Feb 24 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Rupert! Have a Pina Colada On Me!

Rupert Holmes, The Pina Colada Song, Happy Birthday Feb 24, February 24 Birthday

Musician’s Born On This Day on Feb 24

1942 Paul Jones (Paul Pond) (Manfred Mann)
1947 Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band)
1947 Rupert Holmes
1944 Nicky Hopkins (session pianist)
1948 Dennis Waterman (UK actor/singer)
1962 Michelle Shocked

Rupert Holmes, The Pina Colada Song, Happy Birthday Feb 24, February 24 Birthday

Deaths

1990 Johnnie Ray

Rupert Holmes, The Pina Colada Song, Happy Birthday Feb 24, February 24 Birthday

No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 24

1973 Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly US 45

Rupert Holmes, The Pina Colada Song, Happy Birthday Feb 24, February 24 Birthday

Various Music Events on Feb 24

1958 Chuck Berry, with Sweet Little Sixteen, and Little Richard, with Good Golly Miss Molly, score their fourth US Top 10 hits.

1967 Cat Stevens releases his first LP, Cats and Dogs.

1968 Love hit UK LP chart (on way to No. 24) with Forever Changes

1969 Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its final UK concert at Albert Hall, London.

1973 Rory Gallagher’s Blue Print hits UK LP chart.

1973 Byrds play farewell concert at Capital Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.

1976 Eagles – Their Greatest Hits becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum, on way to sales of 12 million.

1978 Follow You Follow Me by Genesis released.

1982 Kim Carnes awarded Grammy for record of year for Bette Davis Eyes.

1982 Fire and Ice wins Pat Benatar a Grammy for best rock performance of 1981.

1988 Alice Cooper announces he is going to run for Governor of Arizona, as a member of the “Wild Party.”

1992 The U.S. Postal Service allows Elvis fans to vote on two proposed designs for a commemorative stamp, an early Elvis and a later bloated seventies version. Eventually, the younger Elvis wins and is issued on January 8, 1993.

1993 Eric Clapton wins six Grammy’s

1998 Elton John receives his knighthood at Buckingham Palace

1998 Tommy Lee is arrested and charged with hitting his wife Pamela Anderson Lee

1998 John Fogerty,Lindsey Buckingham and Sheryl Crow win Gibson awards.

Have a groovy day!

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