Sunday, January 25, 2015


  • The late Etta James ("At Last") is born in 1938
  • Ray Peterson ("Tell Laura I Love Her") dies of cancer, 2005
  • Cilla Black gets married (her parents don't attend this civil ceremony but appear for the church blessing two months later), 1969
  • Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick and Paul Kantner become the parents of a baby girl they name "god" (later they change it to "China"), 1971
  • Billy Joel totals his Mercedes on a Long Island, New York highway (but receives only facial cuts), 2003
  • Neil Diamond sings the national anthem at Superbowl XXI, 1987
  • The Beatles, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk and Kris Kristofferson are all given Lifetime Achievement Grammy awards, 2014
  • Clarence Carter and Eddie Floyd are inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 2003
  • Yoko Ono donates $375,000 to Liverpool's Strawberry Fields retirement home, the inspiration for her late husband John Lennon's song, 1984
  • Billy Joel donates $500,000 to "Homes For Our Troops", an organization that aids disabled veterans, 2008
  • Lynn Anderson is arrested for shoplifting (and punching a police officer during the arrest) in Taos, New Mexico, 2005
  • Cilla Black makes her debut singing at Liverpool's Cavern Club (where she was once the hat check girl), 1963
  • Paul McCartney is released after nine days in a Tokyo jail for marijuana possession, 1980
  • CBS-TV's "48 Hours" profiles Paul McCartney, 1990
  • Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers appears on NBC-TV's "Cheers", 1990
  • Sam Cooke records "Chain Gang", 1960