Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Feb22,1923 Norman Smith#BTD Feb22,1923 #NormanSmith (also known as Hurricane Smith) RIP musician, producer, engineer 1971 UK #2 "Don't Let It Die", 1972 UK #4 & US #3 "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?", 1972 UK #23 "Who Was It?", +Engineer all #EMI recordings by #Beatles til 1965; about 100 Beatles songs
BTD Feb22,1927 Guy Mitchell#BTD Feb22,1927 #GuyMitchell (Albert Cernik) RIP singer, actor 1953 UK #1 & US 19 She Wears Red Feathers, 1956 US & UK #1 Singing The Blues, 1959 US #1 & UK #5 Heartaches By The Number, +19 US and 12 UK Top40s with 2 more #1s. Sold 44M records and on ABC's The Guy Mitchell Show
BTD Feb22,1930 Marni Nixon#BTD Feb22,1930 #MarniNixon RIP singer, actress the real singing voices of the leading actresses in films such as #AudreyHepburn in "My Fair Lady" and #NatalieWood in "West Side Story"
BTD Feb22,1936 Ernie K Doe#BTD Feb22,1936 #ErnieKDoe (Ernest Kador Jr) RIP R&B singer had 1961 US #1 single with "Mother-in-Law" Written by #AllenToussaint, +2 R&B Top40 singles
BTD Feb22,1938 Bobby Hendricks#BTD Feb22,1938 #BobbyHendricks singer, songwriter a member of The #Swallows, The #Flyers and sang lead with The #Drifters singing lead on the song "Drip Drop" before becoming a successful solo act 1958 US #32 "Itchy Twitchie Feeling", 1960 US #88 "Psycho"
BTD Feb22,1943 Mick Green#BTD Feb22,1943 #MickGreen (Michael Robert Green) RIP guitarist #JohnnyKidd & The Pirates from 1962-1964. 1963 UK #4 "I'll Never Get Over You". Joined Billy J. Kramer 1964
BTD Feb22,1945 Oliver#BTD Feb22,1945 #Oliver (William Oliver Swofford) singer RIP 1969 US #3 & UK #6 "Good Morning Starshine" from musical #Hair & 1969 US #2 "Jean" from the film "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
BTD Feb22,1953 John Sparks#BTD Feb22,1953 #JohnSparks (John B. Sparks) known as Sparko, bass guitarist with British pub rock band #DrFeelgood from January 1971 to April 1982. 1976 #1 UK album "Stupidity", 1979 UK #9 single "Milk And Alcohol"
BTD Feb22,1953 Nigel Planer#BTD Feb22,1953 #NigelPlaner actor, comedian, novelist, playwright, singer 1984 UK #2 single with his version of "Hole In My Shoe" A 1967 hit for #Traffic. Best roles; Neil in #BBC comedy "The Young Ones" and as Ralph Filthy in "Filthy Rich & Catflap" #HBday @NigelPlaner1
OTD Feb22,1930 Louis Armstrong#OTD Feb22,1930 #LouisArmstrong starts a 2day gig playing at the Regal Nite Club and Paradise Dance Palace. He is billed as the World's Greatest Cornetist. The Biggest Sensation of the Year! Regal tickets at the door $1, Paradise tickets 60 cents. Info from the @ArmstrongHouse
OTD Feb22,1947 Count Basie#OTD Feb22,1947 #CountBasie & His Orchestra are at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Open The Door, Richard!" written by #JohnMason and #DonHowell with Vocal refrain by Sweets #HarryEdison and #BillJohnson
OTD Feb22,1956 Kay Starr#OTD Feb22,1956 #KayStarr with #HugoWinterhalter's Orchestra and Chorus starts a 3wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Rock And Roll Waltz" written by #ShortyAllen with lyrics by #RoyAlfred
OTD Feb22,1957 Tab Hunter#OTD Feb22,1957 Movie idol and singer #TabHunter starts a 7wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Young Love" written by #RicCartey and #CaroleJoyner. Hunter's only UK #1 hit. The single is simultaneously at #1 in the US for the next 4wks
OTD Feb22,1958Silhouettes#OTD Feb22,1958 The #Silhouettes are still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Get A Job" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Feb22,1959 Lloyd Price#OTD Feb22,1959 #LloydPrice is still at #1 for the week ending Feb22 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Stagger Lee" for the 2nd week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Feb22,1960 Percy Faith#OTD Feb22,1960 #PercyFaith starts a 9wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with The Theme From "A Summer Place" written by #MaxSteiner with lyrics by #MackDiscant. The song also will be the 1960 #1 song of the year on the US charts
OTD Feb22,1962 Elvis Presley#OTD Feb22,1962 #ElvisPresley starts a 4wk run at #1 UK single chart with "Can't Help Falling In Love" written by #HugoPeretti, #LuigiCreatore and #GeorgeDavidWeiss. Presley's 10th UK #1 single. B-Side "Rock-A- Hula Baby" written by #BenWeisman, #FredWise and #DoloresFuller
OTD Feb22,1964Beatles#OTD Feb22,1964 The #Beatles are still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "I Want To Hold Your Hand" 4th week of a 7wk run. The 1st of 3 consecutive #1s for The Beatles. The next two #1 hits, for the Beatles, will be "She Loves You" for 2wks & "Can't Buy Me Love" for 5wks
OTD Feb22,1964Beatles#OTD Feb22,1964 The #Beatles return to London Heathrow Airport at 7am they are met by 10k fans to welcome the fab 4 home newsreel==> youtu.be/IoUweSFpBPs
OTD Feb22,1966 Rolling Stones#OTD Feb22,1966 On an 11-date tour of Australia & New Zealand The #RollingStones play at The Centennial Hall, Adelaide with supporting act The #Searchers @RollingStones
OTD Feb22,1967Beatles#OTD Feb22,1967 The #Beatles are at #AbbeyRoad studios recording piano chords for the end of the song "A Day In The Life" for the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album
OTD Feb22,1969 Sly and the Family Stone#OTD Feb22,1969 #Sly and the #FamilyStone are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Everyday People" for the 2nd week of a 4wk run at #1 @HigherSlyStone
OTD Feb22,1969 TRex#OTD Feb22,1969 #TRex (initially called Tyrannosaurus Rex; 1969 Bolan shortened name to T. Rex) plays at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Supporting act is #DavidBowie performing a one-man mime act
OTD Feb22,1975Average White Band, AWB#OTD Feb22,1975 The Average White Band #AWB are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Pick Up The Pieces" Their LP "AWB" is also at #1
OTD Feb22,1977Eagles#OTD Feb22,1977 The #Eagles release the song "Hotel California" it will enter the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #72. The single will reach #1 on May7. Writing credits are #DonFelder #DonHenley #GlennFrey
OTD Feb22,1978Police#OTD Feb22,1978 The #Police star in a British TV commercial for #Wrigley’s chewing gum. Wrigley’s asked the band to die their hair blonde to look more punk rock. They liked the look and kept it as their signature style. The commercial never aired & no tape of it has been found
OTD Feb22,1986 MTV#OTD Feb22,1986 #MTV dedicates 22hrs of broadcasting to The #Monkees. #MTV runs all 45 episodes of the original The Monkees TV series @MTV @TheMonkees
OTD Feb22,1987 Andy Warhol#OTD Feb22,1987 #AndyWarhol (Andrew Warhola) pop artist & producer dies at the age of 58, after gall bladder surgery. He is the founder of the Pop Art movement and his art explored relationship between expression, celebrity culture & advertisement
OTD Feb22,1989 Milli Vanilli#OTD Feb22,1989 #MilliVanilli (Rob Pilatus & Fab Morvan) won The #GRAMMY for Best New Artist. In Nov27,1990 their lip syncing scandal broke and they admitted they were not the vocalists on the album @RecordingAcad