FEBRUARY 5: The Daily Flashback

February 5th, 2018, 10:00 am by Greg

Al Kooper

Happy birthday, Al Kooper!

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

1957: Bill Haley & His Comets arrived in the U.K. for their tour. They were the first American rock stars to tour the U.K. and were met by about 4,000 fans at London’s Heathrow Airport.
1962: Ringo Starr made his first performance with The Beatles, at Liverpool’s Cavern Club.
1981: Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau inducted Joni Mitchell into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the twelfth Juno Awards at Toronto’s O’Keefe Centre.
2006: The Rolling Stones performed the halftime show of Super Bowl XL in Detroit. The NFL imposed a five-second delay and censored lyrics considered too explicit.

1929: Hal Blaine (drummer for the Wrecking Crew)
1935: Alex Harvey (of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band)
1941: Cory Wells (of Three Dog Night)
1941: Barrett Strong
1944: Al Kooper
1948: Nigel Tufnel
1964: Duff McKagan (of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver)
1968: Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors)
1969: Bobby Brown
1971: Sara Evans

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