13 February

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1969 The Doors' "Touch Me" is certified gold.

1969 Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" is certified gold.

1967 The Beatles release "Strawberry Fields Forever" as a single in the US, with "Penny Lane" on the flip side.

1967 The Beatles record "Only A Northern Song."

1966 Freedom Williams (of C+C Music Factory) is born Frederick Williams in Brooklyn, New York.

1965 Jr. Walker & the All Stars' "Shotgun" enters the pop and R&B charts.

1965 The Rolling Stones release their third American studio album, The Rolling Stones, Now!, including the hit "Heart Of Stone."

1961 Henry Rollins (frontman for Black Flag) is born Henry Garfield in Washington, DC.

1961 Les Warner (drummer for The Cult) is born in London, England.

1961 Lawrence Welk's "Calcutta" hits #1 for the first of two weeks.

1957 Filming is completed on the UK's first rock and roll movie, Rock You Sinners.

1957 Tony Butler (bassist for Big Country) is born in Shepherd's Bush, London, England.

1956 Peter Hook (bassist for New Order) is born Peter Woodhead in Broughton, Salford, England.

1954 Guitar Slim's "The Things That I Used To Do" hits #1 R&B.

1952 Ed Gagliardi (original bass player for Foreigner) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

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Marvin Gaye Popularizes The Expressive Anthem

1983

Marvin Gaye performs a very memorable national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles, doing a sultry version with a beat.

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