This Week's Music History Highlights...

This Week In Music History...

February 18th: 1972, On their first Australian tour, Led Zeppelin rescheduled to the following night their concert at the Memorial Drive, Adelaide, after heavy rain left the stage and equipment unsafe.  Zeppelin had brought to Adelaide the largest PA system seen in Australia to produce what was expected to be the loudest rock show ever heard.


February 19th : 2008, Two releases by Oasis were voted the best British albums ever recorded in a poll of 11,000 people.  1994's Definitely Maybe was #1, and 1995's (What's the Story) Morning Glory was 2nd in the vote for Q magazine and HMV.  Radiohead's OK Computer finished 3rd, followed by Revolver by The Beatles and the Stone Roses' self-titled debut.

February 20th  : 1941, Born on this day, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Canadian singer, songwriter who had the '71 UK No.7 single 'Soldier Blue'.  She wrote 'Up Where We Belong' a '82 US No.1 & UK No.7 for Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes.


February 21st : 1968, Otis Redding had his 1st entry on the UK singles chart with '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, it went on to be a No.3 hit.  The song became the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US.


February 22nd : 1987, Andy Warhol, pop artist and producer died after a gall bladder operation.  The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed The Velvet Underground, designed the Velvet Underground And Nico 'peeled banana' and The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers album covers.


February 23rd: 2003, Norah Jones cleaned up at the 45th Grammy Awards, held at Madison Square Garden, New York.  The singer, songwriter won, Album of the year and Record of the year, with 'Don't Know Why.'  Song of the year, Best new artist and Best female pop vocal for 'Don't Know Why'. 


February 24th : 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever-British performance when they appeared at the Royal Albert Hall.