Fox Facts: February 2


2011 - After six albums, The White Stripes split!

1985 - "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner begins a two-week run at #1.

1979 - Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols died of a heroin overdose at age 21.

1978 - Van Halen signed with Warner Brothers Records. 

1973 - NBC debuts The Midnight Special rock variety show, its response to ABC's popular In Concert series.

1973 - Keith Emerson injured his hands when a rigged piano explodes prematurely during a San Francisco gig.

1969 - Yoko Ono divorced her first husband, Tony Cox, and married John Lennon six weeks later. 

1968 - At the Marquee Club in London, Jethro Tull play their first gig under that name.

1963 - The Beatles begin their first British tour at the Gaumont in Bradford.

1959 - Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper play their last show as part of the "Winter Dance Party" tour, stopping this night at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. 

Birthdays

  • 1966 - Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots was born in Montclair, New Jersey.
  • 1949 - Ross Valory, bass player with Journey and the Steve Miller Band, was born in San Francisco.
  • 1942 - Graham Nash (of The Hollies, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

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