On February 26th, 1972 – The Midwest’s very own Grand Funk Railroad had their hit single, Footstompin’ Music, placed at #29, on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Pictured above is the (Mexican version) cover sleeve for the 7″ record.
On this day in 1981 – The seventh studio album from the amazing Judas Priest, Point Of Entry, was released. This album features the Metal classics: Hot Rockin’ and Heading Out To The Higway. I always really liked this Judas Priest album, regardless of it being sort of ignored by some.
On February 26th, 1983 – Sammy Hagar aka The Red Rocker had his hit single, Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy, sitting at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This song is featured on Sammy Hagar’s 1982 studio album: Three Lock Box. Pictured above is the cover sleeve for the 45rpm single.
On this day in 2015 – This day in KISSTORY – The iconic KISS performed at the Hiroshima Sun Plaza, in Hiroshima, Japan. Whoa!
On February 26th, 2015 – The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More has broken into the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart! This live album debuts at #161. Long live Foreigner! This new Foreigner album was released on December 16th, 2014.
On this day in 2015 – Nickelback show’s their perseverance by remaining on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, moving backwards a bit to #109, with their No Fixed Address studio album. This album has spent 14 consecutive weeks on this chart.
On February 26th, 1928, the legendary Fats Domino was born in Louisiana. Happy Birthday, Fats Domino! Whoa! Fats Domino is a Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneer, as a pianist, singer and songwriter. Fats Domino is world-famous for dozens of hit songs; with such timeless Rock ‘N’ Roll classics as: Ain’t That A Shame, Blueberry Hill, Blue Monday, I’m Walkin’, The Big Beat, I hear You Knocking and so many more.
* Fats Domino was awarded the National Medal Of Arts, from President Bill Clinton.
* Fats Domino lost all of his personal possessions and his home was wrecked by Hurricane Katrina, back in August of 2005.
* Fats Domino was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, back in 1986.
Here’s to many more birthdays, Fats Domino! Long live Fats Domino!
LONG LIVE METAL.
REST IN PEACE, JOHNNY CASH.
LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.