Music History: February 1
1825 : Francis Child, publisher of The Child Ballads.
1934 : Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio)
1937 : Don Everly (The Everly Brothers)
1937 : Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)
1938 : Jimmy Carl Black (Mothers of Invention)
1939 : Del McCoury
1939 : Joe Sample
1944 : Tommy Duffy (Lindisfarne)
1948 : R&B performer Rick James is born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. in Buffalo, New York.
1951 : Rich Williams (Kansas)
1951 : Fran Christina (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1954 : Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
1968 : Lisa Marie Presley
1969 : Patrick Wilson (drummer for Weezer) is born in Buffalo, New York. He would start drum lessons at age 15 after seeing Van Halen in concert.
1975 : Big Boi (Outkast)
1975 : On her seventh birthday, Lisa Marie Presley gets to meet her favorite singer, Elton John (a meeting arranged by her father).
1986 : Dick James
1989 : Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster)
1989 : Paul Robi (of The Platters) dies of cancer at age 57 in Los Angeles, California.
2003 : Mongo Santamaria
2007 : Gian Carlo Menotti
2009 : Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield)
1964 : The Beatles' Please Please Me enters the pop charts
1964 : The Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand hits #1
1969 : Tommy Roe's Dizzy enters the pop charts
1969 : Tommy James & the Shondells' Crimson and Clover hits #1
1975 : Neil Sedaka's "Laughter in the Rain" hits #1
1964 : Indiana Governor Matthew Walsh bans the Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie," calling it "pornographic." Eventually, the FBI investigates and finds the lyrics "unintelligible at any speed."
Certifications and Milestones (2)
1971 : The Love Story soundtrack album is certified gold.
1979 : Blondie's Heart Of Glass is certified platinum in the UK, two months before a similar ascent up the U.S. chart.
1939 : Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, "And the Angels Sing"
1940 : Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra records "Too Romantic" and "The Sky Fell Down."
1955 : Elvis Presley, "Baby, Let's Play House"
1958 : Elvis Presley: "My Wish Came True," "Doncha' Think It's Time," Your Cheatin' Heart, "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck"
1967 : The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1967 : Frank Sinatra and daughter Nancy Sinatra record "Somethin' Stupid."
1965 : The Beatles, 4 By The Beatles (EP)
1994 : Green Day release their third album (their first on a major label), Dookie. That night, they play a gig at Slim's in San Francisco with The Dead Milkmen.