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February 8 : This Day in Music History
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Legal Issues

2009 : The night of the Grammy Awards, Chris Brown is arrested and held on suspicion of making criminal threats on his girlfriend Rihanna who suffered visible injuries and identified him as her attacker. The incident leads Rihanna to postpone concerts scheduled in Indonesia and in Malaysia.
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Awards and Honors (5)

2006 : David Bowie is awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
2009 : Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Lil Wayne and Coldplay are the big winners at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
2009 : Sugarland's track “Stay” scoops two Grammy Awards - Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Country Song.
2009 : At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Robin Thicke is again recognized for his work as a writer and producer. His work on the track “Tie My Hands” from Tha Carter III helped earn Lil’ Wayne the award for Best Rap Album, while the song “Giving Myself” which Thicke also wrote and produced, helped Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled album win Best R&B Album.
2015 : Sam Smith is the big winner at the Grammy Awards, taking Best New Artist and also Record of the Year and Song of the Year ("Stay With Me").

Band Dynamics (3)

1967 : The duo Peter and Gordon announce their split.
1969 : Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker of Cream announce that they are forming a new group with Steve Winwood of Traffic. Ric Grech later joins on bass, and the group is called Blind Faith.
2009 : About 4 months after the plane crash that nearly killed their drummer Travis Barker, Blink-182 announce that they are getting back together during the Grammy Awards.

Births (17)

1919 : Buddy Morrow
1932 : John Williams
1936 : Larry Verne
1938 : Ray Sharpe
1940 : Brian Bennett (The Shadows)
1941 : Tom Rush
1942 : Terry Melcher is born in New York City. Producer, co-writer of "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys.
1943 : Creed Bratton (The Grass Roots)
1944 : Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
1946 : Adolpho 'Fito' de la Para (Canned Heat)
1946 : Paul Wheatbread (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap)
1948 : Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
1948 : Ron Tyson (The Temptations)
1961 : Sam Llanas (The BoDeans)
1961 : Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
1971 : Will Turpin (Collective Soul)
1977 : Dave "Phoenix" Ferrel (Linkin Park)

Certifications and Milestones (2)

1973 : Carly Simon's You're So Vain is certified gold
2004 : OutKast becomes the first hip-hop act to win a Grammy for Album of the Year when Speakerboxxx/The Love Below gets the award.

Charts (7)

1956 : The Teen Queens' "Eddie, My Love" enters the R&B charts
1956 : Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers' Why Do Fools Fall In Love? enters the R&B charts
1960 : Mark Dinning's Teen Angel hits #1
1964 : The Beatles' I Saw Her Standing There enters the pop charts
1969 : The Supremes and Temptations' album TCB enters the charts
1975 : The Ohio Players' "Fire" hits #1
2003 : The Faux-lesbian duo t.A.T.u. hit #1 in the UK with "All The Things She Said," becoming the only Russian act ever to top the chart.

Concerts and Festivals (3)

1958 : The Quarrymen perform at the Wilson Hall in the Garston section of Liverpool, England. Afterwards, member Paul McCartney introduces his friend George Harrison to John Lennon.
1972 : Frank Zappa's concert at London's Royal Albert Hall is canceled when promoters discover "obscene" lyrics in Zappa's 200 Motels score.
1988 : The three remaining members of The Who reunite at Royal Albert Hall for the British Phonographic Industry awards leading to a full-fledged 25th anniversary tour the next year

Deaths (4)

1973 : Max Yasgur
1990 : Del Shannon
2005 : Keith Knudson (The Doobie Brothers)
2011 : Marvin Sease

Debuts (1)

1982 : Cher makes her Broadway debut in Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.

Health Issues (1)

1969 : George Harrison gets a tonsilectomy.

Legal Issues (2)

1960 : The "payola" hearings begin, as the US government cracks down on the practice of paying for airplay on radio stations.
2009 : The night of the Grammy Awards, Chris Brown is arrested and held on suspicion of making criminal threats on his girlfriend Rihanna who suffered visible injuries and identified him as her attacker. The incident leads Rihanna to postpone concerts scheduled in Indonesia and in Malaysia.

Marriages and Breakups (2)

1980 : David Bowie and wife Angela are officially divorced, although they've been separated since the mid-'70s. David gets custody of their son Zowie.
2011 : Ashlee Simpson files for divorce from Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, citing irreconcilable differences.

Miscellaneous (3)

1956 : Buddy Holley signs a recording contract with Decca Records, one which mistakenly drops the "e" from his last name. Buddy, knowing a good thing when he sees it, drops the letter from his name as well.
1964 : Responding to reports of the supposedly obscene lyrics in the Kingsmen's Louie Louie, the song's publisher offers $1,000 to anyone who can prove it.
1972 : The Beatles' official fan club disbands.

Movies (1)

1965 : The Dave Clark Five begin filming their movie Catch Us if You Can.

Recordings (2)

1967 : The Beatles, Good Morning Good Morning
1968 : The Beatles, The Inner Light

Releases (4)

1964 : The Temptations, The Way You Do The Things You Do
1964 : The Beach Boys, Fun, Fun, Fun
1965 : The Supremes, Stop In The Name Of Love
1975 : Queen, Killer Queen

TV, Radio, Press (3)

1964 : The Beatles begin rehearsals for their performance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show.
1971 : Bob Dylan's documentary Eat the Document, chronicling his 1966 tour of the UK, premieres at New York's Academy of Music. The ABC television network will buy the rights to the film, although they refuse to air it after deciding it doesn't contain enough concert footage.
1993 : Tom Jones guest stars on Will Smith's TV show The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air.
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