This Day in Music History
1944 : The Siege of Leningrad ends, a harsh military operation undertaken by Germany under Hitler's command to attempt to seize the Russian city. The Decemberists would later commemorate this event with their song "When The War Came".
1962 : Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love" is certified gold.
1968 : The Bee Gees make their US debut at the Convention Center in Anaheim, California. They earn top dollar - $50,000 - for their appearance but head straight back to their Australian home as soon as the concert is over.
1971 : David Bowie arrives in the United States for the first time, not to perform, but to do a series of interviews. He creates a stir by wearing a dress to many of the appearances.
1972 : The New Seekers' "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing" is certified gold.
1979 : Keith Morris (vocals), Gregg Ginn (guitar), Chuck Dukowski (bass) and Brian Migdol (drums) play live for the first time under the Black Flag moniker in Redondo Beach, California.
1984 : At the peak of his popularity, Michael Jackson films an ad for Pepsi which goes horribly wrong when some stray pyro sets his hair on fire.
2002 : Koko Taylor collapses during a private function at her club, Koko Taylor's Celebrity, in Chicago, Illinois, after failing to take her diabetic medication. Doctors discover arterial blockage in her heart, as well.
2008 : Marilyn Manson rock the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com