1 February

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2016 Skillet's 2009 track "Monster" goes double platinum with more than 2.6 million sales and streams, making it the biggest digital single in Christian music history.

2009 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

2007 Forced to do a press conference to promote his upcoming Super Bowl halftime show, Prince answers the first question with a guitar lick, then turns the event into a concert, leaving reporters stunned.

2007 Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize for the '50s operas The Consul and The Saint of Bleecker Street, dies at age 95.

2007 Wayne Fontana, famous for fronting Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, pours gasoline on the car of a bailiff sent to collect a debt, and sets the vehicle on fire. At his hearing in November, Fontana shows up dressed as Lady Justice, complete with sword and scales. The judge is not amused, sentencing him to 11 months in prison, and stating: "He has come dressed as a fool and he wants to act like a fool - I hope they give him a prison uniform at Nottingham Prison to keep him warm."

2003 Latin-jazz percussionist Mongo Santamaria dies after suffering a stroke at age 85.

2000 The Christian rock band Skillet release their third studio album, Invincible. It's the band's first release without founding member Ken Steorts, who is replaced by Kevin Haaland on guitar.

1994 Green Day release their third album (their first on a major label), Dookie. That night, they play a gig at Slim's in San Francisco with The Dead Milkmen.

1994 Harry Styles of One Direction is born in Cheshire, England.

1994 Tori Amos releases her second album, Under The Pink, featuring the hit single "Cornflake Girl."More

1989 Paul Robi (of The Platters) dies of cancer at age 57 in Los Angeles, California.

1988 After an arduous year of touring and recording, The Cars officially disband. The return in 2011 for an album and tour, but part ways for good soon after.

1987 Journey wrap up their Raised on Radio tour with a show in Anchorage, Alaska. It's their last tour with Steve Perry, who makes one more album with the band, Trial by Fire, in 1996.

1986 Diana Ross weds Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Geneva, Switzerland.

1986 Dick James, co-founder of DJM Records and the Beatles' publishing company Northern Songs, dies of a heart attack at age 65.

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Neil Young Releases Harvest


Neil Young releases the album Harvest, with the hit "Heart of Gold."

After injuring his back trying to move some timber, Young started making the album in February 1971 when he wrangled a Nashville studio and some local musicians for a weekend and recorded the songs "Old Man" and "Heart of Gold" with some local musicians. The mellow mood is informed by his injury; he had to play an acoustic guitar because he could barely hold an electric. Two tracks were recorded in London with producer Jack Nitzsche and the London Symphony Orchestra: "There's A World" and "A Man Needs A Maid." Young returned to Nashville to record the rest of the album, adding in a live version of "The Needle And The Damage Done" recorded on his solo tour in January. The album is wildly successful, topping the charts in the UK and US, not surprising considering Déjà Vu, his last album with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, was a hit, as was his last solo effort, After the Gold Rush. Critics don't handle it well. John Mendelsohn sneers in his Rolling Stone review: "He's seemingly lost sight of what once made his music uniquely compelling and evocative and become just another pretty-singing solo superstar." (In 2003, the magazine puts Harvest at #78 on their list of the Greatest Albums of All Time.) Young veers off the commercial track with his next album, the rough-hewn On the Beach. In the liner notes to his 1977 Decade compilation, he writes, "'Heart Of Gold' put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore, so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride, but I saw more interesting people there."



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