Gene McDaniels born in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ray Manzarek (The Doors) born in Chicago, Illinois.
Country singer Moe Bandy born Marion Bandy in Meridian, Mississippi.
Stan Knight (Black Oak Arkansas) born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Steve Hackett born in London, England.
American Legion Hall, Carlsbad, New Mexico: Elvis Presley.
Montecello Auditorium, Norgolk, Virginia: Elvis Presley.
Fruitbat (Carter USM) born Leslie Carter.
Buddy Holly is record a session in Clovis which produces the acoustic guitar song "Well, All Right."
Grant McLennan (The Go-Betweens) born in Rockhampton, Australia.
New release: Buddy Holly's new single, "Maybe Baby" is released in the US.
Neil Conti (Prefab Sprout) born in London, England.
Pat Boone's album, "Pat's Great Hits" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Casbah Coffee Club, West Derby, Liverpool: The Beatles.
The Beatles travel to Broadcasting House, Manchester, for their Brian Epstein-arranged audition for a chance to perform on radio. Producer Peter Pilbeam listens to The Beatles perform four songs: Paul McCartney sings "Till There Was You" and his composition "Like Dreamers Do"; John Lennon sings "Memphis" and his composition "Hello Little Girl". Pilbeam votes "no" on Paul's performance, but votes "yes" on John's. His final answer is "Yes", and the Beatles are booked to record an appearance on the radio program "Teenager's Turn" on March 7.
Beatles, The Azena Ballroom, Gleadless, Sheffield, Yorkshire and at the Astoria Ballroom, Oldham, Lancashire.
The Beatles return to New York City by train (from Washington, D.C.) for two performances at Carnegie Hall. Total attendance for both shows was the capacity, 5,800. Ticket prices ranged from $1.65 to $5.50. There was such a demand for tickets that some seating was arranged surrounding the stage. Capitol Records wanted to record these shows, but union opposition from the American Federation of Musicians prevented it.
On Television: (U.K.) Top Of The Pops. Presented by David Jacobs and Pete Murray. Featuring Brian Poole & The Tremeloes - "Candy Man"; Cilla Black - "Anyone Who Had A Heart"; Gerry & The Pacemakers - "I'm The One" (on record); Manfred Mann - "5-4-3-2-1"; Rick Nelson - "For You" (on record); The Bachelors - "Diane"; The Beatles - "All My Loving" (Promo film); The Merseybeats - "I Think Of You"; The Searchers - "Needles & Pins" (Promo film).
Gaz (The Happy Mondays) born Gary Whelan in Manchester, England.
On Television: (Germany) Beat Club. Programme 5 featuring Boots, Ian and the Zodiacs, Isabella Bond & Tramps, The Beatles.
New release: The Rolling Stones' new single, "19th Nervous Breakdown" is released in the US. Highest chart position: 2.
Star Club, Star Hotel, Croydon: John Mayall's Blues Breakers.
Police, led by Chief Inspector Gordon Direly, raid Redlands, the home of Keith Richards in West Wittering, Sussex after a tip-off from "The News Of The World". Keith, Mick Jagger and Marianne faithfull are all searched. Police remove a quantity of various substances including Earl Grey tea, sun-tan oil, four amphetamine tablets and cannabis. There is no public statement from the police about the raid but the following week, "The News Of The World" carries full details. Although the amphetamines were found in Marianne's coat, Mick claims they are his. As a result, she is not charged. Mick and Keith are not so lucky.
On Television: (U.S.A.) Ed Sullivan Show. Show No. 906. Young Rascals, On film: The Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever" & "Penny Lane" promo films. (U.S.A.) The Monkees in an episode entitled, "Monkees Race Again". (U.S.A.) The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Guest Stars: The Turtles.
Despite pleading not guilty, The Animals' former road manager, Alexander Taws, is sentenced to five years imprisonment at Inner London Sessions for possession of cannabis and L.S.D. and unlawfully supplying drugs.
Impresario Harold Fielding announces that Joe Brown is leaving the London musical "Charlie Girl" after a year of voice trouble. His place is being taken by Gerry Marsden.
It's announced that the executive committee of the Musician's Union will discuss the use of session musicians "ghosting" for pop groups on their singles. The unprecedented move comes after the admission by The Love Affair that none of its five members played on the hit "Everlasting Love".
Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) born Chynna Gilliam Phillips in Los Angeles, California.
Center Arena, Seattle, Washington: Jimi Hendrix. Support: Soft Machine.
Pop singer Carole Deene, 24, is awarded £ 5,575 damages at Glamorgan Assizes in Cardiff after winning a civil case relating to an accident in 1966 when her car was in collision with a lorry. She had sued the driver and his employers after suffering a fractured jaw and knee. The court was told that at the time of her accident, she had two records in the Top Ten and an earning potential of £ 8,000 - £ 10,000. This had been lost after the accident. Deene's husband, Barry Turner, better known as pop singer Tony Lindell, said the affair had "shattered" his wife's confidence.
Mary Hopkin visits the greetings card manufacturer Valentine & Sons Ltd., at their Dundee factory. The company have produced the postcards which will appear on the singer's debut album to be released tomorrow.
Barbra Streisand and Elliot Gould announce they have agreed to a "trial separation" in an effort tp save their marriage.
Steppenwolf's album, "Steppenwolf The Second" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Cardiff, Wales: Deep Purple. Fee: £ 125.
Fillmore East: Janis Joplin And The Kosmic Blues Band, The Grateful Dead.
Jim Creegan (Barenaked Ladies) born.
On Television: John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band appear on "Top of the Pops", in a pre-taped performance of "Instant Karma!"
City Hall, Sheffield, England: Pink Floyd.
Symphony Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Delaney and Bonnie.
Jefferson Airplane's album, "The Worst Of The Jefferson Airplane" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
On Television: (U.S.A.) The Partridge Family in an episode entitled, "They Shoot Managers, Don't They?"
Town Hall, Birmingham, England: Deep Purple (available as the bootleg, "Birmingham 2-12-71").
Lecture Theater, University of Essex, Colchester: Pink Floyd.
On Television: (U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee; Joe Tex; Hodges, Smith, James & Crawford.
Great Hall, Imperial College, London: David Bowie.
City Hall, Sheffield, Yorkshire: Pink Floyd.
Grugahalle, Essen, Germany: Deep Purple available on the bootleg "Cold Spring Essen").
Harry Nilsson appears on the cover of Time Magazine, published today.
Elton John's album, "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
The Bottom Line opnes its doors in New York. It will become one of the city's major rock venues.
Cambridge University: East Wind. Support: Hatfield And The North.
Bob Dylan's album, "Blood On The Tracks" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Madison Square Garden, New York: Led Zeppelin.
Deep Purple Detroit, Michigan, USA
The Police are recording at Pathway Studios, London. Tracks recorded: "Fall Out", which will become their first single, and "Nothing Achieving".
Pink Floyd's album, "Animals" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
On Television: (Germany) Rockpalast featuring Chicago (Grugahalle Essen). (U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring Commodores; Thelma Houston.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' "Thank You Very Much" is certified gold by the B.P.I.
Gloria Gaynor's single, "I Will Survive" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Olivia Newton-John's single, "A Little More Love" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany: Nazareth. Support: Whitesnake.
The "Music Week" Awards are held at London's Dorchester Hotel. Kate Bush takes the "Top Female Artist" award for 1979.
Tonight's gig by Dexy's Midnight Runners in Nuneaton is cancelled after Kevin Rowland collapsed with nervous exhaustion and strained vocal chords. The next four gigs in the band's tour (Sheffield, Warwick, Kidderminster and Middlesbrough) have also been cancelled but will be rescheduled later.
Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" is certified platinum by the B.P.I.
The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California: : Pink Floyd.
Benny Andersson and Annifrid Lyngstad announce they are to divorce "following mature consideration and in full accord". They both insist it won't break up Abba. The couple, who have no children, were married in 1978.
Phil Collins' "Face Value" is certified gold by the B.P.I.
Gap Band's album, "Gap Band III" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Ronnie Milsap's album, "Greatest Hits" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Marquee Club: Lionheart.
Shirley Bassey undergoes exploratory surgery at a hospital in Los Angeles. She was admitted to he hospital yesterday. No other details have been revealed.
1982 Kraftwerk's "The Man-Machine" and "Computer World" are certified silver by the B.P.I.
On Television: (Germany) Rockpalast featuring Trio (Markthalle Hamburg).
Marquee Club: Grand Prix.
On Television: (U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring The Temptations; Anita Baker
Marquee Club: Connolly Encore. Support: B.B.
Marquee Club: Diamond Head.
Chicago's album, "Chicago 17" is certified 3 X platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Marquee Club: Yes Let's. Support: Poppyfields.
Checkerdome, St. Louis, Missouri, USA: Deep Purple.
Atlantic Starr's album, "As The Band Turns" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
The Judds' album, "Rockin' With The Rhythm" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Kiss' longform video, "Animalize Live Uncensored" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Marquee Club: The Sweet. Support: Skeletal Family.
Randy Crawford's "Abstract Emotions" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Psychedelic Furs' "Midnight To Midnight" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Marquee Club: 100 Men (featuring Bruce Foxton).
AC/DC's "Blow Up Your Video" is certified gold by the B.P.I.
Marquee Club: Kooga. Support: Excalibur
Marquee Club: Junior Manson Slags. Support: Medicine Factory + Creemin Jesus.
Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia: R.E.M. support: The Hoodoo Gurus.
Kiss' Vinnie Vincent files an application in an attempt to trademark his signature. The effort would be abandoned January 15, 1991.
Janet Jackson's album, "Rhythm Nation 1814" is certified 3 X platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Marquee Club: The End.
C&C Music Factory's album, "Gonna Make You Sweat" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Mariah Carey's single, "Someday" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Janet Jackson's single, "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Motley Crue's longform video, "Uncensored" is certified 2 X platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Skid Row's longform video, "Oh Say Can You Scream" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Marquee Club: The Screaming Tribesmen. Support: Whipping Boy.
Metz Salle Galaxie, Metz, France: Deep Purple.
Glen Campbell's album, "Wichita Lineman" is certified 2 X platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Marc Cohn's album, "Marc Cohn" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Natalie Cole's VIDEO single, "Unforgettable" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Grand Funk Railroad's album, "Closer To Home" is certified 2 X platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Mr. Big's single, "To Be With You" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Stevie Nicks' album, "Timespace: The Best Of Stevie Nicks" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
On Television: (U.S.A.) Saturday Night Live with musical guest Salt-n-Pepa. (U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring Xscape; Gerald Albright. (France) Taratata. No. 39. Recorded 25 janvier 1994. Solos: France GALL; Chris Rea; H.M.F. Duos: France Gall & Véronique Sanson; France Gall & Mireille.
Bonnie Raitt's album, "Road Tested" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Foxy Brown's album, "Ill Na Na" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A. and her album, "Ill Na Na" is certified platinum.
The Cardigans' album, "First Band On The Moon" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Harry Chapin's album, "Greatest Stories - Live" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Flesh & Bone's album, "T.H.U.G.S." is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Point Of Grace's album, "The Whole Truth" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Redman's album, "Muddy Waters" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Kevin Sharp's album, "Measure Of A Man" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Alabama's album, "Greatest Hits, Volume Iii" is certified 2 X platinum by the R.I.A.A. Their album, "Roll On" is certified 4 X platinum and the album "Mountain Music" is certified 5 X platinum.
The Lox's album, "Money, Power & Respect" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Usher's single, "Nice And Slow" is certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.
Marilyn Manson and actress girlfriend, Rose McGowan, are in the bath when the shock-rocker surprises her with a proposal of marriage. The couple sealed the engagement with an antique diamond ring. McGowan tells her family the news but will leave telling everyone else until she's on Howard Stern's radio show on February 16th.
Bryan Adams Feat. Melanie C's "When You'Re Gone" is certified platinum by the B.P.I.
Belle & Sebastian's "Boy With The Arab Strap" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Dru Hill's "Enter The Dru" is certified silver by the B.P.I.
Lenny Kravitz's "Fly Away" and "5" are certified silver by the B.P.I.
Vengaboys' "Up And Down" is certified gold by the B.P.I.
On Television: (U.K.) Top Of The Pops. Presented by Jamie Theakston. Featuring A+ - "Enjoy Yourself"; Blondie - "Maria"; M People - "Dreaming"; Mansun - "Six"; Tatyana Ali - "Boy You Knock Me Out".
Screamin' Jay Hawkins, the high preist of voodoo jive, dies after surgery at a clinic in a Paris suburb. Doctors said the 70 year old singer had suffered multiple organ failure following surgery to treat an aneurysm.
Lou Reed today announces he is cancelling a concert planned for Vienna, later in the month. His announcement is a response to Austria's far-right Freedom Party joining the country's new government.
William Oliver Swofford who had Top 5 hits in 1969 under the name Oliver, dies of cancer in Shreveport, Louisiana, aged 54.
On Television: (U.S.A.) Saturday Night Live with musical guest DMX.
(U.S.A.) Soul Train featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg; Sisqo; Sammie
Lynyrd Skynyrd's album, "20Th Century Masters - The Best Of Lynyrd Skynyrd" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.
Nominations for the 74th annual Academy Awards are announced this morning. Nominees for the category of Best Original Song are:
Enya for "May It Be" from "Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring".
Paul McCartney for "Vanilla Sky" from the film of the same name.
Randy Newman for "If I Didn't Have You" from "Monsters Inc."
Sting for "Until ..." from "Kate & Leopold".
Diane Warren for "There You'll Be" performed by Faith Hill on the soundtrack of "Pearl Harbor".
Angie Stone's album, "Mahogany Soul" is certified gold by the R.I.A.A.