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Classic Hits History: February 8

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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,  The 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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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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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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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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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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Classic Hits History: January 24

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In 1957, Elvis Presley recorded “Teddy Bear.”

In 1961, Bob Dylan arrived in New York City. He made his professional singing debut when he opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City on April 11.

In 1962, Brian Epstein signed with the Beatles as their manager and began to direct their image away from leather jackets. He led them toward a smarter stage presentation, with matching suits and bows to the audience.

In 1969, Jethro Tull played its first U.S. concert in New York City as the opening act for Led Zeppelin.

 

Classic Hits History: January 20

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In 1958, Elvis Presley got his orders to report to duty from the U.S. Army. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film “King Creole.”

In 1964, The album “Meet the Beatles” was released in the U.S. on Capitol Records.

In 1965, The Rolling Stones and the Kinks made their first appearance on ABC-TV’s “Shindig!”

In 1969, Elvis Presley recorded “In the Ghetto” and “Suspicious Minds.” It was the first time he had recorded in Memphis since 1956.

In 1974, Stevie Wonder played his first show after an auto accident that almost took his life five months earlier.

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Classic Hits History: January 19

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In 1976, The Beatles turned down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. The offer was made by rock promoter Bill Sargent.

In 1981, Styx released the album “Paradise Theater.”

In 1993, Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform at Bill Clinton’s inauguration.

Classic Hits History: January 17

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In 1966, NBC ordered 32 episodes of “The Monkees” for its upcoming fall schedule.

In 1969, Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones’ book, Ode to a High Flying Bird, was published. The book was a tribute to Charlie Parker.

In 1969, “Lady Samantha” was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by  Elton John.

In 1970, The Doors played the first of several shows at the Felt Forum in New York City. The shows were recorded for use on their “Absolutely Live” album.

In 1972, Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.

In 1996, Pink Floyd was officially inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.