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Singles Released This Week (February 18 – 24)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


February 18
1966 • The Hollies • “I Can’t Let Go” • Pop-Rock • The Hollies (Beat Group!) • “I’ve Got A Way Of My Own”
1966 • Donovan • “Josie” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Fairytale • “Little Tin Soldier”
1966 • The Hollies • “I Can’t Let Go” [UK] • Pop-Rock • The Hollies (Beat Group!) • “Running Through The Night”
1966 • The Byrds • “It Won’t Be Wrong” [UK] • Folk-Rock • Turn, Turn, Turn • [B-Side]
1970 • Rare Earth • “Get Ready” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Get Ready • “Magic Key”
1972 • Johnny Nash • “Stir It Up” [UK] • Reggae Pop • I Can See Clearly Now • “Ooh Baby You’ve Been Good To Me”
1972 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Wild Life • “Give Ireland Back To The Irish” [Instrumental]
1972 • Gilbert O’Sullivan • “Alone Again (Naturally)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Save It”
1974 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Jet” • Power Pop • Band On The Run • “Let Me Roll It”
1974 • Kiss • “Nothin’ To Lose” • Hard Rock • Kiss • “Love Theme From KISS”
1976 • George Harrison • “True Love” • Pop-Rock • Thirty-Three & 1/3 • “Pure Smokey”
1984 • Hall & Oates • “Adult Education” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Rock “n” Soul Part 1 • “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)”
1984 • Hall & Oates • “Adult Education” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Rock ‘N’ Soul Part 1 • “Maneater”
1985 • Julian Lennon • “Say You’re Wrong” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Valotte • “Big Mama”
1987 • Prince • “Sign ‘O’ The Times” • Soul-Funk • Sign ‘O’ The Times • “La, La, La, He, He, Hee”
1992 • Guns N’ Roses • “November Rain” [UK] • Power Ballad • Use Your Illusion I • “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
2003 • Pearl Jam • “Love Boat Captain” • Grunge Rock • Riot Act • “Love Boat Captain” [Live] / “Other Side”
2004 • 311 • “Love Song” • Alt. Pop-Rock • 50 First Dates[Sndtrk] • “Love Song” [Alternate Mix]


February 19
1966 • The Lovin’ Spoonful • “Daydream” • Folk-Rock • Daydream • “Night Owl Blues”
1971 • Paul McCartney • “Another Day” [UK] • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Oh Woman, Oh Why”
1973 • Tony Orlando & Dawn • “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree” • Sunshine Pop • [Single] • “I Can’t Believe How Much I Love You”
1982 • Stevie Wonder • “Do I Do” • Pop-R&B • Original Musiquarium • “Rocket Love”
1990 • Tears For Fears • “Advice For The Young At Heart” • New Wave Synth-Pop • The Seeds Of Love • “Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams”
1991 • R.E.M. • “Losing My Religion” • Alt. Pop-Rock • Out Of Time • “Rotary Eleven”
1998 • Van Halen • “Without You” • Arena Rock • Van Halen III • “Without You” [Album Version]
2008 • Steve Winwood • “Dirty City” • Album Rock • Nine Lives • “Dirty City” [Album Version]


February 20
1964 • Marvin Gaye • “You’re A Wonderful One” • Soul-Pop • Marvin Gaye • “When I’m Alone I Cry”
1969 • Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations • “I’ll Try Something New” • Soul-Pop • Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations • “The Way You Do the Things You Do”
1970 • John Lennon • “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Who Has Seen The Wind?” [Yoko Ono]
1976 • Genesis • “Entangled” • Prog Rock • A Trick Of The Tail • “A Trick Of The Tail”
1979 • The Cars • “Good Times Roll” • New Wave Pop-Rock • The Cars • “All Mixed Up”
1981 • Rick James • “Give It To Me Baby” • Funk • Street Songs • “Don’t Give Up on Love”
1985 • Simple Minds • “Don’t You (Forget About Me) ” • New Wave Alt.-Pop • The Breakfast Club [Sndtrk] • “A Brass Band in African Chimes”
1989 • Paula Abdul • “Forever Your Girl” • Dance-Pop • Forever Your Girl • “Next To You”
1995 • Elton John • “Believe” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “The One” [Live]
1996 • Céline Dion • “Because You Loved Me” • Pop Ballad • Falling Into You • “I Don’t Know”
2000 • U2 • “Walk On” • Alt. Pop-Rock • All That You Can’t Leave Behind • “Walk On” [Album Version]


February 21
1964 • The Rolling Stones • “Not Fade Away” [UK] • Rock n Roll • England’s Newest Hit Makers • “Little By Little”
1966 • The Rascals • “Good Lovin'” • Blue-Eyed Soul • The Young Rascals • “Mustang Sally”
1969 • Neil Young • “The Loner” • Folk-Rock • Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere • “Sugar Mountain”
1970 • Edison Lighthouse • “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Every Lonely Day”
1972 • Led Zeppelin • “Four Sticks” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin IV • [B-Side]
1972 • Led Zeppelin • “Rock And Roll” • Hard Rock • Led Zeppelin IV • “Four Sticks”
1975 • David Bowie • “Young Americans” • Glam Rock • Young Americans • “Knock On Wood”
1977 • Aerosmith • “Kings And Queens” • Hard Rock • Draw The Line • “Critical Mass”
1984 • The Go-Go’s • “Head Over Heels” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Talk Show • “Good For Game”
1985 • Glenn Frey • “Sexy Girl” • Pop-Rock • The Allnighter • “Better In The U.S.A.”
1989 • Cher & Peter Cetera • “After All” • Pop-Rock • Heart Of Stone • “Dangerous Times”
2000 • The Smashing Pumpkins • “Stand Inside Your Love” • Hard Rock • Machina/The Machines Of God • “Speed Kills”
2002 • U2 • “Electrical Storm” [UK] • Alt. Pop-Rock • [Single] • “New York”


February 22
1955 • The Cardinals • “The Door Is Still Open To My Heart” • Doo-Wop • The Doo-Wop Box, Vol. 2 • “Misirlou”
1960 • The Miracles • “Way Over There” • Soul/Doo_wop • Hi, We’re The Miracles • “(You Can) Depend On Me”
1963 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Come And Get These Memories” • Soul – Dance • Come And Get These Memories • “Jealous Lover”
1966 • Nancy Sinatra • “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” • Pop-Rock • Boots • “The City Never Sleeps At Night”
1971 • Paul McCartney • “Another Day” • Pop Ballad • [Single] • “Oh Woman, Oh Why”
1977 • Kiss • “Rocket Ride” • Hard Rock • Alive II • “Tomorrow and Tonight”
1982 • John (Cougar) Mellencamp • “Hurts So Good” • Roots Rock • American Fool • “Close Enough”
1993 • Madonna • “Bad Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Erotica • “Erotica”


February 23
1957 • Fats Domino • “I’m Walkin'” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Here Stands Fats Domino • “I’m In The Mood For Love”
1971 • Elvis Presley • “Where Did They Go, Lord” • Gospel-Pop • [Single] • “Rags To Riches”
1973 • Bruce Springsteen • “Blinded By The Light” • Heartland Rock • Greetings From Asbury Park, New Jersey • “The Angel”
1979 • The Clash • “English Civil War” [UK] • Punk-Rock • Give ‘Em Enough Rope • “Pressure Drop”
1979 • George Harrison • “Blow Away” [UK] • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft Touch”
1980 • Blondie • “Atomic” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Eat To The Beat • “Die Young, Stay Pretty”
1985 • Madonna • “Material Girl” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Like A Virgin • “Pretender”
1987 • Freddie Mercury • “The Great Pretender” • Glam-Pop • [Single] • “Exercises In Free Love”
1993 • Aerosmith • “Livin’ On The Edge” • Hard Rock • Get A Grip • “Don’t Stop” / “Can’t Stop Messin'”
1998 • Genesis • “Not About Us” • Prog Rock • Calling All Stations • “Turn It On Again” [Live]
1998 • Madonna • “Frozen” • Dance-Pop • Ray Of Light • “Shanti/Ashtangi”
1999 • Elton John & Leann Rimes • “Written In The Stars” • Country-Pop • Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida • [Multiple]
1999 • Barenaked Ladies • “It’s All Been Done” • Power Pop • Stunt • “One Week”
2007 • Pearl Jam • “Love, Reign O’er Me” • Alt Rock/Symphonic Rock • [Digital Download] • [None]


February 24
1967 • The Turtles • “Happy Together” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Happy Together • “We’ll Meet Again”
1967 • The Supremes • “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone” [UK] • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “There’s No Stopping Us Now”
1970 • The Jackson 5 • “ABC” • Soul-Pop • ABC • “The Young Folks”
1975 • Elton John • “Philadelphia Freedom” • Pop-Rock • Elton John’s Greatest Hits Volume II • “I Saw Her Standing There”
1978 • The Jam • “News Of The World” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Aunties And Uncles (Impossible Youth)” / “Innocent Man”
1996 • The Wallflowers • “One Headlight” • AA Pop-Rock • Bringing Down The Horse • “6th Avenue Heartache” / “Angel On My Bike”
1998 • Alanis Morissette • “Uninvited” • Alt Pop-Rock • City Of Angels: Music From The Motion Picture • “” [None]
1998 • Fastball • “The Way” • Alt Pop-Rock • All The Pain Money Can Buy • “Are You Ready For The Fallout?”
2006 • Jack Johnson • “Upside Down” • AA Folk-Rock • Sing-Alongs And Lullabies For The Film Curious George[Sndtrk] • “Breakdown”

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Albums Released This Week (February 18 – 24)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


February 18
1963 ● Tony Bennett —— I Wanna Be Around… ► Easy Listening
1963 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1964 ● Aretha Franklin —— Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington ► Soul
1966 ● Junior Walker & The All-Stars —— Soul Session ► Soul
1966 ● The Supremes —— I Hear A Symphony ► Soul – Motown
1967 ● The Ventures —— Guitar Freakout ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ► Prog Rock
1973 ● Rory Gallagher —— Blueprint ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Kiss —— Kiss ► Hard Rock
1977 ● The Damned —— Damned, Damned, Damned [UK] ► Punk-Rock
1977 ● Hall & Oates —— No Goodbyes ► Pop-Rock
1978 ● Sham 69 —— Tell Us The Truth ► Punk Rock
1983 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Somewhere In Afrika ► British Rock
1986 ● Jackson Browne —— Lives In The Balance ► Folk-Rock
1997 ● Live —— Secret Samadhi ► Post-Grunge Alt Rock
2003 ● Styx —— Cyclorama ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● Radiohead —— The King Of Limbs ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2016 ● Iggy Pop —— Leaves Of Grass ► Alt. Rock / Punk


February 19
1968 ● The Rascals —— Once Upon A Dream ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1971 ● Yes —— The Yes Album ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Split Enz —— Frenzy [NZ] ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Simple Minds —— The Breakfast Club [Sndtrk] ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1990 ● The Fall —— Extricate ► Post-Punk
1990 ● Peter Wolf —— Up To No Good ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
1991 ● Dinosaur Jr. —— Green Mind ► Alt. Rock
1991 ● The Fixx —— Ink ► Techno-Pop
1991 ● The Tragically Hip —— Road Apples ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Joni Mitchell —— Night Ride Home ► Folk-Rock
1993 ● Ace Of Base —— Happy Nation ► Euro-Dance Pop
1996 ● Bruce Dickinson —— Skunkworks ► Heavy Metal
2002 ● Humble Pie —— Back On Track ► Hard Rock
2002 ● The Cars —— Complete Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock
2013 ● Jerry Garcia Band —— Garcia Live Volume One ► Roots Rock
2014 ● Richard Marx —— Now And Forever: The Ballads ► Adult Contemporary Pop-Rock
2016 ● Yoko Ono —— Yes, I’m A Witch Too ► Electronic Alternative
2016 ● Mavis Staples —— Livin’ On A High Note ► Roots Soul


February 20
1958 ● Buddy Holly —— Buddy Holly ► Pop-Rock
1972 ● Elvis Presley —— Elvis Now ► Adult Contemporary
1974 ● Tangerine Dream —— Phaedra ► Art Rock
1976 ● Genesis —— A Trick Of The Tail ► Prog Rock
1984 ● The Smiths —— The Smiths ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Talk Talk —— The Colour Of Spring ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1989 ● Fine Young Cannibals —— The Raw And The Cooked ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1989 ● Meat Beat Manifesto —— Storm The Studio ► Techno-Industrial
1990 ● Everything But The Girl —— The Language Of Life ► Electro-Pop
1991 ● Butthole Surfers —— Piouhgd ► Post-Punk Hardcore
1995 ● The Smiths —— Singles ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds —— Murder Ballads ► Alt Rock
1996 ● Lou Reed —— Set The Twilight Reeling ► Hard Rock
2001 ● The Monkees —— Music Box ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● Leonard Cohen —— Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 ► Soft Rock


February 21
1968 ● Blood, Sweat & Tears —— Child Is Father To The Man ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● The Temptations —— Masterpiece ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Status Quo —— On The Level ► Blues-Rock
1976 ● Bad Company —— Run With The Pack ► Hard Rock
1977 ● David Coverdale —— White Snake ► Hard Rock
1979 ● The Stranglers —— Live (X Cert) ► Punk-Rock
1985 ● Mick Jagger —— She’s The Boss ► Adult Contemporary
1986 ● Elvis Costello —— King Of America ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1991 ● Marc Cohn —— Marc Cohn ► Adult Contemporary
1994 ● Emperor —— In The Nightside Eclipse ► Heavy Metal/Black Metal
1995 ● Morrissey —— The World Of Morrissey ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2000 ● Various Artists —— The Next Best Thing [Sndtrk] ► Dance-Pop
2012 ● Simple Minds —— X5 ► New Wave Alt. Pop


February 22
1965 ● The Supremes —— Supremes Sing Country Western And Pop ► Soul – Motown
1969 ● Ten Years After —— Stonedhenge ► Hard Rock
1971 ● David Crosby —— If I Could Only Remember My Name ► Folk-Rock
1979 ● Suzi Quatro —— If You Knew Suzi ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark —— Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ► New Wave Synth Pop
1983 ● Journey —— Frontiers ► Prog/Art Rock
1984 ● Elvis Costello And Richard Harvey —— G.B.H. [Sndtrk] ► Orchestral Soundtrack
1986 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— The Ultimate Sin ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Jed ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1990 ● The Chills —— Submarine Bells ► Alt Indie Rock
1993 ● The Auteurs —— New Wave ► Glam Rock
1999 ● Darkane —— Rusted Angel ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal
2000 ● The Apples In Stereo —— Look Away + 4 ► Indie Pop-Rock/Power Pop
2000 ● The Byrds —— Live At The Fillmore – February 1969 ► Country-Rock
2011 ● John Waite —— Rough & Tumble ► Power Pop


February 23
1968 ● Otis Redding —— The Dock Of The Bay ► Memphis Soul
1968 ● Manfred Mann —— Up The Junction [Sndtrk] ► Jazz-Rock Fusion
1980 ● The Selector —— Too Much Pressure ► New Wave Ska Revival
1987 ● The Smiths —— The World Won’t Listen ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1993 ● Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Sister Sweetly ► AA Pop-Rock
1993 ● Jack Bruce —— Somethin Els ► Prog Rock/Fusion
1993 ● Goo Goo Dolls —— Superstar Car Wash ► Alt Pop-Rock/Post-Grunge
1993 ● Van Halen —— Live: Right Here, Right Now ► Hard Rock
1994 ● Derek & The Dominos —— Live At The Fillmore ► Blues-Rock
1996 ● Various Artists —— Our Band Could Be Your Life: A Tribute To D Boon And The Minutemen ► Indie Rock
1999 ● Eminem —— The Slim Shady LP ► Hard Core Rap
1999 ● ALL —— All ► Punk Rock/Pop-Punk
1999 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Eufaula ► Southern Rock
1999 ● The Specials —— Blue Plate Specials Live ► Ska Revival
1999 ● XTC —— Apple Venus Volume 1 ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1999 ● Blondie —— No Exit ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1999 ● Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band —— The Mountain ► Bluegrass


February 24
1968 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac ► Blues-Rock
1970 ● Funkadelic —— Funkadelic ► Funk
1971 ● Cactus —— One Way…Or Another ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Led Zeppelin —— Physical Graffiti ► Hard Rock
1978 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Watch ► Prog Rock
1981 ● Rick Springfield —— Working Class Dog ► Power Pop
1983 ● Europe —— Europe ► Heavy Metal/Speed Metal
1984 ● Lee Aaron —— Metal Queen ► Hard Rock
1989 ● Ringo Starr —— Starr Struck: Best Of Ringo Starr, Vol. 2 ► Pop-Rock
1992 ● 2 Unlimited —— Get Ready! ► Eurodance-Pop
1992 ● Madness —— Divine Madness ► Ska Revival
1994 ● Bark Psychosis —— Hex ► Electronic/Ambient
1994 ● Cradle Of Filth —— The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh ► Heavy Metal/Extreme Metal
1998 ● Jonathan Cain —— For A Lifetime ► Instrumental Piano Rock
1998 ● Gov’t Mule —— Dose ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
1998 ● Train —— Train ► Alt. Rock
1999 ● Chaka Khan —— Dance Classics Of Chaka Khan ► Soul-Funk
1999 ● Led Zeppelin —— Early Days: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume One ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Golden Earring —— Millbrook U.S.A. ► Hard Rock
2003 ● Peter, Paul & Mary —— In These Times ► Folk-Pop
2004 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 02.28.03 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2004 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 07.15.03 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2004 ● Phish —— Live Phish Volume 07.29.03 ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2004 ● Rick Springfield —— Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance ► Power Pop
2009 ● The Church —— Coffee Hounds [EP] ► Alt. Power Pop
2009 ● Chris Isaak —— Mr. Lucky ► Adult Contemporary
2009 ● Van Morrison —— Astral Weeks Live At The Hollywood Bowl ► Folk-Rock
2015 ● Rick Springfield —— Stripped Down ► Power Pop

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This Week’s Birthdays (February 17 – 23)

Happy Birthday this week to:

February 17
1902 ● Hoppy Jones / (Orville Jones) → Founding member, bass, vocals and string instruments for pioneering black R&B/doo wop group The Ink Spots, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (#2, R&B #1, 1943), de facto leader due to his seniority and ability to control egos of younger members, died from a cerebral hemorrhage at the height of the band’s popularity after collapsing on stage in New York City during a performance on 10/18/1944, age 42
1922 ● Tommy Edwards / (Thomas J. Edwards) → One hit wonder R&B/soul singer, “It’s All In The Game” (#1, 1958), died after suffering a brain aneurysm on 10/22/1969, age 47
1939 ● John Leyton → Brit teen idol pop singer and actor, “Johnny Remember Me” (UK #1, 1961)
1940 ● Gene Pitney → Stalwart pop/rock singer, musician and sound engineer with multiple hits prior to and during the 60s British Invasion, including “(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance” (#4, 1962), also wrote hits for others, including “Rubber Ball”, “He’s A Rebel” and “Hello Mary Lou”, died in his sleep on 4/5/2006 while on tour in the UK
1947 ● Dodie Stevens / (Geraldine Ann Pasquale) → Girl-group era teenage pop one hit wonder singer, “Pink Shoe Laces” (#3, 1959)
1949 ● Doyle Bramhall → Austin, Texas blues-rock drummer, played with Jimmie Vaughan in several bands in the 60s, formed The Nightcrawlers with Texas rock legend Stevie Ray Vaughan and wrote or co-wrote several songs for SRV, played with both Vaughans on their 1990 album Family Style, died from a heat attack on 11/12/2011, age 62
1950 ● Rickey Medlocke → Founder and guitarist for Southern rock turned hard rock Blackfoot, “Highway Song” (#26, 1979), joined cross-town Jacksonville, FL rivals Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1996
1966 ● Melissa Brooke-Belland → With sister Tracey Bryn, frontgal, vocals and guitar in college rock/indie pop-rock Voice Of The Beehive, “Scary Kisses” (Mainstream Top 40 #32, 1996), daughter of Bruce Belland of 50s pop vocal quartet The Four Preps
1967 ● Chanté Moore → Award-winning adult contemporary R&B singer, “Chante’s Got a Man” (#10, 1999), occasional stage actress and TV host
1970 ● Tim Mahoney → Lead guitarist for hip hop/reggae/punk rock fusion band 311, “Love Song” (#59, Modern Rock #1, 200$)
1972 ● Billie Joe Armstrong → Guitars, vocals and songwriting for post-grunge alt rock punk revival Green Day, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” (#2, 2004)
1972 ● Taylor Hawkins → Drummer for Alanis Morissette‘s touring band, in 1997 joined post-grunge Foo Fighters, “Learn To Fly” (Mainstream Rock #2, 1999)
1974 ● Bryan White → Country-pop crossover singer and songwriter with eight Country Top 10 and four Country #1 hits, seven of which crossed-over to the lower pop charts, including “I’m Not Supposed To Love You Anymore” (#101, Country #4, 1996), currently crowd-funding a new independent album through Kickstarter
1977 ● Chris Gentry → Guitarist for short-lived, super-hyped 90s Britpop Menswear, “Being Brave” (UK #10, 1996)
1978 ● Svein Berge → Norwegian electronic musician and one half of the duo Royksopp (“Do It Again,” Dance #1, 2014), worked on several remixes for Coldplay, Depeche Mode and others
1981 ● John Hassall → Bassist for indie/punk revival The Libertines, “Can’t Stand Me Now” (UK #2, 2004), now fronting indie psych-rock Yeti
1981 ● Paris Hilton → Socialite, heiress to a share of the Hilton Hotel fortune, reality TV actress, fashion model, tabloid fodder, Internet sex tape star and sometime dance-pop singer, “Stars Are Blind” (#18, Dance/Club #1, 2006)
1982 ● Lupe Fiasco / (Wasalu Muhammad Jaco) → Record producer, music entrepreneur, MC and Grammy-winning rapper, “Superstar” (#10, 2007), CEO of 1st and 15th Entertainment
1988 ● Arin Ilejay / (Richard Arin Ilejay) → Former drummer for metalcore Confide and heavy metal Avenged Sevenfold, “Bat Country” (#60, Mainstream Rock #2, 2005)
1989 ● Stacey McClean → Vocals in pre-fab teen pop S Club Juniors (a spin-off of S Club 7), “One Step Closer” (UK #2, 2002) and six other UK Top 15 hits in two years
1991 ● Ed Sheeran → Indie folk-pop and R&B singer, songwriter and guitarist, started with self-issued releases in 2005 before signing with Atlantic Records in 2011, since then has charted eight UK Top 10 singles, including “Thinking Out Loud” (#2, UK #1, 2014)

February 18
1914 ● Pee Wee King / (Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski) → Early country-pop crossover singer and songwriter known for co-writing the country music standard “The Tennessee Waltz” (Country #3, 1948) and for three crossover hits in the early 50s, including “Slow Poke” (#1, Country #1, 1951), died following a heart attack on 3/7/2000, age 86
1933 ● Yoko Ono → Artist, poet, singer, bandleader of The Plastic Ono Band, widowed wife of Beatle John Lennon and mother of Sean Ono Lennon
1934 ● Skip Battin / (Clyde Raybould Battin) → Bassist, backing vocalist and occasional songwriter for The Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros., New Riders Of The Purple Sage, plus session work for several other country-rock bands into the 90s, a solo album Topanga Skyline, recorded in 1973, was issued in 2012 after his death from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on 7/6/2003, age 69
1939 ● Bobby Hart / (Robert Luke Harshman) → In collaboration with Tommy Boyce, pop singer, “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight” (#8, 1968) and the prolific Boyce & Hart hit songwriting team, “Last Train To Clarksville” (The Monkees, #1, 1966) plus dozens more Top 40 hits and over 300 songs
1939 ● Bobby Taylor / (Robert Edward Taylor) → R&B/soul singer, songwriter and frontman for doo wop Little Daddy & The Bachelors and later Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers, with whom he recorded a lone Top 30 hit, “Does Your Mama Know About Me? (#29, R&B #5, 1968), his Vancouver bandmate, Tommy Chong, went on to become a well-known comedian, also known as the producer who discovered and nurtured The Jackson 5 for Motown Records, died from cancer on 7/22/2017, age 78
1941 ● Herman Santiago → Original lead vocals for The Premiers, which became influential R&B/doo wop Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” (R&B #1,1956), a song Santiago claimed to have written but lost his law suit (and millions of potential royalties)
1941 ● Irma Thomas / (Irma Lee) → The “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” acclaimed and Grammy-winning R&B/soul diva, “Wish Someone Would Care” (#17, 1964), never achieved the commercial success of her artistic peers, Aretha Franklin and Etta James, continues to record and perform into the 10s
1941 ● David Blue / ((David Stuart Cohen) → Greenwich Village folk revival singer, songwriter and record producer with seven solo albums in the 60s and 70s, participated in Bob Dylan‘s Rolling Thunder Revue in the mid-70s, and appeared in several movies and stage shows before dying from a heart attack while jogging in New York City on 12/2/1982, age 41
1945 ● Jimmy Jewell → Backing band bassist for folk/pop duo Gallagher & Lyle, “I Wanna Stay With You” (#49, UK #6, 1976)
1947 ● Dennis De Young → Vocals and keyboards for prototypical arena rock band Styx, “Too Much Time On My Hands” (#9, 1981), solo
1948 ● Keith Knudsen → Drummer and vocals for California soul-pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, “What A Fool Believes” (#1, 1979), co-founded country-rock Southern Pacific in 1982, reunited with the Doobies in 1993, died from complications of pneumonia on 2/8/2005, age 56
1952 ● Juice Newton / (Judy Kay Newton) → Country-pop and roots-rock singer/songwriter, “Angel Of The Morning” (#4, 1981) and “Queen Of Hearts” (#2, 1981)
1952 ● Randy Crawford / (Veronica Crawford) → R&B/soul-jazz singer with jazz-funk-rock The Crusaders, “Street Life” (#35, R&B #17, 1979), plus solo “”Give Me The Night” (Dance/Club #21, 1996)
1953 ● Derek Pellicci → Drummer for Aussie pop/rockers Little River Band, “Lonesome Loser” (#6, 1979)
1953 ● Robbie Bachman → With his brothers Randy and Tim, drummer for Canadian hard rockers Bachman-Turner Overdrive, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” (#1, 1974), kept on as BTO after brother Randy left, was sued by Randy for rights to the Bachman-Turner Overdrive and BTO names/logos
1954 ● John Travolta → Actor and singer, Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978), duet with Olivia Newton-John, “You’re The One That I Want” (#1, 1978)
1955 ● Brian James → Guitarist for first-wave punk rockers The Damned, “Eloise” (UK #3, 1986), then goth-punk Lords Of The New Church, “Open You Eyes” (Mainstream Rock #27, 1982) and Iggy Pop‘s touring band
1961 ● Jasper Stainthorpe → Bassist for New Wave synth-pop-soul Then Jerico, “The Motive” (UK #18, 1987)
1965 ● Dr. Dre / (Andre Romell Young) → Grammy-winning pioneer gangsta rap and G-funk hip hop artist, “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang” (#2, 1993), MTV rap show host
1966 ● Tommy Scott → Vocals for electronic/ambient house group Space, “Female Of The Species” (Modern Rock #15, 1996)
1970 ● Andy Williams → With twin brother Jez, drums and vocals for dance-pop/house music Sub Sub, “Ain’t No Love, (Ain’t No Use)” (UK #3, 1993), disbanded and reformed as alt rock Doves, “There Goes The Fear” (UK #3, 2002)
1970 ● Jez Williams → With twin brother Andy, guitar and vocals for dance-pop/house music Sub Sub, “Ain’t No Love, (Ain’t No Use)” (UK #3, 1993), disbanded and reformed as alt rock Doves, “There Goes The Fear” (UK #3, 2002)

February 19
1924 ● Lee Marvin → Tough-guy TV and film actor in Cat Ballou (1965) and The Dirty Dozen (1967), scored a 1970 UK #1 single with “Wand’rin Star” from the soundtrack to Paint Your Wagon (1969), died of a heart attack on 8/29/1987, age 63
1936 ● Bob Engemann → Vocals in close-harmony folk-pop trio The Lettermen, “When I Fall In Love” (#1, 1961)
1940 ● Smokey Robinson / (William Robinson) → Motown singer, songwriter, producer and frontman for R&B/smooth soul The Miracles, “The Tears Of A Clown” (#1, 1970), went solo in 70s and may be the top romantic soul/quiet storm singer of all time with more than a dozen R&B Top 10 hits, including “Being With You” (#2, R&B #1, 1981)
1940 ● Bobby Rogers / (Robert Edward Rogers) → Tenor vocals in R&B/smooth soul The Miracles, scored over 40 R&B Top 40 hits, including “Tears of a Clown” (#1, 1970) as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, died on 3/3/2013, age 73
1942 ● Lenny Citrin → Vocals in New York R&B/doo wop one hit wonder Vito & The Salutations, “Unchained Melody” (1963)
1943 ● Lou Christie / (Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco) → Three-octave pop solo singer and songwriter with four Top 10 hits in the 60s, including “Lightnin’ Strikes” (#1, 1966)
1946 ● Paul Dean → Lead guitar for Canadian hard/pop-rockers Loverboy, “Turn Me Loose” (Mainstream Rock #6, 1981)
1946 ● Pierre Van Den Linden → Original drummer for Dutch prog rock band Focus, “Hocus Pocus” (#9, 1971), left in 1973 but returned for sessions and tours through the 00s
1947 ● Schuyler Larsen → Bassist with one hit wonder folk-sunshine pop Every Mother’s Son, “Come On Down To My Boat” (1967)
1948 ● Mark Andes → Journeyman bassist for jazz-rock Spirit, “I Got A Line On You” (#25, 1969), hard rock Jo Jo Gunne, “Run Run Run” (#27, 1972), light country rock Firefall, “You Are The Woman” (#9, 1976) and pop-rock Heart, “These Dreams” (#1, 1986), then solo and sessions
1948 ● Tony Iommi → Pioneering and highly influential heavy metal guitarist and songwriter, founder and only constant member of hard rock/gloom metal Black Sabbath, “Paranoid” (#61, 1970) and “Psycho Man” (Mainstream Rock #3, 1998) plus solo work, “Goodbye Lament” (Mainstream Rock #10, 2000)
1949 ● Eddie Hardin → Replaced Steve Winwood on keyboards when the latter left British Invasion pop/rock The Spencer Davis Group for Traffic in 1967
1950 ● Andy Powell → Guitarist for Brit prog-rock Wishbone Ash, “Time Was” (1972)
1954 ● Francis Buchholz → Bassist for German hard rock/metal Scorpions, “Rock You Like A Hurricane” (#25, 1984)
1956 ● Dave Wakeling → Co-founder, lead vocals and guitar for ska-pop The English Beat, “Hands Off She’s Mine” (Dance/Club #22, 1980), left to form pop-soul General Public, “I’ll Take You There” (Dance/Club #1, 1994), then solo
1957 ● Falco / (Johann Hölzel) → Austrian pop-rock singer, “Rock Me Amadeus” (#1, 1986), the first US #1 for an Austrian pop artist, died in a car crash on 2/6/1998, age 39
1960 ● Prince Markie Dee / (Mark Morales) → Corpulent singer in novelty rap trio The Fat Boys, “Wipe Out” (#12, 1987), then solo “Typical Reasons (Swing My Way)” (#64, Rap #1, 1993), producer for Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Lisa Stansfield and others
1963 ● Seal / (Seal Henry Samuel) → Award-winning Brit house music veteran turned soul-pop singer, “Kiss From A Rose” (#1, 1995)
1965 ● Jonathan Fishman → Drummer and songwriter for improv-rock jam band Phish, “Free” (Mainstream Rock #11, 1996), side project with funk-blues-rock Pork Tornado
1965 ● Kate Radley → Keyboards for space rock/trance rock Spiritualized, “Lazer Guided Melodies” (UK #27, 1992)
1969 ● Maniac / (Sven Erik Kristiansen) → Lead vocals and songwriter for leading Norwegian black metal band Mayhem from 1986-1988 and 1994-2005, fired for alcohol-induced misbehavior and formed extreme metal Skitliv
1975 ● Daniel Adair → Former drummer for post grunge/alt rock 3 Doors Down, “Kryptonite” (#3, 2000), now with Nickelback, “Gotta Be Somebody” (#10, 2008)
1986 ● Maria Mena → Norwegian pop/rock singer and songwriter, “You’re The Only One” (Top 40 Mainstream #25, 2004)

February 20
1898 ● Jimmy Yancey → Boogie-woogie pianist (Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, 1986), composer, lyricist, Chicago White Sox groundskeeper, died from a stroke on 9/17/1951, age 53
1925 ● Robert Altman → Award-winning satirical comedy film producer/director, MASH (1970) and Nashville (1975), his 14-year-old son penned the lyrics to “Suicide Is Painless”, the instrumental version of which became the “Theme From M.A.S.H.” for the TV show, died of complications from leukemia on 11/20/2006, age 81
1937 ● Nancy Wilson → Grammy-winning jazz, R&B, blues, cabaret and adult contemporary pop “song stylist” diva, “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am” (#11, 1964)
1937 ● David Ackles → Unheralded but influential folk-rock singer and songwriter, noted for his album American Gothic (1970) and the minor hit “Candy Man” (1970), fans include Elvis Costello, Elton John and Phil Collins, died from lung cancer on 3/2/1999, age 62
1940 ● Barbara Ellis → Vocals in pop/blue-eyed soul/doo wop trio The Fleetwoods, “Come To Me Softly” (#1, 1959)
1941 ● Buffy Sainte-Marie → Canadian folk singer/songwriter “Universal Soldier” (1964), wrote “Up Where We Belong” for Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker (#1, 1982)
1943 ● Paul Leka → Songwriter, producer, composer and arranger, co-wrote “Green Tambourine” for The Lemon Pipers (#1, 1968) and the one hit wonder but enduring sports anthem “Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)” for pop-rock Steam (#1, 1969), died in a hospice on 10/12/2011, age 68
1944 ● Lew Soloff → Jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader and sometime actor best known for his years with jazz/pop-rock fusion band Blood, Sweat & Tears (“Spinning Wheel,” #2, 1969), recorded with George Benson, Maynard Ferguson and multiple jazz bands and ensembles over a 50+ year career, died from a heart attack on 3/8/2015, age 71
1945 ● Alan Hull → Founding member, vocals, guitar and principal songwriter for Brit folk-rock Lindisfarne, “Lady Eleanor” (UK #3, 1971), solo, died of a heart thrombosis on 11/17/1995, age 50
1946 ● J. Geils / (John Warren Geils, Jr.) → Frontman and lead guitarist for boogie-blues-rock ‘n roll bar band J. Geils Band, “Centerfold” (#1, 1982), died at home from natural causes on 4/11/2017, age 71
1950 ● Walter Becker → Bass guitar, vocals and co-songwriter for Grammy-winning jazz-pop-rock duo Steely Dan, “Reelin’ In The Years” (#11, 1973) and nine other Top 30 hits, died from undisclosed causes on 9/3/20917, age 67
1951 ● Randy California / (Randolph Craig Wolfe) → Guitar and vocals for jazz-psych-rock Spirit, “I Got A Line On You” (#25, 1969), drowned in Hawaii while trying to rescue his 12-year old son from a riptide on 1/2/1997, age 45
1953 ● Poison Ivy / (Kristy Wallace) → Guitarist for punk-rock The Cramps, “Bikini Girls With Machine Guns” (Modern Rock #10, 1989), married to Cramps singer Lux Interior who died on 2/4/2009
1960 ● Kee Marcello / (Kjell Hilding Lövbom) → Original guitarist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (#8, 1986), solo
1960 ● Mark Riley → Frontman and singer for Latin-tinged jazz-dance-pop Matt Bianco, “Don’t Blame It On That Girl’ (UK #11, 1988)
1960 ● Robert Boustead → Bassist for rockabilly revival (“psychobilly”) King Kurt, “Destination Zululand” (UK #38, 1983)
1963 ● Ian Brown → Frontman and vocals for Brit guitar pop-rock The Stone Roses, “She Bangs The Drums” (Alt Rock #9, 1989) and solo, “Dolphins Were Monkeys” (UK #5, 2000)
1967 ● Kurt Cobain → Frontman, vocals, guitarist and chief songwriter for premier grunge rock Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (#6, 1992), committed suicide on 4/5/1994, age 27
1972 ● Neil Primrose → Drummer for Scottish trad rock Travis, “Why Does It Always Rain On Me” (Adult Top 40 #36, 2000)
1975 ● Brian Littrell → Vocals for pop-dance-hip hop Backstreet Boys, “Quit Playing Games With My Heart” (#2, 1997)
1977 ● Edwin Graham → Drummer for Brit hard rock The Darkness, “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (Mainstream Top 40 #35, 2004)
1981 ● Edward Lay → Drummer for 00s punk revival/indie rock Editors, “Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors” (UK #7, 2007)
1985 ● Yulia Olegovna Volkova → Singer for Russian teen-dance-pop duo t.A.T.u., “All The Things She Said” (Worldwide #1, 2002)
1988 ● Rihanna / (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) → Grammy-winning Barbadian dance-pop singer and songwriter, “SOS” (#1, 2006)

February 21
1891 ● Karl L. King → Marching music bandmaster and composer best known for composing the music to the march music standard “Barnum And Bailey’s Favorite” (1913) and many other pieces, died from diverticulitis on 3/31/1971, age 80
1930 ● Allan Williams / (Allan Richard Williams) → Liverpool night club owner, impresario and first manager of the young and raw but talented band that would become The Beatles during the 14-week stint in Hamburg he arranged in 1960, lost his job when the band returned to Germany in 1961, later co-founded a Beatles festival in Liverpool and appeared at Beatles conventions worldwide until his death from natural causes on 12/30/2016, age 86
1933 ● Nina Simone / (Eunice Kathleen Waymon) → Jazz-pop-soul and Broadway singer, “I Loves You Porgy” (#18, R&B #2, 1959), died of cancer on 4/21/2003, age 70
1938 ● Bobby Charles (Guidry) / (Robert Charles Guidry) → Cajun-American singer, songwriter and pioneer of the South Louisiana sound known as “swamp pop,” wrote “See You Later, Alligator” for Bill Haley & His Comets (#6, 1956) and “Walking To New Orleans” for Fats Domino (#6, R&B #2, 1960), appeared with The Band on The Last Waltz album (1978) but not in the subsequent film, played with Paul Butterfield’s Better Days and other roots-rock acts in the 70s but largely disappeared from view in the 80s, died from diabetes on 1/14/2010, age 71
1942 ● Bob Allison / (Bernard Colin Day) → Vocals in pop-rock duo and Eurovision contestants The Allisons, “Are You Sure” (UK #2, 1961)
1943 ● David Geffen → Founder of Asylum Records in 1971, signed Jackson Browne, the Eagles and Tom Waits, among others, founded Geffen Records in 1980 (Donna Summer, John Lennon, Aerosmith and others), co-founded Dreamworks Studios in 1994 with Stephen Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg
1946 ● Paul Newton → Original bassist for hard rock Uriah Heep, “Easy Livin'” (#39, 1972)
1949 ● Jerry Harrison → Guitar and keyboards for pop/rock ‘n’ roll Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, then New Wave art-pop-rock Talking Heads, “Take Me To The River” (#26, 1978), since 1991 producer for Violent Femmes, General Public, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and many others
1951 ● Vince Welnick → Co-founder and keyboardist for camp-rock pop-rock satirists The Tubes, “She’s A Beauty” (#10, 1978), then Grateful Dead, Missing Man Show and sessions, committed suicide on 6/2/2006 following many years of depression, age 55
1952 ● Jean-Jacques Burel → Bass and vocals for punk-rock The Stranglers, “Strange Little Girl” (UK #7, 1982), plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hits
1954 ● Billy Earheart → Founding member and keyboardist for Grammy-winning Southern rock Amazing Rhythm Aces (“Third Rate Romance,” #14, Country #11, CAN #1), left the Aces in 1985 to join Hank Williams Jr.‘s Bama Band for 21 years and work sessions for other top artists on nearly 200 albums, reunited with the Aces in 1994 and continues to tour and record into the 10s
1954 ● Mike Pickering → DJ, producer and record company recruiter, then founder and frontman for Brit dance-pop/house music M People, “Moving On Up” (#34, Dance #1, 1993)
1956 ● Lester Hunt → Guitar and backing vocals for re-formed Brit blues-rock Climax Blues Band, “Couldn’t Get It Right” (#3, 1977)
1958 ● Mary Chapin Carpenter → Grammy-winning country-folk singer/songwriter, “Shut Up And Kiss Me” (Country #4, 1994)
1961 ● Ranking Roger / (Roger Charlery) → Co-founder and vocalist for ska revival The English Beat, “Hands Off She’s Mine” (Dance/Club #22, 1980), left to form pop-soul General Public, “I’ll Take You There” (Dance/Club #1, 1994), then Special Beat, solo and sessions
1962 ● Mark Arm → Founder, vocals and rhythm guitar for grunge rock Mudhoney, “Suck You Dry” (Modern Rock #23, 1992)
1967 ● Michael Ward → Guitarist for roots rock The Wallflowers, “One Headlight” (Mainstream Rock #1, 1996), sessions
1969 ● James Dean Bradfield → Guitar and vocals for Brit alt rock/neo-punk Manic Street Preachers, “The Masses Against The Classes” (UK #1, 2000)
1970 ● Eric Wilson → Bassist for California ska-punk revivalist trio Sublime, “What I Got” (#29, 1997)
1973 ● Justin Sane / (Justin Geever) → Irish-American lead guitarist, singer and songwriter in punk rock Anti-Flag, “The Press Corpse” (Alt Rock #37, 2006)
1975 ● Wish Bone / (Charles C. Scruggs) → Rapper and former member of Grammy-winning hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, “Crossroad” (#1, 1996), Thugline Records co-founder
1979 ● Jennifer Love Hewitt → Film and TV actress, producer, director and one hit wonder pop singer, “How Do I Deal” (#59, 1999)
1986 ● Charlotte Churh / (Charlotte Maria Reed) → Welsh actress, TV presenter and classical-turned-pop crossover singer/songwriter, “Crazy Chick” (UK #2, 2005)
1989 ● Corbin Bleu / (Corbin Bleu Reivers) → Actor and singer in High School Musical movies (most watched cable TV movie ever) and charting pop singer, “Push It To The Limit” (#17, 2006)

February 22
1896 ● Nacio Brown / (Ignacio Herb “Nacio” Brown) → Film score composer in the earliest years of sound, worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and frequently with lyricist Arthur Freed, wrote or co-wrote the music to hundreds of songs, including well-known movies soundtrack tunes such as “You Stepped Out Of A Dream” (1940) and “Singin’ In The Rain” (1952), died on 9/28/1964, age 68
1923 ● Hurricane Smith / (Norman Smith) → World War II glider pilot and unsuccessful jazz musician, joined EMI as a sound engineer in 1959 and, among other bands, engineered almost 100 Beatles songs and all early albums through to Rubber Soul, when promoted to producer, worked with Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, Barclay James Harvest and others, switched to songwriting and recording as Hurricane Smith and had a UK #2 hit in 1971 (“Don’t Let it Die”), continued to record until his death from natural causes on 3/3/2008, age 85
1927 ● Guy Mitchell / (Albert Cernick) → Croatian-American pre-rock ‘n’ roll pop singer and TV show host with nine Top 10 and 21 other chart hits, the last being “Heartaches By The Number” (#1, 1959), died from complications of cancer surgery on 7/1/1999, age 72
1936 ● Ernie K-Doe / (Ernest Kador, Jr.) → One hit wonder New Orleans R&B singer, “Mother-In-Law” (#1, 1961), died from kidney and liver failure on 7/5/2001, age 65
1938 ● Bobby Hendricks → R&B/doo wop solo singer with two minor chart singles, also with the Five Crowns, Swallows, The Drifters, “Save The Last Dance For Me” (#1, 1960)
1943 ● Louise Lopez → Vocals for R&B/disco-dance-funk trio Odyssey, “Inside Out” (#12, 1982) and “Use It Up And Wear It Out” (UK #1, 1980)
1944 ● Mick Green / (Michael Robert Green) → Renowned rock guitarist for pre-Beatles top Brit rock ‘n roll Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, “Shakin’ All Over” (UK #1, 1960), then Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, “Little Children” (#7, 1964), died from heart failure on 1/11/2010, age 65
1945 ● Oliver / (William Oliver Swofford) → Broadway actor and singer in the musical Hair, “Good Morning Starshine” (#3, 1969), died of cancer 2/12/2000, age 55
1953 ● Graham Lewis → Bassist for long-lived post-punk Wire, “Eardrum Buzz” (Modern Rock #2, 1989)
1953 ● Nigel Planer → Brit stage, TV and film actor, charted with a cover of Traffic‘s “Hole In My Shoe” (UK #2, 1984)
1953 ● Sparko Sparks / (John B. Sparks) → Founding member and first bassist for Brit pub-rock Dr. Feelgood, “Milk And Alcohol” (UK #9, 1979)
1955 ● Jon Brant → Bassist from 1981-88 for power pop Cheap Trick, “I Want You To Want Me” (#7, 1979) and “The Flame” (#1, 1988), sessions
1963 ● Rob Lambert → Saxophone for New Wave swing/pop Roman Holliday, “Don’t Try To Stop It” (#68, UK #14, 1983)
1973 ● Scott Phillips → Drummer for Grammy-winning post-grunge Creed, “With Arms Wide Open” (#1, 2000)
1974 ● James Blunt / (James Hiller Blount) → Acoustic folk-pop singer, songwriter and former Army captain, “You’re Beautiful” (#1, 2006), first Brit atop the US charts since Elton John‘s “Candle In The Wind” in 1997
1978 ● Jennifer Frost → Vocals in Brit girl group pop quartet Precious, “Say It Again” (UK #6, 1999), replaced Kerry Katona in 2001 in pop trio Atomic Kitten, “The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling)” (UK #1, 2002), now a TV host
1979 ● Tom Higgenson → Vocals for pop-rock Plain White T’s, “Hey There Delilah” (#1, 2007)

February 23
1940 ● Rick Stevens / (Donald Charles Stevenson) → Nephew of bluesman Ivory Joe Hunter and lead singer for R&B soul/funk horn band Tower Of Power on their Bump City album and the hit “You’re Still A Young Man” (#29, R&B #24, 1972), convicted of the drug-hazed murder of three men in 1976 and served 36 years in prison, paroled in 2012 and recorded several unremarkable solo albums, died from liver cancer on 9/8/2017, age 77
1943 ● Gordon Nugent / (Gordon Geoffrey Nugent) → Rhythm guitar and vocals for Merseybeat pop-rock The Undertakers, one of the strongest Britbeat groups of the 60s that never charted in the Top 40 in the U.S. or U.K.
1944 ● Mike Maxfield → Guitarist and songwriter for British Invasion pop-rock Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, “Little Children” (#7, 1964)
1944 ● Johnny Winter / (John Dawson Winter III) → Respected blues-rock guitarist (Rolling Stone magazine #74), first in the Rick Derringer band, then his brother’s Edgar Winter Blues Band and solo, “Johnny B. Goode” (#92, 1970), produced three Grammy-winning blues albums for Muddy Waters in the late 70s, died from emphysema-related pneumonia in a Swiss hotel room while on tour on 7/16/2014, age 70
1946 ● Rusty Young → Vocals and pedal steel guitar for country-rock Buffalo Springfield, “For What It’s Worth” (#17, 1967), then mainstay member with Poco, “Crazy Love” (#17, 1979)
1949 ● Tex Comer / (Terry Comer) → Bassist for Brit pub rock/blue-eyed soul Ace, “How Long” (#3, 1975)
1950 ● Steve Priest → Guitarist for glam pop-rock Sweet, “Ballroom Blitz” (#5, 1975) and three other mid-70s Top 10 hits
1952 ● Brad Whitford → Rhythm guitarist, backing vocals and occasional songwriter for Grammy-winning, venerable hard rockers Aerosmith, “Dream On” (#6, 1976), “Angel” (#3, 1988), “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (#1, 1998), “Baby, Please Don’t Go” (Mainstream Rock #7, 2004)
1954 ● Jimmy Nail / (James Bradford) → Brit TV actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Spender), novelist and pop singer/songwriter, “Ain’t No Doubt” (UK #1, 1992)
1955 ● Howard Jones → Synth-pop-dance singer, songwriter and keyboardist, “No One Is To Blame” (#4, 1986)
1955 ● Zeke Manyika → Vocalist for Scottish post-punk/neo-pop dance-funk Orange Juice, “Rip It Up” (UK #8, 1983)
1956 ● Paul O’Neill → Music promoter, band manager and guitarist for heavy metal Savatage (“Edge Of Thorns”, Mainstream Rock #26, 1993), later founded and led progressive metal/art rock Trans-Siberian Orchestra (“Christmas Eve/Sarajevo, 12/24,” Mainstream #29, 1998), a band best known for its extravagant metal-rock takes on holiday music, found dead in a Florida motel room while on tour on 4/5/2017, age 61
1958 ● David Sylvian / (David Alan Batt) → Guitar, keyboards and vocals for Brit New Wave art-rock Japan, “Ghosts” (UK #5, 1982)
1962 ● Michael Wilton → Guitarist for progressive pop-metal Queensrÿche, “Silent Lucidity” (#9, 1991)
1963 ● Rob Collins → Keyboards for “Madchester” alt rock The Charlatans UK, “The Only One I Know” (Mainstream Rock #37, 1991), died in a car crash on 7/23/1996, age 33
1964 ● John Norum → Norwegian-born co-founder and rhythm guitarist for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (#8, 1986)
1967 ● Chris Vrenna → Drummer for industrial rock Nine Inch Nails, “The Day The World Went Away” (#17, 1999), then Grammy-winning sound engineer and producer for Rammstein, U2, Weezer, David Bowie, The Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, Marilyn Manson and others
1971 ● Jett Beres → Bass and harmony vocals for Southern folk-rock Sister Hazel, “All For You” (#11, 1997)
1973 ● Lasse Johansson / (Lars Olaf Johansson) → Keyboards for Swedish pop-rock The Cardigans, “Lovefool” (#1, 1996)
1977 ● Stuart Black → Bassist for short-lived, super-hyped 90s Britpop Menswear, “Being Brave” (UK #10, 1996)

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Singles Released This Week (February 11 – 17)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


February 11
1966 • The Supremes • “My World Is Empty Without You” [UK] • Soul-Pop • I Hear A Symphony • “Everything Is Good About You”
1966 • Gerry & The Pacemakers • “La La La” [UK] • Merseybeat • Girl On A Swing • “Without You”
1966 • Peter & Gordon • “Woman” [UK] • Merseybeat • Woman • “Wrong From The Start”
1975 • KC & The Sunshine Band • “Get Down Tonight” • Disco-Funk • KC & The Sunshine Band • “You Don’t Know”
1977 • David Bowie • “Sound And Vision” • Glam Rock • Low • “A New Career in a New Town”
1981 • Eric Clapton • “I Can’t Stand It” • Blues-Rock • Another Ticket • “Black Rose”
1988 • 38 Special • “Second Chance” • Rock Ballad • Rock & Roll Strategy • “Comin’ Down Tonight”
1997 • Aerosmith • “Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives • “Fail Together”
1997 • Madonna • “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” • Orchestral Pop • Evita • “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” [Miami Remix]
2003 • Pearl Jam • “Save You” • Grunge Rock • Riot Act • “Other Side”
2008 • R.E.M. • “Supernatural Superserious” • Alt. Rock • Accelerator • “Airliner”


February 12
1958 • The Monotones • “The Book Of Love” • Doo Wop • [Single] • “You Never Loved Me”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “19th Nervous Breakdown” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “Sad Day”
1971 • T. Rex • “Hot Love” [UK] • Glam Rock • Bolan Boogie • “Woodland Rock / ”
1976 • Carpenters • “There’s A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)” • Easy Listening • A Kind Of Hush • “(I’m Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You”
1980 • The Clash • “Train In Vain (Stand By Me)” • Punk-Rock • London Calling • “London Calling”
1982 • Dazz Band • “Let It Whip” • Post-Disco Funk • Keep It Live • “Everyday Love”


February 13
1965 • The Who • “I Can’t Explain” • Power Pop • The Who Sings My Generation • “Bald Headed Woman”
1967 • The Beatles • “Penny Lane” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Double A-Side]
1967 • The Beatles • “Strawberry Fields Forever” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Penny Lane” [Double A-Side]
1977 • Kiss • “Calling Dr. Love” • Hard Rock • Rock And Roll Over • “Take Me”
1983 • Donna Summer • “The Woman In Me” • Disco • Donna Summer • “Livin’ In America”
1989 • Michael Jackson • “Leave Me Alone” [UK] • Dance-Pop • Bad • “Human Nature”
1995 • Madonna • “Bedtime Story” • Dance-Pop • Bedtime Stories • “Survival”


February 14
1961 • Sam Cooke • “That’s It – I Quit – I’m Movin’ On” • Soul • [Single] • “What Do You Say”
1966 • Bob Dylan • “One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)” • Folk-Rock • Blonde On Blonde • “Queen Jane Approximately”
1966 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “Sure Gonna Miss Her” • Pop-Rock • Hits Again • “I Don’t Wanna Say Goodnight”
1967 • The Turtles • “Happy Together” • Pop-Rock • Happy Together • “Like The Seasons”
1976 • The Bellamy Brothers • “Let Your Love Flow” • Country-Pop • Let Your Love Flow • “Inside My Guitar”
1977 • Jimmy Buffett • “Margaritaville” • Gulf and Western • Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes • “Miss You So Badly”
1982 • Michael Jackson • “Beat It” • Dance-Pop • Thriller • “Get On The Floor”
1984 • Deniece Williams • “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” • Dance-Pop • Let’s Hear It For The Boy • “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” [Instrumental]
1988 • AC/DC • “Heatseeker” • Hard Rock • Blow Up Your Video • “Go Zone”
1994 • Cocteau Twins • “Bluebeard” [UK] • Dream Pop • Four-Calendar Café • “Three Swept”
2007 • Billy Joel • “All My Life” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “You’re My Home”


February 15
1959 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Lovin’ Up A Storm” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Big Blon’ Baby”
1963 • The Marvelettes • “Locking Up My Heart” • Doo Wop • The Marvelous Marvelettes • “Forever”
1965 • The Beatles • “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” • Country-Rock • Beatles For Sale • [B-Side]
1965 • The Beatles • “Eight Days A Week” • Pop-Rock • Beatles For Sale • “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party”
1966 • Elvis Presley • “Joshua Fit The Battle” • Gospel/Traditional • His Hand In Mine • “Known Only To Him”
1966 • The Beatles • “What Goes On” • Country-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1966 • The Beatles • “Nowhere Man” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “What Goes On”
1974 • David Bowie • “Rebel Rebel” • Proto-Punk • Diamond Dogs • “Queen Bitch”
1980 • Talking Heads • “I Zimbra” [UK] • Afro-Pop • Fear Of Music • “Paper”
1980 • David Bowie • “Alabama Song” • Glam Rock • [Single] • “Space Oddity”
1980 • The Cars • “It’s All I Can Do” [UK] • New Wave Pop-Rock • Candy-O • “Candy-O”
1983 • Madonna • “Borderline” • Dance-Pop • Madonna • “Think of Me” / “Physical Attraction”
1988 • Belinda Carlisle • “I Get Weak” • Pop-Rock • Heaven On Earth • “Should I Let You In?”
1991 • Michael Jackson • “Give In To Me” [UK] • Rock Ballad • Dangerous • “Dirty Diana / Beat It”
1992 • Van Halen • “Right Now” • Arena Rock • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge • [None]
1994 • Soundgarden • “Spoonman” • Grunge • Superunknown • “Cold Bitch”
2006 • David Gilmour • “On An Island” • Prog Rock • On An Island • “On An Island” [Album Version]


February 16
1967 • The Four Tops • “Bernadette” • Soul-Pop • Reach Out • “I Got A Feeling”
1968 • The Hollies • “Jennifer Eccles” • Pop-Rock • Evolution • “Try It”
1968 • Jethro Tull • “Sunshine Day” [UK] • Prog Rock • [Single] • “Aeroplane”
1969 • The Isley Brothers • “It’s Your Thing” • Soul-Funk • It’s Your Thing • “Don’t Give It Away”
1970 • The Supremes • “Up The Ladder To The Roof” • Soul-Pop • Right On • “Bill, When Are You Coming Back”
1992 • Guns N’ Roses • “November Rain” [UK] • Hard Rock • Use Your Illusion I • “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
1998 • Shania Twain • “You’re Still The One” [UK] • Country-Pop • Come On Over • “Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)”


February 17
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Breathless” • Rockabilly • [Single] • “Down The Line”
1958 • Jerry Lee Lewis • “Down The Line” • Rockabilly • [Single] • [B-Side]
1967 • The Beatles • “Penny Lane” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Double A-Side]
1967 • The Beatles • “Strawberry Fields Forever” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Penny Lane” [Double A-Side]
1968 • The Monkees • “Valleri” • Psychedelic Pop • The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees • “Tapioca Tundra”
1968 • The Monkees • “Tapioca Tundra” • Psychedelic Pop • The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees • [B-Side]
1968 • Bobby Goldsboro • “Honey” • Pop Ballad • Honey • “Danny”
1972 • The Stylistics • “Betcha By Golly, Wow” • Philly Soul • The Stylistics • “Ebony Eyes”
1972 • Michael Jackson • “Rockin’ Robin” • Soul-Pop • Got To Be There • “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone”
1976 • Bob Dylan • “Mozambique” • Pop-Rock • Desire • “Oh, Sister”
1978 • The Clash • “Clash City Rockers” [UK] • Punk-Rock • [Single] • “Jail Guitar Doors”
1979 • Michael Jackson • “We’re Almost There” • Dance-Pop • Off The Wall • “Take Me Back”
1989 • The Bangles • “Eternal Flame” • New Wave Pop-Rock • Everything • “Straight From The Heart”
1997 • The Bee Gees • “Alone” • Pop-Rock • Still Waters • “Rings Around The Moon”

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Albums Released This Week (February 11 – 17)

Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):


February 11
1967 ● The Rolling Stones —— Between the Buttons ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● Blue Öyster Cult —— Tyranny And Mutation ► Heavy Metal
1977 ● Jethro Tull —— Songs From The Wood ► Prog Rock
1984 ● Golden Earring —— N.E.W.S. ► Hard Rock
1985 ● The Firm —— The Firm ► British Rock
1992 ● Cathedral —— Forest Of Equilibrium ► Heavy Metal/Doom Metal
1992 ● Cowboy Junkies —— Black Eyed Man ► Alt. Rock
1992 ● Riders In The Sky —— Saturday Morning With Riders ► Western Swing/Pop
1997 ● Anal Cunt —— I Like It When You Die ► Heavy Metal/Grindcore
1997 ● Big Head Todd & The Monsters —— Beautiful World ► AA Pop-Rock
1997 ● The Church —— Almost Yesterday ► Alt. Power Pop
2003 ● Hall & Oates —— Do It For Love ► Pop-Rock
2003 ● Rush —— The Spirit Of Radio: Greatest Hits 1974-1987 ► Prog/Art Rock
2011 ● The Calling —— The Very Best Of The Calling ► Post-Grunge Alt. Rock
2013 ● Bob Dylan —— House Of The Rising Sun ► Folk-Rock


February 12
1962 ● Brenda Lee —— Sincerely, Brenda Lee ► Country-Pop
1965 ● The Three Souls —— Soul Sounds ► Soul-Jazz
1966 ● The Ventures —— Where The Action Is! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1972 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Eat A Peach ► Southern Rock
1975 ● Olivia Newton-John —— Have You Ever Been Mellow ► Pop-Rock
1977 ● The Kinks —— Sleepwalker ► British Rock
1980 ● Bryan Adams —— Bryan Adams ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● XTC —— English Settlement ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1985 ● Various Artists —— Vision Quest [Sndtrk] ► New Wave/Synth-Pop
1991 ● A Flock Of Seagulls —— The Best Of A Flock Of Seagulls ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1992 ● Aphex Twin —— Selected Ambient Works 85-92 ► Electronica – Dark Ambient
1992 ● Phish —— A Picture Of Nectar ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
1996 ● Cocteau Twins —— Milk And Kisses ► Folk-Rock
1996 ● Voice Of The Beehive —— Sex & Misery [UK] ► Alt. Rock
1997 ● Sloan —— One Chord To Another ► Alt Indie Rock
2001 ● David Gray —— Lost Songs 95-98 ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Chris Isaak —— Always Got Tonight ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● The Kingston Trio —— Twice Upon A Time ► Folk-Pop
2010 ● Peter Gabriel —— Scratch My Back ► Prog Rock
2013 ● Joni Mitchell —— Studio Albums 1968 – 1979 ► Folk-Rock
2016 ● Dion —— New York Is My Home ► Blues-Rock


February 13
1962 ● Ben E. King —— Ben E. King Sings For Soulful Lovers ► Soul
1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— The Rolling Stones, Now! ► Blues-Rock
1965 ● The Ventures —— The Ventures Knock Me Out! ► Rock n Roll Instrumental
1970 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath ► Hard Rock
1973 ● Three Dog Night —— Around The World With Three Dog Night ► Blue-Eyed Soul
1976 ● Peter Frampton —— Frampton Comes Alive! [UK] ► Arena Rock
1986 ● Jermaine Jackson —— Precious Moments ► Soul-dance-pop
1990 ● The Black Crowes —— Shake Your Money Maker ► Southern Rock
1996 ● Gin Blossoms —— Congratulations…I’m Sorry ► Power Pop
1996 ● Jackson Browne —— Looking East ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● The Specials —— Conquering Ruler ► Ska Revival
2007 ● Lucinda Williams —— West ► Alt. Country
2010 ● The Who —— Greatest Hits & More ► British Rock


February 14
1966 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears ► Folk-Rock
1967 ● The Mamas & The Papas —— Deliver ► Pop-Folk
1974 ● Roy Harper —— Valentine ► Folk-Rock
1976 ● Heart —— Dreamboat Annie ► Album Rock
1979 ● George Harrison —— George Harrison ► Pop-Rock
1980 ● Heart —— Bebe Le Strange ► Album Rock
1984 ● Various Artists —— Footloose [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
1985 ● The Smiths —— Meat Is Murder ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1986 ● Honeymoon Suite —— The Big Prize ► Arena Rock
1989 ● Elvis Costello —— Spike ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1995 ● Tha Alkaholics —— Coast II Coast ► West Coast Rap
1995 ● Belly —— King ► Alt Rock/Dream Pop
1995 ● John Waite —— Temple Bar ► Power Pop
2011 ● PJ Harvey —— Let England Shake ► Indie Rock


February 15
1965 ● Brenda Lee —— Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits ► Country-Pop
1965 ● Dionne Warwick —— The Sensitive Sound Of Dionne Warwick ► Pop-Soul
1969 ● The Monkees —— Instant Replay ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Buck Owens —— Bridge Over Troubled Water ► Country-Rock/Bakersfield
1974 ● Slade —— Old New Borrowed Blue ► Hard Rock
1974 ● Deep Purple —— Burn ► Hard Rock
1975 ● Rush —— Fly By Night ► Arena Rock
1977 ● America —— Harbor ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Elvis Costello And The Attractions —— Get Happy!! ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1980 ● The Knack —— …But The Little Girls Understand ► Power Pop
1980 ● Graham Nash —— Earth & Sky ► Folk-Rock
1980 ● Warren Zevon —— Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Jimmy Page —— Death Wish II [Sndtrk] ► Blues-Rock
1985 ● Jethro Tull And The London Symphony Orchestra —— A Classic Case ► Symphonic Rock
1993 ● Anathema —— Serenades ► Goth/Doom Metal
1997 ● Gloria Estefan —— Best Of Gloria Estefan ► Latin Pop
1999 ● The Creatures —— Anima Animus ► Alt Post-Punk/goth rock
2000 ● Tracy Chapman —— Telling Stories ► Folk-Rock
2000 ● Gov’t Mule —— Life Before Insanity ► Southern Rock/Jam Rock
2000 ● The Cure —— Bloodflowers ► Post-Punk
2000 ● The Who —— BBC Sessions ► British Rock
2005 ● Styx —— The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings ► Prog/Art Rock


February 16
1969 ● The Isley Brothers —— It’s Our Thing ► Soul-Funk
1970 ● Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music ► Pop-Rock
1975 ● T. Rex —— Bolan’s Zip Gun ► Glam Rock
1982 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— The Concert In Central Park ► Folk-Pop
1985 ● Possessed —— Seven Churches ► Heavy/Death Metal
1988 ● All About Eve —— All About Eve ► Alt. Pop-Rock/Goth Pop
1988 ● The Church —— Starfish ► Alt. Power Pop
1988 ● Sting —— Nada Como El Sol…. ► Pop-Rock
1990 ● Death —— Spiritual Healing ► Heavy Metal/Death Metal
1993 ● Einstürzende Neubatuten —— Tabula Rasa ► Industrial Electronica
1993 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— The Last Rebel ► Southern Rock
1999 ● New Kids On The Block —— Greatest Hits ► Teen Dance-Pop
2004 ● The Stranglers —— Norfolk Coast ► Punk-Rock
2015 ● Roebuck “Pops” Staples —— Don’t Lose This ► Gospel-Soul


February 17
1967 ● John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers —— A Hard Road ► Blues-Rock
1969 ● The Temptations —— Cloud Nine ► Soul
1975 ● AC/DC —— High Voltage [Australia] ► Hard Rock
1975 ● John Lennon —— Rock ‘N’ Roll ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Eagles —— Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) ► Country-Rock
1978 ● The Adverts —— Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts ► Punk-Rock
1978 ● Kate Bush —— The Kick Inside ► Art Rock
1980 ● Tommy Tutone —— Tommy Tutone ► Power Pop
1981 ● Eric Clapton —— Another Ticket ► Blues-Rock
1983 ● Willie Nelson —— Tougher Than Leather ► Outlaw Country
1984 ● Manfred Mann’s Earth Band —— Budapest Live ► British Rock
1984 ● Thompson Twins —— Into The Gap ► Synth-Pop
1986 ● King Diamond —— Fatal Portrait ► Heavy Metal
1987 ● Lee Aaron —— Lee Aaron ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Heritage ► Soul-Funk
1994 ● Blink-182 —— Cheshire Cat ► Punk-Pop
1995 ● Massive Attack —— No Protection ► Trip-Hop
1997 ● Ash —— Live At The Wireless ► Punk-Pop
1997 ● Spirit —— Made In Germany ► Psychedelic Rock
1998 ● Blood Duster —— Str8 Outta Northcote ► Heavy/Grind Metal
2004 ● Family —— Live ► Hard Rock
2004 ● Indigo Girls —— All That We Let In ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Eagles —— New Zealand Concert ► Country-Rock

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This Week’s Birthdays (February 10 – 16)

Happy Birthday this week to:

February 10
1914 ● Larry Adler / (Lawrence Cecil Adler) → Harmonica virtuoso, soloist with major symphony orchestras worldwide, session work varied artists from Fred Astaire to George Gershwin to Elton John, Kate Bush and Sting, fronted the 1994 all-star tribute album Glory Of Gershwin, died of natural causes on 8/7/2001, age 87
1929 ● Jerry Goldsmith / (Jerrald King Goldsmith) → Highly-regarded, prolific film score composer/conductor for movies and TV, including Dr. Kildare, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., died from cancer on 7/21/2004, age 75
1933 ● Don Wilson → Co-founder and guitarist for long-lived, unique-sound rock ‘n’ roll instrumental surf-rock The Ventures, “Walk – Don’t Run” (#2, 1960)
1939 ● Roberta Flack / (Roberta Cleopatra Flack) → Sweet-voiced, Grammy-winning R&B/pop-soul singer and songwriter with multiple hits including, “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (#1, 1973), plus duets with Donny Hathaway including “Where Is The Love” (#5, 1972)
1940 ● Jimmy Merchant → Founding member and second tenor vocals for influential R&B/doo wop Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” (R&B #1,1956)
1941 ● Manny Charlton / (Manuel Charlton) → Founding member and lead guitarist for Scottish hard rock Nazareth, “Love Hurts” (#8, 1976)
1943 ● Ral Donner / (Ralph Stuart Donner) → Elvis Presley sound-alike early rock ‘n’ roll singer, “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It)” (#4, 1961), died of cancer on 4/6/1984, age 41
1944 ● Rick Price → Bassist for Brit psych-rock The Move, “Blackberry Way” (UK #1, 1968), briefly with pop-rock Electric Light Orchestra, then eccentric jazz-pop Wizzard, “See My Baby Jive” (UK #1, 1973), now tours with wife Dianne Lee
1944 ● Peter Allen / (Peter Richard Woolnough) → Aussie singer, cabaret dancer, film and stage actor, and songwriter, wrote or co-wrote several hits for others, including “I Honestly Love You” for Olivia Newton-John (#1, 1974)”I Go To Rio” for Pablo Cruise (#46, 1979) and the Academy Award-winning “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do” for Christopher Cross (#1, 1981), issued eight studio albums and was the subject of the posthumous documentary The Boy From Oz (1998), died from AIDS-relegated illnesses on 6/18/1992, age 48
1944 ● Nathaniel Mayer → Teenaged one hit wonder R&B/soul-pop singer, “Village Of Love” (#22, R&B #10, 1962), disappeared but resurfaced in 2004 with a new album, continued to perform in the Detroit area until his death following a series of stokes on 11/1/2008, age 64
1946 ● Cliff Ward / (Clifford Thomas Ward) → Brit folk-pop singer/songwriter, “Gaye” (UK #8, 1973), died from pneumonia on 12/18/2001, age 55
1949 ● Nigel Olsson → Drummer for Brit psych-pop Plastic Penny, “Everything I Am” (UK #6, 1968), then original drummer in the Elton John Band, sessions
1962 ● Robbie Neville → Next generation member (son and nephew) in New Orleans soul-funk sibling group The Neville Brothers, “Yellow Moon” (1989)
1962 ● Cliff Burton → First bassist for heavy metal Metallica, “Enter Sandman” (#10, 1991), was killed when the band’s tour bus crashed in Sweden on 9/27/1986, age 24
1963 ● Tony Reno (Niemistö) → Original drummer for Swedish hard rock/glam-metal Europe, “The Final Countdown” (#8, 1986), solo, now a computer technician
1977 ● Rosanna Tavarez → Vocals for pre-fab, all-girl, teen dance-pop quintet Eden’s Crush, “Get Over Yourself” (#1, 2001), the first #1 debut single by an all-female group

February 11
1882 ● John C. Mills, Sr. → Patriarch of the four sons who formed six-decade jazz and pop quartet The Mills Brothers (“Cab Driver,” #23, Adult #3, 1968), took his deceased son, John Jr.‘s place after he died in 1936 and performed with the group until just prior to his own death on 12/8/1957, age 85
1914 ● Josh White → Influential folk revival and Piedmont blues guitarist and songwriter, recorded under pseudonyms “Pinewood Tom” and “Tippy Barton” in 30s, became a social activist for Afro-American musicians, hosted US and UK music TV shows, died during open heart surgery on 9/6/1969, age 55
1914 ● Matt Dennis → Big Band-era songwriter, pianist and singer with a string of albums and radio and TV appearances in his later career, started in Hollywood night clubs in the 20s and 30s, composed and arranged for Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller‘s orchestras in the 40s, fronted his own bands in the 50s, wrote the now-standard “Angel Eyes” (1946) and other songs covered by Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Roberta Flack and others, died of natural causes on 6/21/2002, age 88
1928 ● Raoul Cita → Pianist, songwriter and arranger for critically recognized but commercially little known R&B/doo wop The Harptones (“Life Is But A Dream,” 1955), performed with the group for over 60 years until his death from liver and stomach cancer on 12/13/2014, age 86
1935 ● Gene Vincent / (Vincent Eugene Craddock) → Early and legendary rock ‘n’ roll/rockabilly singer and bandleader with His Blue Caps, “Be-Bop-A-Lula” (#7, 1956), died from a ruptured stomach ulcer on 10/12/1971, age 36
1939 ● Gerry Goffin → Brill Building songwriter and lyricist, with wife Carole King co-wrote over 20 classic pop-rock hits and six chart toppers, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (The Shirelles), “Take Good Care Of My Baby” (Bobby Vee) and “The Loco-Motion” (Little Eva), died on 6/19/2014, age 75
1940 ● Boris Pickett / (Robert George Pickett) → One hit wonder novelty pop bandleader, singer and songwriter, “Monster Mash” (#1, 1962), died from complications of leukemia on 4/25/2007, age 67
1941 ● Earl Lewis → Bass vocals for sophisticated group harmony R&B/doo wop The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes For You”, (#11, R&B #3, 1959), then The Five Echoes
1941 ● Sergio Mendes → Brazilian bossa nova, jazz and funk keyboardist and bandleader for Brasil ’66, “The Foot Of The Hill” (#6, 1968)
1942 ● Leon Haywood → R&B/funk and soul singer with several singles and stints with various bands in the 60s with little commercial success, scored several R&B hits on the 70s, including “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You” (#15, R&B #7, 1975) but stopped recording and turned to record production in the 80s for Edge Records and his own Evejim label
1942 ● Otis Clay → Gospel, soul and Chicago blues singer with numerous minor hits, including “Trying To Live My Life Without You” (#102, R&B #24, 1972) but little resounding success, was a 2013 inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame and continued to perform and record until his death from a heart attack on 1/8/2016, age 73
1943 ● Little Johnny Taylor (Merrett) / (Johnny Taylor Merrett) → Gospel turned R&B/soul and blues singer with one big hit (“Part Time Love,” #19, R&B #1, 1963) and eight other minor chart singles in the 60s and 70s, continued to tour and perform until his death on 5/17/2002, age 59
1946 ● Ray Lake → Guitarist for Brit Northern soul/funk The Real Thing, “You To Me Are Everything” (R&B #28, UK #1, 1976)
1947 ● Derek Shulman → Multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist for pop/rock Simon Dupree & The Big Sound, “Kites” (UK #9, 1967), then founding member with brothers Ray and Phil of innovative prog rock Gentle Giant, senior executive positions with PolyGram, Atco and Roadrunner record companies
1948 ● Al Johnson → R&B/soul singer and music producer, co-founder of smooth harmony soul quintet The Unifics and lead singer on their two Top 40 hits, “Court Of Love” (#25, R&B #3, 1968) and “The Beginning Of My End” (#36, R&B #9, 1969), turned to a mildly successful solo career and record production in the 80s, reformed The Unifics in 2004, died on 10/26/2013, age 65
1950 ● Rochelle Fleming → Vocals in Philly R&B/disco female group First Choice, “The Player, Part 1” (R&B #7, 1974)
1953 ● Neil Henderson → Joined Scot bubblegum pop-rock Middle Of The Road, “Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep” (UK #1, 1971) in 1974, wrote “Rockin’ Soul” (Germany #31, 1974)
1953 ● Mr. Fabulous / (Alan “Mr. Fabulous” Rubin) → Trumpet and flugelhorn for the Saturday Night Live house band, the Blues Brothers Band, “Soul Man” (#14, 1979) and hundreds of studio sessions with Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Aerosmith and many others, died from lung cancer on 6/8/2011 , age 58
1962 ● Sheryl Crow → Former backing vocalist for Michael Jackson‘s “Bad” tour turned nine-time Grammy-winning roots rock singer/songwriter, “All I Wanna Do” (#2, 1994) and eight other Top 40 hits
1966 ● Tenor Saw / (Clive Bright) → Early ragga and dancehall reggae singer, “Ring The Alarm” (1985), killed by a hit-and-run driver in August 1988
1967 ● Clay Crosse / (Walter Clayton Crossnoe) → Contemporary Christian Music vocalist and multiple Dove Award winner, “I Will Follow Christ” (2000)
1969 ● Shovell / (Andrew Lovell) → Jamaican-born percussionist for Brit dance-pop/house music M People, “Moving On Up” (#34, Dance #1, 1993)
1972 ● Craig Jones → Sampler and keyboardist for Grammy-winning alt metal/rap-metal Slipknot, “Duality” (Mainstream Rock #5, 2004)
1974 ● D’Angelo / (Michael Eugene Archer) → Early and influential 90s R&B/neo-soul singer, “Lady” (#10, 1996), Grammy-winner for “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” (#25, R&B #2, 2000)
1977 ● Mike Shinoda → Guitar and vocals for alt rock/rap-rock/space-rock Linkin Park, “In The End” (Alt Rock #1, 2001)
1979 ● Brandy / (Brandy Rayana Norwood) → Teen pop then R&B/neo-soul-pop star, “Sittin’ Up In My Room” (#2, 1996), songwriter, TV actress, record and film producer
1981 ● Kelly Rowland / (Kelendria Trene Rowland) → Vocals for R&B/dance-pop Destiny’s Child, “Say My Name” (#1, 2000), solo artist and actress
1984 ● Aubrey O’Day → Singer for MTV Making the Band program winner and pre-fab, all-girl dance-pop quintet Danity Kane, “Show Stopper” (#8, 2006)
1991 ● Never Shout Never / (Christofer Drew Ingle) → Multi-instrumentalist one man band acoustic pop singer/songwriter, “Trouble” (Singles Sales #1, 2009)

February 12
1867 ● Leonard Garfield Spencer → Early American phonograph recording star singer, “A Hot Time In The Old Town” (ca. 1897) and “Arkansas Traveler” (1902), died on 12/15/1914, age 47
1904 ● Ted Mack / (William Edward Maguiness) → Host of the TV variety show Ted Mack And The Original Amateur Hour from 1948 to 1970, featured early-career performances by Gladys Knight, Ann-Margret, Pat Boone and others, influenced future musical talent-seeking shows including The Gong Show, American Idol and America’s Got Talent, died from cancer on 7/12/1976, age 72
1914 ● Tex Beneke / (Gordon Lee Beneke) → Big Band-era saxophonist, singer and bandleader who played and snag with the Glenn Miller Orchestra on their hits “In The Mood” (#1, 1940) and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” (#1, 1941), took over leadership of the band in 1946 after Miller‘s death during World War II and later formed his own bands during a forty-year second career that lasted until his death from reparatory failure on 5/30/2000, age 86
1915 ● Lorne Greene / (Lyon Himan Green) → Canadian-born CBC radio newscaster, stage, film and TV actor, and country-pop singer with several albums and a lone hit, the spoken-word ballad “Ringo” (#1, 1964), the second Canadian to have a US #1 single in the U.S., best known for starring in the NBC TV western Bonanza (1959-73), died from prostate cancer on 9/11/1987, age 72
1935 ● Gene McDaniels → R&B singer during the late 50s and early 60s development of classic soul music, “Tower of Strength” (#5, 1961) and five other Top 40 hits, wrote “Feel Like Makin’ Love” for Roberta Flack (#1, 1974), died at home of natural causes on 7/29/2011, age 76
1939 ● Ray Manzarek → Keyboards and backing vocals for influential/controversial rock band The Doors, “Hello, I Love You” (#1, 1968), member of supergroup Nite City and collaborations with Doors bandmate Robby Krieger, died of cancer on 5/20/2013, age 74
1942 ● Rick Frank → Founding member and drummer for jazz-psych-rock Elephant’s Memory, “Mongoose” (Top 100, 1969), which became the backing band for John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the early 70s, worked with Lennon on his 1972 album Some Time In New York City
1946 ● Pete Gage / (Peter Gage) → Blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, keyboards and harmonica player, played in Jet Harris‘s backing band in the 60s and various soul-blues-rock bands in the 70s, formed his own Pete Gage Expression in the 80s, frontman for the 90s lineup of Brit pub-rock Dr. Feelgood, “Milk And Alcohol” (UK #9, 1979), continues to perform with various rock acts into the 10s
1946 ● Joe Schermie → Original bassist for pop-rock Three Dog Night, “Joy To The World” (#1, 1971), left in 1973 to start pop-rock S. S. Fools and session work, died following a heart attack on 3/25/2002, age 56
1947 ● Shelbra Bennett Deane → Original member in R&B/soul vocal quartet The Soul Children, “I’ll Be The Other Woman” (#36, R&B #3, 1973), the group did not meet the expectations of Isaac Hayes and other Stax Records executives who created the group to offset the loss of departed duo Sam & Dave, died on 5/31/2013, age 66
1949 ● Goober Grin / (Stanley Knight) → Guitarist for Southern raunch-rock Black Oak Arkansas, “Jim Dandy To The Rescue” (#25, 1974), died from cancer on 2/16/2013, age 64
1950 ● Steve Hackett → Joined prog-rock Genesis, “Your Own Special Way” (#62, 1977) in 1971, left in 1977 for solo career and eventually prog rock supergroup GTR, “When The Heart Rules The Mind” (#14, 1986) with Steve Howe of Yes
1951 ● G.L. Moore / (Gilbert Moore) → Drummer and vocals for Canadian power rock trio Triumph (“All The Way,” Mainstream Rock #2, 1983), owner of Metalworks Studios, Canada’s largest facility
1951 ● Vincent James → Vocals for Philly-style Brit R&B/soul Sweet Sensation, “Sad Sweet Dreamer” (, , 1975)
1952 ● Michael McDonald → Blue-eyed soul/pop backing singer with Steely Dan, lead vocals for California pop-rock The Doobie Brothers, “Listen To The Music” (#11, 1972), then Grammy-winning solo career, “Sweet Freedom” (#7, 1986)
1958 ● Grant McLennan → Bass, vocals and songwriter for Aussie alt pop-rock The Go-Betweens, “Was There Anything I Could Do?” (Modern Rock #16, 1988), then solo, died in his sleep at home in Brisbane, Australia on 5/6/2006, age 48
1959 ● Neil Conti → Percussion for Brit indie pop-rock Prefab Sprout, “If You Don’t Love Me” (Dance/Club #3, 1992)
1959 ● Omar Hakim → Session and touring drummer for Carly Simon, then joined jazz-rock fusion Weather Report, then sessions for Sting, Dire Straits, Madonna, Miles Davis and others, plus two solo albums
1966 ● Gary Whelan → Drummer for Manchester electro-dance club Happy Mondays, “Stinkin Thinkin” (Dance/Club #1, 1992)
1966 ● Paul Crook → Session and tour guitarist, now with Meat Loaf, formerly with Anthrax and Sebastian Bach
1968 ● Chynna Phillips → Vocals for pop-rock all-girl offspring trio Wilson Phillips, “Release Me” (#1, 1990), daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas And The Papas
1970 ● Jim Creeggan / (James Raymond Creeggan) → Bassist for Canadian alt-rock Barenaked Ladies, “One Week” (#1, 1998)
1971 ● Kei Lewis → Keyboards and guitar for new jack swing R&B/soul-pop sextet Mint Condition, “What Kind Of Man Would I Be?” (#17, 1996)
1978 ● Brian Chase → Drummer in New York indie rock/punk revival trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs (“Maps,” #87, Alt. Rock #9, 2004)
1979 ● Jade Jones → Lead singer for Brit R&B/dance-pop boy band Damage, “Wonderful Tonight” (UK #3, 1997)
1981 ● Lisa Hannigan / (Lisa Margaret Hannigan) → Irish vocalist with folk-rock the Damien Rice Band, “Cannonball” (UK #32, 2002), then singer/songwriter solo career, “Lille” (2008)
1987 ● O’Ryan / (O’Ryan Omir Browner) → Urban teen R&B/dance-pop singer, “Take It Slow” (R&B #122, 2004), younger brother of Omarion

February 13
1919 ● Tennessee Ernest Jennings Ford / (Ernest Jennings Ford) → Country-pop singer and TV host who recorded over 100 albums from traditional country to gospel to early rock ‘n’ roll, “Sixteen Tons” (#1, 1955), died from alcoholic liver failure on 10/17/1991, age 72
1920 ● Boudleaux Bryant → Prolific country and pop songwriter, with his wife Felice wrote “Rocky Top,” “Love Hurts,” “Bye Bye Love” (#2, 1957) and “All I Have To Do Is Dream” (#1, 1958) for The Everly Brothers, as well as “Raining In My Heart” for Buddy Holly, died on 6/25/1987, age 67
1923 ● Gene Ames / (Gene Ames (Urick)) → Vocals for sibling quartet Ames Brothers, “Rag Mop” (#1, 1950), starred in The Ames Brothers Show on TV, died of cancer on 4/4/1997, age 74
1928 ● Dorothy McGuire → Vocals for immensely popular sibling singing trio the McGuire Sisters, “Sugartime” (#1, 1958)
1942 ● Peter Tork / (Peter Thorkelston) → Bass, rhythm guitar and occasional songwriter for 60s bad-rap pre-fab pop-rock The Monkees, “Last Train To Clarksville” (#1, 1966)
1943 ● Bill Szymczyk → Technical engineer and rock and blues music producer, worked with J. Geils Band, James Gang, The Outlaws, Bob Seger, The Who and Edgar Winter Group among many others, including a long association with the Eagles, for whom he produced the album Long Road Out Of Eden in 2007
1944 ● Bettye Swann / (Betty Jean Champion) → One hit wonder R&B/Southern soul singer, “Make Me Yours” (#21, R&B #1, 1967), now a retired teacher
1944 ● Stockard Channing / (Susan Antonia Williams Stockard) → Stage, film and TV actress who portrayed Betty Rizzo in the film adaptation of the Broadway show Grease (1977) and sang lead vocals on “Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee” on the film’s soundtrack album, the highest selling movie soundtrack of all time
1944 ● Reebop / (Anthony Kwaku Baah) → Ghanaian percussionist and singer with Traffic, Can and Zahara, plus sessions for Steve Winwood and The Rolling Stones, and four solo LPs mixing traditional African sounds with dance-pop contemporary music, died from a cerebral hemorrhage on 1/12/1983, age 38
1945 ● Roy Dyke → Drummer in 60s Brit pop-rock The Remo Four, then art rock Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, “Resurrection Shuffle” (#40, UK #3, 1971)
1945 ● King Floyd / (King Floyd III) → New Orleans R&B/soul singer and songwriter with several minor chart singles and one big hit, “Groove Me” (#6 R&B #1, UK $#41, 1970), died from complications of a stroke on 3/6/2006 , age 61
1950 ● Peter Gabriel → Founding member and leader of prog rock Genesis, left in 1976 to start art rock then successful mainstream pop solo career, “Sledgehammer” (#1, 1986)
1950 ● Roger Christian → Keyboards and vocals for blue-eyed soul sibling trio The Christians, “When Fingers Point” (Dance/Club #29, 1988), left in 1987, died from a brain tumor on 3/8/1998, age 48
1951 ● David Naughton → Actor and singer, starred in the TV sitcom Makin’ It and became a one hit wonder pop singer with the release of the show’s theme song, “Makin’ It” (#5, 1979), later starred in the film American Werewolf In London (1981) and appeared in several 80s and 90s TV sitcoms
1951 ● Rod Dees → Bassist for Brit rock ‘n’ roll revival Showaddywaddy, “Under The Moon Of Love” (UK #1, 1976) and over 20 other UK Top 40 singles
1952 ● Paul Jeffreys → Bassist for glam-rock Cockney Rebel and later Be-Bop Deluxe, died with his new wife on the way to their honeymoon in the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on 12/21/1988, age 36
1952 ● Ed Gagliardi / (Edward John Gagliardi) → Original bassist for arena rock Foreigner, “Double Vision” (#2, 1978), left to form The Spys with Foreigner keyboardist Al Greenwood in 1978, died from cancer on 5/11/2014, age 62
1955 ● Scott Smith / (Donald Scott Smith) → Founding member and bassist for Canadian hard pop-rock Loverboy, “Turn Me Loose” (#35, Main #6, AUS #3, CAN #7, 1981) and eight other Top 40 hits, presumed drowned at sea when swept overboard from his 11-metre sailboat near the Golden Gate Bridge while from Vancouver to Baja California on 10/30/2000, age 45
1956 ● Peter Hook → Bassist for post-punk Joy Division, then New Wave synth-dance-pop New Order, “Blue Monday” (Dance #5, 1983)
1957 ● Tony Butler / (Anthony Earle Peter Butler) → Bassist for Scottish art-folk-rock Big Country, “In A Big Country” (Mainstream Rock #3, 1983), sessions for The Pretenders, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and others
1958 ● Marc Fox → Percussion and vocals for New Wave funk-pop Haircut 100, “Love Plus One” (#37, 1982)
1961 ● cEvin Key / (Kevin William Crompton) → Multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Canadian avant-industrial rock Skinny Puppy, “Testure” (Dance/Club #19, 1989), after disbandment in 1995 founded industrial noise group Download and issued several solo albums
1961 ● Henry Rollins / (Henry Lawrence Garfield) → Singer, songwriter, MTV host, record producer and frontman for hardcore L.A. punk Black Flag and the Rollins Band
1961 ● Les Warner → Former drummer with hard rock/metal revival The Cult, “Fire Woman” (Mainstream Rock #4, 1989), now with a Vegas hotel house band
1962 ● Rob Ellis → Producer, arranger and drummer for singer/songwriter P. J. Harvey, “50 ft Queenie” (UK #27, 1993) including her alt rock/punk-revival trio PJ Harvey
1966 ● Freedom Williams / (Frederick Brandon Williams) → Lead vocals for dance-pop C+C Music Factory, “Gonna Make You Sweat” (#1, 1991), left for an unsuccessful solo career
1971 ● Sonia / (Sonia Evans) → Brit pop singer, “You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You” (UK #1, 1989) and “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” (Adult Contemporary #13, 1992)
1972 ● Todd Harrell → Bassist for post-grunge alt rock 3 Doors Down, “Kryptonite” (#3, 2000)
1973 ● David Draiman → Lead vocals/songwriter for Chicago-based heavy metal Disturbed, “Another Way To Die” (Mainstream Rock #1, 2010)
1974 ● Robbie Williams → Vocals for Brit teen dance-pop boy-band Take That, “Back For Good” (#7, 1995), then solo, “Millennium” (Adult Top 40 #22, 1999)
1976 ● Leslie Feist → Award-winning Canadian singer, songwriter and guitarist with Broken Social Scene, “1 2 3 4” (UK #4, 2007), solo
1988 ● Aston Merrygold → Vocals for Brit teen pop boy-band JLS (Jack The Lad Swing), “Everybody In Love” (Mainstream Top 40 #38, 2010)

February 14
1922 ● Murray The K / (Murray Kaufman) → Legendary rock ‘n’ roll impresario and radio DJ (WINS-am, WOR-FM, New York), self-appointed “Fifth Beatle” in the mid 60s, died of cancer on 2/21/1982, age 60
1926 ● Al Brodax / (Albert Philip Brodax) → TV producer with King Features Syndicate in the 60s, produced hundreds of “Popeye” cartoons and created the ABC-TV cartoon series The Beatles (1965-1969), then (over the Beatles‘ objections) convinced band manager Brian Epstein to back the now-classic, psychedelic “head trip” animated motion picture Yellow Submarine (1968), died from natural causes on 10/24/2016, age 90
1931 ● Phyllis McGuire → Vocals for immensely popular sibling singing trio the McGuire Sisters, “Sugartime” (#1, 1958)
1934 ● Merl Saunders → Multi-genre keyboardist, early bandmate with Johnny Mathis, collaborated with Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead, Mike Bloomfield, David Grisman and many other San Francisco artists in various bands, tours and recording projects, fronted his own bands and issued several albums of rock, blues-rock and New Age music, directed his own music label and worked with environmental charities, died from complications of a stroke on 10/24/2008, age 78
1934 ● Florence Henderson → Actress and singer with a six-decade career on stage, film and TV, appeared in multiple Broadway shows and as the lead in the musical Fanny (1954-1956), hosted her own variety and cooking TV programs and guested on game shows, issued two albums of Broadway songs, appeared on Dancing With The Stars at age 76, best known as the upbeat mom Carol Brady on the hit sitcom The Brady Brunch (1969-1974), died of sudden heart failure on 11/24/2016, age 82
1937 ● Magic Sam / (Samuel Gene Maghett) → Chicago blues guitarist and singer, “Feelin’ Good (We’re Gonna Boogie)” (1963), died from a heart attack on 12/1/1969, age 32
1939 ● Blowfly / (Clarence Reid) → Mildly successful R&B/soul singer (“Nobody But You Babe,” #40, R&B #7, 1969) and songwriter for himself and others, but best known for his alternate stage persona, the X-rated, proto-rapper Blowfly, under which he continued to perform and record until dying from liver cancer on 1/17/2016, age 76
1940 ● Lillie Bryant → One half of the pop vocal duo Billy & Lillie, “La Dee Dah” (#9, 1958) and two other Top 100 hits in the late 50s
1943 ● Eric Andersen → Greenwich Village folk singer/songwriter, “Thirsty Boots” (1966), continues to tour and release occasional albums
1943 ● Maceo Parker → R&B/soul, funk and jazz saxophonist, played with James Brown in the 60s and George Clinton‘s Parliament/Funkadelic bands in the 70s, started a solo career in the 90s and issued eleven albums of soul/funk music, handled session work for Prince, Jane’s Addiction and others
1944 ● Nick Mason → Drummer and only constant member of space rock Pink Floyd since it formed in 1965, “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)” (#1, 1979), auto racing driver
1945 ● Vic Briggs → Lead guitar for British Invasion hard/blues-rock The Animals, “House Of The Rising Sun” (#1, 1964)
1946 ● Doug Simril → Piano and guitar for blues-rock then psych-rock then pop-rock Steve Miller Band, “The Joker” (#1, 1974) and Boz Scaggs‘ backing band
1947 ● Tim Buckley / (Timothy Charles Buckley III) → Innovative, genre-blurring folk-psych-prog-rock singer and songwriter with little commercial success but plenty of influences, including his folk-rock and blues singer/songwriter son Jeff Buckley, died from a drug overdose on 6/29/1975, age 28
1950 ● Roger Fisher → Guitarist and founding member of hard rock Heart, “Magic Man” (#9, 1976), left in 1980 and in 1988 co-founded Canadian power ballad rock Alias, “More Than Words Can Say” (#2, 1990)
1951 ● Kenny Hyslop → Scottish journeyman drummer with glam-rock Slik, punk rock The Skids, synth-pop Simple Minds, “Don’t You, Forget About Me” (#1, 1985) and others
1963 ● D’wayne Wiggins → R&B and blues guitarist, producer, composer and community activist, with his brother, Raphael Saadiq and cousin, Timothy Christian, founded R&B/dance Tony! Toni! Toné! (“Feels Good,” #9, R&B #1, 1990), developed and signed Destiny’s Child – the most successful girl group of all time – to his Grass Roots Entertainment label, worked with Alicia Keys, India Arie, Jamie Foxx and others, continues to tour with a reformed Tony! Toni! Toné!
1972 ● Rob Thomas → Lead singer and principal songwriter for post-grunge alt rock Matchbox Twenty, “Bent” (#1, 2000), solo, vocals for Santana on pop-rock “Smooth” (#1, 1999)
1975 ● Scott Owen → Stand-up bassist, singer and occasional songwriter for Aussie rockabilly The Living End, “Prisoner Of Society” (Modern Rock #23, 1997)
1977 ● Sean Watkins → Guitarist for Grammy-winning contemporary folk/progressive bluegrass trio Nickel Creek, “This Side” (Country #56, 2002), duo Fiction Family, supergroup Works Progress Administration and solo
1978 ● Ryan Griffiths → Lead guitarist for Aussie garage rock revival The Vines, “Get Free” (Mainstream Rock #27, 2002)
1980 ● Regina Spektor → Russian-American anti-folk/alt-rock singer, songwriter and pianist, “Fidelity” (#51, 2006) and the #3 album Far (2006)

February 15
1888 ● Lawrence Wright → Brit record shop owner and music publisher who founded Melody Maker magazine in 1926 and wrote or co-wrote over 600 songs between World War I and the early 60s, including “Among My Souvenirs” for Paul Whiteman (#1, 1928) and Connie Francis (#7, 1959), Melody Maker failed to report his death on 5/19/1964, age 76
1905 ● Harold Arlen → Composer and songsmith with over 500 song credits, co-wrote the Oscar-winning “Over The Rainbow” and other songs in the movie The Wizard Of Oz (1939), other credits include “That Old Black Magic” (Glenn Miller, #1, 1942) and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive” (The Pied Pipers, #2, 1945) and several other songs now included in the Great American Songbook, died from cancer on 4/23/1986, age 81
1918 ● Hank Locklin / (Lawrence Hankins Locklin) → Country-pop crossover singer and songwriter with 70 chart singles, including six Country #1’s and the crossover hit “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” (#8, Country #1, 1960), died from unreported causes on 3/8/2009, age 91
1939 ● Alvin Cash / (Alvin Welch) → St. Louis high schoolmate of Luther Ingram and Tina Turner, then fronted song-and-dance troupe The Crawlers with two brothers, their chanting, funky R&B/dance “Twine Time” (#14, R&B #4, 1965) was one of five hits he recorded with the group or as a solo act, died from ulcer problems on 11/21/1999, age 60
1941 ● Brian HollandMotown musical arranger and producer with the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, co-wrote dozens of hits for The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha & The Vandellas, The Isley Brothers and others, issued solo albums
1942 ● Glyn Johns → Recording engineer and producer, mixed The Who‘s Who’s Next album, worked with Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The BeatlesLet It Be sessions, Joan Armatrading, Steve Miller, Eagles, The Faces and Led Zeppelin
1944 ● Denny Zager → Vocals in folk-pop-rock one hit wonder duo Zager & Evans, “In The Year 2525” (#1, 1969)
1944 ● John Parry → Session musician and early member of Brit comedy-rock Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, “I’m The Urban Spaceman” (UK #5, 1968)
1944 ● Mick Avory / (Michael Charles Avory) → Drummer for Brit folk-pop-rock The Kinks, “You Really Got Me” (#7, 1964) from 1964 to 1984, played in various 60s revival and Kinks spin-off bands through the 00s
1945 ● John Helliwell → Saxophonist for Brit prog-art-pop-rock Supertramp, “The Logical Song” (#6, 1979)
1947 ● David Brown → Bassist for Latin-rock Santana, “Black Magic Woman” (#4, 1970) and the Boz Scaggs band, died from liver and kidney failure on 9/4/2000, age 53
1951 ● Melissa Manchester → Folk-pop/adult contemporary singer and songwriter, “Midnight Blue” (#6, 1975), TV, film and stage actress
1954 ● David Ricketts → Vocals, guitar and keyboards for New Wave synth-pop duo David & David, “Welcome To The Boomtown”(Top Rock #8, 1986), collaborated with Sheryl Crow
1959 ● Ali Campbell / (Alistair Ian Campbell) → Vocals for multiracial reggae-pop UB40, “Red Red Wine” (#1, 1988) and over 30 other Top 40 hits
1960 ● Mikey Craig / (Michael Emile Craig) → Bassist for new romantic synth-pop Culture Club, “Karma Chameleon” (#12, 1984)
1962 ● David Milner → With twin brother Mike, vocals in Brit R&B/neo-soul-funk The Pasadenas, “Tribute (Right On)” (Dance/Club #27, UK #5, 1988)
1962 ● Mike Milner / (Michael Milner) → With twin brother David, vocals in Brit R&B/neo-soul-funk The Pasadenas, “Tribute (Right On)” (Dance/Club #27, UK #5, 1988)
1974 ● Mr. Lordi / (Tomi Petteri Putaansuu) → Founder and lead vocalist for Finnish heavy metal monster-masked Lordi, winners if 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with “Hard Rock Hallelujah”
1974 ● Stuart Richardson → Bassist for Welsh alt hard rock Lostprophets, “Last Train Home” (Mainstream Rock #10, 2004)
1976 ● Brandon Boyd → Co-founder and lead vocals for alt-metal Incubus, “Drive” (#9, 2001), solo albums and author
1976 ● Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. → Drummer for pop-alt hard rock The Killers, “Mr. Brightside” (#10, 2005)
1977 ● Brooks Wackerman → Drummer for funk-metal Infectious Grooves, in 2001 joined hardcore punk Bad Religion, “Infected” (Mainstream Rock #33, 1995), plus numerous side projects and sessions
1980 ● Conor Oberst → Frontman, guitarist, lead vocals and songwriter for indie rock Bright Eyes, “Lua” (Hot Singles #1, 2004)
1981 ● Olivia Theresa Longott → R&B/hip hop soul singer, member of G-Unit Records house band, vocalist on 50 Cent‘s “Candy Shop” (#1, 2005) plus two solo albums
1984 ● Gary Clark, Jr. → Acclaimed Texas blues, blues-rock and R&B guitarist and actor whom Jambase.com called “the future of Texas Blues,” his 2012 major-label debut LP Blak And Blu reached #6 in the U.S., the Netherlands and New Zealand, recorded with Sheryl Crow, Alicia Keys and Foo Fighters, among others

February 16
1916 ● Bill Doggett → Piano jazz and organ-based R&B/honky tonk composer, arranger and performer of mostly instrumentals, his biggest and lasting hit being “Honky Tonk” (#2, R&B #1, 1956), died of a heart attack on 11/13/1996, age 80
1918 ● Patty Andrews / (Patricia Marie Andrews) → Vocals in hugely popular pre-60s all-girl sibling pop vocal trio The Andrews Sisters, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (#6, 1941), died from natural causes on 1/30/2013, age 94
1924 ● Jo Walker-Meador / (Edith Jospehine Denning) → First paid employee of the start-up Country Music Association, rose from secretary to a three-decade tenure as executive director, oversaw the growth of the organization from 200 to over 7,000 members, opened the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, started the CMA Awards and CMA Fest, retired in 1991 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995, died from natural causes on 8/15/2017, age 93
1925 ● Bobby Lewis → R&B/rock ‘n’ roll singer known for his signature hit “Tossin’ And Turnin'” (#1, 1961), had a second Top 10 hit in “One Track Mind” (#9, 1961) but faded thereafter, continues to perform in the 10s
1932 ● Otis Blackwell → Prolific early rock ‘n’ roll songwriter and producer, wrote “All Shook Up”, “Return To Sender”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Great Balls Of Fire” and “Fever”, among many other hits recorded by a multitude of artists, died from a heart attack on 5/6/2002, age 70
1934 ● Hal Kalin / (Harold Kalin) → With twin brother Herbie, pop/rock ‘n’ roll one hit wonder duo The Kalin Twins, “When” (#5, 1958), the first twins to score a #1 hit, died from injuries in an auto accident on 8/24/2005, age 71
1934 ● Herbie Kalin / (Herbert Kalin) → With twin brother Hal, pop/rock ‘n’ roll one hit wonder duo The Kalin Twins, “When” (#5, 1958), the first twins to score a #1 hit, died from a heart attack on 7/21/2006, age 72
1935 ● Sonny Bono / (Salvatore Phillip Bono) → TV actor, musician, producer and singer with partner/wife in pop-rock Sonny & Cher, “I Got You Babe” (#1, 1965), elected mayor of Palm Springs, CA in 1988 and to the US Congress in 1994 (R-Cal.), died in a skiing accident on 1/5/1998, age 62
1940 ● Leon Ware → Jazz and R&B songwriter and producer, helped define the silky-smooth sound of “quiet storm” R&B, collaborated with The Isley Brothers, Quincy Jones, Minnie Riperton, Michael Jackson and others but is best known for co-writing and producing Marvin Gaye‘s 1976 album I Want You (#4, R&B #1, 1976), died from complications of prostate cancer on 2/23/2017, age 77
1944 ● Betty Thatcher / (Betty Mary Newsinger) → Chief lyricist for Brit folk/prog rock Renaissance (“Northern Lights,” UK #10, 1978) from the late 60s through the mid-80s then for various reformed variants, spinoffs and unrelated artists until her death from cancer on 8/15/2011, age 67
1946 ● Marvin Sease → Novelty R&B singer and songwriter known for his explicit lyrics and ladies’ man persona, his single “Ghetto Man” (1986) and the 10-minute “Candy Licker” (1987) became favorites in clubs and on jukeboxes across the Deep South and produced a cult following despite little radio airplay, his 15 studio albums had little commercial success except for Marvin Sease (#114, R&B #14, 1987), died from pneumonia on 2/8/2011, age 64
1949 ● Lyn Paul / (Lynda Susan Belcher) → Vocals for folk-sunshine pop The New Seekers, “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” (#7, 1972)
1953 ● Brad Bradbury / (John Bradbury) → Drummer in multiracial English ska revival band The Specials (“Ghost Town,” UK #1, 1981) and follow-on The Specials AKA, dropped out of music in the mid-80s but resurfaced for The Specials reunion in 2010, died from undisclosed causes on 1/28/2015, age 62
1956 ● James Ingram → Grammy-winning R&B/soul-pop singer, songwriter, musician and producer with multiple hits, including the duet with Linda Ronstadt “Somewhere Out There” (#2, 1987) and solo “I Don’t Have The Heart” (#1, 1990)
1958 ● Ice-T / (Tracy Morrow) → Grammy-winning R&B/hip hop producer and rapper, “New Jack Hustler” (Hot Rap Singles #3, 1991), founded rap metal Body Count and wrote lyrics to controversial song “Cop Killer” (1992), TV actor and host
1961 ● Andy Taylor → Guitarist for New Wave pop-rock Duran Duran, “Hungry Like The Wolf” (#3, 1982), left in 1985 to form Power Station, “Some Like It Hot” (#6, 1985), later joined hard rock Thunder, “Dirty Love” (Mainstream Rock #10, 1991)
1962 ● Tony Kiley → Drummer for New Wave pop-rock Blow Monkeys, “Digging Your Scene” (#14, 1986)
1963 ● Chris Duarte → Texas blues-rock and jazz fusion singer, songwriter and guitarist, “Cleopatra” (Mainstream Rock #40, 1997)
1965 ● Dave Lombardo → Co-founder and drummer for “Big Four” thrash metal Slayer, “Hate Worldwide” (#2, 2009)
1967 ● Damon Reece → Drummer for gloomy post-punk Echo & The Bunnymen, then space rock/trance rock Spiritualized, “Lazer Guided Melodies” (UK #27, 1992)
1971 ● Steven Houghton → Brit stage and TV actor, singer and songwriter, “Wind Beneath My Wings” (UK #3, 1997)
1977 ● Brad Walst → Bassist for Canadian alt rock/punk metal band Three Days Grace, “Just Like You” (Mainstream Rock #1, 2004)
1990 ● The Weeknd / (Abel Testaye) → Juno-winning Canadian rapper whose career took off after he anonymously uploaded several tracks to YouTube under his stage name, later released multiple mixtapes, albums and single, including “Can’t Feel My Face” (#1, 2015),

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Singles Released This Week (February 4 – 10)

Here’s a running list of charting singles (and B-Sides that charted) from rock and pop music from the 50s through the 80s – the BEST music ever made!

Entries are: Year • Artist • Track Title • Genre • Album • B-Side

(If a non-album single, then [Single]. If the charting track was the B-Side, then [B-Side]. Any “UK” entry designates a single different from its US counterpart).


February 04
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “19th Nervous Breakdown” [UK] • Rock ‘n’ Roll • [Single] • “As Tears Go By”
1966 • The Rolling Stones • “As Tears Go By” [UK] • Soft Rock • December’s Children (And Everybody’s) • [B-Side]
1972 • Elvis Presley • “He Touched Me” • Contemporary Gospel • He Touched Me • “Bosom Of Abraham”
1974 • Pink Floyd • “Time” • Prog Rock • The Dark Side Of The Moon • [B-Side]
1974 • Elton John • “Bennie And The Jets” • Pop-Rock • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road • “Harmony”
1977 • Paul McCartney & Wings • “Maybe I’m Amazed” [Live]• Pop-Rock • Wings Over America • “Soily” [Live]
1977 • Elton John • “Crazy Water” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Blue Moves • “Chameleon”
1979 • George Harrison • “Blow Away” • Pop-Rock • George Harrison • “Soft-Hearted Hana”
1980 • Eagles • “I Can’t Tell You Why” • Soft Rock • The Long Run • “The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks”
1997 • R.E.M. • “Electrolite” • Alt. Pop-Rock • New Advantures In Hi-Fi • “The Wake-Up Bomb” [Live]


February 05
1972 • Paul Simon • “Mother And Child Reunion” • Folk-Pop • Paul Simon • “Paranoia Blues”
1982 • ABC • “Poison Arrow” [UK] • New Wave Dance-Pop • The Lexicon Of Love • “Theme From Mantrap”
1986 • Prince And The Revolution • “Kiss” • R&B-Pop • Parade • “? Or $”
1996 • Gin Blossoms • “Follow You Down” • Power Pop • Congratulations…I’m Sorry • “Til I Hear From You”


February 06
1970 • John Lennon • “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Who Has Seen The Wind?” [Yoko Ono]
1976 • George Harrison • “This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying)” [UK] • Pop-Rock • Extra Texture • “Maya Love”
1980 • Brothers Johnson • “Stomp!” • Post-Disco • Light Up The Night • “Let’s Swing”


February 07
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Lonely Man” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • [B-Side]
1961 • Elvis Presley • “Surrender” • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “Lonely Man”
1963 • The Beatles • “Ask Me Why” • Brit Beat • Introducing…The Beatles • [B-Side]
1963 • The Beatles • “Please Please Me” • Brit Beat • [Single] • “Ask Me Why”
1964 • Jan & Dean • “Dead Man’s Curve” • Folk-Rock • Drag City • “The New Girl In School”
1964 • Jan & Dean • “The New Girl In School” • Pop-Rock • Drag City • [B-Side]
1964 • The Supremes • “Run, Run, Run” • Soul-Pop • Where Did Our Love Go • “I’m Giving You Your Freedom”
1966 • The Temptations • “Get Ready” • Soul-Funk • Getting’ Ready • “Fading Away”
1968 • Genesis • “The Silent Sun” • Folk-Rock • Silent Sun • “That’s Me!”
1971 • Elton John • “Tiny Dancer” • Pop-Rock • Madman Across The Water • “Razor Face”
1977 • The Bee Gees • “If I Can’t Have You” • Disco • Saturday Night Fever [Sndtrk] • [B-Side]
1979 • The Doobie Brothers • “What A Fool Believes” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Minute By Minute • “Don’t Stop To Watch The Wheels”
1981 • The Jam • “That’s Entertainment” [UK] • Punk/Mod Revival • [Single] • “Down In The Tube Station At Midnight” [Live]
1986 • Laura Branigan • “I Found Someone” • Pop-Rock • Hold Me • “When”
2004 • U2 • “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “Ave Maria”


February 08
1957 • The Diamonds • “Little Darlin'” • Doo Wop • [Single] • “Faithful And True”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Please Let Me Wonder” • Pop-Rock • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!) • [B-Side]
1965 • The Supremes • “Stop! In The Name Of Love” • Soul-Pop • [Single] • “I’m In Love Again”
1965 • The Beach Boys • “Do You Wanna Dance?” • Pop-Rock • The Beach Boys Today! • “Please Let Me Wonder”
1968 • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • “If You Can Want” • Soul – Pop • Special Occasion • “When The Words From Your Heart Get Caught Up In Your Throat”
1969 • The Monkees • “Tear Drop City” • Pop-Rock • Instant Replay • “A Man Without A Dream”
1974 • Carpenters • “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” [UK] • Easy Listening • Now & Then • “Mr. Guder”
1986 • Run-D.M.C. • “It’s Tricky” • Funk-Rap • Raising Hell • “Proud To Be Black”
1993 • Genesis • “Tell Me Why” • Prog Rock • We Can’t Dance • “Dreaming While You Sleep” [Live]
2005 • U2 • “All Because Of You” • Alt. Pop-Rock • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb • “She’s A Mystery To Me”


February 09
1965 • Elvis Presley • “You’ll Be Gone” • Rock ‘n’ Roll • Girl Happy • [B-Side]
1965 • Elvis Presley • “Do The Clam” • Rock n Roll • Girl Happy • “You’ll Be Gone”
1974 • Hall & Oates • “She’s Gone” • Blue-Eyed Soul • Abandoned Luncheonette • “I’m Just a Kid (Don’t Make Me Feel Like a Man)”
1974 • Marc Bolan & T. Rex • “Teenage Dream” • Glam Rock • Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders of Tomorrow • “Satisfaction Pony”
1979 • Hall & Oates • “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” [UK] • Blue-Eyed Soul • Along The Red Ledge • “August Day”
1982 • George Harrison • “I Really Love You” • R&B Doo Wop • Gone Troppo • “Circles”
1983 • Prince • “Little Red Corvette” • Synth-Pop • 1999 • “All The Critics Love U In New York”


February 10
1964 • Elvis Presley • “It Hurts Me” • Ballad • Kissin’ Cousins • [B-Side]
1964 • Elvis Presley • “Kissin’ Cousins” • Ballad • Kissin’ Cousins • “It Hurts Me”
1965 • Martha & The Vandellas • “Nowhere To Run” • Soul – Dance • Dance Party • “Motoring”
1966 • The Smoke • “My Friend Jack” • Psychedelic Pop • The Smoke • “We Can Take It”
1967 • Gary Lewis & The Playboys • “The Loser” • Pop-Rock • More Golden Greats • “Ice Melts In The Sun”
1967 • Aretha Franklin • “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” • Soul • I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You • “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”
1967 • The Hollies • “On A Carousel” [UK] • Pop-Rock • [Single] • “All The World Is Love”
1974 • Suzi Quatro • “Devil Gate Drive” • Hard Rock • Quatro • “In The Morning”
1978 • Dire Straits • “Sultans Of Swing” • New Wave/Post-Punk • Dire Straits • “Southbound Again”
1978 • Donna Summer • “Rumour Has It” [UK] • Disco • Once Upon A Time… • “Once Upon A Time”
1992 • Tears For Fears • “Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)” • New Wave Synth-Pop • Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82 – 92) • “The Body Wah”
1998 • Aerosmith • “Pink” • Hard Rock • Nine Lives
1998 • The Rolling Stones • “Saint Of Me” • Blues-Rock • Bridges To Babylon • “Any Way You Look At It”

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