This Day In Rock History

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This Day In Rock History: February 1st

1937
The eldest Everly Brother, Don, is born in Brownie, KY.

1957
The Everly Brothers sign with Cadence Records.

1964
The late Jani Lane, the lead singer of the Glam Metal band Warrant, is born in Akron, OH.

1969
Patrick Wilson, Weezer's drummer, is born in Buffalo.

1970
The Doors release their highly lauded fifth album, "Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock Cafe." The album goes to #4 on the charts.

1977
Robert Plant's bout with tonsillitis forces Led Zeppelin to postpone their North American tour.

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1973 : Gladys Knight and the Pips leave Motown's Soul label for a new career at Buddah.

1974 : Guitarist Eric Bell leaves Thin Lizzy due to ill health brought on by alcohol abuse.

Deaths

1989 : Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster)
1989 : Paul Robi (of The Platters) dies of cancer at age 57 in Los Angeles, California.
2009 : Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield\]

Births

1937 : Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)
1938 : Jimmy Carl Black (Mothers of Invention)
1948 : R&B performer Rick James is born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. in Buffalo, New York.
1951 : Rich Williams (Kansas)
1951 : Fran Christina (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1954 : Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

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This Day In Rock History: February 2nd


1942, Born on this day, Graham Nash, guitarist, singer with The Hollies who he left in 1968. Became a member of Crosby Stills Nash & Young who had the 1969 UK No.17 single 'Marrakesh Express' and 1970 US No.1 album 'Deja Vu'.

1959, Buddy Holly, Richard Valens and The Big Bopper all appeared at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa. This was all three acts last ever gig before being killed in a plane crash the following day.

1973, Keith Emerson of Emerson Lake and Palmer injured his hands when his piano rigged to explode as a stunt, detonated prematurely during a concert in San Francisco.

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1949 - The first 45 RPM record was released.

1959 - Frankie Avalon's "Venus" was released.

1959 - The Coasters song "Charlie Brown" was released.

1973 - NBC-TV debuted "Midnight Special."

1999 - Prince released "1999 New Master." It was a re-release and re-done version of the 1982 version of the song "1999."

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1959, 22 year old Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, aged 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa, the pilot of the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza plane was also killed. Holly hired the plane after heating problems developed on his tour bus. All three were traveling to Fargo, North Dakota, for the next show on their Winter Dance Party Tour which Holly had set - covering 24 cities in three weeks, to make money after the break-up of his band, The Crickets, last year.

1970, Led Zeppelin II was in the Top 20 on both the UK & US album charts after peaking at No.1. The album went on to spend 138 weeks on the UK chart. The album is now recognized by writers and music critics as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums ever recorded.

2010, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson, joined a growing group of critics of Bob Geldof and U2 singer Bono over their very public charity work, saying they should stop lecturing audiences about charity work and instead do their good deeds in private. Johnson said "When I was a working man I didn't want to go to a concert for some ******* to talk down to me that I should be thinking of some kid in Africa. I'm sorry mate, do it yourself, spend some of your own money and get it done. It just makes me angry."

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Charts
1950 : The Ames Brothers' "Rag Mop" hits #1.
1968 : The Lemon Pipers' "Green Tambourine" hits #1.
1973 : Elton John's reptile rocker "Crocodile Rock" hits #1 for the first of three weeks.
1979 : The Blues Brothers' album Briefcase Full of Blues hits #1.


Births
1935 : Johnny "Guitar" Watson
1940 : Angelo D'Aleo (Dion & The Belmonts)
1943 : Dennis Edwards (The Temptations)
1943 : Eric Haydock (The Hollies)
1947 : Dave Davies (The Kinks)
1949 : Arthur Kane (New York Dolls)
1956 : Lee Renaldo (Sonic Youth)
1959 : Laurence Tolhurst (The Cure)


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1969: Allen Klein was hired as the new manager of The Beatles against the wishes of Paul McCartney who wanted his father-in-law Lee Eastman to become their new manager. Klein’s involvement was a factor in The Beatles’ breakup the following year.

1978: Gerry Rafferty released “Baker Street” which went on to reach number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart making it his most successful solo single in the U.S.

1979: To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, & Ritchie Valens, a sold out concert took place at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA where the performers performed for the last time. On the bill was Del Shannon, The Drifters & Jimmy Clanton.

1990: Skid Row peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “I Remember You” which was their second and final top ten single in the U.S.

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This Day In Rock History: February 4th

1948, Born on this day, Alice Cooper, (Vincent Furnier), singer, who formed the Earwigs, and then the Alice Cooper Band, who had the 1972 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'School's Out'. Copper is now also a radio presenter.

1965, The Righteous Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Phil Spector song 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. Also a US No.1 at the same time. In 1999 the PRS announced that it was the most played song of the 20th Century.

1966, The Rolling Stones released '19th Nervous Breakdown' it reached No.2 on both the US and UK charts, while topping the NME charts and was the fifth best-selling single of 1966 in the UK.

1983, Karen Carpenter died aged 32 of a cardiac arrest at her parent's house in Downey, California; the coroner's report gave the cause of death of imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa. The Carpenters 1970 album Close to You, featured two hit singles: ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’ and ‘We've Only Just Begun.’ They peaked at No.1 and No.2, on the US chart. In 1975 - In *******'s annual opinion poll; its readers voted Karen Carpenter the Best Rock Drummer of the year.

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Birthdays:

John Steel-drummer for The Animals born in 1941
Alice Cooper born in 1948
Phil Ehart-drummer for Kansas born in 1951
Jerry Shirley-drummer for Humble Pie & Fastway born in 1952

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