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This Day In Music History

(left to right ) Mickey Dolenz, Peter Tork and Davy Jones of The Monkees
The Monkees Photo by Express
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This Day In Music History

February 11th
1969 - The Monkees set a new record when their second album, 'More Of The Monkees' jumped from No.122 to the top of the US chart. The album then stayed in pole position for eighteen weeks.

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The Beatles Photo by Central Press - Getty Images
The Beatles Photo by Central Press - Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

February 10th
1967 - The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of 'A Day in the Life'. At the Beatles' request, the orchestra members arrived in full evening dress along with novelty items. One violinist wore a red clown's nose, while another a fake gorilla's paw on

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Dutch rock group Shocking Blue in London for TV appearances to promote their latest single 'Venus', 6th November 1969.
Shocking Blue Photo by Davies - Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

February 5th
1967 - The News Of The World reported that Mick Jagger had taken LSD at the Moody Blues' home in the UK. Jagger sued the paper for libel in an on-going feud between the News Of The World and The Stones.

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American brother and sister pop duo Richard and Karen Carpenter (1950 - 1983), back stage at the London Palladium.
The Carpenters Photo by Evening Standard - Getty Images
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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.
The Beatles Photo by John Pratt - Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

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.
The Doors Photo by Express - Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

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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This Day In Music History

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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This Day In Music History

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
The Byrds by Victor Blackman - Getty Images
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This Day In Music History

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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