Dylan meets a hero -- Jim meets the police (again) -- Men at Work meet Rod Stewart (well, only sort of...)

Woody Guthrie, c 1960. (Getty Images)

1/29/1961 (57 years ago today) - It was a dream come true for Bob Dylan when he met his idol, folk legend singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie -- It was during a weekend release from the hospital where Woody was undergoing treatment for Huntington's Chorea, a genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Dylan told him, "I am a Woody Guthrie jukebox"; in turn, Guthrie gave Bob a card which read: "I ain't dead yet".

1/29/1968 (50 years ago today) - It's just another night for The Doors who perform at The Pussy Cat A Go Go in Las Vegas and we've got to say just how precious is that? Could anything be more Sixties-Vegas than playing at The Pussy Cat A Go Go? Well, of course, Jim Morrison has to kick it up a notch anyway, so after the gig, outside in the parking lot, he taunts a security guard by pretending to smoke a joint. The obvious happens, a fight ensues and, like betting on sure thing in Vegas, when the police arrive Jim is arrested and charged with vagrancy, public drunkenness, and failure to possess sufficient identification. That last part is our favorite...

1/29/1983 (35 years ago today) - Quite an achievement actually: Men At Work are at No. 1 on both the American and British album and singles charts simultaneously with "Down Under" (the top single) and "Business As Usual" (the top LP) -- The last artist to achieve this was Rod Stewart in 1971 with "Maggie May" off his "Every Picture Tells A Story" album. When you're hot, you're hot, that's what they used to call it...

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