February 5 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
February 5

1955 : New York City's WNEW-AM announces the winners of its annual music popularity poll: Perry Como (Male Singer), Patti Page (Female Singer), the Crew-Cuts (Vocal Group), and Ray Anthony (Orchestra).

1957 : Bill Haley arrives in London for his first British tour. He's the first American rock star to tour there, and is met by about 4,000 fans at Heathrow Airport, mostly thanks to promoters who hyped his coming as "the second battle of Waterloo".

1962 : Ringo Starr makes his first performance with The Beatles, at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

1967 : The British tabloid News of the World names Mick Jagger in a story about drug-taking pop stars. Jagger sues for libel, and 7 days later police raid Keith Richard's home, busting The Stones on drug charges.

1968 : The Beatles' album "Yellow Submarine" is certified gold.

1979 : The Pointer Sisters' "Fire" is certified gold.

1981 : Joni Mitchell is inducted into Canada's Juno Hall of Fame.

1998 : Elton John and Stevie Wonder perform at the White House for US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

2012 : The Super Bowl XLVI halftime show becomes the most-watched television event in history, at 118 million views. Performing artists include Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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