Halen-for the Gulf War’s Desert Storm troops. January 26. Surface’s “Th e First Time” (Columbia) begins a two-week stay atop the Hot 100. February 9. C & C Music Factory peak at number one on the pop charts with “Gonna Make You Sweat (Every-

body Dance Now),” remaining there for two weeks. February 10. Lisa Stansfi eld creates a media fl ap when she becomes the only winner (Best British Female Artist)

at the tenth annual Brit Awards ceremony to allude to the Gulf War in her acceptance speech. Status Quo demonstrate a more hollow anti-establishment gesture by discarding regulation black tie formal wear to reveal to the jeans/t-shirt uniform typifying hard rock acts when honored with Outstanding Contribution to the British Music Industry.