Archive for February, 2010

Feb 28 – Today In Rock Music History

February 28, 2010

We Miss You Brian! Happy Birthday!

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Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 25

1942 Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
1943 Barbara Acklin (Love Makes a Woman)
1957 Ian Stanley (Tears for Fears)
1957 Phil Gould (Level 42)
1957 Cindy Wilson (B52s)
1967 Marcus Lillington (Breathe)

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Deaths On This Day

1968 Frankie Lymon (and the Teenagers)
1974 Bobby Bloom (Montego Bay)

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No. 1 In The Charts on Feb 25

1958 Perry Como: Magic Moments UK 45
1968 Esther and Abi Ofarim: Cinderella Rockefella UK 45
1970 Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water US 45
1976 Rhythm Heritage: Theme from S.W.A.T. US 45
1998 Celine Dion : My Heart Will Go On : US single

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Various Music Events On Feb 28

1958 Little Richard’s Good Golly Miss Molly hits UK chart.

1963 On the tour bus from York to Shrewsbury, John Lennon and Paul McCartney write From Me to You (based on NME letters column).

1966 CBS labs develop a metal disc that reproduces motion pictures through a TV set.

1966 Cavern Club in Liverpool closes with debts of £70,000.

1970 Matthew Fisher leaves Procol Harum.

1970 Led Zeppelin play Copenhagen, as The Nobs.

1970 Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats hits UK LP chart.

1976 Gallagher and Lyle’s Breakaway hits UK LP chart.

1977 Ray Charles attacked onstage by a man who tries to strangle him with a rope.

1996 At the Grammys,Hootie and the Blowfish are named Best New Artist. Alanis Morissette wins four Grammy’s including Best Album for “Jagged Little Pill.”

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Feb 28 – Today in Beatles History

February 28, 2010

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1962
A letter is sent by a lawyer on behalf of Brian, to a man of Liverpool who had murmured about Brian’s motivations on managing the Beatles, demanding an apollogize and warranty not to repeat the comments.

Performance at the Cavern, with Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Searchers.

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1963
Paul and John compose ‘From Me To You’ on the artists car going from York to Shrewsbury, during the Helen Shapiro tour.
Concert at the Granada, Shrewsbury (Helen Shapiro tour).

Brian and Dick James officially found Northern Songs Ltd.

1964
UK Polydor single release: ‘Why (Can’t You Love Me Again)’/’Cry For A Shadow’.

UK single release: ‘A World Without Love’, 1st by Peter and Gordon.

Number 1 Studio, Piccadilly Theatre, London. 6.30-9.00pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘From Us To You’ (2nd edition): ‘From Us To You’; ‘You Can’t Do That’; ‘Roll Over Beethoven’; ‘Till There Was You’; ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’; ‘Please Mister Postman’; ‘All My Loving’; ‘This Boy’; ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’; ‘From Us To You’.

‘With The Beatles’ number 1, 13th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ number 1, 5th week; 7th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘She Loves You’, 6th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘Please Please Me’, 5th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).
‘I Saw Her Standing There’, 4th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Transmision of ABC-TV’s show ‘The Big Out’ (recorded 23 February 1964).

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1967
Studio 2. 7.00pm-3.00am. Recording: ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ (rehearsal only). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1968
Abbey Road. Cilla Black records ‘Step Inside Love’.

The Cavern closes.

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1969
Ringo starts shooting of ‘The Magic Christian’.

Yoko, with John on guitar, records ‘AOS’, at the Royal Albert Hall.

1970
Abbey Road, Room 4. Time unknown. Stereo mixing: ‘For You Blue’ (remixes 1-8). Producer: Malcolm Davies; Engineer: Peter Bown; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.

‘Live Peace In Toronto’, 8th week in the ranking (Billboard).
‘Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)’, 2nd week in the ranking (Billboard).

1972
John’s US non-immigrant visa expires. John’s immigration lawyer asks for an extension of his 6-month non-immigrant visa.

1992
Moyzes Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislavia. Recording of ‘The Beatles Go Baroque’, with Peter Breiner and his chamber orchestra. Producer: Leos Komarek; Engineer: Otto Nopp.

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Feb 27 – Today In Rock Music History

February 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Neal!

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Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 27

1951 Steve Harley (Stephen Nice)
1954 Neil Schon (Santana/Journey)
1955 Garry Christian (Christians)
1957 Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
1960 Paul Humphries (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)
1965 Ewen Vernal (Deacon Blue)

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No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 27

1961 Chubby Checker: Pony Time US 45
1964 Cilla Black: Anyone Who Had a Heart UK 45
1988 George Michael: Father Figure US 45
1993 East 17 : Walthamstow : UK LP

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Various Music Events On Feb 27

1955 Billboard announces that, for the first time, seven-inch 45 rpm singles are outselling 78s in US.

1956 Little Richard’s first No. 1, Slippin’ and Slidin’, released.

1959 Billy Fury debuts on UK chart with Maybe Tomorrow.

1964 Beatles’ All My Loving tops UK EP chart.

1966 RSG goes Continental as Walker Brothers and Peter and Gordon appear on show from La Locomotive Club, Paris.

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1967 Pink Floyd record Arnold Layne, their first single.

1971 Paul McCartney debuts solo on UK chart with Another Day.

1976 Slik (including Midge Ure) play debut gig at Glasgow Apollo, two weeks after Forever and Ever topped UK chart.

1977 Keith Richard busted for dope in Toronto.

1988 Love Overboard moves to No. 19 on Hot 100, taking Gladys Knight and the Pips into Top 20 for the first time in thirteen years.

1990 Milli Vanilli “singer” Rob Pilatus states in Time magazine, “I’m the new Elvis, Mick Jagger can’t produce a sound. Musically, we’re more talented than any Bob Dylan or Paul McCartney. “

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Feb 27 – Today in Beatles History

February 27, 2010

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1963
Concert at the Rialto, York (Helen Shapiro tour).

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1964
Studio 2. 10.00am-1.00pm. Recording: ‘And I Love Her’ [re-re-make] (takes 20-21); ‘Tell Me Why’ (takes 1-8). Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: ‘If I Fell’ (takes 1-15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.

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1965
‘Beatles For Sale’ number 1, 1st and last week, replacing ‘Rolling Stones II’ (UK Record Retailer chart).

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1967
Brian and Vic Lewis fly to the US, to arrange plans for the Monkees, Cream, the Who, and the Four Tops.

1996
Recording of ‘Flaming Pie’ in Sussex, England.

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Prime Time Network TV Schedules From 1970 to 1979

February 26, 2010

The good old days of TV. I know all you retro lovers like me remember them all so well – Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Mary Hartman, Rockford Files, Baretta, Columbo, Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk, Kojak, The Partridge Family, The Rookies, The White Shadow, M*A*S*H, Charlies Angels, All In The Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Happy Days, What’s Happening, Sandford & Son, Chico & The Man, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, WKRP, Vega$, One Day At A Time, Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Police Story, Family, Alice, Barney Miller, The Hard Boys, The Odd Couple, Three’s Company, Soap, Carol Burnett Show, The Waltons, Little House On The Prairie, Welcome Back Kotter, Quincy M.E., CHiPs, Bob Newhart, Starsky & Hutch, Eight Is Enough – am I jogging your memory back enough? Then of course there’s all The Movies Of The Week, Specials with Sonny & Cher, The Brady Bunch Variety Show, Captain & Tennille, Donnie & Marie. And we must not forgot all the groovy ads that went with them – I’ll save that for a later post.

Well here’s some graphics which list the prime time network TV schedules that list what times all these shows were aired. A blast from the past indeed. Enjoy.

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1970 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1971 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1972 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1973 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1974 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1975 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1976 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1977 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1978 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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1979 Prime Time Network TV Schedule

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Feb 26 – Today In Rock Music History

February 26, 2010

We Miss You Johnny! – Happy Birthday

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Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 26

1928 Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino (New Orleans)
1932 Johnny Cash (country singer)
1943 Paul Cotton (Poco)
1945 Bob ‘The Bear’ Hite (Canned Heat)
1947 Sandie Shaw (Sandra Goodrich) (Puppet on a String)
1950 Jonathan Cain (Journey)
1954 Michael Bolton
1961 John Jon (Bronski Beat)

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Deaths On Feb 26

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1977 Bukka White (US blues performer)

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No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 26

1966 Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made for Walking US 45
1969 Peter Sarstedt: Where Do You Go To My Lovely UK 45
1977 Eagles: New Kid in Town US 45
1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller US LP
1994 Mariah Carey : Music Box : UK LP
1996 Oasis : Don’t Look Back In Anger : UK single

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Various Music Events On Feb 26

1954 In the US House of Representatives, Republican Ruth Thompson of Michigan proposes a bill to ban the mailing or transportation of any ‘obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy disc – or any other article capable of producing sound’ – a thinly disguised attempt to stem the growth of R&B.

1955 Lavern Baker appeals to Congress in the hope of revising 1909 Copyright Act so that artists can be protected against note-for-note cover versions of black hits by white acts.

1963 All Star Festival charity LP released in UK, with all proceeds to World Refugee Fund. Stars include Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day.

1965 Jimmy Page releases She Just Satisfied, his first solo single.

1977 Fleetwood Mac: Rumours hits UK LP chart.

1983 Michael Jackson’s Thriller begins 37-week run as US No. 1 LP.

1987 In the US Capitol Records releases the first 4 Beatles albums on CD

1997 At the Grammys ceremony, Eric Clapton wins three awards and the Beatles, two.

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Feb 26 – Today in Beatles History

February 26, 2010

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1963
Concert at the Odeon, Taunton (Helen Shapiro Tour).

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1964
Studio 2 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Mono mixing: ‘You Can’t Do That’ (remixes 1-4, from take 9); ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ (from take 4).
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: ‘I Should Have Known Better’ [re-make] (takes 4-22).
Studio 2. 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: ‘And I Love Her’ [re-make] (takes 3-19). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
Remixes of ‘You Can’t Do That’ and ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ for the UK and US.

US LP release: ‘Jolly What! The Beatles And Frank Ifield On Stage’.

‘Please Please Me’ LP, 49th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).
‘With The Beatles’ number 1, 14th week (UK New Musical Express chart).

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1965
The ‘Jewish Chronicle’ informs that Brian has agreed to be the first vice-president of the Finchley (London) Jewish Youth Club.

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1967
Performance of Edwin Starr and Garnet Mimms at the Saville Theatre [?].
2nd performance of Chuck Berry at the Saville Theatre.

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1969
‘Yellow Submarine’ LP, 6th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

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1970
US LP release: ‘Hey Jude’.

A New York newspaper says that John declared that there is no point in doing the Peace Festival in Toronto, since the money is not being used for peace but for others to have profits.

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1973
US single release: ‘Death Of Samantha’/’Yang, Yang’, by Yoko.

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Feb 25 – Today In Rock Music History

February 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Woody!

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Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 25

1932 Faren Young (Four in the Morning)
1943 George Harrison
1945 Elkie Brooks (Pearl’s a Singer)
1957 Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood (Bay City Rollers)
1959 Mike Peters (Alarm)

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No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 25

1956 Nelson Riddle: Lisbon Antigua US 45
1965 Seekers: I’ll Never Find Another You UK 45
1984 Thompson Twins: Into the Gap UK LP
1984 Van Halen: Jump US 45
1989 Simple Minds: Belfast Child UK 45
1989 Simply Red: A New Flame UK LP
1995 Madonna : Take A Bow : US single

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Various Music Events On Feb 25

1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets record That’ll Be the Day with Norman Petty at his Clovis Studio.

1963 Vee Jay label becomes first to release Beatles in the US, with Please Please Me backed with Ask Me Why (credited to Beattles).

1964 Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. Within months he records cover version of Stand by Me.

1966 Yardbirds release Shapes of Things to Come.

1977 Polydor UK sign the Jam.

1981 Christopher Cross wins five Grammys for his first LP, a record for a debut album.

1983 Having won same category the previous year, Pat Benatar is awarded Grammy for Shadows of the Night.

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1983 Reunited Peter, Paul and Mary tour Europe for the first time in sixteen years.

1983 Toto awarded record-equalling five Grammys for Toto LP and Africa single.

1995 Lyle Lovett has to miss accepting two Grammys. He has broken his collarbone in a motorcycle accident in Mexico.

1998 At the Grammys ceremony, Bob Dylan wins three awards, his son Jakob (with the Wallflowers) one. Other winners include,” Elton John, John Fogerty and Van Morrison with John Lee Hooker

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Feb 25 – Today in Beatles History

February 25, 2010

We Miss You George!

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1943
George Harrison is born.

1963
US single release: ‘Please Please Me’/’Ask Me Why’.

Studio 1 (control room only). 10.00am-1.00pm. Editing: ‘Seventeen’ (working title of ‘I Saw Her Standing There’) (of takes 9, 12). Mono mixing: ‘Anna (Go To Him)’ (from take 3); ‘Boys’ (from take 1); ‘Chains’ (from take 1); ‘Misery’ (from take 16); ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’ (from take 8); ‘There’s A Place’ (from take 13); ‘Seventeen’ (working title of ‘I Saw Her Standing There’) (from edit of takes 9, 12); ‘Twist And Shout’ (from take 1); ‘A Taste Of Honey’ (from take 7). Stereo mixing: ‘Anna (Go To Him)’ (from take 3); ‘Boys’ (from take 1); ‘Chains’ (from take 1); ‘Misery’ (from take 16); ‘Baby It’s You’ (from take 5); ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’ (from take 8); ‘There’s A Place’ (from take 13); ‘Seventeen’ (working title of ‘I Saw Her Standing There’) (from edit of takes 9, 12); ‘Twist And Shout’ (from take 1); ‘A Taste Of Honey’ (from take 7).
Studio 1 (control room only). 2.30-5.45pm. Editing: ‘Please Please Me’ (of takes 16, 17, 18). Mono mixing: ‘Ask Me Why’ (from take 6); ‘Misery’ (from take 16); ‘Baby It’s You’ (from take 5). Stereo mixing: ‘Ask Me Why’ (from take 6); ‘Please Please Me’ (from edit of takes 16-18); ‘Love Me Do’ (from 11 September 1962 mono remix); ‘P.S. I Love You’ (from 11 September 1962 mono remix); ‘Misery’ (from take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln.
Mixing of versions for ‘Please Please Me’ LP masters.

1964
Studio 2. 10.00am-1.00pm. Recording: ‘You Can’t Do That’ (takes 1-9).
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm. Recording: ‘And I Love Her’ (takes 1-2); ‘I Should Have Known Better’ (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
Start of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ sessions.

Mail service vehicles get at George’s house with cards and presents.

The Beatles Film Production Limited is incorporated, with Brian one of its opening directors.

At his house, Walter Strach throws a birthday party for George. George, angry at seeing the press was invited, attacks the cake and walks out.

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1966
Northern Songs Limited buys Sweco Music Corp and Cole & Gole Music, music publishing companies.

George and Pattie return to London from their honeymoon in the Caribbean Islands.

George Martin is demanded by his wife to divorce.

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1968
George celebrates his birthday with the Maharishi and his disciples. The Maharishi presents him with a plastic world map.

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1969
n Shoe’ (takes 1, 2); ‘All Things Must Pass’ (takes 1, 2); ‘Something’ (take 1). Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott.
George solo session. Recording of demos of ‘Old Brown Shoe’, ‘All Things Must Pass’ and ‘Something’.

1970
De Lane Lea Sound Centre, 75 Dean Street. Ringo tapes ‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’.

1972
UK single release: ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’.

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Feb 24 – Today In Rock Music History

February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Rupert! Have a Pina Colada On Me!

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Musician’s Born On This Day on Feb 24

1942 Paul Jones (Paul Pond) (Manfred Mann)
1947 Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band)
1947 Rupert Holmes
1944 Nicky Hopkins (session pianist)
1948 Dennis Waterman (UK actor/singer)
1962 Michelle Shocked

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Deaths

1990 Johnnie Ray

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No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 24

1973 Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly US 45

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Various Music Events on Feb 24

1958 Chuck Berry, with Sweet Little Sixteen, and Little Richard, with Good Golly Miss Molly, score their fourth US Top 10 hits.

1967 Cat Stevens releases his first LP, Cats and Dogs.

1968 Love hit UK LP chart (on way to No. 24) with Forever Changes

1969 Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its final UK concert at Albert Hall, London.

1973 Rory Gallagher’s Blue Print hits UK LP chart.

1973 Byrds play farewell concert at Capital Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.

1976 Eagles – Their Greatest Hits becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum, on way to sales of 12 million.

1978 Follow You Follow Me by Genesis released.

1982 Kim Carnes awarded Grammy for record of year for Bette Davis Eyes.

1982 Fire and Ice wins Pat Benatar a Grammy for best rock performance of 1981.

1988 Alice Cooper announces he is going to run for Governor of Arizona, as a member of the “Wild Party.”

1992 The U.S. Postal Service allows Elvis fans to vote on two proposed designs for a commemorative stamp, an early Elvis and a later bloated seventies version. Eventually, the younger Elvis wins and is issued on January 8, 1993.

1993 Eric Clapton wins six Grammy’s

1998 Elton John receives his knighthood at Buckingham Palace

1998 Tommy Lee is arrested and charged with hitting his wife Pamela Anderson Lee

1998 John Fogerty,Lindsey Buckingham and Sheryl Crow win Gibson awards.

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