The Sony Walkman went on sale for the first time in 1979. Kurt Russell played Elvis in a TV movie.
Bernadette Peters was born on February 28, 1948. For 50 years, Peters has been a star of musical theater, critically praised as one of the best singers and actresses of her era.
February is African-American History Month, so this week, we look at the work of several African-American composers of classical music.
In the early morning of February 3, 1959, singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. The tragedy would later become known as "the day the music died."
John Williams was born on February 8, 1932. Williams is a composer whose movie themes are instantly recognizable. In his sixty-year career, Williams has received 3 Emmys, 24 Grammys, and 5 Academy Awards. He's been nominated for the Academy Award 51 times, second only to Walt Disney.