1957 – A new star first appeared on the radio. On this date, Johnny Mathis had his first hit “Wonderful! Wonderful!” debut on the chart.
1959 – Frankie Avalon had to bow out of the ill-fated Winter Dance Party (that had already claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper) due to pneumonia, replaced by Paul Anka and Fabian.
1959 – “Stagger Lee” by Lloyd Price moved to #1 on the R&B chart.
1963 – Bobby Vee’s excellent “The Night Has A Thousand Eyes” remained third.
1970 – Sly & the Family Stone received a Gold Record for the single ‘Thank You’.
1974 – “Waterloo” by Abba was chosen to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest.
1974 – Anne Murray reached #1 on the Adult chart with “Love Song”.
1974 – Eddie Kendricks had himself a #1 R&B song with “Boogie Down”.
1974 – The beautiful “Love’s Theme” by Love Unlimited Orchestra was the new #1 song.
1980 – A great new group from Australia was introduced to us on this date as Air Supply first appeared on the chart and on the radio with their debut single–“Lost In Love”.
1980 – Dan Fogelberg scored a #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with one of The Top Love Songs of the Rock Era*–“Longer
1983 – Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” was released.
1985 – Howard Jones released the single “Things Can Only Get Better”.
1985 – All signs pointed to a huge hit for Wham! with “Careless Whisper” and it jumped to the top of the Adult Contemporary chart.
1985 – Madonna rose to #1 on the Album chart with Like a Virgin.
1985 – Foreigner’s great song “I Want To Know What Love Is” was #1 for a second week
1993 – Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, released his solo album Wandering Spirit.
1955 – The Disneyland television series airs A Progress Report, featuring a report on the Anaheim theme park’s construction and the True Life Adventure Nature’s Half Acre.
1964 – The Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” 73 million people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.
1964 – Davy Jones made his U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” with other cast members of Oliver!
1969 – Roslyn Kind made her TV debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Roslyn Kind is the sister of Barbra Streisand.
1972 – Bobby Darin starred on an episode of Night Gallery on NBC-TV.
1975 – Cher debuted her television variety series with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.
“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”
1942 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominates Disney’s Dumbo for Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture and Best Music, Original Song (for “Baby Mine”).
1960 – The first star was placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was for Joanne Woodward.
1965 – Vice President Hubert Humphrey escorts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the White House in Washington on Feb. 9, 1965 for a meeting with President Johnson to discuss civil rights problems.
1966 – Liza Minnelli brought her night club act to New York City. She opened at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel.
1971 – The Apollo 14 spacecraft returned to Earth after mankind’s third landing on the moon.
1971 – Satchel Paige was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on this day.
1982. The film looks at the world through the eyes of a child.
1996 – The Disney Institute opens at Walt Disney World, Florida.
1997 – “The Simpsons” became the longest-running prime-time animated series. “The Flintstones” held the record previously.
1998 – Oprah Winfrey announced that Garth Brooks had agreed to donate his earnings from sales from his album “Sevens” for a seven-day period. The money went to “Oprah’s Angel Network.”
1999 – Disney’s Mulan and the Disney/Pixar A Bug’s Life both receives Academy Award nominations for Achievement In Music Written For Motion Pictures (Original Musical or Comedy Score). The 71st Academy Awards ceremony took place on March 21.