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.

1972 - David Bowie performs his first gig as his Ziggy Stardust persona in Tollworth, England.

1985 - The Police won Outstanding Contribution to British music at the fourth annual Brit Awards held in London.

2009 - Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett died at her home in Englewood, N.J. She was 67. The 60's girl group best known for their work with producer Phil Spector had the 1963 hit 'Be My Baby' which epitomized the famed "wall of sound" technique.