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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today in Rock Music History...


-Singer Amy Winehouse is questioned by police in connection with a vidoe showing her smoking a crack cocaine pipe

-The Rolling Stones rock out the Super Bowl Halftime Show. But producers had to dim Mick's microphone during the songs 'Rough Justice' and 'Start Me Up' for their suggestive lyrics

-Former Sex Pistols member John Lydon appears on the U.K edition of "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!"
-Janet Jackson's exposed breast from the Super Bowl mishap becomes the most widely searched image in internet history

-Courtney Love blamed air rgae for her string of swears in Heathrow Airport in London
-Singer Billie Piper appears in London court because stalker Juliet Peters is answering to charges of making death threats

-Boy band N*Sync make an appearance on teen show 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'
-Judas Priest, Lemmy Kilmister appear on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test'

-'Africa' by Toto reaches #45 on U.S. charts
-Def Leppard's Pyromania ran for 92 weeks on the U.S. charts.Sold over 6 million copies in the U.S. alone and ended up making them more popular in the US than the UK
-Rudy Pompili, the saxophone player for Bill Haley & His Comets, dies

-Bobby Brown of R&B band New Edition is born in Boston, MA

-Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors is born in New York City, New York
-The Beatles reach gold record status with their hit 'Yellow Submarine'

-The News of the World reports that Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger had indeed taken LSD at the Moody Blues' home in the UK. Jagger then later sued them for libel

-English singer Petula Clark has her 2nd #1 hit in the U.S. with "My Love"

-Duff McKagan, guitarist for heavy metal/hard rock band Guns N' Roses is born in Seattle, Washington

-The Beatles play two shows when Pete Best was still with them. One show was at the Cavern Club during the evening and the other was at the Kingsway Club
-Singer Mark Dinning tops the charts at #1 with his hit "Teen Angel"

-5,000 fans greeted Bill Haley when he arrived from New York on the ocean liner the Queen Elizabeth II in Southampton, England

-Steve Miller Band guitarist David Denny is born in Berkeley, California
-Fictional band Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel is born

-Dylan guitarist Al Kooper is born Brooklyn, N.Y.

-Blood, Sweat & Tears trumpet player Chuck Winfield is born

-Cory Wells of Three Dog Night is born in Buffalo, N.Y.

-Motown singer Barrett Strong, writer of songs such as 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone' 'Ball of Confusion' is born

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