Feb 11 – Today In Rock Music History

We Miss You Gene!

No. 1

1967 More of the Monkees US LP
1978 Brotherhood of Man: Figaro UK 45
1989 New Order: Technique UK LP
1989 Paula Abdul: Straight Up US 45


1908 Josh White (blues singer)
1935 Gene Vincent (Vincent Eugene Craddock)
1939 Gerry Goffin (US songwriter)
1940 Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett (Monster Mash)
1953 Alan Rubin (Blues Brothers)
1963 Sheryl Crow
1974 D’Angelo
1979 Brandy


1961 Adam Faith’s Beat Girl hits UK LP chart.

1963 Beatles record all tracks for their first LP with George Martin at Abbey Road between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.

1964 Beatles play their first US concert at Washington Colosseum.

1964 The Swans’ single, Boy With the Beatle Hair, released in UK.

1965 Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox at Caxton Hall.

1966 Graham Gouldman debuts as solo singer with Stop Stop Stop on Decca.

1970 Film The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr and featuring Badfinger Come and Get It premieres in New York.

1978 Billy Joel scores debut UK hit with Just the Way You Are.

1986 In an episode of “The A-Team.” Boy George plays a singer mistakenly booked into a country dance hall.

1989 The Joshua Tree becomes the first CD to sell a million copies.

1989 An inevitable result of glasnost – the wholesale exportation of Western pop – begins with shipments of many big sellers from the CBS catalogue to Soviet stores.

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