Music history and highlights that have happened on February 7th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.
1941: Frank Sinatra and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra record “Everything Happens to Me”.
1944: Bing Crosby records “Swinging on a Star” for Decca Records in Los Angeles.
1964: The Beatles land at JFK Airport in New York City for their fist U.S. tour.
1979: Pink Floyd premieres their live version of “The Wall” in Los Angeles.
1962: Garth Brooks born in Tulsa.
1934: “Yackety” saxophonist King Curtis (The Coasters, Beatles and a lot more) born in Ft. Worth, Texas.
1959: Greenwood, Mississippi blues guitarist Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones) passes on (“The Things That I Used to Do”).
1959: Buddy Holly buried in Lubbock, Texas.
1974: Daft Punk electronic musician Guy Man (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
1975: Bob Dylan hits No. 1 on U.S. album charts with “Blood on the Tracks”.
1981: R.E.M. records for first time ever at Bombay Studios in Smyrna, Georgia (“Gardening at Night”, “Radio Free Europe” and “Don’t Go Back to Rockville”).
1984: Michael Jackson a 4-ft-high platinum record by Columbia Records.
1994: Whitney Houston wins big at 21st American Music Awards.
1995: Bluegrass and country star Alison Krauss releases her hit album “Now that I’v Found You”.
1995: Country singer Shania Twain realeases “The Woman in Me” album which becomes the 1996 Billboard Album of the Year.
2000: Raper Big Pun passes away.
2001: The Roy Rogers Show’s Dale Evans leaves the building.