This Day in Music History: February 6th
2001: The Eagles fired guitarist Don Felder. Felder shortly afterwards filed two lawsuits against the Eagles alleging wrongful termination & breach of contract. The lawsuits were dismissed in 2007 when an out of court settlement was reached.
2000: Bachman-Turner Overdrive made a guest appearance on The Simpsons as themselves performing at a state fair.
1990: Billy Idol was involved in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles after he ran a stop sign. Idol suffered multiple broken bones & his major role in Oliver Stone’s film The Doors was reduced to a cameo.
1988: Bruce Springsteen peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Tunnel of Love” which was Springsteen’s eleventh top ten single in the U.S.
1987: Light of Day, starring Michael J. Fox & Joan Jett opened in North American theaters. Bruce Springsteen contributed the song “(Just Around the Corner to the) Light of Day” & a pre-Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor had a brief appearance.
1982: The J. Geils Band reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Centerfold” which spent six weeks at number one. They also went to number one on the Billboard 200 album chart for the first and only time with Freeze Frame which spent four weeks on top of the chart.
1980: Dream Police by Cheap Trick was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million copies.
1968: The Beatles recorded “Lady Madonna” at EMI Studios in London. The song went on to reach number one in the U.K. & number four in the U.S.
1965: The Kinks peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “All Day and All of the Night” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.
Axl Rose-singer for Guns N’ Roses born in 1962
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