9 February

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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.

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.

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).

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

1997 Brian Connolly (lead singer of Sweet) dies at age 51 of renal and liver failure after multiple heart attacks.

1991 Gospel singer Reverend James Cleveland dies at age 59.

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.

1974 "Love's Theme," a groovy instrumental composed by Barry White for his Love Unlimited Orchestra, hits #1 in the US.

1974 Paul McCartney & Wings' "Jet" enters the pop charts.

1973 Max Yasgur, who owned the farm in upstate New York where the 1969 Woodstock festival was held, dies of a heart attack at age 53.

1970 Sly and the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" is certified gold.

1967 The Beatles record "Fixing A Hole."

1966 Liza Minnelli brings her nightclub act to New York City with a show at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.

1966 Sophie Tucker dies of lung cancer and kidney failure at age 79.

1963 Country singer Travis Tritt is born in Marietta, Georgia.

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The Beatles Play The Ed Sullivan Show

1964

The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show, making their first US TV appearance.

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