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2013.- Rick Huxley (bassist for The Dave Clark Five) dies at age 72 after a long struggle with emphysema.
2011.- Ne-Yo plays a charming hitman on the “Smooth Criminal” episode of CSI: NY.
2009 Estelle Bennett (of The Ronettes) dies of colon cancer at age 67.
2007 Two songs from Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds album earn Grammy Awards: “My Love” (with T.I.) wins Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and “SexyBack” is named Best Dance Recording.
2000Diana Ross officially divorces her husband, Norwegian businessman Arne Naess.
2000 Near the concession area of an Isley Brothers concert in Los Angeles billed as the “Valentine’s Super Love Jam,” a 24-year-old man shoots three concert-goers and is shot by a police officer working the show. The assailant is killed but his victims survive.
1998 Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is arrested at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, charged with threatening a security worker. He pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.
1989 Eazy-E’s solo song “We Want Eazy” becomes his first hit to enter the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it debuts at #43.
1986 On The A-Team episode “Cowboy George,” Culture Club performs “Karma Chameleon” in a cowboy bar while Mr. T enjoys the music.
1983Bob Seger’s The Distance is certified Platinum.
1982The Rolling Stones Let’s Spend the Night Together, a concert film from their 1981 tour, opens in New York to miserable reviews.
1981 Kelly Rowland (of Destiny’s Child) is born in Atlanta, Georgia.
1979Brandy (Brandy Norwood) is born in McComb, Mississippi.
1979 The TV movie Elvis, starring Kurt Russell as the singer, airs on ABC.
1977 Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) is born in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles.
1974.- R&B singer D’Angelo is born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia.
1970Ringo Starr’s film The Magic Christian, featuring music by Badfinger, premieres in New York City.
1968 The Beatles record “Hey Bulldog.”
1967 The Turtles release “Happy Together.”
1967The Monkees’ album More of the Monkees hits #1 in America.
1967The Rolling Stones release their album Between The Buttons in America, with “Let’s Spend the Night Together” and “Ruby Tuesday” on the track list.
1966 Cher records “Bang Bang.”
1965Ringo Starr marries his first wife, Maureen Cox, in London’s Caxton Hall Register Office, with manager Brian Epstein as best man. John Lennon and George Harrison are also in attendance, as well as the couple’s parents and John’s wife, Cynthia. (Paul is on vacation in Tunisia.) Afterwards, Ringo and Maureen head off to a honeymoon in Sussex, England.
1964 After playing their first ever US concert, The Beatles attend a party at the British Embassy in Washington where a woman cuts off a lock of Ringo’s hair without asking him.
1964The Beatles play their first US concert at the Washington Coliseum, in Washington, DC. The setlist includes “I Saw Her Standing There,” “All My Loving” and “Twist And Shout.”
1961 The front page headline in Melody Maker reads: £80,000 Lost On Pirate Juke Boxes. This is a report of a nationwide swoop on bars, cafés, restaurants, clubs, amusement arcades and public houses.
1957 Patsy Cline releases “Walking After Midnight.”
1950 Red Foley’s “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” hits #1 in America.
1947 Derek Shulman (lead vocalist for Gentle Giant) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
1943 Blues singer Little Johnny Taylor is born in Arkansas.
1942.- R&B singer Otis Clay is born in Waxhaw, Mississippi.
1942 Soul singer Leon Haywood is born in Houston, Texas.
1941 Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes is born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.
1938 Bobby “Boris” Pickett (of The Crypt-Kickers) is born in Somerville, Massachusetts.
1938 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra record “Martha.”
1935Gene Vincent is born Vincent Eugene Craddock in Norfolk, Virginia.
1914 Matt Dennis is born in Seattle, Washington. Among many other tunes, he composes the pop standard “Everything Happens to Me,” first recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra.
1914 Bluesman Josh White is born in Greenville, South Carolina.