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On This Day January 6

Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1957.

Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’ topped the US chart in 1973. More than 40 years later, she still refuses to publicly reveal who she wrote the song about.

Peter Frampton’s double live album, ‘Framptom Comes Alive!’ was released in 1976. It spent 10 weeks at number one in the US, selling more than six million copies, to become one of the biggest-selling live albums of all time.

Mi-Sex singer Steve Gilpin died, aged 42 in 1992. He was severely injured in a car accident 2 months earlier and had lapsed into a coma.

The world lost two ‘greats’ in 1993 – American jazzman Dizzy Gillespie and dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was assaulted in 1994 in a plot that turned out to have been instigated by the husband of a skating rival, Tonya Harding.

 

Today's Birthdays:

TV chef Nigella Lawson is 55 (1960).

Actor Rowan Atkinson is 60 (1955).

AC/DC's Malcolm Young is 62 (1953).

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