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Born on this day: February 9, 1942 - Legendary singer, songwriter, and musician Carole King (born Carol Klein in New York, NY). Happy 73rd Birthday, Carole!
On this day in music history: February 9, 1957 - "Too Much" by Elvis Presley hits #1 on the Billboard Best Sellers chart for three weeks, also peaking at #3 on the Rhythm & Blues and Hot Country Singles charts on the same date. Written by Lee Rosenberg and Bernard Weisman, it is the fifth chart-topping single for the Tupelo, MS born rock & roll singer. Presley will record "Too Much" on September 2, 1956 at Radio Recorders in Hollywood during the same round of sessions that produce his previous #1 single "Love Me Tender." The original version was recorded by co-writer Weisman two years earlier in 1954 and released on Republic Records. Presley will perform the song publicly for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show on January 6, 1957. Released just two days before the Sullivan appearance on January 4, 1957, the single will take off immediately. "Too Much" will enter the Best Seller chart at #16 on January 19, 1957, rocketing to the top two weeks later. It is the first of four songs to top the charts for Presley in 1957, and it will spend a combined total of 25 weeks at number one during the year. This will be the second time Elvis achieves this remarkable chart feat, having held down the top spot on the pop chart for 25 weeks in 1956 as well. "Too Much" is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.