50 YEARS AGO - Feb 1959
The Day The Music Died - The Holly, Valens & Big Bopper crash
Berry Gordy's first Songwriters Award for 'To Be Loved'
Ray Charles recorded 'What'd I Say'
Hank Ballard released his original version of 'The Twist'
There were three British records in the US Top 20 (all instrumentals)
Neil Sedaka's first US hit, 'The Diary', peaks in the Top 20
James Brown's first US Pop hit, 'Try Me', peaks in the Top 50
Louis Armstrong & His Band toured the UK
Max Bygraves on Perry Como's TV show
Engelbert Humperdinck's first release (as Gerry Dorsey) 'Crazy Bells'
Cliff Richard recorded his first album
Billy Fury released his first single 'Maybe Tomorrow'
'Sing Little Birdie' was the UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry
100 YEARS AGO - Feb 1909
'Shine On Harvest Moon' tops the US chart
Carmen Miranda born
200 YEARS AGO - Feb 1809
Abraham Lincoln born