Feb 9 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Carole!

No. 1

1957 Elvis Presley: Too Much US 45
1959 Lloyd Price: Stagger Lee US 45
1963 Paul and Paula: Hey Paula US 45
1974 Love Unlimited Orchestra; Love Theme US 45
1985 Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson: I Know Him So Well UK 45
1985 Madonna: Like a Virgin US LP
1991 Jesus Jones : Doubt : UK LP
1991 C.C. Music Factory: Gonna Make You Sweat US 45

Births

1939 Barry Mann (Who Put the Bomp)
1941 Bruce Bennett (Shadows)
1942 Carole King (Tapestry)
1942 Mark Mathis (Newbeats)
1944 Barbara Lewis (Baby I’m Yours)
1951 Dennis ‘Dee Tee’ Thomas (Kool and the Gang)
1960 Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
1955 Jimmy Pursey (Sham 69)

Deaths

1981 Bill Haley (Rock Around the Clock)

Various

1964 Beatles make their US TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1972 Paul McCartney appears live for first time with Wings at Nottingham University.

1974 Hall and Oates debut on US chart with She’s Gone on way to becoming most successful duo of all time.

1978 Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights hits UK chart.

1997 The Simpsons,which has featured such guest stars as Aerosmith, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Peter Frampton. becomes the longest-running prime-time animated series. The record was previously held by “The Flintstones.”

Have a groovy day 🙂

Peace and Love,
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