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February 1

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1669 - Composer Miguel López was born.

1877 - Composer Thomas Frederick Dunhill was born.

1896 - Puccini's opera La Bohème was first staged in Turin, Italy.

1907 - Composer Mozart Camargo Guarnieri was born.

1939 - Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "And the Angels Sing." Martha Tilton was the vocalist on the song.

1940 - Frank Sinatra sang "Too Romantic" and "The Sky Fell Down" in his first recording session with the Tommy Dorsey Band. Frank replaced Jack Leonard as lead singer with the band.

1956 - The Rock and Roll Ice Revue opened at the Roxy Theater in New York City.

1964 - The governor of Indiana declared that the song "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen was pornographic. He requested that the state's radio stations not play the song.

1963 - Neil Young, at age 17, performed his first professional date at a country club in Winnipeg.

1969 - Joni Mitchell made her Carnegie Hall debut.

1975 - Lisa Marie Presley met her favorite singer, Elton John, for her seventh birthday. The event was arranged by Elvis Presley.

1976 - "Sonny and Cher" resumed on TV despite a real life divorce.

1977 - The film "Genesis in Concert" premiered in London.

1982 - "Bar-Kays Day" was declared in Memphis, TN.

1985 - Glenn Frey (Eagles) appeared on an episode of "Miami Vice" on NBC-TV.

1986 - Diana Ross and Arne Naess were married in Geneva.

1988 - The Cars disbanded.

1999 - The Lycos Web site began a new search service that offered easy access to a half-million high quality recordings that use MP3.

2000 - C.C. DeVille announced that he was leaving Poison. The band later convinced him to come back.
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2002 - Kirk Hammett (Metallica) was the first recipient of the annual Hall of Fame Award in "Guitar World" magazine.
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2002 - Winona Ryder was charged with four felony counts that stemmed from her shoplifting arrest on December 12, 2001. She was charged with theft, burglary, vandalism and possession of a controlled substance.

2002 - Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) agreed to enter a counseling program and perform community service in order to get a charge of resisting/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence dropped. Carter had been arrested at a nightclub on January 2, 2002.

2010 - More than 80 artists gathered to record the remake of "We Are The World". The next day Janet Jackson laid down her version of Michael Jackson's part. The song was premiered at the opening of the Winter Olympics on February 12.
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