Music History for

February 3

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1736 - Composer Johann Georg Albrechtsberger was born.

1809 - Composer Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn was born.

1911 - Composer Jehan Alain was born.

1941 - Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "Amapola."

1959 - Buddy Holly (22), Ritchie Valens (17), the Big Bopper (28) and pilot RogerPeterson died in a plane crash in Iowa.

1960 - The record label Reprise Records is formed by Frank Sinatra.

1961 - In New York, Bob Dylan made his first recording, taping "San Francisco Bay Blues".

1977 - Elton John resumed live performing in Sweden 15 months after he had announced that he would not perform live anymore.

1978 - "Dead Man's Curve" premiered on ABC-TV.

1991 - Sinead O'Connor announced that she wouldn't accept any Grammy Awards or attend the ceremony because the show reflects "false and destructive materialistic values."

1993 - Harry Connick Jr. entered a plea bargain with New York authorities stemming from his arrest in December for having a gun in his carry-on luggage at New York's Kennedy Airport. Under the deal, Connick did not have to plead guilty to the crime, avoided going to jail and had to make public service announcements about carrying guns.

1993 - Gloria Estefan received the 1,974th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1996 - B.B. King guest starred on CBS-TV's "Touched by an Angel".

1999 - Ice-T spoke to the students of the University of Toledo about a life of crime not being all it is cracked up to be.

1999 - Trace Adkins fractured and dislocated his ankle while working to get his truck out of mud.

2002 - Britney Spears performed the national anthem at Super Bowl XXXVI. A Pepsi commercial featuring Britney Spears was premiered during the game.

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