5 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2012 The Cult's "She Sells Sanctuary" is mashed with Flo Rida's "Good Feeling" for a special Budweiser commercial that airs during Super Bowl XLVI.

2012 The Super Bowl XLVI halftime show becomes the most-watched television event in history, at 118 million views. Performing artists include Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green.

2009 R&B/blues singer-songwriter Piney Brown dies at age 87.

2008 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the developer of the Transcendental Meditation technique that attracted The Beatles and The Beach Boys, among others, during the 1970s, dies in his sleep at age 90.

2007 Apple Computers settles a long-standing legal battle with Apple Records, which is the label set up by The Beatles. The companies have disputed the rights of the computer maker to sell music under the Apple name.

2006 A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the video for Rhymes's "Touch It" was being filmed.

2000 Powered by a sample of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door," "Rise," by Gabrielle goes to #1 in the UK.

1998 Elton John and Stevie Wonder perform at the White House for US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

1998 Tim Kelly (guitarist Slaughter) dies in a car accident in Arizona at age 35.

1981 Joni Mitchell is inducted into Canada's Juno Hall of Fame.

1979 The Pointer Sisters' "Fire" is certified Gold.

1977 Mary MacGregor's "Torn Between Two Lovers" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1976 Elvis Presley records "For the Heart," "Hurt," and "Danny Boy."

1973 Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" is certified Gold.

1972 Paul Simon releases "Mother and Child Reunion."

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Stars Come Out To Support Obama


Long before he is the Democratic presidential nominee, luminaries from across many genres of music (country - not so much) voice their enthusiastic support for Barack Obama.

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