Couple of items out of The Beatles history book that happened today. First up from February 19, 1964, a company out of England sent a 1,000 pound shipment of Beatle wigs to the United States for Mop Top wannabes, like the girls in the photo.
On this day February 14, 2010, Doug Fieger the leader of The Knack, died at the age of 57. Doug was born and raised in Oak Park, Michigan. His older brother is attorney Geoffrey Fieger. Doug started his musical career rocking in the Motor City and would eventually move out to Los Angeles
Today, February 12, 1939, one of the greatest keyboard players in rock and roll was born in Chicago. Raymond Daniel Manzarek Jr. is the name on the birth certificate. Member of The Doors, Ray Manzarek to my mind one of the coolest musicians /people around. It’
Some say February 3rd, is “The day the music died.” It was on this date back in 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper lost their lives when their small plane crashed in a snowstorm shortly after take-off from Mason City, Iowa.
Don Henley and his solo career would kick in big-time today in 1984, with the release of his album "Building The Perfect Beast". It would top out at #13 on the charts and over 3 million copies would be sold.
On this day in 1969 , Crosby, Stills & Nash's self-titled debut album made up to #6 on the music charts. The album was well accepted by rock lover’s nationwide selling four million copies in four months. David Crosby came from The Byrds, Stephen Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Graham Nash from The Hollies.
It was a big night for The Beatles November 4,1963. The band performed at the Royal Command Performance at the Prince of Wales Theater in London; in the audience were the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.
The seed was planted today October 25,1960, when Mick Jagger on board a train in London bumps into an old school mate Keith Richards. Under his arm Keith had some Rhythm & Blues albums which kicks off a conversation about their individual love of R&B.
Today in 1940, John Lennon was born at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital. If you’re looking to celebrate John’s Birthday with other Lennon fans and musical artists? Then take a trip to Ann Arbor and head to The Ark on South Main Streets for “Veterans For Peace John Lennon Birthday Concert” at 7:30 pm.
A news bulletin out of London on September 18, 1970 shocks the rock and roll music world. Jimi Hendrix according to the police had died from a drug overdose. They say he took nine sleeping pills and died of suffocation through vomit.
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