11 February

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1979 Brandy (Brandy Norwood) is born in McComb, Mississippi.

1979 ABC airs their TV-movie Elvis, starring Kurt Russell as The King.

1977 Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) is born in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles.

1974 R&B singer D'Angelo is born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia.

1970 Ringo Starr's film The Magic Christian, featuring music by Badfinger, premieres in New York City.

1968 The Beatles record "Hey Bulldog."

1967 The Turtles release "Happy Together."

1967 The Monkees' album More of the Monkees hits #1.

1966 Cher records "Bang Bang."

1965 Ringo Starr marries his first wife, Maureen Cox, in London's Caxton Hall Register Office, with manager Brian Epstein as best man. John Lennon and George Harrison are also in attendance, as well as the couple's parents and John's wife, Cynthia. (Paul is on vacation in Tunisia.) Afterwards, Ringo and Maureen head off to a honeymoon in Sussex, England.

1964 After playing their first ever US concert, The Beatles attend a party at the British Embassy in Washington where a woman cuts off a lock of Ringo's hair without asking him.

1964 The Beatles play their first US concert at the Washington Coliseum, in Washington, DC. The setlist includes "I Saw Her Standing There," "All My Loving" and "Twist And Shout."

1961 The front page headline in Melody Maker reads: £80,000 Lost On Pirate Juke Boxes. This is a report of a nationwide swoop on bars, cafés, restaurants, clubs, amusement arcades and public houses.

1958 Elvis Presley records "Steadfast, Loyal and True" and "Danny."

1957 Patsy Cline releases "Walking After Midnight."

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Whitney Houston Dies

2012

Whitney Houston is found dead in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, where she was slated to perform at Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy party later that night.

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