Music History: February 8
1919 : Buddy Morrow
1932 : John Williams
1936 : Larry Verne
1938 : Ray Sharpe
1940 : Brian Bennett (The Shadows)
1941 : Tom Rush
1942 : Terry Melcher is born in New York City. Producer, co-writer of "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys.
1943 : Creed Bratton (The Grass Roots)
1944 : Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
1946 : Adolpho 'Fito' de la Para (Canned Heat)
1946 : Paul Wheatbread (Gary Puckett and the Union Gap)
1948 : Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley)
1948 : Ron Tyson (The Temptations)
1961 : Sam Llanas (The BoDeans)
1961 : Vince Neil (Motley Crue)
1971 : Will Turpin (Collective Soul)
1977 : Dave "Phoenix" Ferrel (Linkin Park)
1973 : Max Yasgur
1990 : Del Shannon
2005 : Keith Knudson (The Doobie Brothers)
2011 : Marvin Sease
1956 : The Teen Queens' "Eddie, My Love" enters the R&B charts
1956 : Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers' Why Do Fools Fall In Love? enters the R&B charts
1960 : Mark Dinning's Teen Angel hits #1
1964 : The Beatles' I Saw Her Standing There enters the pop charts
1969 : The Supremes and Temptations' album TCB enters the charts
1975 : The Ohio Players' "Fire" hits #1
2003 : The Faux-lesbian duo t.A.T.u. hit #1 in the UK with "All The Things She Said," becoming the only Russian act ever to top the chart.
Certifications and Milestones (2)
1973 : Carly Simon's You're So Vain is certified gold
2004 : OutKast becomes the first hip-hop act to win a Grammy for Album of the Year when Speakerboxxx/The Love Below gets the award.
1982 : Cher makes her Broadway debut in Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.
Legal Issues (2)
1960 : The "payola" hearings begin, as the US government cracks down on the practice of paying for airplay on radio stations.
2009 : The night of the Grammy Awards, Chris Brown is arrested and held on suspicion of making criminal threats on his girlfriend Rihanna who suffered visible injuries and identified him as her attacker. The incident leads Rihanna to postpone concerts scheduled in Indonesia and in Malaysia.
Marriages and Breakups (2)
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.
2011 : Ashlee Simpson files for divorce from Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, citing irreconcilable differences.
1956 : Buddy Holley signs a recording contract with Decca Records, one which mistakenly drops the "e" from his last name. Buddy, knowing a good thing when he sees it, drops the letter from his name as well.
1964 : Responding to reports of the supposedly obscene lyrics in the Kingsmen's Louie Louie, the song's publisher offers $1,000 to anyone who can prove it.
1972 : The Beatles' official fan club disbands.
1967 : The Beatles, Good Morning Good Morning
1968 : The Beatles, The Inner Light
1964 : The Temptations, The Way You Do The Things You Do
1964 : The Beach Boys, Fun, Fun, Fun
1965 : The Supremes, Stop In The Name Of Love
1975 : Queen, Killer Queen
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