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Classic Rock History For February [VIDEO]

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A sad month for classic rock no doubt as it produced the day the music died.Three pioneers of Rock N’ Roll lost there lives.

It all happened in February:

  • In 1949 the 45 RPM record made its debut with RCA
  • 1963 Neil Young plays his first gig that paid, he was 17
  • The day the music died in 1959 Buddy Holly, Big Bopper and Richie Valens were all killed in a plane crash just outside of Clear Lake, Iowa
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    The Beatles land in America for the first time in 1964, play The Ed Sullivan show and set astronomical ratings records for the network.

  • 1972 Led Zeppelin lands in Singapore for a show but not allowed to leave the plane, why? Their hair was too long.
  • It was the 402nd consecutive week that ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is on the Billboard chart. The artist, Pink Floyd.

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