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Aerosmith headlines the Super Bowl XXXVIII pre-game show. Kid Rock hits the stage as part of the worst halftime show in Super Bowl history. It’s not Rock’s fault, he’s actually pretty good (though he later gets criticized for his U.S. flag poncho and throwing it into the audience). The MTV produced event with nauseating pop stars, crotch grabbing Rappers and Janet Jackson’s exposed right breast is so bad it makes Aerosmith look respectable. Unbelievable. On a more meaningful note, Green Day's version of the Bobby Fuller Four classic "I Fought the Law" is used in a Pepsi/iTunes commercial that premieres during the game. The ad -- which features 16 teens who were sued by the Recording Industry Association of America for swapping music files -- announces the soft-drink maker's “iTunes 100 Million Song Giveaway” promotion. By the way, the New England Patriots win but fail to cover the spread. Damn! 2004
1930's  The eldest Everly Brother, Don, is born in Brownie, KY. 1937
1950's  Mike Campbell, guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, is born in Panama City, FL. 1954

Exene Cervenka (born Christine Cervenka), co-founder of the L.A. Punk band X, has a birthday. 1955

The Everly Brothers sign with Cadence Records. 1957

It’s Elvis Presley’s final recording session before entering the Army. "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" is one of the tracks cut. 1958
1960's   
The late Jani Lane, the lead singer of the Glam Metal band Warrant, is born in Akron, OH. 1964

Indiana Governor Matthew Welsh claims the Kingmen’s “Louie, Louie” is pornographic. It’s those unintelligible lyrics. He asks that the record be banned adding that his ears “tingled” when he heard the song. Isn’t that the very definition of a hit? 1964

It’s official, Beatlemania has arrived. The Beatles get their first U.S. #1 with “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” Billboard magazine’s review says the song is a "driving rocker with surf on the Thames sound." Say what? The Beatles hold the top spot for three consecutive months. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” stays for seven weeks, “She Loves You” for two and “Can’t Buy Me Love” adds another five. That’s fourteen straight weeks for The Beatles. 1964

Countering The Beatles onslaught, “Fun, Fun, Fun” by the Beach Boys is released. The single gets to #5. 1964

James Brown nails it. He records "Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag" in Charlotte, NC. 1965

The Beatles record the title track for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 1967

The Doors are offered $500,000 to star in a Universal International film. Never happens. The group says they will make a TV special for ABC. Never happens. However, another project announced on this day, a book of singer Jim Morrison’s poetry, does see the light of day. 1968

Patrick Wilson, Weezer’s drummer, is born in Buffalo. 1969

Tommy James And The Shondells go psychedelic and top the pop chart with “Crimson And Clover.” Meanwhile, The Doors’ “Touch Me” sits at #4. 1969
1970's  The Doors release their highly lauded fifth album, “Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Café.” The album goes to #4 on the charts. 1970

Robert Plant’s bout with tonsillitis forces Led Zeppelin to postpone their North American tour. 1977

Blondie performs “Heart Of Glass” on Britain’s Top Of The Pops T.V. as the song reaches #1 on the U.K. chart. 1979
1980's  The Cars park it (disband). 1988

1990's   
“Dookie,” the third studio album by Green Day, is out. Containing "Longview,” "When I Come Around” and "Basket Case,” the group’s major label debut peaks at #2 on the U.S. Billboard 200. 1994

The Wallflowers open for Sheryl Crow. It’s the group’s first major trek and it starts in Dallas. 1997
2000's   
Good Charlotte enter the studio to record their second album, “The Young and the Hopeless.” 2002

"I’m With You" (Avril Lavigne) reaches #4 on the singles chart. 2003

Green Day, Evanescence, U2 and the Beastie Boys appear on "2005 Grammy Nominees" CD. 2005

Green Day drummer Tré Cool, ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and Alice Cooper perform at a Hurricane Katrina benefit concert in Cerritos, CA. The show is organized by former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. 2006

Driving Mr. Arnold. 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold is injured in a car accident while traveling on a Mississippi highway. Arnold, a passenger in the vehicle, suffers several cuts and bruises to his face that require stitches. Because of Arnold's injuries, 3DD pulls out of their scheduled performance at the Bud Bowl event prior to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. 2006

In a Billboard interview, the Eagles' Don Henley defends his group's business partnership (which includes exclusive releases) with Wal-Mart. "They can't be any more evil than a major record label," he says. Ouch! 2007

Across the street from Super Bowl XLIII (43) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Journey is part of the pre-game celebration/party. Also, Smashing Pumpkins tune "FOL" is heard in a Hyundai commercial prior to the kickoff. Frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin composed the song specifically for the 30-second spot, which showcases Hyundai's Genesis Coupe. But the big news is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s halftime performance. They deliver a four-song set that includes "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out," "Born To Run" (short version)," Working On A Dream" and "Glory Days." The favored Pittsburgh Steelers win the game, defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23. So much for the underdog prevailing. 2009
2010's   
Experience Hendrix and Sony Music issue the previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix song “Valleys Of Neptune.” It’s the title track of a '10 album that was recorded between ’68 – ’70. 2010

Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Carlos Santana and other performers record a 25th anniversary cover of "We Are The World" to help raise money for the earthquake relief effort in Haiti. 2010

“Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980,” Bob Marley's final performance, is out on CD. "Bob's music has always conveyed a message of hope, unity and love," says Rita Marley, Bob's widow. “To hear that music today and to be able to share it with a new generation shows that Bob is as relevant today as he was 30 years ago." 2010

It’s "National Rush Day" according to a handful of North American Hard Rock radio stations. "Rush's ‘2112’ is probably the first album that can rightfully be called Progressive Metal,” explains Jeff Wagner, author of Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal. 2012


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