Music History for

February 7


1871 - Composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was born.

1897 - Composer Quincy Porter was born.

1959 - Buddy Holly's funeral was held in Lubbock, TX.

1961 - The Jive Five recorded "My True Story".

1964 - The Beatles arrived in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.
Today in Beatles History

1969 - "This Is Tom Jones" premiered on ABC-TV.

1979 - The Clash kick off their first American tour at the Berkeley Community Theatre outside San Francisco.

1979 - Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment in Los Angeles' Record Plant Studio. He recorded a new version of the song "Cherokee."

1986 - The Rolling Stones shot the video for "Harlem Shuffle" in New York City.

1988 - The TV mini-series "Elvis and Me" (based on Priscilla Presley's book) began on ABC.

1993 - Carmen Electra's self-titled debut album was released.

1994 - Shannon Hoon of the Blind Melon's was ejected from the American Music Awards for loud and disruptive behavior. He was eventually charged with battery, assault, resisting arrest and destroying a police station phone.

1995 - Tupac Shakur was sentenced to 1 to 4 1/2 years in jail for first-degree sexual assault.