Music History: February 11
1889 : John Mills (The Mills Brothers)
1914 : Matt Dennis
1914 : Josh White
1935 : Sergio Mendes
1935 : Gene Vincent
1940 : Bobby "Boris" Pickett
1942 : Otis Clay
1942 : Leon Haywood
1947 : Derek Shulman (Gentle Giant)
1962 : Sheryl Crow
1974 : R&B singer D'Angelo is born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia.
1977 : Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
1979 : Brandy (Brandy Norwood) is born in McComb, Mississippi.
1981 : Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child)
2009 : Estelle Bennett (The Ronettes)
2012 : Whitney Houston
2013 : Rick Huxley (bassist for The Dave Clark Five) dies at age 72 after a long struggle with emphysema in Old Harlow, Essex, England.
Certifications and Milestones (1)
1983 : Bob Seger's The Distance is certified platinum.
1950 : Red Foley's "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" hits #1
1967 : The Monkees' album More of the Monkees hits #1
1989 : Eazy-E's solo song "We Want Eazy" becomes his first hit to enter the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it debuted at #43.
1938 : Larry Clinton and His Orchestra, "Martha"
1958 : Elvis Presley: "Steadfast, Loyal and True," "Danny"
1963 : The Beatles: There's A Place, I Saw Her Standing There, A Taste Of Honey, Do You Want To Know A Secret, "Misery, Hold Me Tight, Anna (Go To Him), Boys, Chains, Twist And Shout. The Beatles record all ten tracks for their debut LP in just under ten hours. John's cold makes the process actually take a bit longer than it should; by the time the band gets to the last song of the session, Twist And Shout, the hoarseness is noticible. Nevertheless, John nails it in one take.
1966 : Cher, Bang Bang
1968 : The Beatles, Hey Bulldog
1957 : Patsy Cline, Walking After Midnight
1967 : The Turtles, Happy Together