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Stech’s Day In Rock! (Feb. 6th – 10th)

February 6th

1982: The J. Geils Band reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Centerfold” which spent six weeks at number one. They also went to number one on the Billboard 200 album chart for the first and only time with Freeze Frame which spent four weeks on top of the chart.

1968: The Beatles recorded “Lady Madonna” at EMI Studios in London. The song went on to reach number one in the U.K. & number four in the U.S.

1965: The Kinks peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “All Day and All of the Night” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.

Birthdays:
Axl Rose-singer for Guns N’ Roses born in 1962

 
February 7th

1989: Georgia State Legislator Billy Randall introduced a bill to make “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard Georgia’s official rock song. The bill didn’t pass.

1986: The Rolling Stones filmed their music video for their cover of Bob & Earl’s “Harlem Shuffle” in New York City.

1969: The Who recorded “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studios in London. The song was originally written as an afterthought, but went on the become to most popular song from Tommy & remains in The Who’s live set to this day.

 

 

February 8th

2004: The Philadelphia Soul, the Arena Football League team co-owned by Jon Bon Jovi played their first game where they lost to the New Orleans VooDoo.

1975: Queen released “Killer Queen” which went on to become their first hit single in the U.S., later peaking at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

1969: Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton of Cream announced that they have formed Blind Faith with Steve Winwood.

Birthdays:
Vince Neil-singer for Motley Crue born in 1961

 

 

February 9th

1985: Don Henley peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “The Boys of Summer” which was his second top ten single as a solo artist in the U.S.

1981: Bill Haley died in his home in Harlingen, TX of a heart attack. He was 55 years old.

1964: The Beatles made their American live debut on The Ed Sullivan Show & performed a five song set including the number one single that week “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. The show had received more than 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the studio.

 

 

February 10th

1995: Seventeen years after its initial release, Heaven Tonight by Cheap Trick was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million copies.

1990: Aerosmith peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Janie’s Got a Gun” which was their fifth top ten single in the U.S.

1979: Dire Straits released their debut single “Sultans of Swing” in the U.S., which went on to reach number four on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

1978: Van Halen released their self-titled debut album. It peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard 200 album chart & went on to sell ten million copies in the U.S. alone.

1970: ZZ Top performed their first concert in Beaumont, TX.

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