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The Rolling Stones released their seventh US LP “Between the Buttons” on Feb. 11, 1967. The LP was their 5th in the UK and had been released a couple of week earlier on Jan. 20th there. The album releases were different between the two countries. The American version included “Ruby Tuesday” and “Let’s Spend the […]

On Feb.10, 1971, Carole King released her second LP titled “Tapestry”. King wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, several of which had already been hits for other artists such as Aretha Franklin’s “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and The Shirelles’ “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (in 1960). Three […]

On Feb 9, 1970, The Doors released their 5th LP titled “Morrison Hotel”. Morrison Hotel consists of music recorded between August 1966 and November 1969. The cover photo was taken at the actual Morrison Hotel located at 1246 South Hope Street in Los Angeles by the legendary photographer Henry Diltz. The band asked the owners […]

On Feb. 5, 1979, The soundtrack LP to the film Saturday Night Fever reached sales of 25 million worldwide, making it the best-selling LP in history. Of course, that mark has since been surpassed (Thriller, Eagles Greatest Hit, Dark Side of the Moon etc). Disco was King in 1979. Well to some, others hated it. […]

Jethro Tull released their first LP “This Was” in the US on Feb. 3, 1969. The record was released in the UK in Oct. of 1968. The album was recorded at a cost of only ¬£1200, and it is the only studio album by Tull to feature guitarist Mick Abrahams. The good reception of the […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd released their 4th LP “Gimme Back My Bullets” on Feb.2, 1976. The album was originally titled ‘Ain’t No Dowd About It’, in tribute to the producer Tom Dowd, whom the band idolized. The album was certified Gold on 1/20/1981 by the RIAA. It remains the only studio album by the precrash lineup to […]

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. […]

50 years ago…. The Velvet Underground released their second LP “White Light/ White Heat” on Jan 30, 1968. It was the band’s last studio recording of new material with bassist and founding member John Cale. The album was recorded in just two days, and with a noticeably different style than The Velvet Underground & Nico. […]

On Jan. 29, 1982, Huey Lewis & The News released their second LP titled “Picture This”. The album brought the band their first top-ten hit, “Do You Believe in Love”. It remained on the Billboard albums chart for 35 weeks and peaked at number 13. The band produced the album themselves along with their manager, […]

The J. Geils Band released their 11th LP “Love Stinks” on Jan. 28, 1980. The title song, “Love Stinks” was a rant against unrequited love. (That’s what an old review said). It was covered by @Joan Jett in the film Mr. Wrong and Adam Sandler in the movie The Wedding Singer. The song was also […]


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