1922 - Murray “the K” Kaufman, who used to be called the fifth Beatle because of his role in promoting their first tour, is born, and oddly enough dies at age 60 on this same day in 1982.
1958 - The very first Gibson model Flying V guitar is shipped from a factory in Kalamazoo, Mich.
1961 - The Beatles make their Cavern club debut at the first of many lunchtime sessions.
1968 - The Who begin a 6-week US Tour.
1970 - Having been in release for only 15 weeks, Led Zeppelin II approaches sales of 2 million.
1971 - The third album from Alice Cooper, Love It To Death, is released. This will prove to become the the breakthrough album the band was hoping for containing sveral Cooper classics including the anthem I'm Eighteen.
1977 - The Police are in rehearsal's with singer Cherry Vanilla to back her on an upcoming UK Tour.
1981 - AC/DC's Back In Black hits #37 in the US.
1981 - The Motorhead/Girlshool EP The St Valentine's Day Massacre is released.
1984 - David Bowie wins Best British Male Artist at the BRIT Awards.
1990 - Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop , featuring Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas , wins Best Rock Instrumental at the Grammy's
1990 - David Bowie's Sound + Vision box set wins Best Album Package at the Grammy's.1
1990 - Roy Orbison wins Best Pop Vocal Performance for Oh Pretty Woman from A Black And White Night Live
1990 - Stevie Ray Vaughn's In Step wins Best ContemporaryBlues at the Grammy's.
1990 - Metallica wins Best Metal Performance for One at the Grammy's.
1992 - The Alice Cooper single Feed My Frankenstein, featuring the guitar work of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, is released. It will go on to be a hit in the UK at #27. While not becoming a hit single in the US it does become a fan favorite and a staple of Alice's live shows and continues to be to this day.
1995 - For the first time in seven years, Bruce Springsteen performs live with the E Street Band in a New York City nightclub for a video for Jonathan Demme’s film Murder Incorporated.
2001 - Tom Morello denies rumors that Chris Cornell has become the lead singer of Rage Against the Machine. It’s later announced that the new lead singer of Rage Against the Machine is … Chris Cornell.
2001 - Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
2003 - Ringo Starr announces he’s starting a new label called Pumkinhead to give a hand to musical “newcomers.”
2005 - Red, White & Crue, the double album Greatest Hits Motley Crue album, is the second-highest debuting album on the ARIA official Australian music chart, landing at number twenty six. Only Rod Stewart, who is currently on tour in Australia, debuts higher at number fourteen.
2006 - Kid Rock files a lawsuit to prevent the distribution of a videotape featuring himself and Creed’s Scott Stapp being “serviced” by four women.
2006 - The Killers’ ex manager sues the band, alleging he was unfairly fired in 2005 just as the group were becoming successful.