This Day in Music History: February 7th

2001: U2 performed a secret show at London’s Astoria. Among those in attendance included Mick Jagger, Bob Geldof & Queen drummer Roger Taylor.

2000: Foghat singer & guitarist Dave Peverett died at a hospital in Orlando of complications from kidney cancer. He was 56 years old.

1993: Neil Young taped his appearance on MTV Unplugged at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Young was reportedly unhappy with the performances of almost everyone in his band. The performance that later aired & was released on CD the following June was their second attempt at recording a set suitable for airing and release.

1989: Georgia State Legislator Billy Randall introduced a bill to make “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard Georgia’s official rock song. The bill didn’t pass.

1986: The Rolling Stones filmed their music video for their cover of Bob & Earl’s “Harlem Shuffle” in New York City.

1980: Pink Floyd began a seven night stand at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena where they performed The Wall in its entirety. The Wall was also performed in its entirety in Uniondale, NY, London & Dortmund, Germany.

1979: Stephen Stills became the first rock performer to record on digital equipment at the Record Plant studio in Los Angeles. These recordings were later scrapped & remain unreleased to this day.

1976: Bob Dylan reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second time with Desire which spent five weeks on top.

1969: The Who recorded “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studios in London. The song was originally written as an afterthought, but went on the become to most popular song from Tommy & remains in The Who’s live set to this day.

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

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