February 26, 2018

At the 27th annual Grammy Awards on February 26th in 1985

Tina Turner's

What's Love Got To Do With It

was named Best Record and Best Song

Cyndi Lauper

won Best New Artist

February 25, 2018

The first Beatles' single

was released in America by Chicago's Vee Jay Records

on February 25th of 1963

Please Please Me was originally a John Lennon composition (credited to Lennon–McCartney)

although its ultimate form was significantly influenced

by George Martin

"Plea...

February 24, 2018

George Harrison is dearly missed ~ 18 years and counting

George was born on February 25th of 1943

My  elementary school promoted the arts

by making it very affordable to rent an instrument of choice...

The year was September of 1960

when I began playing alto saxophon...

February 24, 2018

The Beach Boys recorded Help Me Rhonda

on February 24th of 1965

with guitarist Al Jardine singing lead vocal

Help Me Rhonda

was written and composed by Brian Wilson 

with additional lyrics by Mike Love

Help Me Rhonda

became The Beach Boys second Billboard #1

and stayed...

February 18, 2018

The Beatles attended the training site

of heavy weight boxing champion Sonny Liston

for a publicity photo-op on February 18th of 1964

Sonny Liston refused to pose with "those sissies"

The group was then driven to Cassius Clay's gym

where they were welcomed with open arm...

February 14, 2018

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

spent this week in 1972

as co-hosts on the Mike Douglas TV show

A segment that proved particularly memorable over the years

occurred when rock legend Chuck Berry

stopped by for a performance

February 12, 2018

The Beatles were scheduled to give two 34-minute concerts

at Carnegie Hall beginning at 7:45pm and 11:15pm

on February 12th of 1964

Tickets for the concerts

had gone on sale at the box office on January 27th 

and had completely sold out by the following day

2,900 people s...

February 11, 2018

Twist And Shout

was recorded at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London 

on February 11th of 1963 after 10pm

the time the Please Please Me album session

was scheduled to have ended

Producer George Martin wanted a show-stopper

with which to close the album

and he...

February 10, 2018

Carole King's Tapestry album

was released on February 10th in 1971 on Ode Records 

and produced by Lou Adler

Tapestry is one of the best-selling albums of all time

with over 25 million copies sold worldwide

In the United States

Tapestry has been certified Diamond

by th...

February 10, 2018

The Beatles

made their first live American television appearance

on The Ed Sullivan Show this weekend in 1964

At 8 o’clock on Sunday ~ February 9th 1964 

73 million people gathered in front their TV sets

to see The Beatles’ first live performance on U.S. soil

That evening...

February 10, 2018

The Beatles 

recorded the orchestral build-up

for the middle and end of 'A Day in the Life'

on February 10th in 1967 

Paul McCartney conducting a 40-piece orchestra

At the Beatles' request...

The orchestra members arrived in full evening dress

along with novelty items

One vi...

February 10, 2018

Little Richard recorded Long Tall Sally on February 10th of 1956

Long Tall Sally 

is a rock and roll 12-bar blues song

written by Robert "Bumps" Blackwell

Enotris Johnson and Little Richard

The recording session took place on February 10, 1956

at J&M Studio in Ne...

February 7, 2018

A Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 carrying The Beatles

departed from London's Heathrow Airport

for New York's John F. Kennedy Airport

John ~ Paul ~ George ~ Ringo 

were met with 3,000 hysterically screaming fans

many of them in tears

in one of the most iconic moments in ro...

February 6, 2018

The Righteous Brothers led the US Hit Parade

with You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin

on February 6th of 1965

According to the Recording Industry Association Of America You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin

has been played on US radio stations over 8 million times

More than any othe...

February 4, 2018

American jazz, blues, songwriter, saxophonist

and bandleader Louis Jordon

died at the age of 66 on this day in 1975

Louis Jordon was known as "The King of the Jukebox"

between 1942 - 1950

Louis Jordon scored eighteen Number 1 singles

and fifty-four Top Ten hits on the US...

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