Feb 14 – Today In Rock Music History

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No. 1

1968 Manfred Mann: Mighty Quinn UK 45
1970 Sly and the Family Stone: Thank You US 45
1970 Motown Chartbusters Vol 3. UK LP
1976 Slik: Forever and Ever UK 45
1987 Bon Jovi: Living on a Prayer US 45
1998 Usher : Nice and Slow : US single
1999 Lenny Kravitz : Fly Away : UK single

Births

1937 Magic Sam (Chicago Blues)
1943 Eric Anderson (Pittsburgh Folk)
1945 Vic Briggs (Animals)
1947 Tim Buckley (US singer/songwriter)
1950 Roger Fisher (Heart)
1959 Ice-T

Various

1954 Billie Holliday appears in concert at the Albert Hall as part of ‘Feathers Jazz Club USA’ show.

1958 Iran bans all rock-and-roll music.

1964 Dave Clarke Five release Bits and Pieces in the UK with advance sales of 250,000.

1970 The Who record album Live at Leeds at a concert at Leeds University.

1972 Grease, the musical, opens on Broadway.

1972 John and Yoko begin a week-long stint on US TV as co-hosts of The Mike Douglas Show. Highlights include appearance by Chuck Berry – ‘My hero’, says John.

1974 Bob Dylan tour ends at the Forum, Los Angeles. Ringo Starr, Carole King and Neil Young join him on stage. Much of Before the Flood album recorded here.

1977 B52s play live for first time at Valentine’s Party in Athens, GA.

1981 Billy Idol quits Generation X.

1984 Elton John gets married to Renata Blauer.

1987 Bon Jovi hit sales of five million with Slippery When Wet.

1987 George Strait becomes the first act to debut at No. 1 on US country and western LP chart with Ocean Front Property.

1987 Ballerina Girl moves to No. 10, giving Lionel Richie his thirteenth consecutive Top 10 single on US Hot 100.

1990 At the start of the Rolling Stones first ever tour of Japan, they play the first of a season of 10 nights at Tokyo’s Korakuen Dome. The ticket prices are10,000 yen ($70) and 50,000 will see them each night.

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