Feb 7 in Music History: The Beatles arrive in America, Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl is released
1964 – Thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm on their first trip to the US.
1966 – The first magazine dedicated specifically to rock and roll music, Crawdaddy!, is published by Paul Williams in New York City.
1969 – The Who record “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studio’s in London, England.
1970 – Led Zeppelin score their first #1 album in the UK with Led Zeppelin II.
1979 – The Clash kick off their first American tour at the Berkeley Community Theatre outside San Francisco.
1979 – Stephen Stills records the first major-label album using all-digital equipment, but it’s never released, which means that Ry Cooder’s Bop Till You Drop will get the honor.
1986 – The Rolling Stones shoot the video for “Harlem Shuffle” in New York City.
1989 – Virgin records posthumously releases the last album recorded by Roy Orbison, Mystery Girl.