The Rolling Stones second album “Rolling Stones No.2” started a three week run at No.1 on the U.K. music charts in 1967. The album followed its predecessor’s tendency to largely feature R&B cover. However, it did contain three compositions from the still-developing Mick Jagger-Keith Richard songwriting team.
The English rock band Pink Floyd were photographed in 1967 for the British girl’s magazine Jackie. The magazine was the best-selling teen magazine in Britain for ten years. The best-selling issue was the 1972 special edition to coincide with the U.K. tour of American singer David Cassidy.
Dolly Parton scores her first No.1 on the country single music chart in 1971 with “Joshua”. The song was written and recorded by the American country music artist and was the first single and title track from her album “Joshua”. The song was nominated for a Grammy in 1971 for Best Country Female Vocal but unfortunately Dolly lost to Lynn Anderson.
The J Geils Band started a six week run at No.1 on the U.S. singles music chart with “Centerfold” in 1982, the bands only U.S. No.1. The song reached No.3 in the U.K. On this same day, February 6, 1982, the bands album “Freeze Frame” started a four week run at No.1 on the U.S. album music chart. “Freeze Frame” is the 12 studio album by the American rock band.
American teen pop singer Tiffany started a two week run at No.1 on the U.S. singles music chart in 1988 with “Could’ve Been”. It is the third single released from her debut album Tiffany. The song was discovered by Music Industry Insiders Don McGovern and Brad Schmidt when they were in a restaurant in California. They brought the song to Tiffany’s manager George Tobin. Both Tiffany’s label MCA Records and her manager Tobin thought that Tiffany was too young to handle such a mature song. In the end, Tiffany convinced them she could do it and she did it well.
Arista releases Diamond Rio’s “One More Day” album in 2001. This is the sixth studio album by the American country band. The album had a number of singles that reached the music charts. “Stuff” peaked at No.36 on the Hot Country Songs music chart, and after the death of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. the song later went to No.1 on country hits music charts. Other singles from the album include “Sweet Summer” “That’s Just That”, and “I’m Trying”.
And now it is time to wish a Happy Birthday to the people that have brought us great music or had a hand in creating the music. Those born on February 6th are:
Bob Marley – born in 1945, Marley was a singer/songwriter and guitarist who had the 1981 U.K. No.8 single with “No Woman No Cry”, plus over ten other U.K. Top 40 singles. He had the 1976 U.S. No.8 and U.K. No.15 album “Rastaman Vibration”. In 1984, the “Best Of” album spent 330 weeks on the U.K. music chart. Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Natalie Cole – born in 1950, Natalie was an American singer –songwriter and actress who rose to musical success in the mid-1970s as an R&B artist. She had the 1989 U.K. No.2 single “Miss You Like Crazy” and the hits “This Will Be”, “Inseparable” and “Our Love”. Natalie was the daughter of the late great singer/songwriter Nat “King” Cole.
William Bruce Rose – born in 1962, William is better known by his stage name Axl Rose who was the singer with the rock band Guns N’ Roses. The band had the 1987 U.S. No.1 album “Appetite For Destruction” which spent 158 weeks on the U.K. music chart and the 1988 U.S. No.1 and 1989 U.K. No.6 single “Sweet Child O’Mine”. The finally released the long delayed album “Chinese Democracy” in 2008 which had been recorded over many years.
Richie McDonald – born in 1962, Richie is an American singer/songwriter who is well known for his lead vocals with the band Lonestar. The band is known for their harmonies in a series of hits in the 90s including “No News”, “I’m Already There” and their pop crossover ballad “Amazed”.
Rick Astley – born in 1966, Rick is an English singer/songwriter, musician and radio personality who had the 1987 U.S. and U.K. No.1 single “Never Gonna Give You Up”. Astley scored 7 other Top 10 hits, and the 1987 U.K. No. album “Whenever You Need Somebody” spent 34 weeks on the U.K. music charts.