Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rock Music History For February 2

Happy Birthday Graham Nash!

Musicians Born On February 2

1889 Lonnie Johnson (pioneer of 'bending-string' type of guitar playing)
1934 Skip Battin (Byrds)
1942 Graham Nash (Hollies, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)
1948 Alan McKay (Earth Wind and Fire)

Deaths On February 2

1979 Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols)

Number 1 In The Charts On February 2

1963 Cliff Richard: Summer Holiday UK LP
1974 Carpenters: The Singles 69-73 UK LP
1974 Barbra Streisand: The Way We Were US 45
1980 Specials: Live EP UK 45
1985 Foreigner: I Want to Know What Love Is US 45
1991 Sting : The Soul Cages : UK LP
1991 KLF: 3 am Eternal UK 45
1998 Aqua : Doctor Jones : UK single

Various Music Events On February 2

1956 Atlantic Records sign Coasters

1957 Fats Domino appears on The Perry Como Show (singing Blue Monday and Blueberry Hill).

1959 Coasters' Charlie Brown single is released.

1959 Buddy Holly plays his last show, at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa.

1960 Gary Glitter (under his previous stage name of Paul Raven) makes his first TV appearance on Cool For Cats single Alone in the Night.

1961 Ben E. King debuts on UK chart with First Taste of Love.

1963 Craig Douglas advertises a new kind of jukebox, the 'Scopitone' which has a short colour film to accompany each disc. The idea flops and they are all withdrawn.

1963 Beatles begin touring with Helen Shapiro at the Bradford Gaumont, following their debut appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars.

1968 The first Genesis single, The Silent Sun,, is released in UK.

1981 Duran Duran release first single Planet Earth.

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