Such a cozy room

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

February 2, 1942

GNashBorn this day in Blackpool, United Kingdom, British-American singer-songwriter Graham Nash, known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions as a member of The Hollies and supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash. Nash initially meets both David Crosby and Stephen Stills in 1966 during a Hollies U.S. tour. CSN scores the hit singles Marrakesh Express (which had been rejected by the Hollies), Our House, and Teach Your Children.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Oh where can you be?



Only trouble is, gee whiz

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

February 1, 1937

Don EverlyBorn on this day in Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Don Everly, guitarist, singer with The Everly Brothers who have the 1958 U.K. and U.S. #1 single All I Have To Do Is Dream plus over 25 other hit singles.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Don’t play him cheap


Where women glow and men plunder

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

January 29, 1983

Men at WorkAustralian group Men At Work goes to #1 on the British and American singles and album charts simultaneously with Down Under and Business As Usual. The last artist to achieve this was Rod Stewart in 1971.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: A road other men have gone down


It’s time to lend a hand

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

January 28, 1985

GTY_jackson_richie_jef_150128_16x9_992We are the World is recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, the all-star cast includes Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana RossBob Dylan, Ray Charles, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry and Bob Geldof.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Open your eyes and look at the day


Take a walk down Lonely Street

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

January 27, 1956

Heartbreak20hotelElvis Presley’s single, Heartbreak Hotel is released by RCA Records, which has purchased Presley’s contract from Sun Records for $35,000. The song sells 300,000 copies in its first week and will eventually sell over a million, becoming Elvis’ first Gold record.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: The name of the dance is the Peppermint Twist


I’ve seen the toughest around

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

January 26, 1955

Eddie-Van-Halen-300x226Born this day in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Eddie Van Halen, guitarist with Van Halen who have the 1984 U.S. #1 and U.K. #7 single Jump. His guitar solo in the track Eruption is voted #2 on Guitar World magazine’s readers poll of the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Oh how you tried


Everything’s waiting for you

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

January 23, 1965

Petula-Clark-707655Petula Clark is the first U.K. female singer with a #1 hit in the U.S. since Vera Lynn in 1952. Clark is atop the chart with Downtown, which peaks at #2 in the U.K. Session players on the song include Jimmy Page.

ALSO ON THIS DAY: Some day it will come true