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This Day in Music History: February 27th


1971: Janis Joplin posthumously reached the topped of the Billboard 200 album chart for the first of nine consecutive weeks with her album Pearl.

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This Day in Music History: February 26th


1977: The Eagles reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the third time with “New Kid in Town”, their first single off of Hotel California which spent one week on top.

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This Day in Music History: February 25th


1981: Rush received their first Platinum album in the U.S. for 2112 which was certified by the RIAA for sales of one million copies. The album has since gone on to sell three million copies in the U.S.

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This Day in Music History: February 24th


1987: Robert Palmer won his first Grammy award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male category for “Addicted to” Love at the 29th annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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This Day in Music History: February 23rd


1979: Dire Straits kicked off their first tour of North America at the Paradise Club in Boston.

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Fox Blox: February 20th

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Today we celebrate the birthdays of J. Geils and Walter Becker. Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 20th


1960: Jimi Hendrix made his first stage appearance with his band The Rocking Kings at the National Guard Armory in Seattle.

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Fox Blox: February 19th

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On this day, in 1878, Thomas Edison patents the phonograph. Today's theme is songs from the best-selling vinyl albums of all time Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 19th


1977: Manfred Mann’s Earth Band reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light” which spent one week on top which is Springsteen’s only number one single as a songwriter.

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Fox Blox: February 18th

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Today is Dennis DeYoung’s 68th birthday! Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 18th


1968: David Gilmour replaced Syd Barrett as guitarist & singer for Pink Floyd due to Barrett’s increasingly erratic behavior. 

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Fox Blox: February 17th

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Today in 1979, The Clash opened its first U.S. tour in New York City. Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 17th


1971: Elton John received his first Gold album in the U.S. for his self-titled U.S. debut album.

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This Day in Music History: February 16th


1974: Bob Dylan reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with his fourteenth studio album Planet Waves which spent four weeks on top.

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Fox Blox: February 13th

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In celebration of Valentine's Day tomorrow... Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 13th


1972: Led Zeppelin had to cancel a scheduled concert in Singapore due to the country’s officials refusing to let the band members off the plane because of their long hair.

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Fox Blox: February 12th

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Today The Doors' Ray Manzarek would have celebrated his 76th birthday.  Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 12th


1966: The Who peaked at number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “My Generation” which was their second single to chart in the U.S. The song reached number two on the U.K. Singles Chart the previous November.

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Fox Blox: February 11th

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Today in 1982, U2 kicked off their fourth North American tour aboard the SS President Riverboat as it floated along the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 11th


1965: Ringo Starr married longtime girlfriend Maureen Cox at Caxton Hall Register Office in London. Manager Brian Epstein was the best man. Starr’s bandmates in The Beatles were in attendance with the exception of Paul McCartney who was on vacation.

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Fox Blox: February 10th

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Today in 1970, ZZ Top performed their first concert in Beaumont, TX. Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 10th


1978: Van Halen released their self-titled debut album. It peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard 200 album chart & went on to sell ten million copies in the U.S. alone.

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Fox Blox: February 9th

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Today in 1964, The Beatles made their American live debut on The Ed Sullivan Show & performed a five song set. The show had received more than 50,000 applications for the 728 seats in the studio. Read more...

This Day in Music History: February 9th


1972: Paul McCartney made his live debut with Wings with a surprise concert at Nottingham University in the U.K. 

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Fox Blox: February 6th

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Today's theme: Live Songs Read more...