February 12th: On this Day In Music History
|1956, Dean Martin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Memories Are Made Of This'. The American actor, comedian, singer and TV hosts biggest hit. Also covered by The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and The Driffters.|
|1961, The Miracles' 'Shop Around' became Motown Record's first million-selling single. It was also the label's first #1 hit on Billboard's R&B singles chart. In the following ten years, The Miracles would have six more million sellers.|
|1964, The Beatles returned to New York City by train from Washington, D.C. for two performances at Carnegie Hall. There was such a demand for tickets that some extra seating was arranged surrounding the stage. Tickets ranged from $1.65 to $5.50.|
1965, Pye Records announced that they'd signed 'the British Bob Dylan', when they added Donovan to the label.
1967, 15 police officers raided 'Redlands' the home of Rolling Stone Keith Richards and took away various substances for forensic tests.
1968, Billed as 'Tour 60 cities in 66 Days' The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Centre Arena, Seattle, Washington.
1969, (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice by Amen Corner was at No.1 on the UK singles chart, the group's only UK No.1.
1970, John Lennon performed 'Instant Karma', on BBC TV's 'Top Of The Pops', becoming the first Beatle to have appeared on the show since 1966.