Feb 21 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jerry!

Jerry Harrison, Talking Heads, Happy Birthday, Feb 21, Rock Music

Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 21

1933 Nina Simone (Eunice Waymon)
1943 David Geffen (Head of Geffen label)
1949 Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads)
1958 Mary Chapin-Carpenter
1961 Rankin’ Roger (Beat)

Deaths

1982 Murray ‘The K’ Kaufman (known as the fifth Beatle)
1990 Johnny Ray

Jerry Harrison, Talking Heads, Happy Birthday, Feb 21, Rock Music

No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 21

1963 Frank Ifield: Wayward Wind UK 45
1976 Four Seasons: December 63 UK 45
1981 Joe Dolce: Shaddap Y’Face UK 45
1981 Dolly Parton: 9 to 5 US 45
1981 REO Speedwagon: Hi-Fidelity US LP
1999 Britney Spears : Baby One More Time : UK single

Jerry Harrison, Talking Heads, Happy Birthday, Feb 21, Rock Music

Various Music Events on Feb 21

1958 Ricky Nelson debuts on UK Chart with Stood Up.

1964 Billy J. Kramer releases Little Children in UK, his second No. 1

1964 Rolling Stones release Not Fade Away in UK.

1964 Hollies release Just One Look in UK, on way to No. 2

1970 Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water LP enters UK chart at No. 1, staying in top 10 for 126 weeks.

1975 David Bowie releases Young Americans in UK

1981 J.J. Cale’s Shades hits UK LP chart.

1983 Madness begin UK tour.

1987 Freddie Jackson ties with Kool and the Gang and Stevie Wonder, scoring his fifth US black chart hit of the 80’s No. 1 with Have You Ever Loved Somebody.

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