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2016.- Panic! at the Disco top 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.
2016.- Dan Hicks dies of liver cancer in his Mill Valley, California home. Best remembered for his work as leader of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, he also holds the distinction of having been drummer in seminal ’60s psychedelic act The Charlatans during their historically important 1965 Red Dog Saloon residency, which was crucial in shaping the San Francisco psychedelic music scene.
2011Gary Moore (guitarist for Thin Lizzy) dies of a heart attack at age 58.
2011Christina 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.”
2007Barenaked Ladies release their eighth studio album, Barenaked Ladies Are Men, the last BNL album to feature founding member Steven Page.
2007Fall 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.”
2007Frankie 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 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.
1981Paul 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.
1976Elvis Presley records “Never Again” and “Love Coming Down.”
1976 Just hours after finishing the soundtrack for It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown, longtime Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi dies suddenly of a heart attack (or a possible aortic aneurysm) at age 47. At the jazz pianist’s funeral, Charlie Brown music is played over the church’s sound system.
1968 The Beatles record “The Inner Light” and finish work on “Lady Madonna.”
1966Rick 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.
1964The 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.
1950Natalie 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.”