Skip Batin (The Byrds) born in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Alan Caddy (Johnny Kidd And The Pirates) born in London, England.
Graham Nash (The Hollies, Crosby Stills Nash & Young) born in Blackpool, Lancashire.
Peter Macbeth (The Foundations) born in London, England.
Ronnie Goodson (John Fred & His Playboy Band) born in Miami, Florida.
Howard Bellamy (Bellamy Brothers) born in Darby, Florida.
Peter Lucia (Tommy James And The Shondells) born.
John "Pugwash" Weathers (Gentle Giant) born in Carmarthen, Wales.
Ross Valory (Journey) born in San Francisco, California.
Al McKay (Earth, Wind & Fire) born in Los Angeles.
Tom Stephen (Jeff Healey Band) born in San St. John, New Brunswick.
Tony Butler (Big Country) born in London, England.
Jimi Hendrix's mother Lucille dies in Seattle. Neither he nor his father attend the funeral.
Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool: The Beatles.
Beatles, The Oasis Club in Manchester. This is their first professionally-arranged out-of-town performance; Brian Epstein's efforts are beginning to pay off.
Gaumont Cinema, Bradford, Yorkshire: The Beatles. This is the opening night of the nationwide Helen Shapiro tour, with The Beatles playing at the bottom of the six-act bill. Helen Shapiro, a sixteen-year-old from London, had been voted Best British Female Singer for both 1961 and 1962. The Beatles perform four songs, "Chains", "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby", "A Taste of Honey", and "Please Please Me". With the tour's second date three days away, The Beatles travel back to Liverpool after the show to appear at the Cavern Club.
Robert DeLeo (The Stone Temple Pilots) born in New Jersey.
On television: (U.S.A.) Ed Sullivan Show No. 777 with musical guests Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr.
Yardbirds Crawdaddy Club, Richmond-upon-Thame: The Yardbirds.
The Beatles perform two shows at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.
On television: (U.S.A.) Hullabaloo. Host: Paul Anka. Guests: Brenda Lee, Petua Clark, Bill Dana (as Jose Jiminez), Marvin Gaye, The Everly Brothers.
Melissa Brooke Belland (Voice Of The Beehive) born in Los Angeles.
The Beatles are recording in Studio Two at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, LondonThey're working on the lead and backing vocals for the song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
Drew Harvey, beat group manager and booking agent, files for divorce from his 26 year old wife, Jackie Trent (real name Yvonne Ann Trent) citing Anthony Peter Hatch as co-respondent.
Cadenna's, Guildford, Surrey: Pink Floyd.
After the birth of his daughter yesterday, Elvis Presley arrives at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee with two policemen that he's hiring at £10 a shift to guard his wife and child.
Nick Singleton (Bleach) born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
Ringo Starr rehearses for an appearance on the Cilla Black television show "Cilla", scheduled for live broadcast on February 6.
Winterland, San Francisco, California: Jimi Hendrix Experience. Support: Soft Machine.
Dean Martin's album, "Dream With Dean" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Yoko Ono is divorced from Anthony Cox in the Virgin Islands. Cox receives a divorce settlement of 6,700 pounds, and Yoko is given custody of their daughter, Kyoko.
Deep Purple are in studios in Copenhagen recording a special for Danish TV.
On television: (U.S.A.) Ed Sullivan Show. Show No. 984 with musical guests Vanilla Fudge, The Temptations.
Rockpile, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Led Zeppelin.
Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco: Them.
Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Delaney and Bonnie.
Palais des Sports, Lyon, France: Pink Floyd.
Ben Mize (Counting Crows) born.
Deep Purple are recording their new album (to be called "Fireball) in London. Track worked on: "No One Came".
On television: (U.S.A.) Harry Nilsson's "The Point!" airs on ABC.
Rapper T-Mo (The Goodie Mob) born.
Keith Emerson (E.L.P.) injures his hands onstage in San Francisco when his piano (which explodes during the set) detonates too early.
On television: (U.S.A.) The Midnight Special. First show of season 1. Host: Helen Reddy. Guests: The Byrds; George Carlin; The Impressions; Don McLean; Curtis Mayfield; Rare Earth; Ike & Tina Turner.
(U.S.A.) The Partridge Family in an episode entitled "Bedknobs And Drumsticks".
Loggins & Messina's eponymous album is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
On television: (U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring Eddie Kendricks; The Persuaders; Eddie Floyd.
Nottingham University: East Wind. Support: Hatfield And The North.
On television: (Germany) Rockpalast featuring Epitaph life from WDR Studio-L Köln.
Leo Sayer's album, "Endless Flight" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Rita Coolidge's single, "We're All Alone" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Sid Vicious is out on bail awaiting trial for the murder of Nancy Spungeon. To celebrate, his mother and friends hold a party. Having gone "cold turkey" in Ryker's Island Prison, he's lost all tolerance to heroin. By the time anyone realises, it's too late. Sid never makes it to the hospital alive. He is 21 years old.
On television: (U.S.A.) The Midnight Special. No. 271. Host: The Jacksons. Guests: Dan Hartman, Hot Chocolate, Grace Jones, KC & the Sunshine Band.
Dire Straits' eponymous album is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Hot Chocolate's single, "Everyone's A Winner" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
On the first anniversary of Sid Vicious' death, 800 punks march from Sloan Square to Hyde Park in London.
On television: (U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring War.
Marquee Club: Taurus.
REO Speedwagon's album, "Hi Infidelity" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Boz Scaggs' album, "Hits" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Marquee Club: Le Mat + Geordee + The Rubies.
The Stranglers' album, "Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus)" is certified platinum by the B.P.I.
Marquee Club: Terraplane.
Marquee Club: Rock Goddess.
Heaven 17's album, "The Luxury Gap" is certified platinum by the B.P.I.
Marquee Club: Bolshoi.
On television: (U.S.A.) Saturday Night Live with musical guest Tina Turner.
(U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring Jesse Johnson's Revue; Levert.
Long Beach Arena California: Deep Purple.
Marquee Club: The Prisoners.
Marquee Club: Rock The World - Heat 2.
Gregory Abbott's album, "Shake You Down" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
The Bangles' album, "Different Light" is certified 2 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
The Beastie Boys album, "Licensed To Ill" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Bruce Springsteen's album, "Bruce Springsteen & The E. Street Band Live 1975 - '85" is certified 3 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Andreas Vollenweider's album, "Down To The Moon" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
The Variety Club Of Great Britain holds its annual awards ceremony at London's Hilton Hotel. Cliff Richard receives the award for Best Recording Artist.
Marquee Club: White Lion.
The Entertainment Center, Sydney, Australia: Pink Floyd.
AC/DC longform video "Blow Up Your Video" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Marquee Club: Boys Wonder. Support: The Contenders.
Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand: R.E.M. support: The Bats.
Roachford's eponymous album is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Marquee Club: Protocol. Support: The Great Pagoda Dream Factory.
The Christians album, "Colours" is certified gold by the B.P.I.
Tanita Tikaram's album, "The Sweet Keeper" is certified gold by the B.P.I.
Marquee Club: The Dead Milkmen (early evening). Support: The Surfing Brides. Then: Buttz 'N' Luke's Great Rock 'N' Roll Show (late night).
On television: (U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring EMPD; Tracie Spencer; Freddie Jackson.
UK release of Paul McCartney CD, LP, and cassette "Off the Ground" (Parlophone). Songs: "Off the Ground", "Looking for Changes", "Hope of Deliverance", "Mistress and Maid", "I Owe It All to You", "Biker Like an Icon", "Peace in the Neighbourhood", "Golden Earth Girl", "The Lovers That Never Were", "Get Out of My Way", "Winedark Open Sea", and "C'mon People".
Bobby Farrell (Boney M) is given a one month prison sentence suspended for two years at a court in Lelystad, Holland. He had admitted pouring petrol over his wife, Jasmine, in August 1992 and threatening to set her on fire during a dispute of the ownership of the name Boney M. At the time of the incident the name was owned by Jasmine but it has since been transferred to Bobby.
Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting' single, "All For Love" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Color Me Badd's album, "Time And Chance" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Martin Hall, the Manic Street Preachers' manager, files a missing person report on Richey Edwards with the Metropolitan Police in London
Brandy's eponymous album is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Patsy Cline's album, "Greatest Hits" is certified 6 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Celine Dion's album, The Colour Of My Love" is certified 3 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Dream Theatre's album, "Images & Words" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Metallica's eponymous album is certified 8 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Pearl Jam's album, "Vitalogy" is certified 4 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Sade's album, "Diamond Life" is certified 4 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona: Deep Purple.
Pantera's longform video, "Pantera - Watch It Go" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Styx's album, "Return To Paradise" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Usher's single, "Nice And Slow" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Andy Williams' album, "We Need A Little Christmas" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
The National Centre For Popular Music, in Sheffield, England, is saved from closure after creditors accept an offer of 10p for every £ 1 they're owed. Insolvency experts Pricewaterhouse Coopers brokered the deal. The financial crisis came after it was revealed that the £ 15 million centre had lost £ 1.1 million since opening in March through its inability to attract sufficient visitors.
Heart's album, "The Road Home" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Lauryn Hill's album, "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill" is certified 4 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
The Steve Miller Band's album, "Greatest Hits 1974-1978" is certified 8 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Will Smith's album, "Big Willie Style" is certified 5 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Angie Stone's album, "Black Diamond" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Mos Def's album, "Black On Both Sides" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Savage Garden's eponymous album is certified 6 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
System Of A Down's eponymous album is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
2 Pac & Outlawz' album, "Still I Rise" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Dido's album, "No Angel" is certified platinum by the B.P.I.
Jools Holland's album, "The Best Of Jools Holland" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Ronan Keating's album, "Ronan" is certified 4 x Platinum by the B.P.I.
Linkin Park's album, "Hybrid Theory" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Oxide & Neutrino's single, "No Good 4 Me" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
The Beatles' album, "1" is certified 7 X Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Fear Factory's album, "Obsolete" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
The Grateful Dead's longform videos, "A View From The Vault" and "Downhill From Here" are certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Intocable's album, "Es Para Ti"I is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Jill Scott's album, "Who Is Jill Scott?: Words & Sounds. Volume 1" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Cat Stevens album, "The Very Best Of Cat Stevens" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
On Television: (U.K.) Top Of The Pops. Presented by Gail Porter. Featuring Anastacia Not That Kind 2-Feb-01 Gail Porter Performance
Baha Men You All Dat 2-Feb-01 Gail Porter Performance
Limp Bizkit Rollin 2-Feb-01 Gail Porter Promo Video
Martine McCutcheon On The Radio 2-Feb-01 Gail Porter Performance
Mos Def/ Nate Dogg / Pharoahe Monch Oh No 2-Feb-01 Gail Porter Special
Safri Duo Played A Live 2-Feb-01 Gail Porter Performance
Toploader Dancing In The Moonlight 2-Feb-01 Gail Porter Performance
Usher Pop Ya Collar
On Television: (U.S.A.) Saturday Night Live with musical guest Britney Spears
(U.S.A.) Soul Train with The Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley; Method Man; Redman; Ali.