FEBRUARY 5TH IS THE 36TH DAY OF THE YEAR…TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE FONDUE DAY, NATIONAL SHOWER WITH A FRIEND DAY, NATIONAL WEATHERPERSON’S DAY, SAFER INTERNET DAY AND WORLD NUTELLA DAY.
The Beach Boys’ cover version of the The Regents’ 1958 hit, “Barbara Ann” topped the Cashbox magazine chart and was listed at #2 by Billboard. The party atmosphere in the studio was staged and the lead vocal on the track is actually that of Dean Torrence of Jan And Dean.
Paul Simon releases his first new song without Art Garfunkel, “Mother and Child Reunion”. Simon got the idea for the song’s title from a chicken-and-egg dish called Mother and Child Reunion that he saw on a Chinese restaurant’s menu.
The Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced The Beatles to ancient Hindu meditation methods, died in his sleep at his home in the Netherlands. He was 91.
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler sang a note so high that it shattered the glass on a camera during an appearance on the US TV show This Morning.