Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rock Music History For February 6

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Bob Marley

Musicians Born On February 6

1943 Fabian
1945 Bob Marley
1941 Dave Berry (The Crying Game)
1950 Mike Batt (writer and producer)
1950 Natalie Cole (Unforgettable)
1962 Axl Rose (William Bailey) (Guns N'Roses)
1966 Rick Astley (Never Gonna Give You Up)

Deaths On February 6

1960 Jesse Belvin (Goodnight My Love)

Number 1 In The Charts On February 6

1965 Rolling Stones: No. 2 UK LP
1965 Righteous Brothers: You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling US 45
1970 Led Zeppelin : Led Zeppelin 2 UK LP
1982 Kraftwerk: The Model UK 45
1982 J. Geils Band: Centrefold US 45
1993 Little Angels : Jam : UK LP

Various Music Events On February 6

1961 Doo-Wop returns to US R&B chart as Capris score with There's a Moon out Tonight.

1965 Billboard publishes first Hot Rhythm & Blues singles chart, with temptations' My Girl at No. 1.

1971 Richard Thompson leaves Fairport Convention.

1981 Paul McCartney joins Ringo Starr and George Harrison in recording All Those Years Ago, a tribute to Lennon.

1982 Joan Jett debuts on US Hot 100 at No. 63 with I Love Rock & Roll.

1987 Sonny Bono (of Sonny and Cher) announces that he will stand as a candidate for mayor of Palm Springs.

1988 Tiffany scores double top No. 1 in UK chart with I Think We're Alone Now and on US chart with Could've Been.

1988 What've I Done To Deserve This returns Dusty Springfield to US Hot 100 Top 10 (with Pet Shop Boys), nineteen years after her last Top 10 hit, Son of a Preacher Man.

1990 Billy Idol has to give up a major role in Oliver Stone's film "The Doors" after he breaks several bones in a serious motorcycle accident.

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