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Bob Dylan turns the tables at the Musicares charity gala honouring his career

Bob Dylan turned the tables on his critics during a 30-minute speech, at the MusiCares charity gala honoring his career. The 73-year-old, who rarely talks about his work, asked why critics complained he "can't sing" and sounds "like a frog" but do not "say that about Tom Waits?" The singer added, "Critics say my voice is shot, that I have no voice. Why don't they say those things about Leonard Cohen? Why do I get special treatment?"

Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday' album reaches number one

Pink Friday is the debut studio album by American recording artist Nicki Minaj. The album was promoted with singles "Super Bass", "Your Love", "Check It Out", "Right Thru Me", "Moment 4 Life", "Did It On'em", "Girls Fall Like Dominoes" and "Fly". Pink Friday features guest vocals from Eminem, Rihanna, Drake, will.i.am, Kanye West and Natasha Bedingfield.

Ringo Starr becomes is added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Starr was honored with the 2,401st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. It is located at 1750 North Vine Street, in front of the Capitol Records building, as are the stars for Lennon, McCartney and Harrison. Starr was also appointed a Knight Bachelor in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to music.

Simpsons airs 167th episode and becomes the longest-running animated series

"The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" is the 14th episode in the eighth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the US. This is the show's 167th episode, The Simpsons surpassed The Flintstones in the number of episodes produced for a prime-time animated series.

Adam Sandler joins the cast of 'Saturday Night Live'

Sandler was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller, who caught Sandler's act in Los Angeles and recommended him to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. Sandler was hired as a writer for SNL and became a featured player the following year. After becoming an SNL cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

The seventh Brit Awards are held

The BRIT Awards are the annual British pop music awards, considered to be the highest profile music awards ceremony in the country. The seventh, hosted by Jonathan King, was held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The whole event was broadcasted by BBC, the channel that did it for 8 consecutive years.

'Like A Virgin' starts a three-week run at #1 on the US album chart

Madonna's second studio album, Like a Virgin, received mixed reviews after its release. However, it was a commercial success, becoming her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, month after getting into top ten. It kept its position for three consecutive weeks after that. The album sold 3.5 million copies after 14 weeks.

The Beatles make their US TV debut

The Beatles landed at NY airport at the beginning of February. Their first performance on the US television came two days after. The band appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, which have been watched by roughly 73 million viewers, largest audience that had been recorded for an American TV program.

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