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20th February 1950, Born on this day, Walter Becker, bass, guitar, vocals, songwriter with American group Steely Dan who had the 1973 US No.11 single ‘Reeling In The Years’ and nine other US Top 30 hits. Steely Dan’s ‘Two Against Nature’ won a Grammy in 2001 for Album of the year. Becker has produced records […]

Linda Ronstadt had a very good day on Feb. 15, 1975. When the Billboard Charts came out the day, Linda had the #1 single in the country with “You’re No Good. She also had the #1 album in the counrty (US) with “Heart Like A Wheel”. The single and the LP only stayed at #1 […]

Los Angeles mayor Sam Yorty declared Feb. 14, 1972 “Steppenwolf Day” in the city. They must have decided that with that honor, they had reached the pinnacle of stardom….. They broke up that day. Kind of gave “Born To Be Wild” a new meaning…. At least they were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall […]

On Valentine’s Day in 1972, Neil Young released his fourth LP titled “Harvest”. It featured the London Symphony Orchestra on two tracks and guest vocals by David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor. The album topped the Billboard 200 album chart for two weeks, and had two hit singles, “Old Man”, […]

Were you worthy 26 years ago? Wayne and Garth gave everyone a Valentine’s Day present when they released their movie “Wayne’s World” on Feb. 14, 1992. The movie had great music, great guests (think Alice Cooper) and a really serious plot line (please detect sarcasm here). The poster said “You’ll laugh, You’ll cry, You’ll hurl”. […]

On Feb. 11, 1963, a cold day in London, The Beatles went into StudioTwo at EMI Studios on Abbey Road. They were there to record thier first album, which would be titled “Please Please Me” in the UK. The session was being produced by George Martin and engineered by Norman Smith. Here is a great […]

5th February 1929, Born on this day, Hal Blaine, American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California. Blaine played on numerous hits by Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon and Garfunkel, the Carpenters, The Beach Boys, Nancy Sinatra, and the 5th Dimension. Blaine has […]

3rd February 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-engined Beechcraft Bonanza plane was also killed. Holly hired the plane after heating problems developed on his tour bus. All three were travelling to […]

1st February 1937, Born on this day, American singer, songwriter Don Everly, from The Everly Brothers who had the 1958 UK & US No.1 single ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’. Other hits include: ‘Wake Up Little Susie,’ ‘Bird Dog,’ ‘Cathy’s Clown,’ ‘Walk Right Back’ and ‘Crying in the Rain’. The music of the […]

On Feb. 1, 1994, Green Day released their 3rd LP “Dookie”. The album was their first on a major record label. Dookie became a worldwide commercial success, peaking at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 and charting in seven countries. The album helped propel Green Day, and even punk rock music into mainstream popularity. […]


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