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2012.- The Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary” is mashed with Flo Rida’s “Good Feeling” for a special Budweiser commercial that airs during Super Bowl XLVI.
2009.- R&B/blues singer-songwriter Piney Brown dies at age 87.
2008Lenny Kravitz releases his eighth studio album, It Is Time For A Love Revolution, which peaks at #4 in the US.
2008 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the developer of the Transcendental Meditation technique that attracted The Beatles and The Beach Boys, among others, during the 1970s, dies in his sleep at age 90.
2007 Apple Computers settles a long-standing legal battle with Apple Records, the label set up by The Beatles. The companies have disputed the rights of the computer maker to sell music under the Apple name.
2006 A 29-year-old man is shot to death near a video shoot for rapper Busta Rhymes in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York. The man worked as a bodyguard at Kiss the Cactus Productions, where the video for Rhymes’s “Touch It” was being filmed.
2005 “Helena” by My Chemical Romance peaks at #33 on the Hot 100. It’s the alt rock band’s first big crossover hit.
2000 Powered by a sample of Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” “Rise” by Gabrielle goes to #1 in the UK.
1998Elton John and Stevie Wonder perform at the White House for US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
1998 Tim Kelly (guitarist Slaughter) dies in a car accident in Arizona at age 35.
1981Joni Mitchell is inducted into Canada’s Juno Hall of Fame.
1979The Pointer Sisters’ “Fire” is certified Gold.
1979 Fifteen months after announcing his retirement on stage, Elton John is back in action in Stockholm with the first show of his A Single Man tour.
1977 Mary MacGregor’s “Torn Between Two Lovers” hits #1 for the first of two weeks.
1976 Elvis Presley records “For the Heart,” “Hurt,” and “Danny Boy.”
1972.- Paul Simon releases “Mother and Child Reunion.”
1971Sara Evans is born in Boonesboro, Missouri.
1969Bobby Brown is born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts.
1968Spin Doctors frontman Chris Barron is born Christopher Barron Gross in Hawaii. He moves with his family to Australia at age 8, then to Princeton, New Jersey at 12, where he goes to high school with John Popper of Blues Traveler.
1967Pop Stars And Drugs – Facts That Will Shock You screams the headline of the British newspaper News of the World. The article describes LSD parties thrown by The Moody Blues and attended by Pete Townshend, Ginger Baker and other prominent rock stars, and claims that Mick Jagger took Benzedrine tablets and lured girls back to his apartment to smoke hash. Jagger sues for libel, as it was actually Brian Jones with the Benzedrine. The paper responds by staking out Jagger and tipping police to drug activity at Keith Richards’ Redlands estate. On February 12, police raid the place, arresting Jagger, Richards and Marianne Faithfull on drug charges.
1967 Chilean composer Violeta Parra commits suicide at age 49.
1966 Petula Clark’s “My Love” hits #1 on the Hot 100 for the first of two weeks.
1964 Bass player Duff McKagan is born Michael Andrew McKagan in Seattle, Washington. With the Seattle drug scene causing problems, he heads to Los Angeles, where he forms Guns N’ Roses.
1961Gene Pitney releases “Love My Life Away.”
1957Bill Haley arrives in London for his first British tour. He’s the first American rock star to tour there and is met by about 4,000 fans at Heathrow Airport, mostly thanks to promoters who hyped his coming as “the second battle of Waterloo.”
1955 The Fontane Sisters’ “Hearts of Stone” hits #1 in America for the first of three weeks.
1944 J.R. Cobb (guitarist for Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section) is born in Birmingham, Alabama.
1944Al Kooper (of The Blues Project, Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt in Brooklyn, New York.
1943 Chuck Winfield (trumpet player for Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born.
1941Barrett Strong, who teams with producer Norman Whitfield to write a number of Motown hits, including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” is born in West Point, Mississippi.
1941.- Cory Wells (of Three Dog Night) is born Emil Lewandowski in Buffalo, New York.
1935 Alex Harvey (of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1931Eddie Cantor makes his debut radio appearance, singing on Rudy Vallee’s Fleischmann Hour.
1930 Jazz trumpeter Don Goldie is born Donald Elliott Goldfield in Newark, New Jersey. His father, Harry “Goldie” Goldfield, was also a trumpet player who worked with Paul Whiteman.
1923 Country singer-songwriter Claude King, known for the 1962 hit “Wolverton Mountain,” is born in Keithville, Louisiana.