16 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1990 Ike Turner is sentenced to four years in prison on eleven separate charges, including possession and transport of cocaine. In prison when he and ex-wife Tina are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he is released after serving eighteen months.

1978 The film ABBA: The Movie has its UK premiere at Leicester Square's Warner Theatre.

1975 Cher, who starred with her husband Sonny Bono in The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour from 1971-1974, gets her own show when Cher premieres on CBS. The first guests are Elton John, Bette Midler and Flip Wilson.

1972 Rick Nelson begins his first British tour.

1972 Doing a week-long stint as guest host of the Mike Douglas Show, John Lennon performs "Memphis" and "Johnny B. Goode" with Chuck Berry, whom Lennon refers to as "my hero."

1971 Aretha Franklin records "Spanish Harlem."

1964 The Beatles' performance at the Deauville Hotel's Mau Mau Club in Miami Beach, Florida, is broadcast live on the Ed Sullivan Show. A week earlier, the group made their historic first appearance on Sullivan's show at his New York studio.

1963 Paul Anka marries the fashion model Anne de Zogheb. They have five daughters together before divorcing in 2001.

1961 Andy Taylor (guitarist for Duran Duran) is born in Cullercoats, Northumberland, England. He later joins supergroup The Power Station while Duran Duran are on hiatus. The success of his new venture persuades him to leave the band he helped form as a teenager.

1958 Ice-T (Tracy Marrow) is born in Newark, New Jersey. He takes his stage name in honor of a notorious poet/pimp named Iceberg Slim.

1957 Tab Hunter's "Young Love" begins a six-week run at #1 in America.

1957 The Six-Five Special, Britain's first pop music program, debuts on the BBC.

1955 Elvis Presley plays at the Odessa Senior High School in Odessa, Texas. A young Roy Orbison is in the audience.

1952 James Ingram is born in Akron, Ohio.

1949 Lyn Paul of The New Seekers is born Lynda Susan Belcher in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England.

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