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This Day in Music History: February 5th
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2006: The Rolling Stones performed the halftime show of Super Bowl XL in Detroit. The NFL imposed a five-second delay & censored lyrics considered too explicit. The Stones had agreed to the censoring.

1998: Elton John & Stevie Wonder performed at a White House dinner for President Bill Clinton & U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair.

1991: Kiss drummer Peter Criss appeared on Donahue together with the man who claimed to be Criss in a story for The Star tabloid “Kiss Star Hits The Skids”.

1983: Def Leppard’s third album Pyromania entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number 69. The album would peak at number two, spend 116 weeks on the chart & sell ten million records in the U.S.

1981: Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau inducted Joni Mitchell into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the twelfth Juno Awards at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto.

1972: Neil Young released “Heart of Gold”, which went on to become his first and only number one single in the U.S.

1972: Badfinger peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Day After Day” which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.

1971: Black Sabbath began recording their third album Master of Reality at Island Studios in London. The album would go on to become their first top ten album in the U.S.

1957: Bill Haley & His Comets arrived in the U.K. to begin their tour of the U.K. Haley was the first American rock star to tour the U.K.

Hal Blaine-drummer for The Wrecking Crew born in 1929
Al Kooper born in 1944
Christopher Guest-Nigel Tufnel, guitarist for Spinal Tap born in 1948
Duff McKagan-bassist for Guns N’ Roses & Velvet Revolver born in 1964


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