Music History for
1885 - Composer Alban Berg was born.
1893 - In Milan, Italy, Giuseppe Verdi's "Falstaff" was first performed. It was his last opera.
1962 - Neil Sedaka recorded "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" for the first time.
1964 - The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.
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1964 - Davy Jones made his U.S. television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" with other cast members of Oliver!
1966 - Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.
1969 - Roslyn Kind made her TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show". Roslyn Kind is the sister of Barbra Streisand.
1972 - Wings made their concert debut at Nottingham University in England.
1983 - Prince's "Little Red Corvette" was released.
1993 - Mick Jagger released a solo album called "Wandering Spirit."
1993 - Paul McCartney released a solo album, "Off The Ground."
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1998 - Oprah Winfrey announced that Garth Brooks had agreed to donate his earnings from sales from his album "Sevens" for a seven-day period. The money went to "Oprah's Angel Network."
1999 - Dave Grohl (Foo Fighter), his Roswell Records label, EMI Entertainment World and EMI Virgin Songs filed a suit against Miramax in California, accusing them unauthorized use of the Foo Fighters' song "Big Me" in trailers for the film "Rounders."
2010 - Sade's album "Soldier of Love" was released in the U.S. It had been released in Germany on February 5 and worldwide on February 8.