Saturday, February 1, 2014
February 1, 2014
TESLA...The Great Radio Controversy (1989)
The Great Radio Controversy was released 25 years ago today in 1989. It reached number 18 on the U.S. Billboard album charts.
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)
ROCK BIRTHDAYS FOR FEBRUARY 1
Don Everly of the Everly Brothers is 77; Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 64; Patrick Wilson of Weezer is 45; Ron Welty, formerly with the Offspring, is 43;
ON THIS DATE
1964 The Beatles hit number 1 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart for the very first time with "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
1964 Jani Lane, who would be the lead singer for Warrant, was born in Akron, Ohio. Lane died in 2011
1977 Led Zeppelin had to postpone their North American tour because Robert Plant is ill
2004 Aerosmith and Kid Rock both perform at halftime for Super Bowl XXXVIII. However, I bet you don't remember that because that's the year we got to see Janet's tit
2006 A Hurricane Katrina benefit concert put together by former Eagle Don Felder occurs. Green Day drummer Tré Cool, ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and Alice Cooper perform
2006 Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down is injured in a car accident in Mississippi and he receives stitches to his face
2007 Don Henley says that that the Eagles business partnership with Walmart is good, stating "They can't be any more evil than a major record label"
2009 Dewey Martin, 68, the drummer and singer who'd helped found the country rock band Buffalo Springfield, was found dead in Van Nuys, California