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The 59th Grammy Awards are held

Beyoncé acquired the most nominations with nine. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West received eight nominations each while Chance the Rapper followed with seven nominations. Adele was the biggest winner of the night with five trophies, including Album of the Year for 25, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for 'Hello'.

Adele won all six categories she was nominated for at Grammy Awards

At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Adele won all five of her nominations, bringing her to fifteen. She won awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for '25', and Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Hello'.

Nude photo of Madonna is sold at auction for $37,500

A full frontal nude photo of Madonna, before she became famous, has sold at auction for $37,500 — more than double its pre-sale estimate. The black and white photo of the pop music superstar, aged 20, was acquired by an unnamed European buyer at Christie’s in New York. The picture, taken by photographer Lee Friedlander, was shot at a time when Madonna was a dancer trying to make ends meet in New York.

John Williams begins recording his score for A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence - Music from the Motion Picture is the movie score of the movie of the same name, composed and conducted by John Williams. The original score was composed by Williams and featured singers Lara Fabian on two songs and Josh Groban on one. Soprano Barbara Bonney provided the vocal solos in several tracks.

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz dies at 77

Schulz died at home in his sleep due to the colon cancer. Sickness was discovered after he suffered several small strokes. His remains were buried at Pleasant Hills Cemetery, Sebastopol, California. He was later honored by many cartoonists, who incorporated some of his iconic characters into their works.

Al Green goes to #1 on the US singles chart with Let's Stay Together

Let's Stay Together is a song by American singer Al Green from his album of the same name. It was produced and recorded by Willie Mitchell and mixed by Mitchell and Terry Manning. Released as a single, Let's Stay Together reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and remained on the chart for 16 weeks and also topped Billboard's R&B chart for 9 weeks.

John Lennon performs 'Instant Karma' on BBC

Lennon and Ono filmed an appearance on BBC Television's Top of the Pops to promote 'Instant Karma!', accompanied by White, Voormann, Evans and BP Fallon. While the other musicians mimed their contributions, Lennon sang a live vocal over a mix of the song's instrumental track, prepared by EMI engineer Geoff Emerick.

A total of 18 police officers raid on Keith Richards's cottage

Richards has been tried on drug-related charges five times. The first trial – the only one involving a prison sentence – resulted from a February police raid on Redlands, Richards' Sussex estate, where he and some friends, including Jagger, were spending the weekend.

Shop Around becomes Motown Record's first million-selling single

Shop Around is a song originally recorded by The Miracles on Motown Records' Tamla subsidiary label. It was written by Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson and Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. It became a smash hit in 1960 when originally recorded by The Miracles, reaching number one on the Billboard R&B chart. It was The Miracles first million-selling hit record, and the first-million-selling hit for the Motown Record Corporation.

Dean Martin is at #1 on the UK singles chart

Martin's version reached No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, remaining at the top for 5 weeks while spending 6 weeks atop Billboard's chart of songs "Most Played by Jockeys", 5 weeks atop Billboard's chart of "Best Sellers in Stores", and 4 weeks atop Billboard's chart of songs "Most Played in Juke Boxes". It became a Gold record and Martin's biggest hit.

The original 'Dracula' is released

When the film premiered at the Roxy Theatre, newspapers reported that members of the audiences fainted in shock at the horror on screen. This publicity, shrewdly orchestrated by the film studio, helped ensure people came to see the film, if for no other reason than curiosity.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

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Josh Brolin

born 1934

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