1970, The compilation album ‘Motown Chartbusters Vol 3’ went to No.1 on the UK chart, featuring Diana Ross and The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and The Four Tops.
1976, Scottish band Slik were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Forever And Ever.’ The group featured Midge Ure later of Visage and Ultravox.
1977, US singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine’s day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song ‘At Seventeen’, she had never received any.
1978, Dire Straits began recording their first album at Basing Street Studios, London. The whole project cost £12,500 ($21,250) to produce. The album which featured the group’s breakthrough single ‘Sultans of Swing’ went on to enjoy a 132 week run on the UK chart.
2003, Stolen reel-to-reel studio recordings by The Beatles were found in Australia. Police recovered the tapes of the bands 1968 ‘White album’ and the ‘Abbey Road’ album after they were advertised for sale in a Sydney newspaper. Australian police had been tipped off by British detectives from Operation Acetone, an investigation into thefts of original Beatles music from Abbey Road studios in London in the 1960’s
1945, Born on this day, Vic Briggs, guitarist with The Animals
1946, Born on this day, Doug Simril, guitar, piano, with the Steve Miller Band
1950, Born on this day, Roger Fisher, from Heart
1951, Born on this day, Kenny Hyslop, from Slik