Today In Rock History… February 7th

Published On February 7, 2018 | By Brittany Holbrook | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

1964: Pan Am flight 101 was greeted by over 5,000 Beatles fans as it arrived at New York’s JFK airport, bringing The Beatles to the US for the first time and causing riotous scenes as they touched down.

1970: Led Zeppelin earned their first U.K. number one album with “Led Zeppelin II”. This album stayed on the charts for 136 weeks and was certified as having sold over 12 million copies in the U.S. alone.

1976: Bob Dylan topped the Billboard 200 Album Chart with “Desire”, giving Dylan his second number one album.

1981: John Lennon reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart with “Woman”, an ode to his Wife, Yoko Ono. This was Lennon’s third number one since his death on December 8, 1980.

1969: John Lennon was named Rolling Stone’s ‘Man of the Year’

1979: Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to use digital equipment at the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles. These recordings remain unreleased to this day.

 

Birthdays:
David Bryan-keyboardist for Bon Jovi born in 1962

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