Classic Rock Almanac February 6, 2020

February 6, 2020
Axl Rose

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ANNIVERSARIES

1958-George Harrison joined Liverpool group The Quarrymen.

1982-The J Geils Band started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Centrefold'.

1990-Billy Idol suffered serious injuries when he crashed his Harley.

1998-Singer and guitarist Carl Wilson from The Beach Boys died aged 51.

2001-Guitarist Don Felder was fired from the Eagles.

2014-Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was named as the greatest song of all time by NME.

BORN TODAY

1945-Bob Marley
singer / songwriter and guitarist, died on May 11th 1981. In 1990, February 6th was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica to commemorate his birth. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

1962-Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose)
singer, songwriter, lead singer with Guns N' Roses, also sang lead vocals for AC/DC for a time.