This Day in Music History
1964 : The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" is certified gold.
1967 : After a two-year bout with stage fright, Beach Boys founder and resident genius Brian Wilson returns to playing live with the band.
1973 : Butch Trucks, drummer for The Allman Borthers Band, crashes his car near Macon, Georgia, breaking his leg in the process. This happens within sight of the spot where Duane Allman had died in a crash two years earlier.
1989 : Chicago mayor Richard Michael Daley declares today "Pops Staples Day" in honor of the native musician and leader of The Staple Singers.
1994 : Jimmy Buffett crashes his seaplane while trying to take off in Nantucket. He swims to safety.
2006 : Longtime Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton misses his first gig in 24 years after being diagnosed with throat cancer.
2007 : While singing his 1968 hit "Fire" on stage in Lewes, England, Arthur Brown catches on fire after wearing his customary tinfoil hat with a small fire burning in the center.
2009 : Green Day wrap up their two-month tour to support 21st Century Breakdown with a concert at the Forum in Los Angeles, California.
2009 : Chris Brown is sentenced to five years probation and six months hard labor for beating Rihanna when he was arrested for the assault earlier in February 2009, the night of the Grammy awards. He and Rihanna, who had been dating, were in Los Angeles for the event. Chris Brown is also ordered to stay away from her for the next five years. He is also ordered to undergo a full year of domestic violence counseling. According to the Associated Press, the sentencing judge told Brown that he could be sent to state prison if he violated any terms of the sentence.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com