Music History: February 12
1904 : Ted Mack
1914 : Tex Beneke
1915 : Lorne Greene
1923 : Mel Powell
1935 : Gene McDaniels
1939 : Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
1944 : Moe Bandy
1948 : Joe Schermie (Three Dog Night)
1949 : Stanley Knight (Black Oak Arkansas)
1950 : Steve Hackett (Genesis)
1952 : Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan)
1952 : Michael McDonald
1959 : Omar Hakim (Weather Report)
1968 : John and Michelle Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas) become the proud parents of their only child, daughter Chynna.
1970 : Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies)
1976 : Sal Mineo
2000 : Screamin' Jay Hawkins
2000 : Oliver
2005 : Country music singer/songwriter Sammi Smith dies from unconfirmed circumstances at age 61 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
2007 : Eldee Young
2015 : Laugh-In announcer Bob Owens dies at age 80 in Encino, California.
Certifications and Milestones (4)
1960 : Pat Boone's album Pat's Great Hits is certified gold
1961 : The Miracles' Shop Around is certified gold
1973 : Elton John's album Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player is certified gold
2015 : "Weird Al" Yankovic becomes the first-ever guest editor at MAD magazine when it is announced that he will be assisting with issue #533.
1955 : The McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" hits #1
1972 : Al Green's Let's Stay Together hits #1
1977 : Barbra Streisand's soundtrack album A Star Is Born hits #1
2000 : D'Angelo's Voodoo enters the Billboard 200 and remains on the chart for 33 consecutive weeks, replacing Carlos Santana's Supernatural at the #1 spot on the chart.
1912 : Billy Murray records "Alexander's Bag-Pipe Band."
1942 : Mildred Bailey, "More Than You Know"
1956 : "Screamin'" Jay Hawkins, I Put A Spell On You
1957 : The Coasters, Young Blood
1977 : The Police, "Fall Out"
1981 : Debbie Harry (Blondie) announces her plans to record a solo album.
1958 : The Monotones, Book Of Love
1966 : Simon and Garfunkel, Homeward Bound
1972 : Yes, Roundabout
1975 : Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks