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February 1st:
1904 - The musical extravaganza Whoop-dee-doo
starts a run of 165 performances at Weber and Fields' Broadway Music Hall, New York City, USA.
1949 -
RCA Records issued the first ever 45rpm single, the invention of this size record made jukeboxes possible.
1958 - In Australia, a review of Buddy Holly & the Crickets' performance in Newcastle appears in the local newspaper under the headline, "Rock Show Quiet", an apparent comparative reference to the wild audience behavior at the Little Richard concert the year before.
1959 - The fatal Winter Dance Party is stranded en route to Appleton, Wis., when the bus breaks down. With temperatures at 30 degrees below zero and no source of heat, the passengers burn newspapers in the aisles to keep warm. Sheriffs' cars pick up the freezing entertainers and Carl Bunch is admitted to the hospital suffering from frostbite. With one performance cancelled, the Winter Dance Party continues and performs at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wis.
1963 - Neil Young, at age 17, performed his first professional date at a country club in Winnipeg.
1964 - While the Beatles were in their suite at the Hotel George V in Paris, France, their manager Brian Epstein informs then that they have secured their first No.1 in the USA with "I Want To Hold Your Hand".
1965 - P.J. Proby split his pants (again) during his first number at the ABC, Luton, the manager stopped the show and gave everyone in the audience a refund. The incident caused a ban on Proby's performance in UK halls and TV.
1969 - Eric Clapton revealed in Melody Maker that he is considering the formation of a group with Steve Winwood. (which turned out to be Blind Faith)
1970 - Spirit performed at the The Lyceum Ballroom, London, supported by Joe Cocker and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin attended the show, but unfortunately received head and face injuries when his Jaguar is involved in a crash on the way home.
1975 - Lisa Marie Presley met her favorite singer, Elton John, for her seventh birthday. The event was arranged by Elvis Presley.
1978 - Amstrad were advertising their new ranges of hi- fi in the UK, the 8000 system complete with 40 watt amp, speakers and amp, £86 and the executive system with 140 watt amp, record deck, tuner, tape deck and speakers priced at £365.
1985 - Glenn Frey (Eagles) appeared on an episode of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV.
1988 - The Cars announced they were breaking up after 12 years of working together.
1995 -
Manic Street Preachers' guitarist Richey James vanished leaving no clues to his whereabouts. He left The Embassy Hotel in London at 7am, leaving behind his packed suitcase. His car was found on the Severn Bridge sixteen days later.
1997 -
Two bouncers beat up Boy George outside The Ministry Of Sound in London after he tried to jump the queue where George had been a guest DJ.
2001 - Sir Elton John's collection of private photos on display at a museum in Atlanta, US, were withdrawn. The exhibition, included photos of nude men, which were said to be too explicit, some school trips to the museum had been cancelled.
2007 - 60s pop star Wayne Fontana set fire to the bailiff's car while they were still inside the vehicle. The debt collectors had arrived at Fontana's home in Glossop, Derbyshire, UK, to collect £527.12 of a £1,221.46 debt which spiralled from a disputed parking fine.
2009 - A helicopter belonging to Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is ordered to land at Los Angeles' Van Nuys airport after reports claim it is flying erratically. Tommy, who was not at the controls, was told to land after Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) alert airport officials.
2011 . . Melissa Etheridge performed the role of St. Jimmy in Green Day's hit Broadway musical, American Idiot from February 1–6.

February 2nd:
1950 - Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs "I've Got A Crush On You", "What Is This Thing Called Love?", "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes", and "The Very Thought Of You", backed by the Jeff Alexander Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA.
1956 - The Coasters signed with Atlantic Records.
1957 - Fats Domino appears on The Perry Como Show singing Blue Monday and Blueberry Hill.
1959 -
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper made, what would be their last ever appearances, at Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa. Due to illnesses among the musicians Buddy Holly, Tommy Allsup, and Waylon Jennings serve as back-up band to the other artists.
1963 - The Beatles began their first British tour supporting Helen Shapiro
1971 - It is announced that music business entrepreneur Jim Simpson of Birmingham, UK, has won a settlement of £35,000 in his legal suit against Black Sabbath, which dates back to 1970 when the group was, in Simpson's words, "enticed' away from him by the management duo of Patrick Meehand and Wilfred Pine.
1973 - NBC-TV debuted "Midnight Special."
1973 - Keith Emerson injures his hands when a rigged piano prematurely explodes during a concert in San Francisco.
1974 - Guitarist Eric Bell is reported to have left Thin Lizzy because of health problems, as the band begins a tour of UK college and club dates.
1978 - Van Halen signed with Warner Brothers Records.
1979 - Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in New York. There had been a party in the flat to celebrate Vicious' release on $50,000 bail pending his trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Nancy Spungen
1989 - George Michael received undisclosed damages in excess of £100,000 from The Sun newspaper over articles printed which stated Michael had gate crashed a party given by Andrew Lloyd Weber and was drunk and abusive.
1990 - Bob Dylan met Leonard Cohen in a café in the 14th Arrondissment, Paris, France. During their conversation, Dylan claims to have written the song "I And I" in fifteen minutes.
1993 - Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The U.S. government kept $3.6 million in assets it had already seized and Willie would have to pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million balance.
1996 - Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills & Nash play in a private event, sponsored by Japan’s largest brokerage house, Nomura Securities, at the Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona.
2001 - Bad Manners singer Buster Bloodvessel collapsed on stage during a show in Ital. He was
was told he was 'too fat' to survive an urgently needed operation, doctors thought with his huge 30 stone frame he might not make it through surgery.
2003 - Phil Spector left his Alhambra mansion at 7pm to meet a date at The Grill On The Alley in Beverly Hills. After taking her home, he met a second date and went too Dan Tana's in West Hollywood. After his driver took her home, Phil continued the night his third date actress Lana Clarkson.
2005 - It was announced that Debbie Rowe, the ex-wife of Michael Jackson and the mother of his children, Prince and Paris, had been added to the list of witnesses lined up by prosecution lawyers to testify against him in a California court, where he is on trial on ten charges of child molestation and one charge of conspiracy.
2007 - After running a red light, DMX is arrested in Yonkers, New York for driving on an expired license. He’s released on bond but fails to show up for his initial court date.
2009 - Dolly Parton was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, in a ceremony held at the Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
2011 - Rapper Juelz Santana is arrested in New Jersey, USA, on four counts of narcotic and weapon offenses.
2012 - Ericka Lee files a lawsuit in California federal court against rapper Drake, claiming that she has not received royalties for the use of her voice on Drake's hit single Marvin's Room.

February 3rd:
1956 - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash held a recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis. The sessions were later named the "Million Dollar Quartet" and released.
1959 - Shortly after their performances in Clear Lake, Buddy Holly aged 22, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson aged 28, and Ritchie Valens aged only 17 board a small aircraft chartered to take them to their next performance. Soon after take-off, the plane crashes, killing all aboard.
1961 - Bob Dylan made his first recording in New York,"San Francisco Bay Blues" and Jesus Met the Woman at the Well.
1969 - Three of Beatles, John. George and Ringo hire Allen Klein as business manager of Apple.
1977 - Elton John resumed live performing in Sweden 15 months after he had announced that he would not perform live anymore.
1978 - American singer, songwriter, humanitarian and founder of the organization World Hunger Year, Harry Chapin, met with U.S. President Carter to discuss hunger.
1991 - Sinead O'Connor announced that she wouldn't accept any Grammy Awards or attend the ceremony because the show reflects "false and destructive materialistic values."
1993 - Gloria Estefan received the 1,974th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1996 - Singer Queen Latifah was stopped by police for speeding who found a concealed weapon and marijuana, she was given two years probation.
1999 - Country music singer Trace Adkins
dislocated and fractured his ankle while trying to get his truck out of mud.
2003 - The body of actress Lana Clarkson is discovered at Phil Spector's faux castle outside Los Angeles. Spector is arrested. Prosecutors said Spector shot Clarkson in a foyer of the residence. Investigators said the body was found in a pool of blood outside the entrance to the Alhambra mansion.

February 4th:
1957 - NME published a one-off magazine entitled Rock-and-Roll Personality Parade, thought to be first UK pop magazine.
1959 - Frankie Avalon and Jimmy Clanton took over headlining the Winter Dance Party after the death of Buddy Holly.
1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono donated their hair for an auction in aid of the Black Power movement.
1977 - US TV show American Bandstand celebrates its 25th anniversary with a bumper show featuring Chuck Berry, Greg Allman, Booker T. and the MGs, Pointer Sisters and John Rivers.
1977 - Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours is released; it goes on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time.
1989 - Guns N'Roses become the first act for fifteen years to place two LPs in US Top 5 - Appetite for Destruction in at No.2 and Guns N'Roses Lies at No 5.
1998 -
Brian Harvey, the former lead singer of East 17, was fined £1,000, plus costs of £2,852, after being convicted of kicking a press photographer who was curled up on the ground in a ball.
1999 - Freddy Fender received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the 2,129th star to be dedicated.
2002 - Britney Spears performed the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI. A Pepsi commercial featuring Britney Spears was premiered during the game.
2004 - Police questioned Noel Gallagher after a photograph of him trespassing on a railway line appeared in a newspaper. The Oasis guitarist was in a studio in Cornwall recording the bands new album when he took a walk along the railway line.
2009 - the Official Charts Company launches the Specialist Classical Albums Chart, developed in consultation with the British Phonographic Industry (BPI)

February 5th:
1957 - Over 5,000 fans greeted Bill Haley when he arrived from New York on the liner Queen Elizabeth at Southampton, for his debut UK concert tour. Billy Haley was the first American rock artist to tour the UK.
1958 - The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences formed a New York chapter. NARAS is better known as the Grammy Awards organization.
1965 - Screaming Jay Hawkins arrives in UK for tour. Stage props include a coffin.
1967 - Due to a Musicians' Union ban, the Rolling Stones were not allowed to play their hit "Let's Spend the Night Together" when they appeared on an ITV show.
1977 - Iggy Pop signs to RCA.
1998 - Elton John and Stevie Wonder played at the White House.
2001 - Juliet Peters appeared in a London court accused of making death threat's to singer Billie Piper. Peter's had made threatening telephone calls to the singer threatening to decapitate her and burn her body.
2012 - Hip Hop artist Flavor Flav appeared along with Sir Elton John in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI.

February 6th:
1943 - Frank Sinatra made his debut as vocalist on radio's "Your Hit Parade."
1971 - Richard Thompson leaves Fairport Convention.
1981 - Former Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison teamed up to record a musical tribute to John Lennon. The song "All Those Years Ago" was the result.
1986 - Undertones singer Feargal Sharkey's mother and sister were held at gunpoint by terrorists in Londonderry.
1987 - Sonny Bono declared his candidacy for mayor of Palm Springs.
1988 - Dusty Springfield
returns to US Hot 100 Top 10 with Pet Shop Boys, singing "What Have I Done To Deserve This", nineteen years after her last Top 10 hit, Son of a Preacher Man. (released late 1987)
1990 - Billy Idol broke several bones in a serious motorcycle accident. As a result he could not appear in Oliver Stone's "The Doors" in a major role.
2013 -
Apple's iTunes Music Store has sold 25 billion songs worldwide, since it opened on April 28th 2003.

February 7th:
1959 . . Buddy Holly's funeral was held in Lubbock, TX.
1963 . . The Beatles released their first U.S. single "Please Please Me." on Vee-Jay Records: VJ 498 MONO. The flip side was "Ask Me Why". It flopped and didn't enter the billboard charts.
1967 . . Robin, Maurice and Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees returned to the UK after living in Australia for nine years.
1979 . . Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment in Los Angeles' Record Plant Studio.
1994 . . Shannon Hoon of the Blind Melon's was ejected from the American Music Awards for loud and disruptive behavior. He was eventually charged with battery, assault, resisting arrest and destroying a police station phone
2008 . . Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and the supergroup Velvet Revolver checked into rehab; he left in early March.

February 8th:
1956 . . Charles Hardin Holley receives Decca's contract from Jim Denny of Cedarwood Publishing. Holley's name has been misspelled, inadvertently dropping the 'e' in Holley. As a result, Holley adopts the Holly spelling for his last name.
1958 . .
The first Nichigeki Western Carnival kicks off; 45,000 people watch performances of "rokabiri" music by Japanese singers at the week long festival.
1960 . . Hank Williams' star was placed at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1969 . . George Harrison's tonsils were removed at London's University College Hospital. The tonsils were destroyed so they could not be sold.
1980 . . In London, David Bowie and his wife Angie were divorced after nearly ten years of marriage. David gets custody of their nine-year old son, Zowie.
1998 . . Chumbawamba singer Danbert Nobacon threw a plastic bucket full of cold water over UK Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott during the Brit Awards, London.
2009 . . At the 51st Grammy Awards, Coldplay win three awards including Song of the Year for Viva La Vida and Adele wins two awards including Best New Artist.

February 9th:
1966 - Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.
1968 - Hal Cone former manager of The Monkees and Head of Jones Records was found guilty of theft, forgery, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
1972 - Paul McCartney's new band, Wings, make their live debut at the University of Nottingham. It is McCartney's first public concert since The Beatles' 1966 US tour.
1975 - Cher's TV show premiered with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.
1997 - The Simpsons, which has featured such guest stars as Aerosmith, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Peter Frampton. becomes the longest-running prime-time animated series. The record was previously held by "The Flintstones."
1998 - Oprah Winfrey announced that Garth Brooks had agreed to donate his earnings from sales from his album "Sevens" for a seven-day period. The money went to "Oprah's Angel Network."
1999 - Dave Grohl (Foo Fighter), his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs filed a suit against Miramax in California, accusing them unauthorized use of the Foo Fighters' song "Big Me" in trailers for the film "Rounders."
2012 . . Whitney Houston visited singers Brandy and Monica, together with Clive Davis, at their rehearsals for Davis' pre-Grammy Awards party at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. That same day, she
2012 . . Whitney Houston made her last public performance, when she joined Kelly Price on stage in Hollywood, California, and sang "Jesus Loves Me"

February 10th:
1919 - Orchestra leader Ben Selvin recorded the first known million-seller, and it was also a two sided hit, featuring "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" and "Darandella".
1942 - Glen Miller became the first person to be awarded a Gold Disc, for his 'Chattanooga Choo Choo', single.
1956 - Elvis Presley recorded his 'million-seller' "Heartbreak Hotel" on the RCA label . The 'flip' side was "I Was the One". The record received two gold records, one for each side.
1968 - The Beatles turned all of their business affairs over to the newly formed Apple record company.
1974 - Producer Phil Spector was injured in a car crash. He needed extensive plastic surgery that dramatically altered his looks.
1976 - Elvis Presley was made a police reserve for the Memphis police.
1977 - The Clash started recording their debut album at CBS studio's in London.
1985 - Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings appeared at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.
1993 - Michael Jackson said that he had had very little plastic surgery when he granted his first interview in 15 years to Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, Jackson claimed that he has a disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin.
1994 - Snoop Doggy Dog made his UK live debut at London's Leicester Square Equinox
1998 - Axl Rose was charged with disorderly conduct following a row with a baggage handler at Arizona Airport, Rose was later released on bail.
2004 - Diana Ross was sentenced to two days in jail after pleading 'no contest' to a drink driving charge. She was allowed to enter her plea over the telephone from New York

February 11th:
1956 - Michael Holliday was at No.1 on the UK Top Twenty chart with 'The Story Of My Life.'
1963 - In less then ten hours, The Beatles record ten new songs for their first album plus four other tracks which would be the next two singles.
1964 - The Beatles played their first U.S. concert at the Collisseum in Washington, DC.
1965 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were married. They divorced in 1975.
1969 - The Monkees set a new record when their second album, 'More Of The Monkees' jumped from No.122 to the top of the US chart. Staying in pole position for eighteen weeks.
1970 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr, is premiered in New York City. The film's soundtrack album, including Badfinger's "Come and Get It" written and produced by Paul McCartney, was released on Apple Records.
1970 - John Lennon paid £1,344 in fines for protesting the South African rugby team playing in Scotland.
1972 - David Bowie performed as "Ziggy Stardust" for the first time.
1973 - A local charity raised over £500 ($850) selling bedsheets and pillowcases used by the Rolling Stones after a show at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.

1985 - The Police won Outstanding Contribution to British music at the fourth annual Brit Awards held in London. British Male Solo Artist was won by Paul Young, British Female Solo Artist, Alison Moyet and Best British Group went to Wham! Prince won best International Act and Best Soundtrack for Purple Rain.
1986 - Boy George guest-stared on an episode of "The A-Team."
1989 - 'As Nasty As They Wanna Be', the Miami bass group 2 Live Crew's 3rd album is released. Federal district judge Jose Gonzalez ruled that the album was obscene, making it illegal in certain counties of Florida.
1998 - The hand-written lyrics to ‘Candle in the Wind’ by Bernie Taupin's were auctioned off at Christie's in LA for £278,512.

February 12th:
1956 - Dean Martin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Memories Are Made Of This.
1965 - Pye Records announced that they'd signed 'the British Bob Dylan', when they added Donovan to the label.
1967 - 15 police officers raided a party at 'Redlands' the home of Rolling Stone Keith Richards and took away various substances for forensic tests. The Sussex police, were tipped off by the News of the World, who in turn were tipped off by Keith Richards' chauffeur.
1968 - Jimi Hendrix returned home to Seattle where he received a key to the city and an honorary high school diploma. He also played for the students of Garfield High School from which he had dropped out.
1970 -
For the first time in 4 years, a Beatle appeared on BBC TV's 'Top Of The Pops' when John Lennon performed 'Instant Karma'.
1976 - Sal Mineo was murdered.
1977 - The Police recorded their debut single, ‘Fall Out' for £150 ($255) at Pathway Studios, London.
1981 - Blondie's Deborah Harry announced that she would be making a solo album.
1989 - Tiny Tim, born Herbert B. Khaury, declared himself a New York City mayoral candidate, but did not win in the election.
1997 - David Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2001 - The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Napster to stop its users from trading copyrighted material without charge.
2005 - At a ceremony in Bristol, a train was named after Clash frontman Joe Strummer. The diesel train owned by Cotswold Rail, was named after the singer, guitarist who died aged 50 in 2002.
2010 - Sarah McLachlan performed her song "Ordinary Miracle" at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

February 13th:
1955 -
Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery as "Buddy and Bob" open for Elvis Presley at the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock.
1961 - Frank Sinatra launched his own record label. 'Reprise Records', later the home of Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman & The Beach Boys.
1966 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." but the appearance was taped the day before.
1969 - A launch party was held for Mary Hopkin at the Post Office Tower in London, guests included Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Paul McCartney with his new girlfriend Linda Eastman.
1972 - Led Zeppelin was forced to cancel a concert in Singapore, when government officials will not let them off the airplane because of their long hair. Their is a law men cannot have long hair.
1975 - The film Slade In Flame, starring the members of Slade, premieres at the Metropole Theatre in London.
1978 - "Al Green Day" was declared in Los Angeles, CA.
1980 - Police raided the home of former Sex Pistol John Lydon who greeted them waving a ceremonial sword, the only illegal item they found was a canister of tear gas, claimed to be for defence against intruders.
1982 - The 300 pound gravestone on the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant was stolen from an Orange Park, FL, cemetery. Police found it two weeks later in a dry river bed.
1983 - Marvin Gaye sang the U.S. national anthem at the NBA All-Star game.
1988 - Michael Jackson bought a ranch in Santa Ynez, California that he called "Neverland."

1996 -
At the world's press at The Hilton in Manchester, UK, Take That announce their split up; the band had achieved 7 No.1 singles & 2 No.1 albums. They released one more single and a Greatest Hits album.
1997 - Michael Jackson became a father when Debbie Rowe gave birth to a baby boy, Prince Michael Jackson Jr.

February 14th:
1958 - On CBS television Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government has banned rock & roll becausee it is against the concepts of Islam and also a hazard to health.

1958 - The Iranian government bans rock & roll, claiming that this form of music is against the concepts of Islam and is a health hazard. Iranian doctors warn of the risk of injuries to the hips from the "extreme gyrations" of rock & roll dances.
1959 - Cliff Richard was voted the best new singer in the annual NME awards.
1967 . . Pink Floyd appeared at the Miss Teenage Brighton Contest, Top Rank Suite, Brighton, England, playing the musical interlude during the contest.
1969 - 300 plus fans were injured
at an ice rink in Glasgow, Scotland, during a concert by Love Affair and Amen Corner
1970 - The Who taped a concert at Leeds University in Leeds, England, for their album, "Live at Leeds."

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono started a week long run as co-hosts on 'Mike Douglas' US TV show.
1973 - David Bowie collapses from exhaustion after a performance at New York's Madison Square Garden.
1977 - The B-52's made their first live performance appearing in a Greenhouse at a Valentines day party in Athens.
1984 - Elton John and Renata Blauel were married in Sydney, Australia. The marriage lasted for four years.
1986 - Frank Zappa appeared on "Miami Vice" playing a crime boss named "Mr. Frankie."
1993 - Huggy Bear performed "Her Jazz" on the British television programme, The Word. After their set, the band stayed in the studio to watch a report on two American models who called themselves "The Barbi Twins". Huggy Bear and their fans became upset at this and started shouting at the show's presenter Terry Christian. The band was ejected from the studio.
1998 - Madonna performed her first club performance in more than 10 years at the Roxy in New York.

2000 - KISS announced that they were going to do a farewell tour in makeup and then sell off the stage props in an auction.

2004 - Dave Holland, former drummer with Judas Priest was jailed for eight years for indecent assault and the attempted rape of a 17-year old boy. The youth, who had learning difficulties, had been taking drum lessons from Holland.
2007 - Universal Pictures announced it was developing a film based on the story of the pop/dance music project formed by Frank Farian in Germany in 1988, fronted by Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus... Milli Vanilli's rise and fall in the music industry.
2014 - It was announced that Sam Bailey has parted ways with Simon Cowell's record label Syco just over a year since winning The X Factor.

February 15th:
1954 - Big Joe Turner recorded the original "Shake, Rattle & Roll".
1958 - "The Dick Clark Show" debuted on ABC-TV. Connie Francis, Pat Boone and Jerry Lee Lewis were the first performers to appear on the show.
1961 - Jackie Wilson was injured in a shooting, when he was shot in the stomach. It was said that one of his girlfriends, Juanita Jones, shot and wounded him in a jealous rage when he returned to his Manhattan flat with fashion model Harlean Harris, an ex-girlfriend of Sam Cooke's. However, in early 1975, in an interview with author Arnold Shaw, Wilson maintained it was
actually a zealous fan whom he did not know that shot him.
1968 - John Lennon & George Harrison arrived in India to study meditation with the Maharishi, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr arrived four days later. Ringo returned before the others comparing the experience to be like a Butlins holiday camp.
1969 - Singer Vickie Jones was arrested on fraud charges for impersonating Aretha Franklin in concert at Fort Myers, Florida, no- one in the audience asked for their money back.
1965 - Nat "King" Cole died of complications following surgery for lung cancer at the age of 48.
1971 - The Who first perform "Lifehouse", their new rock opera. It failed, although some songs were recorded for The Who's next LP.
1972 - Anti-bootlegging law comes into effect in US.
1976 - Bette Midler bailed seven members of her entourage out of jail. They were arrested on cocaine and marijuana possession charges.
1977 - Sid Vicious joined the Sex Pistols replacing bassist Glen Matlock.
1998 - The Tokyo area phone system went down due to high activity attributable to people trying to reserve tickets for an upcoming Glay concert.
2002 - Kerrang! Magazine overtook the New Musical Express for the first time to become the best selling UK weekly music publication. It claimed new bands such as Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park had given them a new teenage audience.

February 16th:
1963 - Paul Anka and Marie-Ann DeZogheb were married in Paris.
1968 - In Detroit, MI, Aretha Franklin day was declared.
1971 - Alan David Pasaro sued the Rolling Stones charging them with invasion of privacy. The charge stemmed from the footage of a stabbing in the film "Gimme Shelter." Pasaro was tried and acquitted for the stabbing death.
1972 - Charlie Watt's wife Shirley was arrested at Nice Airport for swearing and hitting custom's officials.
1975 - Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show on CBS-TV. Her new show featured a female guest each week.
1984 - Jerry Lee Lewis surrendered to federal authorities to answer income tax evasion charges. He was later acquitted.
1988 - After singer Jo Elliot had referred to El Paso as 'the place with all those greasy Mexicans', Def Leppard were forced to cancel a concert in El Paso, after they received threats that the gig would be disrupted.
1993 - At the Brit Awards in London. Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, Kenny Jones and Bill Wyman (who was filling in for the sick Ronnie Lane) play together in what turns out to be a Faces reunion.
1999 - Rap star Ol' Dirty Bastard was arrested in Hollywood for allegedly wearing body armor, a forbidden garment because of his previous arrests. ODB was initially pulled over for driving eratically.
2000 - The Silver Tassie, an opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage, receives its première at the London Coliseum, performed by the English National Opera.
2002 - Thieves broke into George Michael's London home and stole over £100,000 ($170,000) worth of paintings, jewellery and designer clothes and drove off in his £80,000 ($136,000) Aston Martin DB7. They also caused £200,000 ($340,000) worth of damage to his home.
2005 - Kid Rock was arrested for allegedly punching a DJ at a strip club in Nashville, Tennessee. Police were called to the incident but Rock escaped from the club. The star was eventually arrested a few hours later, taken to the night court and released on $3,000 (£1,600) bail.

February 17th:
1904 - The opera "Madama Butterfly" by Giacomo Puccini had its world premiere at La Scala in Milan.
1955 . . Little Richard sent his first audition tape to Specialty Records.
1960 . .
The Everly Brothers signed a million dollar contract with Warner Brothers records.
1960 - Elvis Presley won his first Gold record for the album 'Elvis.'
1969 - Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan had a recording session in Nashville, TN. "Girl from the North Country" was the only duet released from the session. The track appeared on Dylan's 'Nashville Skyline' album.
1971 - James Taylor made his TV debut on The Johnny Cash Show. Other guests included Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt and Tony Joe White.
1972 - Pink Floyd began a 4-night stand in London. During the stand they premiered "The Dark Side of the Moon" a full year before it was released.
1975 -
Johnny O'Keefe married for the second time to Maureen Joan Maricic, a 29-year-old fashion consultant. at the Masonic Hall, Waverley, Australia.
1976 - Bette Midler was awarded the "Woman of the Year" award from Harvard's University's Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society.
1988 - A 12-year old fan of Motley Crue set his legs on fire while trying to imitate a stunt in the band's "Live Wire" video. The boy suffered burns over ten percent of his body.
1996 - A Platinum American Express card which once belonged to Bruce Springsteen was sold for $4,500 (£2,650) at a New York memorabilia sale. The singer had given the expired card to a waiter in a LA restaurant by mistake and let them keep it as a souvenir.

2002 . . It was reported that George Michael's in Hamstead was burglarized. The theft included his $114,000 Aston Martin sports car and $140,000 in paintings, jewelry and clothing.
2005 -
Jimi Hendrix's 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar was sold for £100,000 at an auction in London. Other Hendrix items sold included a poem written two weeks after his appearance at the Monterey Festival which went for £10,000.
2013 . . Family Guy devoted the "Chris Cross" episode to Anne Murray. In the episode, Stewie and Brian become obsessed with Murray's music. Anne also appears in animated form contributing her voice.

February 18th:
1959 - Elvis Presley appeard after hours at the Lido Club in Paris while on leave from the U.S. Army.
1962 - The Everly Brothers appeared on the US Ed Sullivan show,
while on weekend leave from marine training; they were in full uniform, with regulation cropped hair, singing their new single, 'Crying In The Rain'.
1968 - David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd. Barret had checked himself into a psychiatric hospital and then went into seclusion.
1969 -
Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees and Lulu were married in England.
- Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band made their New York debut at Unganos.
1972 - Opportunity Knocks winner, 12 year-old Neil Reid started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with his debut album. It made Reid the youngest person ever to score a UK No.1.
1975 - Paco de Lucía became the first-ever flamenco performer to perform at the Teatro Real of Madrid. He played a set with his brother Ramón, in front of a relatively young audience without the use of effects.
1978 - Britain's first punk magazine,
Sniffin' Glue, ceases publication.
1980 - During an interview,
Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones said that he intended to leave the band in 1982 on the group's 20th anniversary, but he didn't leave the band until 1993.
1989 - An impostor
caused havoc when he phoned Radio 1 claiming that he was the Madness vocalist Suggs and asked them to advertise a one-off gig in Newcastle.
1992 - Vince Neil quit as lead singer of Motley Crue. After 11 years with the group he says he wants to spend more time on his career as a race car driver. The band reunited on the "American Music Awards" 5 years later.
1998 - Rob Smith of The Cure did battle with the forces of musical evil, Barbara Streisand, on the TV show South Park.
1998 - Oasis' Noel Gallagher's Epiphone Supernova guitar raised £4,600 ($7,820) in aid of Children In Need at a Bonhams auction held in London, England.
2006 - In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the Rolling Stones gave a free concert before a crowd of over 2 million people at Copacabana Beach.
2012 . . An invitation-only memorial for Whitney Houston was held at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. The service was scheduled for two hours, but lasted four. Among those who performed at the funeral were Stevie Wonder, CeCe Winans, Alicia Keys, Kim Burrell and R. Kelly.

February 19th:
1954 -
Buddy Holly & Bob Montgomery and Larry Welborn perform "Flower Of My Heart," a song written by Bob, for a contest at Lubbock High School. The song wins the competition and is chosen as the 1954 Senior Class Song.
1968 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) began a 3-1/2 year run in the London stage production of "Charlie's Girl."
1970 - Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart guest starred onn ABC-TV's "Bewitched".
1972 - Paul McCartney's 'Give Ireland Back to the Irish' (which was inspired by the "Bloody Sunday" massacre in Ireland on 30 January 1972) was banned by the BBC.
1974 - KISS made thier TV debut on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert."
1976 - Former lead singer with Tower Of Power, Rich Stevens was arrested in connection with the drug related murders of three men in San Jose, California. Stevens was found guilty of the charges in November 1976.
1979 - Dire Straits begin their first American tour, in Boston.
1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song, "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons "He's So Fine."
1982 - Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio, Texas for pissing on the Alamo. Osbourne was wearing a dress at the time of his arrest.
1991 - Public Enemy boycotted the 1991 Grammy Awards because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony. Sinead O'Connor also boycotted the event.
1995 - "Baywatch's" Pamela Anderson marries Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on a Cancun beach. The same day
Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea give birth to son Jesse James Louis.
1995 - Roxette performed in Beijing when they played a concert celebrating the Chinese New Year. It was the first concert for a western artist in China since 1984 when George Michael performed.
1996 - Bjork was shown on UK breakfast TV attacking a news reporter as she arrived at Thailand Airport. The footage showed the singer pulling the female reporter to the floor and banging her head on the ground. Bjork later apologised for the attack.

February 20th:
1958 - The Big Gold Records Stars tour, informally known as The Florida Tour takes to the road. The tour stars the Everly Brothers,
Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley and The Comets, and The Royalteens.
1960 - Jimi Hendrix made his stage debut when he played a show at a High School in Seattle.
1969 - "Goodbye Cream" opened in Baltimore. The film was of Cream's November 26th 1968 farewell concert performed at London's Royal Albert Hall.
1970 - Timothy Leary, international laureate of LSD and candidate for governorship for California, sentenced to ten years' jail for possession of marijuana.
1974 - Yes sell out Madison Square Gardens, the gig was not advertised, all the tickets sold in two days by word of mouth.
1976 - Four sets of Kiss footprints are placed in the sidewalk outside of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

1982 - Singer Pat Benatar married musician-producer Neil Geraldo in Hawaii. It was Benatar's second marriage.
1988 - Nearly seventeen years after his death, Louis Armstrong has the highest debut US single of the week when 'What a Wonderful World' comes in at No. 67.
1991 - Bob Dylan was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 33rd annual Grammy' Awards.
1996 - Snoop Doggy Dogg and a bodyguard are found not guilty of first-degree murder.
1997 - Ben and Jerry's introduced a new flavour their ice cream, Phish, named after the rock group Phish. The ice cream treat contains chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.

2003 - In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.
Foam soundproofing material at the edge of the stage set alight and the blaze spread quickly in the one-storey wooden building as fans all tried to escape through the same exit.
2008 -
Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack Osbourne host the 2008 BRIT Awards at Earls Court in London.

February 21st
1958 - The very first Gibson model Flying V guitar is shipped from a factory in Kalamazoo, Mich. USA
1964 -
The Echoes, a band from New York recruited a new young unknown piano player, named Billy Joel.
1968 - McGraw-Hill, Inc. outbids eight other American publishers for the U.S. rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the Beatles. They paid $150,000 for the rights.
1970 - Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water LP enters UK chart at No. 1, staying in top 10 for 126 weeks.
1970 - The Jackson 5 made their TV debut on "American Bandstand".
1976 - Patti Smith was featured on the front cover of the New Musical Express.
1980 - Bon Scott (AC/DC) fell unconscious and died in a friend's car after a drinking bout that lasted all night.
1987 - Sly Stone was jailed on drug charges.

1990 -
The Academy created the categories Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance, separating the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance genres at the 32nd Grammy Awards.
1990 -
Living Colour was the first band to win the Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy Award for "Cult of Personality". They were also first all African-American band to win the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance
1990 -
Metallica was the 1st band to win the Best Heavy Metal Performance Grammy Award. Metallica won it the first 3 years for the song "One"; a cover version of Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy"; and the album Metallica.

1995 - For the first time in seven years, Bruce Springsteen performed live with the E Street Band. The New York City nightclub appearance was for a video for Jonathan Demme's film "Murder Incorporated."
2001 - Robbie Williams was attacked and thrown from the stage during a concert in Stuttgart, Germany after a man got onto the stage and pushed Williams into the security pit. The attacker was arrested and taken to a secure psychiatric clinic.
2002 - Elton John accused the music industry of exploiting young singers and dumping talented artists for manufactured groups. He said 'There are too many average and mediocre acts; it damages real talent getting airplay. It's just fodder.'

February 22nd:
1956 - Billboard review debut single by James Brown, Please Please Please, by describing it as having 'a dynamic religious fervour running through the pleading solo'.
1957 - Film Don't Knock The Rock opens at Paramount Theatre in New York.
1963 - The Beatles formed their Northern Music Publishing Company. Michael Jackson eventually purchased it.
1965 - The Beatles begin filming their second movie, Help.
1969 - David Bowie, performing a one-man mime act, opens for T. Rex as they start UK tour in Manchester.
1977 - The Sex Pistols won 'Turkey Of The Year' in this years NME readers poll.
1978 - Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen were arrested in New York and charged with drug possession.
1980 - The original Ants split up with Adam. Malcolm McLaren fires Adam Ant from the group which goes on to become Bow Wow Wow.
1985 -
With the young frail French pianist, Michel Petrucciani cradled in his arms, Charles Lloyd walked onto the stage at Town Hall in New York City and sat him on his piano stool for what would be an historic evening in jazz history: the filming of One Night with Blue Note.
1986 - MTV celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Monkees by airing a 22-hour broadcast of Monkees TV episodes.

1986 - A Fine Young Cannibals concert in Boston was delayed until 2AM because somebody had thrown tear gas into the club.
1989 - The Academy recognized hard rock music artists for the first time at the 31st Grammy Awards, presented as Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental, combining two of the most popular music genres of the 1980s. Jethro Tull won that award for the album Crest of a Knave. It led to widespread criticism as journalists suggested Jethro Tull did not belong in the hard rock or heavy metal genres. So the Academy created the categories Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance, separating the genres in 1990.
1992 - UK music paper the NME printed their writers all time best debut albums; at No.1, Patti Smith, 'Horses', No.2, Joy Division, 'Unknown Pleasures', No.3, MC5, 'Kick Out The Jams, No.4, The Jesus and Mary Chain, 'Psychocandy' and No.5, Television, 'Marquee Moon'.
2002 - Two middle-aged women spent the first of eight nights sleeping in a car outside Bournemouth International Centre to make sure they were first in the queue for when tickets to Cliff Richard's forthcoming concert went on sale.
2006 . . The one billionth song is downloaded on iTunes; the song is "Speed of Sound" by Coldplay.
2008 . . Welsh singing star Duffy appeared on 'Later with Jools Holland' and performed "Rockferry", "Mercy", and "Stepping Stone".

February 23rd:
1955 - Jimmy Reed releases debut single, You Don't Have to Go.
1961 - First French International Rock Festival begins with Bobby Rydell, Emile Ford and Johnny Halliday.
1970 - Ringo Starr guest starred on "Laugh-In." It was his first solo TV appearance.
1972 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley seperated.
1978 - David Coverdale's Whitesnake made their debut at the Sky Bird Club, Nottingham, England.
1979 - The first tour of the U.S. and Canada by Dire Straits opens at the Paradise Club in Boston. The group logs 51 sold-out shows in 38 days.
1985 - Stevie Wonder was arrested during an antiapartheid demonstration outside the South African Embassy in Washington; he was released after being questioned by police.
1989 - Isaac Hayes was jailed by an Atlanta judge for owing $346,300 (£203,705) in child support and alimony.
1993 - Little Richard received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
1998 - Nine people were killed and more than 40 injured when a truck veered out of control during the annual carnival in Port-au-Prince. The Haitian band Ram was performing on the truck. None of the band members were hurt.

2000 - At the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Carlos Santana received a record-tying eight Grammy's. Michael Jackson set the record back in 1984 when he won awards for "Thriller."
2003 - An insider told the The News Of The World that Jackson had been anaesthetised on a weekly basis to have his skin peeled and bleached. The paper reported that Michael Jackson had undergone scores of painful operations to strip his body of black skin until he appeared white. The surgeons at a Santa Monica clinic eventually refused him any more treatment.
2008 - Welsh singing star Duffy appeared on BBC Two TV's show 'The Culture Show' on performing "Mercy".

February 24th:
1956 - In Cleveland, OH, police invoked a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.
1957 - Buddy Holly travels to the Norman Petty Studio in Clovis, N.M., and records "I'm Looking For Someone To Love" and the hit version of "That'll Be The Day". Holly sings and plays lead guitar; Larry Welborn plays bass; Allison plays drums; and Niki Sullivan, Gary Tollett, and Ramona Tollett sing backing vocals on "That'll Be The Day". Holly is restricted from recording any of the songs that were done under his contract with Decca. So eventually they come up with the name The Crickets with Holly, vocals and lead guitar; Allison, drums; Mauldin, bass; and Sullivan, rhythm guitar.
1969 - Performing at the Royal Albert Hall, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played its last British concert before breaking up.
1973 - Byrds play there farewell concert at Capital Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
1976 - The Eagles' "Greatest Hits" album became the first album in the U.S. to be certified platinum by the RIAA.
- Fire and Ice wins Pat Benatar a Grammy for best rock performance of 1981 & Kim Carnes is awarded a Grammy for record of year for Bette Davis Eyes.
1987 - Fats Domino received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
1988 - Alice Cooper announced he would run for Governor of Arizona as a member of the "Wild Party".
1990 - Bob Dylan unexpectedly joins Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby to sing "Mr. Tambourine Man" at a Los Angeles tribute to the late Roy Orbison. It is the first time in 25 years that the three former Byrds perform together onstage.
1993 - Eric Clapton wins six Grammy's
1998 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) was arrested and charged with hitting his wife Pamela Anderson Lee.
2000 - Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilia wins a lawsuit filed against the Spice Girls over a sponsorship deal that fell apart when Geri Halliwell left the group.
2005 - Former Orange Juice singer, guitarist and producer Edwyn Collins was rushed to hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

February 25th:
1925 . . Columbia Records began recording with the new electric recording process licensed from Western Electric. The new "Viva-tonal" records set a benchmark in tone and clarity unequaled on commercial discs during the "78-rpm" era.
1952 - Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate", was today, the first musical to have its choreography score copyrighted.
1953 - The musical "Wonderful Town" opened. It ran for 559 performances.
1964 - Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. Within months he records cover version of Stand by Me.
1965 - Filming begins on the Beatles' film "Help!" in the Bahamas.

- The Jam sign up with Polydor UK.
1983 - Peter, Paul and Mary
reunite after sixteen years for a European tour.
1987 - Frank Sinatra guest starred on CBS-TV's "Magnum P.I."
1995 - Lyle Lovett broke his collarbone riding a motorcycle in Mexico.
1999 - Prince filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that included selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.
2000 - An announcement was made that Britney Spears would be releasing her own brand of bubble gum,
in March of 2000, "Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum".
2004 - The Rolling Stones topped a US Rich List of music's biggest money makers. The list was based on earnings during 2003 when the band played their "Forty Licks" tour, which made them $212 million, (£124.7m) in ticket, CD, DVD and merchandise sales. Bruce Springsteen came in second place and The Eagles, third.

February 26th:
1954 - A U.S. Congresswoman, Republican Ruth Thompson of Michigan introduced a bill to prohibit the distribution of "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" recordings, a thinly disguised attempt to stop the growth of R&B.
1955 - Lavern Baker appeals to Congress in the hope of revising 1909 Copyright Act so that artists can be protected against note-for-note cover versions of black hits by white acts.
1955 - Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time.
1965 - Guitarist Jimmy Page released a solo single called 'She Just Satisfies', but it didn't chart.
1978 - Russian pianist, Vladimir Horowitz marked the 50th anniversary of his U.S. debut with a performance at the White House.
1978 - During a court case between The Sex Pistols and their manager Malcolm McLaren it was revealed that only £30,000 ($51,000) was left of the £800,000 ($1,360,000) the band had earned.
1980 -
Rob Partridge and Bill Stewart from Island Records in the UK offered the band U2 a recording contract after seeing them play at Dublin's National Boxing Stadium in front of 2,400 people.
1983 - Michael Jackson's Thriller begins 37-week run as US No. 1 LP.
1990 - Cornell Gunter, former lead tenor for the Coasters, is murdered in Las Vegas, Nev. He is 53. "Yakety Yak," the group's only No. 1 hit, was released during Gunter's four years with the Coasters

1998 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was formally charged with abusing his wife Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan.
2005 - Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt
's wife was rushed to hospital after slashing her wrists in a suicide attempt after a Sunday newspaper ran a story claiming that Rick had been cheating on his wife.
2008 - The Return of the Spice Girls tour comes to a close in Toronto.

February 27th:
1967 - Pink Floyd recorded their first single, "Arnold Layne."
1970 - Jefferson Airplane is fined for using profanity during a show in Oklahoma City. The fine is $1,000.

1971 - Paul McCartney debuts with his single solo 'Another Day' on UK chart.
1974 - Cher filed for divorce from Sonny Bono.
1976 - Mick Jagger started a short stay in a New York hospital with a respiratory infection.
1977 - Keith Richards' Toronto hotel suite was raided by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Richards was arrested and charged possession of heroin with the intent to traffic and possession of cocaine. He was release on $25,000 bail.
1984 - A Pepsi commercial featuring the Jackson's premiered on MTV.
1990 - Milli Vanilli's Rob Pilatus shared his perspective on life with Time magazine. In the interview he said, "Musically, we're more talented than any Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney. Mick Jagger can't produce a sound. I'm the new Elvis."
1997 - James Brown asked talk show hostess Rolanda White to marry him during the taping of one of her shows, but she didn't marry him.
1998 - Motley Crue's Vince Neil announced an agreement he had made with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models in Hawaii.
2004 - A supermarket worker in Aspen, Colorado called the police after seeing a
masked man shopping. Police arrived on the scene and identified the man as Michael Jackson who was in town on holiday with his children.
2013 - Stone Temple Pilots announced on their website that "...they had officially terminated Scott Weiland...". Weiland criticized the band after they hired Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington as his replacement, claiming he was still a member and they shouldn't be calling themselves Stone Temple Pilots without him.

February 28th:
1958 - Six O'Clock Rock premiered on Australian TV hosted by Ricki Merriman, but after six episodes the legendary Johnny O'Keefe took over as host.
1966 - The famous Cavern Club, in Liverpool, England, which, at its peak was known as home to The Beatles, closed from financial difficulties; police were called after over a 100 music fans had barricaded themselves inside the club to protest at the clubs closer.

1970 - Led Zeppelin performed under the pseudonym "The Nobs" in Denmark after the family of Ferdinand von Zeppelin threatened a lawsuit.
1970 - In an interview with the New Musical Express, Pete Green
of Fleetwood Mac talked of his plans to give all his money away. The following year Green threatened his accountant with a gun after he sent him an unwanted royalty check. The virtuoso guitarist went to jail before being transferred to an asylum and later in 1973 he was committed to a mental hospital.
1970 - Matthew Fisher leaves Procol Harum.
1972 - George and Patti Harrison were injured in a car crash; Patti was unconscious for several days.
1977 - Ray Charles was attacked by an audience member onstage, by a man who tries to strangle him with a rope.
1982 - Guitarist Scott Gorham of the Thin Lizzy band collapsed during the bands European tour suffering from heroin withdrawal.
1984 - Michael Jackson won a record eight Grammy awards most connected to the album "Thriller."; including: Album of the year for 'Thriller'; Record of the year and Best rock vocal performance for 'Beat It'; Best pop vocal performance, Best R&B performance and Best R&B song for 'Billie Jean', and Best Recording For Children for E.T The Extra Terrestrial.
1886 - George Michael announced that Wham! would officially split during the summer.
1994 - Eric Clapton played his 100th performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, in aid of the 'Children In Crisis', charity.
1996 - The original members of Kiss appeared at the Grammy Awards. It was the first time in 17 years that the band had appeared in full make-up and costumes.

2000 - In a Los Angeles Superior Court, Celine Dion filed a suit against the "National Enquirer". The papers claimed an "intentional infliction of emotion distress, invasion of privacy, and unfair business practices." The headline that brought the suit was "Celine: I'm Pregnant With Twins".

February 29th:
1932 - Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers teamed up to record "Shine."
1964 - Dora Bryan, Jane Asher, Brian Epstein and Gerry Marsden appear on Uk music show, Juke Box Jury.
1968 - The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper' won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at this years Grammy Awards.
1972 - John Lennon's U.S. immigration visa expired. It was the beginning of a 3 1/2 year fight for Lennon to stay in the U.S.
1976 - Two members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were knocked unconscious after a scuffle broke out- between the band and members of the metropolitan police boxing team, who were holding a dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
1980 - After 21 years, Buddy Holly's glasses and the Big Bopper's wristwatch were found in old police files by the Mason City Sheriff. The items were worn by the musicians when their plane crashed, February 3, 1959.
1996 - Status Quo sued Radio 1 for £250,000 on the grounds that the BBC station was breaking the law by not including their new record on their playlist.
2000 -
In Guilford, Surrey, Eric Clapton was baned from driving for six months and was fined about $570 dollars for speeding.
2000 - Sir Elton John stormed out of the opening of his new Broadway musical show, 'Aida', after 15 minutes complaining that his songs had been ruined.
2000 - The city of Autlan de Navarro, Mexico announced plans to build a public monument to tribute Carlos Santana.


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