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"Sleepy" John Estes.

“Sleepy” John Estes.

Music history and highlights that happened on January 25th from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.

1858:  Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” plays at Queen Victoria’s wedding in Great Britain (it was the first time “Wedding March” was played).

Blues singer Etta James.

1899:  Blues musician “Sleepy” John Estes born in Ripley, Tennessee.

1927:  Composer Antonio Carlos Jobim born in Rio de Janeiro.

1938:  Blues legend Etta James (Jamesetta Hawkins) born in Los Angeles.

1963: The Rolling Stones play the Ricky Tick Club in Great Britain.  With Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, this was the first time they played that club.

1964:  The Beatles get their first No. 1 hit with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

1974:  Led Zeppelin plays for 17,000 screaming fans in Indianapolis.  Tickets cost $8.50.

Singer, actress and producer Whitney Houston.

Singer, actress and producer Whitney Houston.

1978:  Joy Division makes their live debut in Manchester, England.

1981:  Alicia Keyes born in New York.

1982:  Kenny Rogers and Pat Benetar wind at the 9th American Music Awards.

1984:  Yoko One donates $425,000 to Strawberry Fields, and old folks home in Liverpool.

1988:  Whitney Houston wins big at the 15th American Music Awards.

1993:  Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey win at the 20th American Music Awards.

1998:  “Patti LaBelle on Broadway” closes at the St. James Theater in New York.

2004:  Upsetting some fans, Bob Dylan is paid by Victoria’s Secret to film a TV ad in Italy with a barely dressed model.