February 2018

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1 FEBRUARY
1937: Don Everly
2013: Cecil Womack dies (born September 25, 1947)
1949: RCA issues the first 45 rpm single.
1965: The Rolling Stones play the Theatre Royal in Christchurch, New Zealand. The day before they left Australia having played nine concerts at Melbourne’s Palais between January 28 & 30, after shows in Sydney (January 23 & 27) and Brisbane (January 25 & 26).
1967: The Beatles record nine takes of the song ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
1978: Bob Dylan’s film Renaldo and Clara premieres in L.A.

 2 FEBRUARY
1942: Graham Nash
1979: Ex-Sex Pistol bassist Sid Vicious dies at age 21 of a heroin OD.

3 FEBRUARY
1935: Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson (d. May 17, 1996)
1947: Dave Davies (Kinks)
1959: Richie Valens dies (born May 13, 1941)
1959: JP Richardson (The Big Bopper, born October 24, 1930) dies in the same plane crash as Richie Valens
1956: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash record at Sun Studios in Memphis. 1967: The Beatles record ‘A Day In The Life’.
1967: Joe Meek, early British pop and rock producer, shoots himself.

4 FEBRUARY
1935: Alex Harvey (died February 4, 1982)
1948: Alice Cooper
1975: Alto-saxophonist Louis Jordan dies in LA, aged 66. 1982: Alex Harvey dies of a heart attack in Belgium, aged 46.
1983: Karen Carpenter dies (Born March 2, 1950)
1956: James Brown and The Famous Flames’ first recording: ‘Please, Please, Please’.

1966: The Rolling Stones release ‘19th Nervous Breakdown/As Tear Go By.’
1968: The Beatles record ‘Across The Universe’.
1985: Mick Jagger releases his first solo single ‘Just Another Night.’
1986: Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers start their world tour in New Zealand.
1989: Trevor Lucas dies (born December 25, 1943)
1989: Lux Interior (The Cramps) dies (born (October 21, 1946)
2013: Reg Presley (The Troggs) dies.

5 FEBRUARY
1935: Alex Harvey (died February 4, 1982)
1941: Barrett Strong – the first artists to record a hit for Motown (‘Money’ in 1959, later recorded by The Beatles).
1944: Al Kooper (just one of his claioms to fame is that he played organ on ‘Like A Rolling Stone.’)
1945: Bob Marley (d.May 11, 1981) 
1966: Rubber Soul by The Beatles is No 1 on the British Album Charts.
1972: Neil Young’s ‘Heart Of Gold’ is released.
1983: Business As Usual by Men At Work is No 1 on the UK Album Chart where it spends five weeks until displaced by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

6 FEBRUARY
1944: Willie Tee (Turbinton) – New Orleans (d. September 11, 2007)
1970: John Lennon’s ‘Instant Karma’, b/w Yoko Ono’s ‘Who Has Seen the Wind’, is released in the UK on Apple.
1971: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison is No 1 on the UK Album Chart.
1971: The Rolling Stones announce a farewell British tour, confirming their move to France.
1982: Kraftwerk are first German band to top UK chart with ‘Computer Love’.
1998: Beach Boy Carl Wilson dies of lung cancer at age 51 in Los Angeles.
2011: Gary Moore dies (born April 4, 1952)
2016: Dan Hicks dies (born December 9, 1941)  

7 FEBRUARY
1934-71: King Curtis (d. August 13, 1971)
1934: Earl King (Earl Silas Johnson) – New Orleans (d.April 17, 2003)
1964: The Beatles arrive in N.Y.C. for their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1970: Led Zeppelin II – No 1 on the UK Album Chart. 

8 FEBRUARY
1941: Tom Rush
1967: The Beatles record ‘Good Morning, Good Morning’.
1969: Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Stevie Winwood form Blind faith and recruit ex-Family bassist Ric Grech.
1971: Bob Dylan’s one-hour documentary film, Eat the Document, is screened at New York’s Academy of Music.
1973: The Rolling Stones arrive in Sydney to start what will be their last Australian tour for 22 years.
1990: Del Shannon (born December 30, 1934) dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 50 years old.

9 FEBRUARY
1942: Carole King
1964: Seventy-three million Americans watch The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1967: The Beatles record ‘Fixing A Hole’.
1981: Bill Haley (born July 6, 1925)  dies of natural causes in Texas, aged 56. 

10 FEBRUARY
1932 – 1993: Alton “Rockin’ Dopsie” Rubin (d. August 26, 1993)
1946: Donovan (Leitch)
1964: The Times They Are A-Changin’, Bob Dylan’s third album, is released.
1965: The Rolling Stones play two shows at The Palais in Melbourne. Also on the bill are Roy Orbison and the NewBeats.
1967: Mick Jagger, Kith Richards, Marianne Faithfull and Donovan sit in on a Beatles recording session in London. Bill Wyman produces Hamilton & The Movements first single ‘I’m Not The Marrying Kind’.

11 FEBRUARY
1908: Josh White (d. September 5, 1969)
1924: Slim Harpo (James Isaac Moore) – Lobdell, Louisiana (D. January 31, 1970)
1935–71: Gene Vincent (d. October 12, 1971)
1963: The Beatles record ‘I Saw Her Standing There’/ ‘Boys’/ ‘There’s A Place’/ ‘Twist and Shout’ for Please Please Me at Abbey Road.
1964: The Beatles play their first US concert for a general audience at the outdoor Washington D.C.
2012: Whitney Houston (born August 9, 1963) dies.

12 FEBRUARY
1935: Ray Manzarek (d. May 20, 2013)
1956: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins records ‘I Put a Spell on You’ for Okeh Records in N.Y.C.
1965: The Rolling Stones play two shows at Adelaide’s Centennial Hall. 1972: Yes release ‘Roundabout’.
2000: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins dies (born (July 18, 1929)
2017: Al Jarreau dies (born March 12, 1940)

13 FEBRUARY
1945: King Floyd (March 6, 2006) 
1950: Peter Gabriel
1966: The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1965: The Rolling Stones play two shows at the Capitol Theatre in Perth.
1967: The Beatles’ new single, recorded during the Sgt Peppers sessions, is released: ‘Penny Lane’ b/w ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.
1973: The Rolling Stones play Milton Park Tennis Courts in Brisbane.
1982: On this day, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon becomes the longest running rock LP on the Billboard charts, finishing up its 402nd week.
2002: Waylon Jennings (born August 20, 1952)

14 FEBRUARY
1937: Magic Sam Maghett (d. December 1, 1969)
1943: Eric Anderson
1947–75: Tim Buckley (d. June 29, 1975)
1967: Aretha Franklin records her signature song ‘Respect’ at New York’s Atlantic Studios.
1970: The Who tapes a concert at Leeds University for its forthcoming album Live at Leeds.
1973: Second Rolling Stones show in Brisbane.

15 FEBRUARY
1944: Mick Avory (drummer with The Kinks).
1965: The Beatles record ‘Ticket To Ride’.
1966: Nat King Cole dies following surgery in California, aged 46.
1968: Little Walter, blues harmonica king, dies in a Chicago street fight.
1980: Bob Dylan returns to Muscle Shoals, to record his second gospel/rock LP, Saved.
1981: Mike Bloomfield is found dead in his car in San Francisco, at age 39, of a drug OD.

16 FEBRUARY
1916: Bill “Honky Tonk” Doggett (d. November 13. 1996)
1963: Please Please Me by The Beatles hits #1 on the British pop chart.
1968: Beatles fly to India to meditate with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Ringo brings a suitcase full of cans of baked beans. 1977: The Rolling Stones announce their new record deal with EMI.
1996: Brownie McGhee dies (born November 30, 1915)
2004: Doris Troy dies (born January 6, 1937)
2013: Tony Sheridan dies (May 21, 1940). The Beatles recorded with him.
2015: Lesley Gore dies (born May 2, 1946)

17 FEBRUARY
1941: Gene Pitney (d. April 5, 2006) (singer who who appeared on an early Stones album) 
1969: Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash begin recording sessions in Nashville. The only song ever released will be ‘Girl from the North Country’ which will appear on Dylan’s Nashville Skyline LP.
1973: The Rolling Stones play two shows at Kooyong Tennis Stadium in Melbourne.
1975: John Lennon releases Rock’n’Roll, his final recordings before a self-imposed five-year exile from the music business.
1982: Jazz great Thelonious Monk (born October 10, 1917) dies after a long illness, aged 64. 

18 FEBRUARY
1933: Yoko Ono
1941: Irma Thomas (Lee), Ponchatoula, Louisiana
1941–82: David (Cohen) Blue (d. December 2, 1982)
1966: The Rolling Stones open their Australian tour in Sydney at the Showgrounds.
1968: Guitarist Dave Gilmour joins Pink Floyd, replacing rounder Syd Barrett.                          1971: Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band make their N.Y. concert debut.
1973: The Rolling Stones’ final Melbourne concert at Kooyong Tennis Stadium.
2013: Kevin Ayers dies (born August 16, 1944)
2017: Clyde Stubblefield dies (born (July 9, 1946)

19 FEBRUARY
1936: Sam Myers (d. July 17, 2006)
1943: Lou Christie
1940: William ‘Smokey’ Robinson
1966: Second Rolling Stones concert at the Sydney Show Ground.
1980: Bon Scott, lead singer with AC/DC, dies in London, at age 34, after a drinking binge.
2017: Larry Coryell dies. (Born April 2, 1943)

20 FEBRUARY
1937: David Ackles (American Gothic) (d. March 2, 1999)
1951: Randy California  (d. January 2, 1997)                             
1946: J Geils (Jerome Geils) (d. April 11, 2017)
1941: Buffy Sainte-Marie
1966: ‘19th Nervous Breakdown’ reaches No 1 on the British charts.
1972: Led Zeppelin play at Kooyong Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
1973: The Rolling Stones’ concert at Memorial Park Drive, Adelaide. The final Adelaide concert is tomorrow.

21 FEBRUARY
1933: Nina Simone (April 21, 2003) 
1949: Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads)
1964: The Rolling Stones single ‘Not Fade Away’ /’Little By Little’ is released by Decca.
1966: The Rolling Stones play the Brisbane Town Hall.
1982: Legendary rock’n’roll DJ Murray ‘The K’ Kaufman, known as the fifth Beatle in the mid-’60s, dies in L.A. aged 60.

22 FEBRUARY
1936: Ernie K-Doe (d. July 5, 2001)
1966: The Rolling Stones play Centennial Hall, Adelaide.
1976: Former Supreme Florence Ballard dies penniless at age 33.
1987: Andy Warhol dies during surgery.
1994: Papa John Creach dies (born May 28, 1917)

23 FEBRUARY
1944: Johnny Winter (d. July 16, 2014)
1958: David Sylvian
1972: Rockin’ the Fillmore, Humble Pie’s breakthrough album, and its last with guitarist Peter Frampton, goes gold.
1986: The Rolling Stones play an invitation-only gig at the 100 Club in Oxford Street, London in memory of Ian Stewart, long-time friend, piano player and assistant. 

24 FEBRUARY
1944: Nicky Hopkins (d. September 6, 1994)                                                 
1988: R.I.P. Memphis Slim (d. February 24, 1988)
1975: Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti released.
1966: The Rolling Stones play The Palais in Melbourne.
1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its last British concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1973: The Rolling Stones appear at the WACA Ground in Perth.
1982: The 1981 Grammy awards are announced. John Lennon and Yoko Ono win album of the year with Double Fantasy.
1993: Eric Clapton scoops the Grammy awards with Unplugged.

25 FEBRUARY
1896: Ida Cox (d. November 10, 1967)
1927: Ralph Stanley
1945: Elkie Brooks
1943: George Harrison (d. November 29, 2001)
1965: The Rolling Stones Now is released in the US
1969: Beatles begin recording Abbey Road.
2014: Paco de Lucia dies. (Born December 21, 1947) 

26 FEBRUARY
1928: Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. October 24, 2017)
1932: Johnny Cash d. September 12, 2003) 
1945-81: Bob ‘The Bear’ Hite
1945: Mitch Ryder
1947: Sandi Shaw
1964: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Not Fade Away’ enters the British charts at No 10.
1965: A new Stones single ‘The Last Time’ (Jagger-Richards) /’Play With Fire’ (Nanker-Phelge a,k, all five members) is released by Decca. It was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham.
1973: The Rolling Stones play Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
1976: Bill Wyman’s solo album Stone Alone is released on Rolling Stones Records.
1977: Legendary Delta bluesman Bukka White dies in Memphis.
2008: Buddy Miles dies. (Born September 5, 1947)

27 FEBRUARY
1923: Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophonist (died April 25, 1990)
1937: David Ackles (American Gothic)
1956: Little Richard’s first No I R&B hit ‘Slippin and Slidin’ b/w ‘Long Tall Sally’ is released.
1967: In London, Pink Floyd records its first single, ‘Arnold Layne.’
1973: Final concert of the Rolling Stones Australian tour at Randwick racecourse, Sydney.
1977: Royal Canadian Mounties raid the Harbour Castle Hotel where Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg are staying and arrest them for possession of heroin for re-sale. Both are released on bail.
1995: The Rolling Stones play in Melbourne at the MCG. 

28 FEBRUARY
1939: John Fahey (d. February 22, 2001)
1942–3/7/69: Brian Jones (d. July 3, 1969)
1942: Joe South (d. September 5, 2012)
1968; Brian Jones spends his 26th birthday in Paris. It is announced the American Jimmy Miller is the Stones’ new producer.
1976: Ron Wood officially joins the Rolling Stones.
1978: Bob Dylan’s Live at Budokan is recorded in Japan.
1977: The Sex Pistols fire Glen Matlock for liking The Beatles.
1995: The second Rolling Stones concert at the MCG.
2007: Billy Thorpe dies. (Born March 29, 1946)
2008: Mike Smith (Dave Clark Five) dies. (Born (December 6, 1943)
2010: Tom ‘T Bone’ Wolk dies. (Born December 24, 1951)

29 FEBRUARY
1964: The Rolling Stones appear on Thank Your Lucky Stars concert at The Hippodrome in Brighton.
2011: Davey Jones (The Monkees) dies. (Born December 30, 1945)

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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