Thursday, February 16, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON FEBRUARY 16

Taylor Hawkins
Born on this day:
1935, Sonny Bono, singer
1949, Lynn Paul, vocals, The New Seekers
1956, James Ingram, US singer
1961, Andy Taylor, guitar, Duran Duran
1972, Taylor Hawkins, drummer, Foo Fighters

Rock Pills:
1964, The Beatles made their second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, exactly one week after the first. Before an audience of 3,500 at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, The Beatles performed “She Loves You,” “This Boy,” “All My Loving,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “From Me to You,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

1972, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt's wife Shirley was arrested after an incident at Nice Airport for swearing and hitting custom's officials.

1972, Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six-date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth.

1974, Bob Dylan started a four-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with Planet Waves, his first U.S. #1.

1974, during a tour of America the members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer were arrested in Salt Lake City after swimming naked in the hotel pool. They were each fined $75 (£44).

1975, Cher started her own weekly hour of a music and comedy show on CBS-TV. The singer had co-presented The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour with her former husband. Cher's new show featured a female guest each week.

Bruce Springsteen
1985, Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the U.K. album chart with Born in the USA, his first U.K. #1 album.

1991, The Simpsons were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with “Do The Bartman.” The song was written by Michael Jackson and Bryan Lorenand. The Simpsons became the first cartoon characters to make #1 since the Archies’ hit “Sugar, Sugar” in 1969.

2002, thieves broke into George Michael’s London home and stole over £100,000 ($170,000) worth of paintings, jewelry and designer clothes and drove off in his £80,000 ($136,000) Aston Martin DB7.

2004, US singer Doris Troy died. She had been a session singer with Dionne Warwick, and released an album on The Beatles’ Apple label.

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