In 1938 Benny Goodman opens at the Paramount Theatre in New York.
In 1946 "Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow" by Vaughn Monroe is #1 on the charts.
In 1956 Buddy Holly begins his first recording session in Nashville.
In 1958 Buddy Holly and the Cricketts make their second appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" performing "Oh Boy." Jimmie Rodgers also appears and sings "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."
In 1962 Buffalo's Catholic Dioceses bans "The Twist" from Catholic schools.
In 1963 "Walk Like A Man" by the Four Seasons enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1963 "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1966 The Animals' Eric Burdon sings lead vocals for Manfred Mann at a London concert.
In 1970 Elvis Presley returns to Las Vegas to open his second month-longrun in six months.
In 1970 John Lennon records "Instant Karma," produced by Phil Spector.
In 1974 "Sunshine On My Shoulders" by John Denver enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1974 "You're Sixteen" by Ringo Starr is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1975 The BBC airs a documentary on David Bowie titled "Cracked Actor."
In 1977 Fleetwood Mac founder/guitarist Peter Green is committed to amental hospital after he attacked his accountant with an air rifle while being served a $30,000 royalty check that Green refused.
In 1978 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1978 The Bee Gee's single "Stayin' Alive" is certified gold.
In 1979 The Village People perform "YMCA" on NBC-TV's "Midnight Special."
In 1979 The Moody Blues' album "Octave" is certified platinum.
In 1980 Frank Sinatra plays before the largest audience ever gathered for a single performer, 175,000 in Rio De Janeiro.
In 1980 Prince makes his TV debut on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1980 The B-52's sing "Rock Lobster" on NBC-TV's "Saturday Night Live."
In 1980 "Desire" by Andy Gibb enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1981 "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar and "The Tide Is High" by Blondie are both certified gold.
In 1984 Michael Jackson suffers second-degree burns to his scalp when his hair catches fire while filming a Pepsi commercial in Los Angeles.
In 1985 "Only The Young" by Journey and "High On You" by Survivor bothenter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1987 Whitney Houston wins 5 American Music Awards, Lionel Richie wins 4 and Madonna accepts the video award.
In 1988 The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Broadway's Majestic Theatre.
In 1989 Columbus, GA, police pull Bobby Brown offstage and arrest him for violating an anti-lewdness law after doing a "suggestive" dance.
In 1990 Simon & Garfunkel's album "Collected Works" and Alannah Myles' single "Black Velvet" are both released.
In 1991 Willie Nelson's holdings are auctioned to satisfy the singer's $16 million IRS debt. However, no bids are entered because the asking prices were too high.
In 1991 "Coming Out Of The Dark" by Gloria Estefan enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1991 "The First Time" by Surface hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1992 Harry Connick Jr. sings the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXVI.
In 1995 Joni Mitchell makes a rare concert appearance at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum theater in Los Angeles.
In 1996 Foo Fighters' album "Foo Fighters" is certified platinum.
In 1997 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, 33, and medical student Skylar Satenstein, 25, marry in Las Vegas.
In 1997 The Blues Brothers, James Brown and ZZ Top perform at the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXI.
In 1998 The Spice Girls come up big at the 25th annual American Music Awards, winning in all 3 categories that the group was nominated.
In 1999 The National Transportation Safety Board concludes that John Denver died in a 1997 airplane crash because he took off with too little fuel in one tank, and inadvertently put his plane into a roll while switching to his backup tank.
In 1999 Collective Soul's album "Dosage" is released.