8 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1989 Anthrax earn their first Gold album when their fourth album, State of Euphoria, is certified for sales of 500,000 copies.

1988 The three remaining members of The Who reunite at Royal Albert Hall for the British Phonographic Industry awards, leading to a full-fledged 25th anniversary tour the next year.

1986 Anderson Paak is born in Oxnard, California.

1982 Cher makes her Broadway debut in Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.

1980 David Bowie and wife Angela are officially divorced, although they've been separated since the mid-'70s. David gets custody of their son Zowie.

1977 Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bassist for Linkin Park) is born in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He is raised in Mission Viejo, California.

1975 The Ohio Players' "Fire" hits #1.

1972 Frank Zappa's concert at London's Royal Albert Hall is canceled when promoters discover "obscene" lyrics in Zappa's 200 Motels score.

1971 Bob Dylan's documentary Eat the Document, chronicling his 1966 tour of the UK, premieres at New York's Academy of Music. The ABC television network will buy the rights to the film, although they refuse to air it after deciding it doesn't contain enough concert footage.

1971 Will Turpin (bassist for Collective Soul) is born in Fairbanks, Alaska.

1969 George Harrison gets a tonsilectomy.

1967 The duo Peter and Gordon announce their split.

1965 The Dave Clark Five begin filming their movie Catch Us if You Can.

1965 The Supremes release "Stop In The Name Of Love."

1964 With "Louie Louie" under FBI investigation for obscene lyrics, the song's publisher offers $1,000 to anyone who can definitively distinguish the dirty words.

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Beyoncé and OutKast Win Big At Grammys


At the Grammy Awards, OutKast is the first hip-hop act to win Album of the Year, for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, and Evanescence takes Best New Artist, beating out 50 Cent, who comes on stage anyway.

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