On February 1, 1950, RCA introduced the 45 rpm turntable.
In 1954 Big Joe Turner recorded “Shake, Rattle and Roll”.
In 1964, the governor of Indiana declared the Kingsmen song “Louie, Louie” to be pornographic, although the average listener could not decipher the lyrics. The governor asked a state broadcasting association to ban the recording.
In 1965, James Brown recorded Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In 1968 Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie, was born.
In 1978 the Bob Dylan film “Renaldo and Clara” premiered in Los Angeles. It was mostly a documentary of Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour.
In 1982 “Late Night with David Letterman” premiered on NBC.
In 1986 the singer Diana Ross married the Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Geneva. They later separated.
In 1988 the cars announced their split.
In 1993, TV personality Regis Philbin returned to his morning talk show after heart surgery to have a blocked artery removed.
In 2004, Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson’s top during the Super Bowl halftime show, exposing her chest. During the same show, Kid Rock wrapped himself in an American flag poncho.
Today’s birthdays: Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 84 years old. The Everly Brothers singer Don Everly is 84 years old. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 82 years old. TV personality Joy Philbin is 80 years old. Tom Petty’s guitarist Mike Campbell and the Heartbreakers are 71 years old. The blues musician Sonny Landreth is 70. The actor, author and producer Billy Mumy (MOO’-mee) (“Lost in Space”) is 67. The singer Exene Cervenka from X is 65. The actor Linus Roache (“Law and Order”) ) is 57. Actor Sherilyn Fenn (“Twin Peaks”) is 56 years old. The singer Lisa Marie Presley is 53 years old. The comedian Pauly Shore is 53 years old. The actor Brian Krause (“Charmed”) is 52 years old. Jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman is 52 years old. Drummer Patrick Wilson from Weezer is 52 years old Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”, “Six Feet Under”) is 50. Rapper Big Boi from Outkast is 46. Musician Jason Isbell is 42. Singer Andrew VanWyngarden from MGMT is 38. TV personality Lauren Conrad (“The Hills”) “Laguna Beach”) is 35. Actress-singer Heather Morris (“Glee”) is 34. Singer Harry Styles (One Direction) is 27 years old.
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