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1759 - Composer Francois Devienne was born.

1797 - Composer Franz Schubert was born.

1798 - Composer Carl Gottlieb Reissiger was born.

1906 - Composer Benjamin Frankel was born.

1961 - The "Bobby Darin and Friends" TV special aired on NBC-TV.

1969 - Bobby Darin walked off the set of the "Jackie Gleason Show" when he was not allowed to sing "Long Line Rider."

1970 - In New Orleans, LA, the Grateful Dead were busted for possession of LSD and barbiturates. The event was alleged to be the inspiration for the song "Truckin."

1970 - Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) filmed a television special.

1972 - Aretha Franklin sang at Mahalia Jackson's funeral.

1978 - Greg Herbert died of a drug overdose in Amsterdam during a Blood Sweat & Tears' European tour. He was 30 years old.

1979 - In Vancouver, The Clash began their first North American tour with Bo Diddley as their opening act.

1986 - "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" opened co-starring Little Richard.

1988 - Herb Alpert performed the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXII.

1998 - The "Come Together" benefit concert was held in New Jersey. The benefit was for the family of Sgt. Patrick King, a police officer in Long Branch, NJ, who was killed in the line of duty in 1997.

1998 - The Presidents of the United States of America played their final show in Seattle, WA. The show benefited the Chicken Soup Brigade.

1999 - Cher sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIII.

1998 - Yanni set the gross revenue record for the MCI Center in Washington, DC, with $860,300. His record was broken by Janet Jackson on July 9, 1998.

2001 - It was announced that Peter Criss was leaving KISS and that he would be replaced by Eric Singer for the remainder of dates of the farewell tour. Criss' last show was on October 7, 2000.

2010 - Beyoncé set a Grammy record for females when she won six. The six awards were Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album.