Impending doom!!! -- Classic art-rock band's first with... -- B'day for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who's been known to hang around the BLM studios actually...

(Courtesy of Epic Records)
(Courtesy of Epic Records)

2/2/1959 (59 years ago today) - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson Jr.) all appeared at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. It was the last ever gig for all three acts: the airplane they were flying in tragically crashed and burned the very next day...

2/2/1976 (42 years ago today) - [By the way, how can this record be over 40 years old???] Genesis release "A Trick Of The Tail", their seventh studio album and the first to feature future Motown-wannabe Phil Collins as lead vocalist following the exit of founding member/front-man Peter Gabriel -- No small task, but the band was well up for it: both critics and fans were impressed by the improved sound quality and their ability to survive the loss of a talent such as Gabriel without sacrificing the overall quality of the music. Specifically, it was Phil Collins vocal performance on the magnificent "Squonk" that led to his singing lead for the entire album. One of the five best Genesis LP's, as well as Princess Diana's favorite album of all-time (true!).

2/2/1942 - He was live right here in the WBLM studios with then-buddy David Crosby for a "Rockline" show back in the day, and just a couple of years ago he was a special guest on-the-air in your Blimp cockpit studio for Record Store Day: Happy Birthday to two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee {with The Hollies and CSN} Graham Nash, 76 years old today. Graham got quite excited (and was really happy) when we played The Hollies' "King Midas In Reverse" on the turntable while he was with us that morning -- great moment, nice guy.

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