Saturday, February 5, 2011

Rock Music History For February 5

Happy Birthday Al!

Al Kooper

Musicians Born On February 5

1919 Red Buttons (Baron Chewatt)
1935 Alex Harvey (Sensational Alex Harvey Band)
1941 Barrett Strong (hit charts with Money, then became Motown producer)
1942 Corey Wells (Three Dog Night)
1943 Sven Johannson (early Tangerine Dream)
1944 Al Kooper (Blues Project)
1944 JR Cobb (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1949 Nigel Olsson (Elton John band)
1964 Duff McKagan (Guns N'Roses)
1968 Chris Barron (Spin Doctors)
1969 Bobby Brown (My Perogative)

Number 1 In The Charts On February 5

1960 Anthony Newley: Why UK 45
1966 Petula Clark: My Love US 45
1969 Move: Blackberry Way UK 45
1972 T. Rex: Telegram Sam UK 45
1975 Engelbert Humperdinck: Greatest Hits UK LP
1977 Mary MacGregor: Torn Between Two Lovers US 45
1983 Toto: Africa US 45

Various Music Events On February 5

1965 Screaming Jay Hawkins arrives in UK for tour. Stage props include a coffin.

1965 Dusty Springfield releases Your Hurtin' Kind Of Love in UK.

1968 Beatles go gold with Yellow Submarine

1972 Sly and the Family Stone hit UK LP chart with There's A Riot Going On.

1972 Paul Simon releases Mother and Child Reunion, his first single since the split of Simon and Garfunkel.

1977 Iggy Pop signs to RCA.

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