HOJE, NA HISTÓRIA DO ROCK!
Neste mesmo dia 16 de fevereiro, no ano de 1957, é lançado "Matchbox", um dos maiores sucessos de Carl Perkins, que torna-se hit na época, e também, um ano antes, Perkins escreve e grava seu sucesso mais aclamado de todos, "Blue Suede Shoes".
Carl Lee Perkins é um cantor norte-americano, nascido em Tennessee, de Rockabilly, com uma mistura de rhythm and blues e country music, da década de 50. É então considerado posteriormente o 88º melhor guitarrista de todos os tempos pela revista norte-americana Rolling Stone.
O vídeo traz Carl Perkins em seu hit "Matchbox": youtube.com/watch?v=bdiD_CcEIWc
ANIVERSARIANTES DO DIA:
1960 - Pete Willis (Def Leppard)
1965 - Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
OUTROS FATOS CURIOSOS DO DIA:
1966 - Elvis Presley grava nos estúdios da Radio Recorders, em Hollywood, a trilha do filme "Spinout";
1987 - Assassino de John Lennon afirma que pretendia matar Paul McCartney;
1990 - Ike Turner é condenado a quatro anos de cadeia por posse de cocaína;
1999 - O Iron Maiden anuncia sua nova formação com três guitarristas;
2003 - Zé Ramalho regrava "A Dança das Borboletas", tendo o Sepultura como grupo de apoio.
KoRn performing Got the Life
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"Got the Life" was recorded in April 1998 at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California. After recording the song, the group's members each felt that there was something "special" about the song. Lead vocalist Jonathan Davis claimed that it reminded him of "something you might hear at raves", which were very popular at the time. Even though they thought that many fans would not appreciate the song, they released it as a promotional single in early August 1998, before the release of Follow the Leader. “Got the Life" was said by Leah Furman to be "revolved around the mixed blessings of fame."
Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson performing Say, Say, Say
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Jackson stayed at the home of McCartney and his wife Linda during the recording sessions, and became friends with both. While at the dining table one evening, Paul McCartney brought out a booklet that displayed all the songs to which he owned the publishing rights. "This is the way to make big money", the musician informed Jackson. "Every time someone records one of these songs, I get paid. Every time someone plays these songs on the radio, or in live performances, I get paid." McCartney's words influenced Jackson's later purchase of ATV Music Publishing in 1985.
McCartney played several instruments on "Say Say Say", including percussion, synthesiser, guitar, and bass guitar. The harmonica was played by Chris Smith and the rhythm guitar was played by David Williams. The song was engineered by former Beatles sound engineer, Geoff Emerick. The production of "Say Say Say" was completed in February 1983, after it had been refined and overdubbed at Cherokee Studios in California.