10 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1987 Randy Travis' Storms Of Life becomes the first debut country album certified for selling a million copies within its first year of release.

1979 Rod Stewart's album Blondes Have More Fun hits #1.

1979 Dire Straits release "Sultans Of Swing."

1979 Rod Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy," a disco diversion for the British superstar, hits #1 in the US.

1976 Elvis Presley is made an honorary Captain in the Memphis Police Department.

1975 Dave Alexander (bassist for The Stooges) dies of pulmonary edema at age 27 after being admitted to an Ann Arbor hospital for alcohol-related pancreatitis.

1974 Phil Spector is seriously burned in a mysterious car crash while en route from Los Angeles to Phoenix, Arizona, leading to extensive plastic surgery that furthers his reclusiveness.

1972 T. Rex depart for their first American tour as headliners, riding the success of their hit single "Bang A Gong (Get It On)."

1972 At the Toby Jug pub in London, David Bowie plays his first gig as Ziggy Stardust.

1968 The Beatles turn over operations of their fan club and American business affairs to their Apple Corps company in London.

1968 Paul Mauriat's orchestral version of "Love Is Blue" hits #1 in America. An international hit recorded in several languages, the song finished fourth in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 with a version performed by Vicky Leandros.

1967 After seven years at Columbia, Aretha Franklin releases her first single on Atlantic Records, "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)." It becomes her first big hit, clearing a path to the throne of the Queen of Soul.

1966 The Beach Boys go to the San Diego Zoo, where they shoot the cover for Pet Sounds in the petting zoo area. In an item headlined "Animal Crackers," the San Diego Union reports that the group was banned from the zoo for unruly behavior.

1964 Beatlemania is in full swing following The Beatles' Ed Sullivan Show appearance the night before, with the group giving another press conference and many young men suddenly sporting Beatles haircuts.

1959 Country singer Lionel Cartwright is born in Gallipolis, Ohio, but is raised in Glen Dale, West Virginia.

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Carole King Releases Tapestry


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