FEBRUARY 7: The Daily Flashback
Drawing of Garth Brooks by Charles H. Haymes
1940: Disney’s second animated feature film, “Pinocchio,” had its world premiere at the Center Theatre in Manhattan.
1959: Buddy Holly’s funeral was held in Lubbock, Texas.
1964: The Beatles landed in America for the first time at 1:20pm at JFK Airport.
1966: The inaugural issue of Crawdaddy!, the first magazine dedicated specifically to rock and roll criticism, was published by Paul Williams in New York City.
1969: The variety series “This Is Tom Jones” debuted on ABC-TV.
1979: Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment at the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles. The recordings were never released.
1980: The world premiere of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” was performed live at L.A. Sports Arena.
1980: AC/DC appeared on “Top of the Pops,” where they performed “A Touch Too Much.” It was lead singer Bon Scott’s last appearance with the band.
1985: New York City’s Mayor Edward I. Koch proclaimed Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” as the city’s official anthem.
1989: Georgia State Legislator Billy Randall introduced a bill to make Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” Georgia’s official rock song. The bill didn’t pass.
1995: Tupac Shakur was sentenced to 1- to 4 1/2 years in jail for first-degree sexual assault.
1887: Eubie Blake
1920: Oscar Brand
1934: King Curtis
1934: Earl King
1962: Garth Brooks
1962: David Bryan
1959: Guitar Slim
1994: Witold Lutoslawski
2000: Big Pun
2000: Dave Peverett
2009: Blossom Dearie