Video: 'The Beatles - "Meet The Beatles!" (U.S. Stereo LP - Capitol) [Full Album]'
(Saturday, February 15, 1964) — Meet the Beatles! by The Beatles peaked at #1 on Billboard‘s 200 album charts for 11 weeks (Feb. 15/22/29, March 7/14/21/28, April 4/11/18/25, 1964). It was the group’s first of a record (that still stands 50 years later) 19 number one albums on the chart (1964-2001).
(Saturday, February 15, 1964) — “Anyone Who Had a Heart” by Dionne Warwick peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, February 15, 1964) — “My Bonnie” by The Beatles debuted at #67 on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart. Recorded in 1961 with Pete Best on drums, it was the group’s sixth appearance on the Hot 100 singles chart in five weeks, following “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” “Please Please Me” and “I Saw Her Standing There.”
Video: 'Tony Sheridan & The Beatles - My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean) (2011 Remaster)'
(Saturday, February 15, 1964) — The Beatles with Tony Sheridan & Guests, featuring four tracks by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles (recorded in 1961), debuted at #147 on today’s Billboard‘s 200 album chart, the group’s third appearance on the chart in as many weeks. Continue reading ‘The Beatles with Tony Sheridan & Guests’ album debuts at #147 in USA 50 years ago today (Feb 15 1964)
Video: 'Big Joe Turner - Shake Rattle N'Roll (Rare Stereo Mix 1954)'
(Monday, February 15, 1954) — “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” a twelve bar blues-form rock and roll song, was recorded today by Big Joe Turner in New York. The Turner version was ranked #127 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Video: '1944 The Destruction of the Abby of Monte Cassino I'
(Tuesday, February 15, 1944; during the Battle of Monte Cassino, part of the Winter Line and the battle for Rome of the Italian Campaign of World War II) — The historic monastery at Monte Cassino in Italy was bombed by the Allies today in an effort to root the Germans from their strategically superior hilltop post. Though the monastery is destroyed, the Germans tenaciously hold the hill. Continue reading Allied assault on Monte Cassino, Italy, begins 70 years ago today (Feb 15 1944)