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American brother and sister pop duo Richard and Karen Carpenter (1950 - 1983), back stage at the London Palladium.
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This Day In Music History

February 4th
1965 - The Righteous Brothers were at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Phil Spector song 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. Also a UK No.1 at the same time. In 1999 the PRS announced that it was the most played song of the 20th Century.

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The Beatles celebrate the completion of their new album, 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', at a press conference held at the west London home of their manager Brian Epstein.
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February 3rd
1969 - John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison hire Allen Klein as the Beatles' business manager. Paul McCartney disagrees with the decision, leading to further divisions among the group.

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American rock group The Doors arrive at London Airport in 1968, they are, from left to right; John Densmore, Bobby Krieger, Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971) and Ray Manzarek.
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January 29th
1968 - The Doors appeared at The Pussy Cat A Go Go, Las Vegas. 
After the show singer Jim Morrison taunts a security guard in the parking lot by pretending to smoke a joint, resulting in a fight.

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Lead singer of the Motown trio 'The Supremes' Diana Ross with Mary Wilson and Cindy Birdsong
The Supremes Photo by Peter King - Getty Images
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January 28th
1968 - The Supremes appear on British TV's Sunday Night at the London Palladium with Tom Jones and Des O'Connor.

1978 - The Fleetwood Mac album 'Rumours' went to No.1 on the US albu

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Popular English vocal trio the Bee Gees; from left to right, brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb
The Bee Gees by Sydney O'Meara
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January 27th
1968 - The Bee Gees play their first American gig at California's Anaheim Convention Center, making $50,000.

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The Beach Boys at the Finsbury Astoria. They are, (from left to right) Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine (front), Carl Wilson (1946 - 1998), Dennis Wilson (1944 - 1983), and Mike Love
The Beach Boys by Larry Ellis - Getty Images
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January 22nd
1966 - The Beach Boys went into the studio to record 'Wouldn't It Be Nice', which would be the opening track on their forthcoming album 'Pet Sounds.'

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The American band The Byrds from left to right, Jim (Roger) McGuinn, Chris Hillman, Mike Clarke, Gene Clark and Dave Crosby
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January 21st
1965 - The Byrds record "Mr. Tambourine Man." Well, not really. The only actual Byrd who performs on the record is lead guitarist/singer Jim McGuinn. Session men replace the rest of the band.

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Bruce Springsteen
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January 20th
1969 - Bruce Springsteen had two of his poems published in the Ocean County College Literary Yearbook Seascapes. Springsteen was in his second semester at the Toms River, New Jersey College.

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ABBA Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images
ABBA Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images
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January 15th
1967 - The Rolling Stones perform "Let's Spend the Night Together" on The Ed Sullivan Show. However, CBS' censors convince Mick Jagger he should sing the less salacious line "Let's spend some time together."

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David Bowie Photo by Express/Getty Images
David Bowie Photo by Express/Getty Images
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January 14th
1966 - David Bowie release his first single, "Can't Help Thinking About Me," on Parlophone Records.

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