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Musicians Born On February 1
1934 Bob Shane (Kingston Trio)
1937 Don Everly (Everly Brothers)
1937 Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook)
1938 Jimmy Carl Black (Mothers of Invention)
1944 Tommy Duffy (Echoes)
1948 Rick James
1968 Lisa Marie Presley (only child of Elvis)
Deaths On February 1
1986 Dick James (music publisher)
Number 1 In The Charts On February 1
1964 Beatles: I Want to Hold Your Hand US 45
1975 Pilot January UK 45
1975 Neil Sedaka: Laughter in the Rain US 45
1992 George Michael/Elton John : Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me : US single
Various Music Events On February 1
1949 RCA unveils the first 45-rpm record-playing system. It is the first time a record and record changer are made for each other.
1956 The Rock and Roll Ice Revue, billed as 'the hottest production ever staged on ice', opens at the New York Roxy.
1964 Kingsmen's Louie Louie banned in Indiana following speculation that some of the almost unintelligible lyrics are obscene. Subsequently publisher Max Firetag offers $1000 to anyone who could find an obscene lyric in the song, which was originally recorded by Richard Berry and the Pharoahs in the late 1950s.
1965 P.J. Proby banned by the UK ABC theatre chain after his trousers split for the third time on stage.
1967 Beatles record title song for Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP.
1969 Tommy Roe hits US chart with original version of Dizzy on his way to No. 1.
1974 Health problems force guitarist Eric Bell to leave Thin Lizzy.
1978 Bob Dylan film Renaldo and Clara premieres in LosAngeles
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