Dancing fools! -- She was a he (true!!) -- Jimi and Zimmy!!!

(Courtesy of The Pop Culture Experiment)

1/21/1968 (51 years ago today) - Minds must have been melting: Jimi Hendrix recorded his (definitive) version of the Bob Dylan song "All Along The Watchtower" on this date at Olympic Studios in London -- Also playing on the track were Dave Mason from Traffic on twelve-string guitar and Rolling Stone Brian Jones on percussion -- Although it peaked at No. 20 on the U.S. singles chart, it steadfastly remains at the No. 1 spot for best Dylan covers of all-time. It's just never, ever been improved upon...

1/21/1978 (41 years ago today) - You can't hide a liar from the truth, we know you owned a copy of this one: The soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever" started a 24 week reign at the top of the U.S. album chart. We're not real good at math, but isn't that, like, six consecutive months at the Number One spot? Half the friggin' year? At over 30 million sold worldwide, it is the de facto best selling motion picture soundtrack of all time! Pretty cool and pretty frightening in equal amounts...

1/21/2003 (16 years ago today) - He played keyboards on all the really important and essential early Jethro Tull classic albums including "Aqualung" and "Thick As A Brick": Today was when musician David Palmer changed his name to Dee Palmer after undergoing a successful sex change operation. See also: Moog synthesizer pioneer Walter/Wendy Carlos. It's this kind of trivia that will eventually get you a free drink somewhere...

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