February 10th: On this Day In Music History
|1942, 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' by Glen Miller and his Orchestra becomes the first recording to be awarded a Gold record. It was actually just a master copy of the disc sprayed with gold lacquer by RCA as a publicity stunt. The actual award recognized today as a Gold Record would not be initiated for another sixteen years when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) borrowed the idea and trademarked the Gold Record. The first Gold single was awarded to Perry Como in 1958 for "Catch A Falling Star" and the first Gold album was given to Gordon McRae for the soundtrack to Oklahoma.|
|1958, Frank Sinatra started a five week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Come Fly With Me.'|
|1962, Henry Mancini went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack to 'Breakfast At Tiffany's.'|
1966, Bob Marley married Rita Anderson a singer in the group The Soulettes. The couple had three children together.
1990, Paula Abdul started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Opposites Attract', her fourth US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK.
1993, on a special edition of the Oprah Winfrey show, Michael Jackson gave his first TV interview for 14 years, live from his Neverland Valley Ranch.
1994, Snoop Doggy Dog made his UK live debut at London's Leicester Square Equinox.
1997, During a gig by Blur at London's Astoria, Spice Girl members Ginger Spice and Sporty Spice were thrown of the stage after joining the band during their set. Security didn't recognise the two Spice Girls.