February

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11th February 1964, The Beatles made their live concert debut in the US at the Washington Coliseum. Over 350 police surrounded the stage to keep the 8,000 plus screaming fans in control. One police officer who found the noise so loud stuck a bullet in each ear as ear plugs. The Beatles had to stop […]

12th February 1967, 15 police officers raided Redlands the West Sussex home of The Rolling Stone Keith Richards during a weekend party. The police who were armed with a warrant issued under the dangerous drugs act took away various substances for forensic tests. George and Pattie Harrison had been at the house, but it was […]

12th February 1972, Charley Pride was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs. In the early-to mid-1970s, he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161237331560167

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 […]

Happy birthday to Alice Cooper, born on 4th February 1948, who formed the Earwigs, and then the Alice Cooper Band, who had the 1972 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'School's Out', the 1972 hit 'Elected' and the 1973 US & UK No.1 album Billion Dollar Babies. Cooper's live shows featured guillotines, electric chairs, fake […]

4th February 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. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161206617250167

2nd February 1979, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in New York City. There had been a party to celebrate Vicious' release on $50,000 (£29,412) bail pending his trial for the murder of his former girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, the previous October. Party guests, said that Vicious had taken heroin at midnight. […]

Happy birthday to Graham Nash, born on 2nd February 1942, British-American singer-songwriter , known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of The Hollies and supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. Nash initially met both David Crosby and Stephen Stills in 1966 during a Hollies US tour. CSN's scored the […]

2nd February 1976, Genesis released 'A Trick Of The Tail', their seventh studio album and the first to feature drummer Phil Collins as full-time lead vocalist following the departure of original vocalist Peter Gabriel. After auditioning over 400 vocalists, which saw Collins teaching the potential lead singers the songs, the band decided that Collins should […]

Happy birthday to Steve Harley, born on 27th February 1951, English singer and songwriter Steve Harley best known as the frontman with Cockney Rebel who had the 1975 UK No.1 single ‘Make Me Smile, (Come Up And See Me’) as well as hits with ‘Mr Soft’ and ‘Judy Teen’. Harley has released over five solo […]


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