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February 7 : This Day in Music History
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Concerts and Festivals

1964 : Thanks to media coverage and a publicity campaign by Capitol Records, thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm. The scenes become iconic images of Beatlemania.
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Awards and Honors (1)

1985 : Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City.

Band Dynamics (1)

1967 : The Bee Gees return to England, the land of their birth, after nine years living in Australia.

Births (11)

1883 : Eubie Blake
1920 : Oscar Brand
1934 : King Curtis
1934 : Earl King
1946 : Sammy Johns
1948 : Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night)
1949 : Alan Lancaster (Status Quo)
1959 : Brian Travers (UB40)
1960 : Steve Bronski (The Bronski Beat)
1962 : Garth Brooks is born Troyal Garth Brooks in Luba, Oklahoma; he's raised in Yukon, Oklahoma.
1962 : David Bryan (Bon Jovi)

Certifications and Milestones (4)

1966 : The Beach Boys' album Summer Days is certified gold
1970 : Johnny Cash's album Hello, I'm Johnny Cash is certified gold
1974 : Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" and his album Stone Gon' are certified gold
1974 : The Love Unlimited Orchestra's "Love's Theme" and their album Under the Influence of Love Unlimited are certified gold

Charts (3)

1970 : Shocking Blue's Venus hits #1
1976 : Paul Simon's Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover hits #1
1976 : Bob Dylan's album Desire hits #1

Concerts and Festivals (1)

1964 : Thanks to media coverage and a publicity campaign by Capitol Records, thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm. The scenes become iconic images of Beatlemania.

Deaths (6)

1959 : Guitar Slim
1959 : Ritchie Valens is buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery.
1994 : Witold Lutoslawski
2000 : Dave Peverett (Foghat, Savoy Brown)
2000 : Big Pun
2009 : Blossom Dearie

Good Deeds (1)

2012 : Alicia Keys and Nas join Jay-Z at the second of two charity concerts he holds at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The concerts raise $3.5 million for the United Way and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

Health Issues (2)

1965 : George Harrison is admitted to London's University College Hospital with an infected back molar which has also infected his tonsils, necessitating their removal. The tonsils are destroyed so that they can't be sold to fans.
2008 : Britney Spears's family help orchestrate an intervention that lands her in the psychiatric ward of UCLA's hospital. Spears is released early, challenges her parents, and then lands on the first of her two Rolling Stone covers of the year.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1997 : Sarah McLachlan marries her drummer, Ashwin Sood, in Negril, Jamaica.

Miscellaneous (3)

1966 : The first magazine dedicated specifically to rock and roll music, Crawdaddy!, is published by Paul Williams in New York City.
1967 : The Monkees announce during an appearance on the British TV show Top of the Pops that they will play on their own records from now on instead of using session players.
1989 : The Georgia State Representative Billy Randall introduces a bill to make Little Richard's Tutti Frutti the official state rock song. It doesn't pass.

Recordings (3)

1961 : The Jive Five, "My True Story"
1976 : Elvis Presley, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
1979 : Stephen Stills records the first major-label album using all-digital equipment, but it's never released, which means that Ry Cooder's Bop Till You Drop will get the honor.

Releases (1)

1966 : The Beatles, Nowhere Man

TV, Radio, Press (3)

1969 : Tom Jones' UK variety show This Is Tom Jones premieres on ABC after the network pays out over $20 million for the rights.
1980 : AC/DC appear on Top of the Pops, where they perform A Touch Too Much. It would be lead singer Bon Scott's last appearance with the band.
1981 : ABC begins airing the first installment of the mini-series Elvis and Me, based on ex-wife Priscilla Presley's book of the same name.
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