was aired on US TV a memo was leaked showing a list of songs banned from being performed at this year's auditions that included, 'Candle In The Wind' and 'Fallin' by Alicia Keys. Also all songs by Mariah Carey, No Doubt, R. Kelly, Tom Petty, Korn and Linkin Park were not allowed after concerns over the cost of securing rights for the song's use, (or the composers not wanting their song's to be performed on the show).

  • On this Day January 21, 2012

    was at No.1 on the US album chart with her second studio album 21. The album which yielded five hit singles including the lead single 'Rolling in the Deep', has now sold over 26.4 million copies worldwide.

 

 

 

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