Today's birthdays include Joe Terranova of Danny and the Juniors, who was born in 1941 (age 61); Marty Balin, formerly with Jefferson Airplane and its later incarnation, Jefferson Starship, in 1943 (age 59); Jay and the Americans' Sandy Deane also in 1943 (age 59); the late Steve Marriott of Small Faces and Humble Pie in 1947; William King of the Commodores in 1949 (age 53); Phil Collins and Quarterflash's Marv Ross, both in 1951 (age 51); and Jody Watley in 1961 (age 41).
Today's musical milestones:
In 1969, the Beatles played the group's final live performance -- on the roof of the Apple Corps Headquarters in London. The performance of "Get Back" was filmed for the movie "Let It Be."
In 1971, Kris Kristofferson won an award from the Nashville Songwriters Association.
In 1974, Emerson Lake and Palmer's Greg Lake was arrested in Salt Lake City after he was caught skinny-dipping in a hotel pool.
In 1980, Professor Longhair -- whose real name was Henry Byrd -- died at age 62.
Also in 1980, rockabilly star Warren Smith died.
In 1982, Lightnin' Hopkins died of cancer at age 69.
In 1986, Spandau Ballet announced a split with Chrysalis Records.
In 1992, a University of Massachusetts music professor who worked with New Kids On The Block sued the group's manager, Maurice Starr, saying he wasn't paid the fees and royalties promised. The professor further charged that the group lip-synched in concerts and that their singing on their albums was technically enhanced.
Also in 1994, the original members of Jefferson Airplane joined John Sebastian and Country Joe McDonald in Pepsi ads that aired during the Super Bowl. The commercials spoofed reunion rock concerts.
In 1994, a San Francisco newspaper quoted private investigators saying the teenage boy who accused Michael Jackson of molesting him had a solid case. And they claimed they'd interviewed other boys who said the pop star had sexually abused them.
In 1995, Boyz II Men was the big winner at the 22nd annual American Music Awards, winning three awards.
In 1996, Michael Jackson's unauthorized biographer -- Randy Taraborrelli -- claimed the pop star paid Lisa Marie Presley $15 million to marry him for a year. Jackson's attorney said there was no such deal.
Also in 1996, Paul McCartney returned to Liverpool, England, to officially open a performing arts college he helped found at his old high school.
In 1999, Janet Jackson ended her yearlong Velvet Rope World Tour with a sold-out concert at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
In 2000, Ringo Starr debuted in a new TV commercial for the online investment broker Charles Schwab. The 30-second ad aired during the pre-game kick-off segment of the Super Bowl.
Today's musical quiz:
Name the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who is Jody Watley's godfather. Answer: The late Jackie Wilson.