Music History for
1722 - Composer Johann Ernst Bach was born.
1904 - Enrico Caruso signed his first contract with Victor Records. He debuted at the Metropolitan Opera two months before.
1927 - Jean Goldkette and his dancing orchestra recorded "I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover."
1940 - "Beat the Band" made its debut on NBC radio.
1944 - Composer John Tavener was born.
1956 - Elvis Presley made his first appearance on national television on "The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show" on CBS.
1965 - The Who made their first appearance on the British TV rock show "Ready Steady Go!"
1966 - Brian Poole and the Tremeloes announced their break-up.
1978 - At the request of a fan, Ted Nugent autographed a man's arm with a bowie knife.
1978 - The Doobie Brothers made an appearance on ABC-TV's "What's Happening."
1980 - The original Ants split up with Adam.
1985 - The song "We Are the World" was recorded. More than 40 artists were involved. The proceeds went toward worldwide hunger prevention.
1990 - Aaron Neville sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIV.
1991 - Gloria Estefan made her first live performance (at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles) since injuring her back in a bus accident while on tour.
1996 - Chris Isaak made a guest appearance on the NBC TV show "Friends."
1996 - Diana Ross performed as the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XXX in Tempe, AZ.
1998 - Tracy Lawrence was convicted of battery stemming from a quarrel in September with his wife, Stacie. Lawrence was sentenced to pay $500 to a Las Vegas shelter for battered women.
1999 - Pat Boone formed the Gold Records label, which will only sign artists 45 years old and up. The first perfomer signed was Jack Jones.
2013 - The single "Stay" was released by Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko in the U.S.