1956 Police use tear gas to break up a riot that broke out during a Fats Domino concert in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
1957 Elvis had eight hits in the UK Top 40, an all-time record.
1959 Fifteen Elvis Presley fans are sent to jail in Germany after marching through the streets of Leipzig shouting “Long live Elvis Presley” and making unkind remarks about German music.
1963 The phrase Beatlemania is coined by London’s Daily Mirror.
1964 Dion angrily walks off the set of Ready Steady Go! while rehearsing “Donna The Prima Donna”, claiming he was distracted by the dancers surrounding him during the song.
1984 The Reverend Marvin Gay Sr. is given only five years probation for killing his son, Marvin Gaye. Ironically, it was Marvin Jr. who had given his father the .38 revolver used in the killing.
1995 Soul Train celebrates 25 years on the air with appearances by Al Green, Bill Withers, Diana Ross and Patti LaBelle.
2011 A US Federal Appeals Court ruled that TV network NBC should not be fined for broadcasting Janet Jackson’s now infamous “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004. The Broadcaster aired a glimpse of Jackson’s breast during the Super Bowl half-time show.
2014 Mr. Acker Bilk who topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the instrumental “Stranger on the Shore” in 1961, passed away at the age of 85.