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February 2017

Classic Hits History: February 8

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guthriesClassic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1956, Buddy Holly signed a recording contract with Decca Records.

In 1964, The publisher of the song “Louie Louie” offered $1,000 to anyone would could find suggestive lyrics in the song.

In 1965, The Supremes’ “Stop in the Name Of Love” was released.

In 1972, The official Beatles Fan Club disbanded.

In 1980, In London, David Bowie and his wife Angie were divorced after almost ten years of marriage.

In 1988, ┬áThe Who performed at the British Phonographic Industry awards ceremony. They received an award for their “Outstanding Contribution to British Music. This would be the last time Kenney Jones played with the band.

Classic Hits History: February 7

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guthriesClassic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1959, Buddy Holly’s funeral was held in Lubbock, TX.

In 1964, The Beatles arrived in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.

In 1979, The Clash kicked off their first American tour at the Berkeley Community Theatre outside San Francisco.

In 1979, Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment in Los Angeles’ Record Plant Studio. He recorded a new version of the song “Cherokee.”

In 1986, The Rolling Stones shot the video for “Harlem Shuffle” in New York City.

In 1988, The TV mini-series “Elvis and Me” (based on Priscilla Presley’s book) began on ABC.

Classic Hits History: February 6

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guthriesToday in Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1970, John Lennon’s “Instant Karma” with Yoko Ono’s “Who Has Seen the Wind?” was released in the U.K.

In 1987, Joan Jett made her acting debut in “Light Of Day.”

In 1990, Billy Idol broke several bones in a serious motorcycle accident. As a result he could not appear in Oliver Stone’s “The Doors” in a major role.

Classic Hits History: February 3

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guthriesToday in Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Jiles Richardson (The Big Bopper), and pilot Roger Peterson die in a plane crash in Iowa.

In 1961, In New York, Bob Dylan made his first recording, taping “San Francisco Bay Blues”.

In 1977, Elton John resumed live performing in Sweden even after he had announced that he would not perform live anymore.

Classic Hits History: February 1

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guthriesToday in Classic Hits History presented by Guthrie’s:

In 1963, Neil Young, at age 17, performed his first professional date at a country club in Winnipeg.

In 1975, Lisa Marie Presley met her favorite singer, Elton John, for her seventh birthday. The event was arranged by Elvis Presley.

In 1977, The film “Genesis in Concert” premiered in London.

In 1985, Glenn Frey of the Eagles appeared on an episode of “Miami Vice” on NBC.

And in 1988, The Cars disbanded.

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