February 3 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
February 3

1960 : Frank Sinatra forms his own label, Reprise Records.

1964 : The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" b/w "I Saw Her Standing There" and their "Meet The Beatles!" album are both certified gold.

1966 : Paul McCartney meets Stevie Wonder for the first time after Wonder's show at London's Scotch Of St. James nightclub.

1969 : Beatles John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr hire Allen Klein as the group's new manager, against the express wishes of Paul McCartney, who preferred his father-in-law Lee Eastman. The dissension would prove to be the deciding factor in the group's breakup a year later.

1971 : Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden" is certified gold.

1976 : David Bowie opens his US tour with a new persona: The Thin White Duke. He's dressed in a black-vested suit with slicked-back hair. Bowie later described the persona as "a nasty character indeed".

1977 : Elton John resumes live performing in Sweden a mere fifteen months after announcing his "retirement" from the stage.

1979 : 20 years after the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Del Shannon and The Drifters perform a tribute show in Clear Lake, Iowa, where Holly's last concert took place.

1989 : "Wild Thing" by Tone Loc becomes the first rap single certified Platinum.

2003 : Phil Spector is arrested for allegedly murdering actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra, California, home.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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