Feb 13 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Peter!

No. 1

1961 Lawrence Welk: Calcutta US 45
1971 Osmonds: One Bad Apple US 45
1982 Jam: A Town Called Malice UK 45
1993 2 Unlimited : No Limit : UK single
1993 Cult : Pure Cult : UK LP
1999 Monica : Angel Of Mine : US single

Births

1919 Tennessee Ernie Ford (16 tons)
1925 Gene Ames (Ames Brothers)
1945 King Floyd (New Orleans)
1946 Peter Tork (Monkees)
1950 Peter Gabriel (Sledgehammer)
1952 Edward John Gagliardi (Foreigner)
1956 Peter Hook (New Order)
1961 Les Warner (Cult)
1961 Tony Butler (Big Country)
1961 Henry Rollins
1971 Sonia (You’ll Never Stop me Loving You)

Various

1954 Guitar Slim enjoys only major hit with The Things that I Used to Do at No. 1 in US R&B chart.

1956 Alan Freed signs with Coral Records.

1957 Filming completed on first UK rock-and-roll movie, Rock You Sinners with Rory Blackwell, Tony Crombie and Joan Collins!

1960 Frank Sinatra launches his Reprise label.

1980 Phil Lynott marries Caroline Crowther.

1981 Chris Blackwell’s Island Label introduces controversial ‘one plus one’ cassettes with blank side for taping.

1982 Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon celebrates 402 weeks in US Top 200 LP chart – longest run in chart history.

1988 John ‘Cougar’ Mellencamp’s The Lonesome Jubilee achieves certified sales of two million.

1988 Michael Jackson buys “Neverland”, a ranch in Santa Ynez, California.

Have a groovy day!

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