January 13th

1964 - The Beatles release their breakthrough single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in the United States. Bob Dylan mishears the middle eight as "I get high, I get high, I get high."

1970 - Steel Mill, (featuring Bruce Springsteen) played at The Matrix in San Francisco, California. Boz Scaggs was the scheduled headliner but he cancelled at that last minute due to illness. Rock critic Philip Elwood, who turned up intending to review Scaggs ended up writing a highly favorable review of Steel Mill for The San Francisco Examiner.

1980 - A benefit for the people of Kampuchea is held at the Oakland Coliseum in California. Headliners are the Grateful Dead, Beach Boys and Jefferson Starship.

2003 - Diana Ross appeared in a US court charged with driving while twice over the drink driving limit. Police in Tucson reported that Miss Ross could not walk in a straight line, touch her nose or count to 30 after she had been stopped for swerving across the road.

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