Feb 18 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Yoko!

Musician’s Born On This Day

1933 Yoko Ono
1947 Dennis De Young (Styx)
1952 Juice Newton
1953 Robbie Bachman (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
1953 Derek Pellicci (Little River Band)
1954 John Travolta (Grease)
1965 Dr Dre

No. 1 In The Charts

1956 Kay Starr: Rock and Roll Waltz US 45
1965 Kinks: Tired of Waiting for You UK 45
1967 Buckinghams: Kind of a Drag US 45
1978 Abba: Take a Chance on Me UK 45
1984 Simple Minds: Sparkle in the Rain UK LP
1989 Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw and the Cooked UK LP

Various Music Events

1959 Whilst on army leave in Paris, Elvis Presley visits the Lido and does impromptu stage act.

1965 The Who debut on UK chart with I Can’t Explain.

1966 I Can’t Let Go by Hollies released in UK, on way to No. 2.

1968 Guitarist Dave Gilmour joins Pink Floyd

1969 Lulu and Maurice Gibb marry at St. James’s Church, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.

1971 Captan Beefheart and his Magic Band make their live New York debut at Unganos.

1978 Sniffin’ Glue, Britain’s first punk magazine, ceases publication.

1978 Blondie debuts on UK chart with Denis.

1989 Wild Thing takes Tone Loc to No. 2 on US Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting rap single to date.

1992 Vince Neil quits as lead singer of Motley Crue.

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