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11th February 1977, David Bowie released ‘Sound and Vision’ as a single, which was taken from his latest album Low. ‘Sound and Vision’ was used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing considerable exposure, much needed as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the […]

OMG!!! It;s been like 40 years now????? On Feb.10, 1978, Van Halen released their debut LP simply titled “Van Halen”. Of course, the critics panned it. Music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a negative review, writing: “For some reason Warners wants us to know that this is the biggest bar band in the San […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lita Ford released her third solo studio album simply titled “Lita” on Feb. 2, 1988. It was her first for RCA Records and her first with the supervision of new manager Sharon Osbourne. Pat Benatar also played on the record and did the promotional tour with Lita. The album reached No. 29 on the US […]

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, […]

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