Music History for
1587 - Composer Samuel Scheidt was born.
1801 - Composer Vincenzo Bellini was born.
1972 - James Taylor and Carly Simon were married. They separated in 1982 and were divorced later.
1977 - During a concert in London, Elton John announced that he was retiring from live performances. He resumed touring on February 3, 1979 in Sweden.
1992 - "Keep The Faith" by Bon Jovi was released. It was their first album in 5 years.
1995 - An out of court settlement was reached by Hootie and the Blowfish and Bob Dylan concerning the group's unauthorized use of Dylan's lyrics in their song "Only Want To Be With You."
1997 - John Denver's last recording, "The Unplugged Collection," was released in the UK.
1998 - In the U.S., Alanis Morissette's "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie," Beck's "Mutations," Celine Dion's "These Are Special Times," U2's "The Best of 1980-1990," and the John Lennon boxed set "Anthology" were released.
1998 - The live Bee Gees CD "One Night Only" was released in the U.S.