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The American band The Byrds from left to right, Jim (Roger) McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Mike Clarke, Gene Clark and Dave Crosby
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January 21st

1965The Byrds record “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Well, not really. The only actual Byrd who performs on the record is lead guitarist/singer Jim McGuinn. Session men replace the rest of the band.

1978 – The soundtrack album ‘Saturday Night Fever’ started a 24 week run at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over 30 million copies world wide, making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time.

1984Jackie Wilson dies. He had been hospitalized ever since suffering a stroke onstage in New Jersey in 1975. The No. 1 single in the United States is Yes’ “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

2006 – A plane carrying Bon Jovi skids off the runway at Hamilton International Airport in Canada. Fortunately for hair metal, no one is injured.

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