Feb 8 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Neil!

No. 1

1960 Mark Dinning Teen Angel US 45
1975 Ohio Players: Fire US 45
1969 Supremes & Temptations: TCB US LP
1986 Billy Ocean: When the going Gets Tough UK 45
1992 Wet Wet Wet : High on the Happy Side : UK LP
1992 Right Said Fred : I’m Too Sexy : US single

Births

1931 James Dean (James Byron)
1941 Tom Rush
1944 Jim Capaldi (Traffic)
1946 Adolpho ‘Fito’ de la Para (Canned Heat)
1950 Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash)
1961 Vince Neil (Motley Crue)

Deaths

1990 Del Shannon (Runaway)

Various

1957 Little Richard’s Long Tall Sally hits UK chart.

1960 Hearings begin into payola in the US radio and record industries, Alan Freed and Dick Clark are among the accused.

1965 Dave Clark Five begin filming Catch Us if You Can.

1967 Peter and Gordon split.

1969 Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Steve Winwood announce plans for Blind Faith.

1971 Bob Dylan’s film Eat the Documentary premiers at the New York Academy of Music. ABC TV buys it, then rejects the project when they discover that it is not a Dylan concert film.

1972 A Frank Zappa concert at the Albert Hall is canceled because of ‘obscene lyrics’ in the score of 200 Motels.

1972 The Beatles Fan Club goes out of business.

1973 Max Yasgur dies of a heart attack in Florida. His dairy farm was the site of Woodstock Festival.

1980 Peter Gabriel’s Games Without Frontiers hits UK chart.

1980 Angie and David Bowie are divorced.

1986 INXS debut on UK LP chart with Listen Like Thieves.

Have a groovy day 🙂

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