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KISS released their debut LP simply titled “KISS” on Feb. 18, 1974. Much of the material on the album was written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, as members of their pre-Kiss band Wicked Lester. Simmons estimated that the entire process of recording and mixing this record took three weeks, while co-producer Richie Wise has […]

18th February 2008, Carpenters fans were objecting to plans to have pop duo’s former family home in Downey, south of Los Angeles knocked down. The current owners of the house, said they objected to fans looking in the windows and leaving floral tributes. The five-bedroom house was immortalised when it featured on the cover of […]

He was a founding member of and is the former keyboardist / singer / songwriter / producer of Styx. He is Dennis DeYoung and he is celebrating his 71st birthday today. He wrote and sang lead on six of the band’s seven top 10 Billboard Hot 100-ranked hits. The six DeYoung penned-and-performed Billboard hits, in […]

By Nick Scelsi: He may be the only person on the planet who understands exactly what it was like to be as famous as (and perhaps even more universally recognized than) the Beatles. He was still known as Cassius Clay, the undefeated 22-year-old #1 ranked contender for Sonny Liston’s heavyweight crown when, on February 18, […]

How many of you remember the “King Biscuit Flower Hour”? The very first broadcast of the show was on Feb. 18, 1973 and featured Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Bruce Springsteen. For those not familiar with it, it was a radio show that featured live concerts. The program was broadcast on Sunday […]

18th February 1966, Beach Boy Brian Wilson recorded the future classic song ‘Good Vibrations’, which went on to become the band’s third US number-one hit. As a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up “vibrations” from people, so that the dog would bark at “bad vibrations” Wilson turned this into the general […]

Yoko Ono turns 86 years old today. As John Lennon’s widow, Ono has stayed active in many charitable causes. She funded Strawberry Fields in New York City, the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland and the John Lennon Museum in Saitama, Japan (which closed in 2010). She has made significant philanthropic contributions to the arts, peace, […]

18th February 1965, The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Tired Of Waiting For You’, the group’s second UK No.1. According to Ray Davies, the music for ‘Tired of Waiting for You’ was written on the train to the recording studio and the words were written at a coffee shop during […]

17th February 1967, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite’. at Abbey Road studios, London. John’s lyrics for the song came almost entirely from an antique poster advertising a circus performance scheduled to take place in Rochdale, Lancashire, in February 1843. John had purchased the poster […]

On Feb. 17, 1976. the Eagles released “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” album. The record was a singles compilation album. As of November 2012, 29 million copies have been shipped in the domestic market, making it tied with Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the best-selling album in the United States. With an additional 13 million internationally, for […]


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