Steve Kline Ages of Rock
February 22, 1938
ALSO ON THIS DAY: Surely to the sea
February 20, 1941
Born this day on the Piapot Plains Cree First Nation Reserve in the Qu’Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada — Buffy Sainte-Marie. She writes and performs Universal Soldier, among many other great songs. And she is singing and making good medicine to this day.
ALSO ON THIS DAY: Bright shining as the sun
February 19, 1940
Born this day in Detroit — Smokey Robinson, singer, songwriter and producer who with The Miracles has the 1970 U.K. and U.S. #1 single The Tears Of A Clown. During the course of his 50-year career in music, Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit.
ALSO ON THIS DAY: Nature’s takin’ over my one-track mind
February 18, 1934
Born this day in Gallipolis, Ohio — Clyde “Skip” Battin, singer-songwriter, bass player and recording artist. He is a member of The Byrds from 1969 to 1973. He also is a member of New Riders Of The Purple Sage and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Battin dies on July 6, 2003.
ALSO ON THIS DAY: I was a lonely soul
February 14, 1970
The Who appear at Leeds University, England. The show is recorded for the band’s forthcoming Live at Leeds album. Since its initial reception, Live at Leeds has been cited by some music critics as the best live rock recording of all time. The University of Leeds refectory has now been named a national landmark in the U.K., commemorated with a blue plaque.
ALSO ON THIS DAY: Everybody’s gonna jump for joy