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Today in Oldies Music History: February 6

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Today in Oldies Music History: February 6

Births

1941: Dave Berry
1943: Fabian
1945: Bob Marley
1947: Allen Jones (Amen Corner)
1950: Mike Batt, Natalie Cole
1957: Simon Phillips (Toto)

Deaths

1960: Jesse Belvin
1981: Hugo Montenegro
1998: Carl Wilson (Beach Boys)

Events

1939: Elvis Presley's father Vernon is released from Parchment Penitentiary in McComb MS, after serving eight months of a 14-month sentence for check forgery.
1943: Having left his position as singer in the Tommy Dorsey Band four months earlier, Frank Sinatra makes his debut as vocalist on radio's Your Hit Parade.
1971: Richard Thompson leaves Fairport Convention for a solo career that would also include several highly-regarded duet albums with wife Linda.
1962: Decca Records rejects the Beatles.
1964: Tickets for the first Beatles appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show sell out.
1981: Paul McCartney records vocal harmonies for George Harrison's "All Those Years Ago," an oddly upbeat tribute to the recently-murdered John Lennon (the song actually started life as something else entirely). Although they were never all in the studio at the same time, the three remaining Beatles do appear on the song.
1987: Sonny Bono declares his candidacy for mayor of Palm Springs, CA.
1988: Dusty Springfield makes her first appearance on the Billboard charts in 19 years with "What Have I Done To Deserve This?," a duet with Pet Shop Boys.
2003: ABC's 20/20 airs the British documentary Living With Michael Jackson which raises some "disturbing" questions about the singer.

Releases

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Recording

1929: Rudy Vallee and His Orchestra, "Deep Night"
1968: The Beatles: "The Inner Light," "Lady Madonna"
1976: Elvis Presley: "Never Again," "Love Coming Down"

Certifications

none

Charts

1957: The Del-Vikings' "Come Go with Me" enters the pop charts
1961: The Capris' "There's a Moon Out Tonight" enters the R&B charts
1965: The Temptations' "My Girl" hits #1 R&B
1965: The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling" hits #1 R&B
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