Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Today in Music History...February 6, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: February 6th:


2016 Panic! at the Disco tops the US Albums chart for the first time when Death of a Bachelor goes to #1. The group stalled at #2 with their 2008 release, Pretty.Odd.

2013 Rihanna accompanies Chris Brown to his probation hearing stemming from when he assaulted her in 2009. They are back together as a couple; she is spotted blowing kisses his way.

2011 Gary Moore (guitarist for Thin Lizzy) dies of a heart attack at age 58.

2011 Christina Aguilera messes up a line of the US national anthem when she performs it at the Super Bowl. Instead of "O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming," Aguilera sings: "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last gleaming." Aguilera later said of the mistake: "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."

2007 Fall Out Boy drift from their pop-punk roots with their third studio album, Infinity On High, by incorporating elements of funk, R&B, and flamenco. The album debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, bolstered by the hit single "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race."

2007 Frankie Laine dies at age 93.

2003 ABC's 20/20 airs the British documentary Living With Michael Jackson, where we see him climb a tree, go shopping, and talk about sharing his bed with kids.

1998 Blues Brothers 2000 opens in theaters. James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and Erykah Badu are among the musicians to appear in the film.

1998 Austrian singer-songwriter Falco (Hans Hölzel) dies in a car crash while under the influence of cocaine and alcohol, just two weeks shy of his 41st birthday.

1987 Featuring a title song written by Bruce Springsteen, the movie Light of Day hits theaters. The film stars Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox as leaders of a struggling band called The Barbusters.

1981 Paul McCartney records vocals for George Harrison's "All Those Years Ago," which is a tribute to John Lennon. Ringo Starr also played on the song.

1981 Hugo Montenegro, an orchestra leader and film composer known for his 1968 hit cover of Ennio Morricone's theme from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly dies of emphysema at age 55.

1976 Elvis Presley records "Never Again" and "Love Coming Down."

1968 The Beatles record "The Inner Light" and finish work on "Lady Madonna."

1966 Rick Astley is born in Lancashire, England. He gets a big break when the producer Pete Waterman of Stock Aitken Waterman spots him singing at a showcase and offers him an office job, which leads to a record deal.

1965 The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1 on the R&B chart.

1964 The Tragically Hip lead singer Gord Downie is born in Kingston, Ontario.

1962 Decca Records turns down The Beatles.

1961 The Capris' "There's a Moon Out Tonight" enters the R&B charts.

1960 R&B singer Jesse Belvin, who co-wrote the Penguins' hit "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)," dies in a car crash at age 27.

1957 The Del-Vikings' "Come Go with Me" enters the pop charts.

1957 Simon Phillips (drummer for Toto) is born in London, England.

1950 Natalie Cole is born in Los Angeles, California, to crooner Nat King Cole and former Duke Ellington Orchestra singer Maria Hawkins Cole.

1949 Mike Batt is born in Southampton, England. He writes Art Garfunkel's "Bright Eyes" for the 1978 animated film Watership Down.

1947 Allan Jones (saxophonist for Amen Corner) is born in Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales.

1943 "50s teen idol Fabian is born Fabiano Forte in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1941 Pop singer Dave Berry is born David Holgate Grundy in Woodhouse, Sheffield, England.

1929 Rudy Vallee and His Orchestra record "Deep Night."

Bob Marley Is Born

Bob Marley is born Nesta Robert Marley in Jamaica. His mother is a native of Jamaica and his father an officer in the British military.

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2007 Barenaked Ladies release their eighth studio album, Barenaked Ladies Are Men, the last BNL album to feature founding member Steven Page.

1998 Carl Wilson (lead guitarist of The Beach Boys) dies of lung cancer at age 51.

1988 Dusty Springfield makes her first appearance on the Billboard charts in 19 years with "What Have I Done To Deserve This?," a duet with Pet Shop Boys.

1962 Axl Rose, born William Bruce Rose, Jr., is born in Lafayette, Indiana (his stage name is an anagram for "Oral Sex"). Rose forms the band Guns N' Roses.

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