Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rock Music History For February 3

Happy Birthday Ozzy!

Musicians Born On February 3

1928 Frankie Vaughan (Green Door)
1935 John 'Guitar' Watson (I Need It)
1940 Angel d'Aleo (Belmonts)
1943 Eric Haydocks (Hollies)
1943 Dennis Edwards (Temptations)
1943 Shawn Phillips
1947 Dave Davies (Kinks)
1948 Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
1957 Tony Butler (Big Country)
1959 Lol Tolhurst (Cure)

Deaths On February 3

1967 Joe Meek (record producer)
1959 Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and Big Bopper die in aircrash after their Beechcraft Bonanza light aircraft takes off from Mason City, Iowa, on its way to Faro, North Carolina.

Number 1 In The Charts On February 3

1968 Lemon Pipers: Green Tambourine US 45
1973 Elton John Crocodile Rock US 45
1979 Blondie: Heart of Glass UK 45
1979 Blues Brothers: Briefcase Full of Blues US LP
1990 Sinead O'Connor Nothing Compares 2 U : UK 45
1990 Phil Collins : ..But Seriously : UK LP
1997 LL Cool J : Ain't Nobody : UK single

Various Music Events On February 3

1961 Bob Dylan's first recording session - at the home of his friends Sid and Bob Gleason at East Orange, New Jersey, Dylan sings San Franciso Bay Blues and Jesus Met the Woman at the Well.

1966 Stevie Wonder debuts on UK Chart with Uptight.

1968 Paul McCartney records Lady Madonna without the other Beatles.

1969 Beatles (with the exception of McCartney) hire Allen Klein as business manager of Apple.

1978 Gerry Rafferty releases Baker Street in UK.

1979 Wolfman Jack Introduces Del Shannon, Drifters and Jimmy Clanton in a twenteith-anniversary show in memory of the 'Three Stars' at the Surf Ballroom, Clearance, Iowa.

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