On this day in 1964, thousands descended on London's Heathrow Airport for the send-off and New York's Kennedy Airport for the arrival of the Beatles for the group's first US visit. Their landmark Ed Sullivan Show appearance was viewed by 73 million two days later. The group also did concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Washington Arena in DC.
Musicians of note born on February 7th include King Curtis (1934), Wings drummer Joe English (1949), Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan (1962).
Tom Fogerty quit Creedence Clearwater Revival on this day in 1971. Carlos Santana and BB King did a concert for inmates in San Quentin Prison on 2/7/1997. 'Lonesome' Dave Preverett of Foghat died of cancer on this day in 2000, and the Who played half time at the Super Bowl at what was then the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on this day in 2010, a year the The Saints did not get cheated out of playing in it and defeated the Colts 31-17