Feb 16 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Andy!

Number 1 In The Charts

1967 Petula Clark: This Is My Song UK 45.
1974 Bob Dylan: Planet Waves US LP
1980 Kenny Rogers: Coward of the County UK 45
1980 Captain and Tennille: Do That to Me One More Time US 45
1985 Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA UK LP
1985 George Michael: Careless Whisper US 45
1991 Simpsons: Do the Bartman UK 45
1991 Queen : Innuendo : UK LP
1998 Celine Dion : My Heart Will Go On : UK single


1916 Bill Doggett (Honky Tonk)
1935 Sonny Bono (I Got You Babe)
1949 Lyn Paul (New Seekers)
1961 Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)
1962 Tony Kylie (Blow Monkeys)


1957 Del Vikings’ Come Go With Me hits US chart.

1957 Generally recognized as first major pop TV show in UK, 6.5 Special broadcasts first programme, on BBC TV.

1963 Paul Anka marries Ann Dezogher in Paris.

1968 George and Patti Harrison, and John and Cynthia Lennon fly to India for two months of transcendental meditation study with Maharishi Mahish Yogi. Ringo and Maureen Starr, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Mia Farrow and Donovan join them two days later. Experience is later written about in song Sexy Sadie.

1978 Abba – The Movie premieres in UK.

1990 Ike Turner is sentenced to 4 years in prison on cocaine charges.

1992 Mick Jagger is refused entry to Japan because he didn’t have proper papers to enter the country.He spends the night in a Tokyo airport hotel but eventually Japanese Immigration officials issue him with a visa.

1993 At the Brit Awards in London. Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Ian McLagan, Kenny Jones and Bill Wyman (who was filling in for the sick Ronnie Lane) play together in what turns out to be a Faces reunion.

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