Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3 in the Evolution of Rock 'n Roll...

February 3
In the Evolution of Rock ‘n Roll:

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper play their last show as part of the "Winter Dance Party" tour, stopping this night at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA. Admission: $1.25. The last song of the night: The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace."

Gene Chandler's "The Duke Of Earl" tops the Cashbox Best Sellers chart for the first of a five week stay…

The TV movie Dead Man's Curve, which was based on the lives of Jan and Dean, airs on ABC.

The Blues Brothers' album Briefcase Full of Blues hits #1

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