Feb 10 – This Day In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Roberta!

No. 1

1958 Elvis Presley: Don’t/I Beg of You US 45
1968 Four Tops: Greatest Hits UK LP
1968 Paul Mauriat Orchestra: Love Is Blue US 45
1973 Elton John: Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Just the Piano Player UK LP
1979 Rod Stewart: Do Ya Think I’m Sexy US 45
1979 Rod Stewart: Blondes Have More Fun US LP
1997 U2 : Discotheque : UK single

Births

1937 Don Wilson (Ventures)
1939 Roberta Flack
1943 Ral Donner (Chicago)
1962 Robbie Neville

Deaths

1997 Brian Connolly ( Sweet )

Various

1954 The Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart, has its US premiere in New York.

1967 Hollies release On a Carousel in UK

1968 Sly and the Family Stone debut on US chart with Dance to the Music.

1968 Beatles close ‘Beatles USA’ their American office and fan club.

1972 T. Rex depart for first headline tour of US.

1973 Steely Dan’s LP Can’t Buy a Thrill hits US chart.

1974 Phil Spector injured in serious car crash.

1978 Nick Lowe released I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass and Generation X release Ready Steady Go in UK.

1979 Pretenders debut on UK chart with Stop Your Sobbing.

1979 Elvis Costello hits UK chart with Oliver’s Army.

1982 Mick Moody quits Whitesnake.

1982 Kenny Hyslop quits Simple Minds.

1990 Eric Clapton completes his eighteen date session at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

1993 In his first TV interview in 15 years, Michael Jackson claims that he has a disorder that destroys the pigmentation of the skin. He also claims he’s had very little plastic surgery.

1997 Liam Gallagher of Oasis blames the media for what he calls “obsessive and intrusive” attention.His wedding to actress Patsy Kensit is called off ; instead they get married in a quiet ceremony two months later.

Have a groovy day 🙂

Peace and Love,
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