Saturday, February 17, 2018

This Date in Rock Music History: February 18



1956:  The Platters ruled the R&B chart for the seventh week with "The Great Pretender".
1959:  Elvis Presley performed after hours at the Lido Club in Paris, France while on leave from the United States Army.
1962:  While on leave from training in the United States Marines, the Everly Brothers appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, in full uniform and cropped hair, singing "Crying In The Rain".

Friday, February 16, 2018

This Date in Rock Music History: February 17

1955:  Little Richard sent his first audition tape to Specialty Records.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

This Date in Rock Music History: February 16

1953:  "Venus" was the name of Frankie Avalon's newest, and it rose from #99 to #53 on this date.

1959:  The Fleetwoods released the single "Come Softly To Me".