Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 2013 List

2-28-13          February 2013 List Happy birthday, John Fahey!  (Born 1939).  On 2/28/70 the Frank Zappa “Hot Rats” LP charts at No. 9 in England.  On 3/3/73, the LP “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only The Piano Player” by Elton John charts … Continue reading

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Smash Hits 1980

2-21-13          Smash Hits (Vol. 2, No. 4) February 21 – March 5, 1980 Happy birthday, Ron Nagle (Durocs), born 1939.  On 2/24/68 the Lemon Pipers 45 “Green Tambourine” charts at No. 7 in England.  On 2/22/69 the Glen Campbell 45 … Continue reading

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Kevin Ayers

It is with sadness that I report the death of Soft Machine member Kevin Ayers.  He now joins Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean as Soft Machine will eventually be re-assembled to play Canterbury prog rock for eternity. I suggest you … Continue reading

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Almost Healed

2-20-13          Almost Healed! On 2/20/82 the XTC “English Settlement” 2LP set charts at No. 5 in England; Also on 2/20/82 the ABC “Poison Arrow” 45 charts at No. 6 in England.  On 2/20/71, the 2LP set “Jesus Christ Superstar” charts … Continue reading

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The Stranglers

2-19-13          The Stranglers Goodbye, Bon Scott (on 2/19/81).  On 2-19-77 The Stranglers “(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)” 45 charts at No. 44 in England.  Happy birthday, Tony Iommi, guitarist of Black Sabbath, born 1948. So, it was that long ago … Continue reading

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Vertigo Records (1970)

2-18-13          Vertigo Records Happy birthday, Yoko Ono!  (Born 1933).  On 2/17/79 Blondie “Parallel Lines” LP was No. 1 in England; 2/16/91 Frazier Chorus “Walking On Air” 45 charts at No. 60 in England.  2/18/65 The Who “I Can’t Explain” 45 … Continue reading

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This Week, Around Here

2-14-13 This week around here: 2-11-13 Happy birthday, Sergio Mendes!  (Born 1941).  On 2-10-73 Elton John “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player” LP was No. 1 in England; 2-11-78 Magazine “Shot By Both Sides” 45 charts at No. … Continue reading

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