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Music History Calendar
February 9 : This Day in Music History
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TV, Radio, Press

1964 : The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan Show, marking their first US TV appearance. A record setting 73 million Americans watch them perform "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand."
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Births (12)

1909 : Carmen Miranda
1914 : Ernest Tubb
1939 : Barry Mann
1940 : Brian Bennett (the Shadows)
1942 : Carole King
1942 : Mark Mathis (The Newbeats)
1943 : Barbara Lewis
1947 : Joe Ely
1947 : Major Harris
1951 : Dennis "DT" Thomas (Kool and the Gang)
1955 : Sham 69 frontman Jimmy Pursey is born at Hersham, Surrey.
1963 : Travis Tritt

Certifications and Milestones (2)

1970 : Sly and the Family Stone's Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) is certified gold
1970 : Simon and Garfunkel's album Bridge Over Troubled Water is certified gold

Charts (6)

1957 : Elvis Presley's "Too Much" hits #1
1959 : Lloyd Price's Stagger Lee hits #1
1963 : Paul and Paula's Hey Paula hits #1
1963 : Ruby and the Romantics' Our Day Will Come enters the pop charts
1974 : The Love Unlimited Orchestra's "Love Theme" hits #1
1974 : Paul McCartney & Wings' "Jet" enters the pop charts.

Concerts and Festivals (3)

1966 : Liza Minnelli brings her nightclub act to New York City with a show at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.
1972 : Beginning a covert university tour where Paul McCartney can play to small audiences, Wings play their first show: an unannounced concert at Nottingham University in England.
1974 : The Stooges play their final concert, with an imploding Iggy Pop taunting the crowd, which responds with various projectiles. The opening act was a young band called Aerosmith.

Deaths (4)

1981 : Bill Haley dies of an apparent heart attack at age 55. The first Rock Star, his fortunes faded quickly as the '50s came to an end, and the second half of his life was mired in financial problems and a struggle to regain musical relevance.
1991 : Reverend James Cleveland
1997 : Brian Connolly (Sweet)
2005 : Soul singer Tyrone Davis dies of complications from a stroke in Chicago, Illinois, at age 66. Known for his #1 R&B hits, "Can I Change My Mind" (1968), "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" (1970), and "Turning Point" (1975).

Debuts (1)

1979 : UB40 play their first live show, sharing the bill with another local group called the Au Pairs at The Hare & Hounds Pub in Birmingham. In 2011, a plaque went up outside the pub to mark the performance.

Incidents (1)

2008 : An oversold venue is to blame for the deaths of 10 fans and the injuries of six at a concert by Indonesian metalcore band Beside. Conflicting reports on numbers seem to confirm that the venue, meant to hold 700, was well over capacity, with perhaps as many as 1,500 people inside. The fans were killed in the crush as they tried to leave the packed venue while hundreds more were trying to force their way in.

Legal Issues (1)

2001 : After being booted from the "reunion" lineup of the Eagles, guitarist and original member Don Felder files a lawsuit against the group.

Recordings (2)

1962 : Neil Sedaka, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
1967 : The Beatles, Fixing A Hole

Releases (1)

1981 : Phil Collins releases his debut solo album Face Value.

TV, Radio, Press (4)

1958 : Ratings show that ABC's American Bandstand is now America's top-rated daytime television program, with an average of 8,400,000 viewers per day.
1964 : The Beatles appear on Ed Sullivan Show, marking their first US TV appearance. A record setting 73 million Americans watch them perform "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand."
1975 : The variety show Cher, meant to take the place of the old Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, debuts on CBS with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.
2014 : The Beatles: The Night That Changed America airs on CBS exactly 50 years after the group first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. The show features performances by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and also covers of Beatles songs by Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl and a reunited Eurythmics.
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