1959: Lloyd Price scored another week at #1 on the R&B chart, his fourth, with "Personality".
1963: The Beatles performed at the Ritz Ballroom in Rhyl, North Wales.
1965: Frank Sinatra left his handprints in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood to promote his new film Von Ryan's Express.
1970: Chicago released the single "25 or 6 to 4".
1970: The Carpenters were guests on the ABC television show The Dating Game.
1974: George McCrae remained at the #1 slot with "Rock Your Baby", a song that would go on to sell 11 million copies--the top-selling song of the 70's! "Annie's Song" by John Denver was #2 while the Righteous Brothers made their move (10-3) with "Rock and Roll Heaven", their 19th hit and sixth Top 10. Elton John was up to 4 with "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me". The rest of the Top 10: "On and On" from Gladys Knight & the Pips, Steely Dan had a winner with "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", up 13 to 7, Anne Murray remained at 8 with "You Won't See Me", the Hollies were at 9 with "The Air That I Breathe" and Olivia Newton-John reached the Top 10 for the second time with "If You Love Me
(Let Me Know)".
1975: Steve Van Zandt performed in concert for the first time as one of the members of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
1981: Tom Petty released the single with Stevie Nicks--"Stop Dragging My Heart Around".
Holding Donna Now".
1985: Songs from the Big Chair by Tears for Fears was #1 again on the album chart with No Jacket Required from Phil Collins still at #2. Bryan Adams was at #3 in his 35th week with the great album Reckless. Prince & the Revolution held down #4 with Around the World in a Day and Bruce Springsteen's album Born in the U.S.A. was at #5 after 57 weeks. The rest of the Top 10: The Soundtrack to "Beverly Hills Cop", The Power Station at 7 with their self-titled album, Madonna was at #8 with Like a Virgin, the Eurythmics found their album Be Yourself Tonight at #9 and Ratt finished the list with Invasion of Your Privacy.
1990: Madonna played at Wembley Stadium in
"Right Now" from Van Halen...
1991: Van Halen remained at #1 on the album chart with For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge but Natalie Cole was challenging with Unforgettable with Love. Skid Row fell with Slave to the Grind and Paula Abdul was at 4 with Spellbound. The rest of the Top 10: Gonna' Make You Sweat from C + C Music Factory, Luck of the Draw by Bonnie Raitt, the Soundtrack to "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" debuted at #7, R.E.M. was at #8 with their album Out of Time, EFIL4ZAGGIN by N.W.A. was #9 and Garth Brooks was still in the Top 10 after 44 weeks with No Fences.
1991: EMF reached #1 in their 15th week of release with "Unbelievable".
1996: Gary Barlow had the #1 song in the U.K. with "Forever Love".
1999: The Rolling Stones reported an income of $337 million for two years of touring.
2005: R. Kelly had the top album with TP.3 Reloaded.
2008: In today's episode of "Inmates Run Rap Music", DMX was arrested for giving a false name to get out of paying for hospital expenses.
Born This Day:
1933: Buddy Knox ("Party Doll" in 1957) was born in Happy, Texas; died February 14, 1999 of lung cancer in Bremerton, Washington.
1943: Dennis Yost, the great lead singer of the Classics IV, was born in Detroit, Michigan; died December 7, 2008 of respiratory failure (had been hospitalized since December of
2006 with a brain injury).
1945: John Lodge, bassist, singer and songwriter for the Moody Blues, was born in Birmingham, England.
1946: Kim Carnes was born in Los Angeles.
1947: Carlos Santana was born in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico.
1952: Jay Jay French, guitarist of Twisted Sister
1955: Marisa DeFranco of the DeFranco Family
1956: Paul Cook, drummer of the Sex Pistols and later producer of Bananarama, was born in London.
1958: Michael MacNeil, keyboardist and songwriter of Simple Minds, was born in Isle of Barra, Scotland.
1962: Dig Wayne of the JoBoxers
1964: Chris Cornell, lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, was born in Seattle, Washington.
1966: Stone Gossard, rhythm guitarist of Pearl Jam, was born in Seattle, Washington.
1972: Vitamin C (real name Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick), who had the hit "Graduation (Friends Forever)", was born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey.
1978: Elliott Yamin, former "American Idol" contestant ("Wait for You"), was born in Los Angeles .