Feb 22 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Graham!

Graham Lewis, Wire, Wire bassist, Graham Lewis Bass, Punk Music

Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 22

1938 Bobby Hendricks (5 Crowns/Swallows)
1943 Mick Green (Pirates)
1953 Graham Lewis (Wire Bassist)

Deaths

1976 Florence Ballard (Supremes)

Graham Lewis, Wire, Wire bassist, Graham Lewis Bass, Punk Music

No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 22

1957 Tab Hunter: Young Love UK 45
1960 Percy Faith: A Theme From ‘A Summer Place’ US 45
1962 Elvis Presley: Can’t Help Falling in Love UK 45
1975 Cockney Rebel: Come Up and See Me UK 45
1975 Average White Band: Pick Up the Pieces US 45
1981 Phil Collins: Face Value UK LP
1992 Shakespears Sister : Stay : UK single
1992 Simply Red : Stars : UK LP
1997 Spice Girls : Wannabe : US single

Graham Lewis, Wire, Wire bassist, Graham Lewis Bass, Punk Music

Various Music Events On Feb 22

1956 Billboard review debut single by James Brown, Please Please Please, by describing it as having ‘a dynamic religious fervour running through the pleading solo’.

1957 Little Richard’s Tutti Frutti hits UK chart.

1957 Film Don’t Knock The Rock opens at Paramount Theatre in New York.

1963 Helen Shapiro begins recording sessions in Nashville with Jordanaires. Norrie Paramour flies out to supervise.

1965 Beatles begin filming second movie, Help.

1969 Sly and the Family Stone’s Everyday People is US No. 1 R&B single.

1969 David Bowie opens for T. Rex as they start UK tour in Manchester.

1975 No. 9 Dream peaks at No. 9 in US chart for John Lennon.

1975 10CC sign with Mercury Records.

1980 Malcolm McLaren fires Adam Ant from the group which goes on to become Bow Wow Wow.

1992 Kurt Cobain marries Courney Love .

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