February 10, 1970: John Lennon's "Instant Karma" is released in the U.S. The following day it enters the U.K. pop chart where it will remain for six weeks, rising as high as #5.
February 20, 1969: "Goodbye Cream," a film of Cream's November 26, 1968 farewell concert at London's Royal Albert Hall, opens in Baltimore to small crowds and very negative critical response because of poor sound quality and "arty" editing.
February 20, 1997: Ben and Jerry's introduce a new flavor -- Phish food, named after the rock group Phish. It contains chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.
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I think STP did a cover of "Dancing Days". I can't find it on any of my STP CD's (I have them all) so it must have been a B-side. I have heard what you're talking about, though. I love Zeppelin and I love STP, but I have serious issues with cover songs. One exception...the "I Am Sam" soundtrack.
- 1946 Gary Mallaber, drummer with The Steve Miller Band, who had a 1974 US No.1 & 1990 UK No.1 single with 'The Joker'.
- 1950 Andrew Woolfolk, sax player wiht Earth, Wind And Fire, who had a 1975 US No.1 single with 'Shining Star', and a 1981 UK No.3 single with 'Let's Groove'.
- Blair Cunningham Drummer with Haircut 100, who had a 1982 UK No.3 single with 'Love Plus One'.
- 1973 Brendan Brown, guitarist and vocalist with Wheatus, who had a 2001 UK No.2 single with 'Teenage Dirtbag'.
On This Day
- 1960 Aretha Franklin made her stage debut at the Village Vanguard, New York.
- 1962 'Love Me Do' gave The Beatles their first appearance on the UK Singles chart.
- 1967 The Bee Gees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with, 'Massachusetts', the group's first of five UK No.1s.
- 1969 One hit wonders Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Je T'aime Moi Non', the only French language chart topper.
- 1974 John Denver was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Annie's Song'.
- 1979 Whitesnake kicked off a 19 date UK tour at the Portsmouth Guildhall.
- 1986 Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'True Blue', her third UK No.1.
- 1988 Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara started treatment for alcohol abuse in Tucson, Arizona.
- 1997 Elton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his worldwide charity hit 'Candle In The Wind 1997'. It was his eighth US No.1 single.
- 1952 Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy.
- 1955 David Lee Roth, vocalist for Van Halen.
Headliners on this day
- 1902 The Gibson Mandolin guitar company was formed. Gibson's first guitar the ES-150 was produced in 1936, and in 1946 Gibson introduced the P-90 single coil pickup, which was eventually used on the first Les Paul model made in 1952.
- 1963 Appearing at the Gaumont, Wolverhampton, England were Little Richard, The Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Micky Most, The Flintstones and Bob Bain.
- 1970 Black Sabbath were at No.1 on the UK chart with their second album Paranoid. The album is regarded as one of the classic heavy metal albums.
- 1970 Neil Diamond went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Cracklin' Rosie', his first No.1 as an artist. Diamond wrote the No.1 hit 'I'm A Believer' for The Monkees.
- 1978 Joe Perry and Steven Tyler from Aerosmith were injured after a cherry bomb was thrown on stage during a gig in Philadelphia. The group performed behind a cyclone fence for the rest of the tour.
- 1979 Fleetwood Mac were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
- 1980 The funeral of Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham took place in Rushnock, Hereford, England.
- 1987 Whitesnake went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Here I Go Again', a No.9 hit on the UK chart.
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