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1971 : Carole King, Tapestry
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Awards and Honors (4)

1976 : Elvis Presley is made an honorary Captain in the Memphis Police Department.
2008 : The Grammys come and go with a whimper. Amy Winehouse walks away with trophies for Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best New Artist (and performs via satellite), but the show is deemed a flop.
2008 : Famous spaghetti western composer Ennio Morricone and Bruce Springsteen win the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental. Springsteen covered Morricone's classic "Once Upon a Time in the West."
2013 : Janis Ian wins the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for her autobiography Society's Child, beating out Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres. Ian quips: "I keep thinking there's got to be a punchline here: an ex-president, the First Lady and three lesbians walk into a bar..."

Births (9)

1914 : Larry Adler
1929 : Jerry Goldsmith
1937 : Don Wilson (The Ventures)
1939 : Roberta Flack
1940 : Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers)
1943 : Ral Donner
1949 : Nigel Olsson (Elton John Band)
1959 : Lionel Cartwright
1961 : Robbie Neville

Charts (6)

1958 : Elvis Presley's "Don't" hits #1
1968 : Sly and the Family Stone's "Dance to the Music" enters the pop charts
1968 : The Paul Mauriat Orchestra's Love Is Blue hits #1
1973 : Steely Dan's album Can't Buy a Thrill enters the charts
1979 : Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy," a disco diversion for the British superstar, hits #1.
1979 : Rod Stewart's album Blondes Have More Fun hits #1

Concerts and Festivals (3)

1972 : T. Rex depart for their first American tour as headliners, riding the success of their hit single, Bang A Gong (Get It On).
1972 : David Bowie plays his first gig under the persona, Ziggy Stardust, at the Toby Jug pub in Tolworth, London.
2002 : Elton John performs at the NBA all-star game in Philadelphia, PA.

Deaths (3)

1975 : Dave Alexander (The Stooges)
2006 : Jay Dee
2006 : J Dilla

Incidents (1)

1974 : Phil Spector is seriously burned in a mysterious car crash while en route from Los Angeles to Phoenix, AZ, leading to extensive plastic surgery that furthers his reclusiveness.

Innovations (1)

1927 : "Shepherd Of The Hills" becomes the first song to be performed on two Continents immediately after being written. The song was read down the phone at 5pm London time, and performed at the Alhambra at 8:40pm by Jack Hylton and his band. It was performed later that same night in New York.

Miscellaneous (3)

1968 : The Beatles turn over operations of their fan club and American business affairs to their Apple Corps company in London.
1973 : Liverpool's Cavern Club -- where The Beatles were born -- is given three months to close down by British Rail, who need the site to complete their new underground railway.
2011 : The video for Rebecca Black's song, "Friday," is uploaded to YouTube. Comedian, Michael J. Nelson, will go on to post about the video on his Twitter account, turning "Friday" into a viral smash.

Movies (1)

1954 : The biopic The Glenn Miller Story has its American premiere in New York City.

Recordings (4)

1942 : Ted Fio Rito and His Orchestra, "Rio Rita"
1956 : Little Richard, Long Tall Sally
1967 : The Beatles, A Day In The Life
1977 : The Clash lash perform their first recording session for their first album.

Releases (3)

1971 : Carole King, Tapestry
1978 : Van Halen release their self-titled debut album.
1979 : Dire Straits, Sultans Of Swing

TV, Radio, Press (4)

1958 : ABC's Mickey Mouse Club begins its "Annette" serial, solidifying the rising popularity of its young star, Annette Funicello.
1964 : Beatlemania is in full swing following The Beatles Ed Sullivan Show appearance the night before, with the group giving another press conference and many young men suddenly sporting Beatles haircuts.
1993 : Michael Jackson appears on Oprah's prime time special, where he talks about having a skin condition called Vitiligo, and claims he's had just 2 plastic surgery operations.
2004 : Eminem is among the guests heard on the second season premiere episode of Comedy Central's Crank Yankers. The rapper gives voice to "Bobby's Brother" opposite comedian Jim Florentine's "Bobby" in a prank phone call to a restaurant.
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