1 February, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
2019.- Marshmello performs a virtual concert inside the online game Fortnite that is seen by an estimated 10 million gamers. To pull it off, he is rigged to a body-motion suit that transfers his movements to the screen. It’s the first large-scale integration of a concert within a video game.
2011.- Leonard Cohen’s first grandchild is born to proud parents Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright and “deputy dad” Jorn Weisbrodt. Little Viva Katherine, named after Wainwright’s mother, the folk singer Kate McGarrigle, is born only a year after Cohen reportedly remarked on childhood to both Lorca and Rufus: “You know, it’s pretty much the only amazing thing there is.”
2007The Spinners founding member Billy Henderson dies of complications from diabetes at age 67 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
2007 Joe Hunter, who played piano in the Motown house band The Funk Brothers, dies at age 79.
2004Exodus return after a 12-year hiatus with their sixth studio album, Tempo of the Damned.
2002 Paul Baloff, who sang on Exodus’ 1985 debut album, Bonded Blood, dies of a heart attack at age 41.
1999Freddy Fender is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993Willie Nelson settles his $17 million tax debt with the US Internal Revenue Service by paying them nine million dollars in cash and assets already seized.
1992Todd Rundgren has his third child, a son named Rebop.
1985 “I Want To Know What Love Is” by Foreigner begins a two-week run at #1.
1976Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Gimme Back My Bullets. It’s their fourth album, following Nuthin’ Fancy and preceding Street Survivors, which is their last release before a fatal plane crash ends the original lineup.
1975 Stevie Wonder’s daughter Aisha (heard crying at the beginning of “Isn’t She Lovely”) is born. Aisha is Wonder’s first child, born to Yolanda Simmons.
1975 Billy Mohler, best known as a member of The Calling, is born in Laguna Beach, California.
1973 NBC debuts The Midnight Special rock variety show, its response to ABC’s popular In Concert series. The first host: Helen Reddy.
1973Emerson, Lake and Palmer keyboard player Keith Emerson injures his hands when a rigged piano explodes prematurely during a San Francisco gig, leaving him with minor cuts and a broken fingernail.
1971.- The Point!, an animated fable written by pop star Nilsson, makes its debut on ABC’s Movie of the Week.
1968 After cycling through a number of band names (including Bag ‘O Nails and Navy Blue), Ian Anderson’s group plays the Marquee Club in London as Jethro Tull, a name that sticks. Their agent suggested the name; Jethro Tull is the inventor of the seed drill.
1968 At the Marquee Club in London, Jethro Tull play their first gig under that name. They went through many other names that didn’t stick, including The Blades, John Evan Smash, and Navy Blue.
1966 Robert DeLeo, who will form Stone Temple Pilots along with his brother Dean and lead singer Scott Weiland, is born in Montclair, New Jersey.
1963 Eva Cassidy is born in Washington, D.C. She is raised in Maryland.
1963The Beatles begin their first British tour at the Gaumont in Bradford. They’re listed last on the bill, which includes The Honeys, The Kestrals, The Red Price Orchestra and 16-year-old Helen Shapiro.
1957Fats Domino makes an appearance on The Perry Como Show, singing his hits “Blue Monday” and “Blueberry Hill.”
1957 Dale Hawkins records “Susie Q.”
1956The Coasters sign with Atlantic Records.
1949 Ross Valory, bass player with Journey and the Steve Miller Band, is born in San Francisco.
1948 Al McKay (of Earth, Wind & Fire) is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1947 Peter Lucia (of Tommy James & the Shondells) is born in Morristown, New Jersey.
1946 Howard Bellamy (of the country duo The Bellamy Brothers) is born in Darby, Florida.
1942 Graham Nash (of The Hollies, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) is born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.
1940 Alan Caddy (guitarist of The Tornados, Johnny Kidd & the Pirates) is born in Chelsea, London, England.
1937.- Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra record “Boo Hoo.”
1932 Jazz musician Arthur Lyman, known as “The King of Lounge Music,” is born in Kauai, Hawaii.
1927 Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1912 Burton Lane, known for composing the music for the Broadway productions of Finian’s Rainbow (1947) and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1965), is born Morris Hyman Kushner in New York City.
1900 The opera Louise by Gustave Charpentiers (his most famous composition) premieres in Paris.
1525 Italian Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is born in the town of Palestrina near Rome.