Thursday, February 2, 2017

Today in Music History...February 2, 2017

Music History: February 2

Births (17) 

1912 : Burton Lane
1927 : Stan Getz
1932 : Arthur Lyman
1934 : Clyde "Skip" Battin (Skip and Flip)
1940 : Alan Caddy (the Tornados, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates)
1942 : Graham Nash (The Hollies, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young)
1946 : Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers)
1947 : Peter Lucia (Tommy James and The Shondells)
1948 : Alan McKay (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1950 : Ross Valory ( Journey, The Steve Miller Band)
1957 : Tony Butler (Big Country)
1966 : Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
1971 : Ben Mize (Counting Crows)
1975 : Billy Mohler (The Calling)
1977 : Shakira
1992 : Todd Rundgren has his third child, a son named Rebop.
2011 : Leonard Cohen's first grandchild is born to proud parents Lorca Cohen, Rufus Wainwright and "deputy dad" Jorn Weisbrodt. Little Viva Katherine, named after Wainwright's mother, the folk singer Kate McGarrigle, is born only a year after Cohen reportedly remarked on childhood to both Lorca and Rufus: "You know, it's pretty much the only amazing thing there is."

Deaths (6) 

1594 : Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
1979 : Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols, out on bail after being accused of killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, dies of a heroin overdose.
1996 : Gene Kelly
2002 : Paul Baloff, who sang on Exodus' 1985 debut album Bonded Blood
2007 : Soul singer Billy Henderson (founder of The Spinners) dies of complications from diabetes at age 67 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
2007 : Joe Hunter

Charts (2) 

1974 : Barbra Streisand's The Way We Were hits #1
1985 : "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner begins a two week run at #1.

Miscellaneous (2) 

1956 : The Coasters sign with Atlantic Records.
1973 : Elvis Presley meets Muhammed Ali in Las Vegas. The two exchange gifts, and Ali later says, "I felt sorry for him because he didn't enjoy life the way he should. He stayed indoors all the time. I told him he should go out and see people."

Recordings (4) 

1937 : Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra, "Boo Hoo"
1957 : Dale Hawkins, Susie Q
1967 : The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1976 : Elvis Presley: "Bitter They Are, Harder They Fall," "She Thinks I Still Care," The Last Farewell

Releases (2)

1959 : The Coasters, Charlie Brown
1959 : Frankie Avalon, Venus

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