This Day In Music History
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.”
1977 – Swedish group ABBA accomplishes a lockdown on the British album charts. Arrival is at No. 1, while Greatest Hits rests at No. 2.
1982 – Harry Wayne Casey, leader of KC & the Sunshine Band, is seriously injured in a head-on car crash near his Hialeah, Fla., home. He is temporarily paralyzed on the right side of his body and spends the next year recuperating.
2001 – The Brit awards committee announces that U2 will receive an Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the February 26 ceremony in London, despite actually coming from Ireland – not Britain.