Today In Rock: February 7

1934

Curtis Ousley (a.k.a. King Curtis) is born in Fort Worth, Texas.

1955

Nesuhi Ertegun, Ahmet's brother, joins Atlantic and proceeds to develop a legendary jazz roster that includes John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Charles Mingus and the Modern Jazz Quartet.

1959

Phil Everly serves as a pallbearer at Buddy Holly's funeral.

1961

Pete Seeger is signed to Columbia Records by his friend and A&R man, John Hammond. His first album for the label is 'Story Songs.'

1961

Neil Sedaka hits #4 in the US with "Calendar Girl".

1964

The Beatles arrive in America

1971

One Bad Apple (The Osmond) was a hit.

1976

"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," by Paul Simon, reaches #1 for the first of three weeks. It is the biggest single of his career.

1976

Queen hits #9 with "Bohemian Rhapsody".

1976

David Bowie's 'Station to Station' enters the album charts. It is the highest-charting album of Bowie's career, peaking at #3.

1982

"The News That Rocked '81" is MTV's first year-end hour-long special with interviews and concert specials.