From the release of Green Day’s Dookie to the birth of Alice Cooper (born as Vincent Furnier), the end of January and beginning of February is packed with rock ‘n’ roll nostalgia. Keep reading for some major events, historic record releases and births and deaths taking place Jan. 31 through Feb. 5.

Events

1956 - Elvis Presley recorded the famed "Blue Suede Shoes."

1961 - Bob Dylan made his first recording in New York, taping "San Francisco Bay Blues."

1963 - Neil Young, at 17, played his first professional gig at a country club in Winnipeg.

1967 - The Beatles starting working on the tune “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band”  at Abbey Road studios in London.

1973 - KISS performed their first show at Popcorn (The Coventry Club) in Queens, New York.

1978 - Van Halen inked a deal with Warner Brothers Records.

Births

Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), January 30, 1942

Steve Marriott (The Small Faces, Humble Pie), January 30, 1945

Phil Collins, January 30, 1951

Terry Kath (Chicago), January 31, 1946

Harry Wayne Casey (KC and the Sunshine Band), January 31, 1951

Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), January 31, 1951

Johnny Rotten (The Sex Pistols), January 31, 1956

Jason Cooper (The Cure), January 31, 1967

Don Everly (The Everly Brothers), February 1, 1937

Rich Williams (Kansas), February 1, 1951

Fran Christina (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), February 1, 1951

Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), February 1, 1954

Lisa Marie Presley, February 1, 1968

Patrick Wilson (Weezer), February 1, 1969

Graham Nash (The Hollies, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young), February 2, 1942

Alan McKay (Earth, Wind & Fire), February 2, 1948

Ross Valory (Journey, The Steve Miller Band), February 2, 1950

Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), February 2, 1966

Ben Mize (Counting Crows), February 2, 1971

Dennis Edwards (The Temptations), February 3, 1943

Dave Davies (The Kinks), February 3, 1947

Arthur Kane (New York Dolls), February 3, 1949

Lee Renaldo (Sonic Youth), February 3, 1956

Laurence Tolhurst (The Cure), February 3, 1959

John Steel (The Animals), February 4, 1941

Vincent Furnier (Alice Cooper), February 4, 1948

Alice Cooper

Phil Ehart (Kansas), February 4, 1951

Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman (The Offspring), February 4, 1963

Rick Burch (Jimmy Eat World), February 4, 1975

Cory Wells (Three Dog Night), February 5, 1942

Chuck Winfield (Blood, Sweat & Tears), February 5, 1943

J.R. Cobb (Classics IV, Atlanta Rhythm Section), February 5, 1944

Al Kooper (The Blues Project, Blood, Sweat & Tears), February 5, 1944

Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses), February 5, 1964

Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), February 5, 1968

Deaths

Patty Andrews (The Andrews Sisters), January 30, 2013

Greg Herbert (Blood, Sweat & Tears), January 31, 1978

Paul Robi (The Platters), February 1, 1989

Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield), February 1, 2009

Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols, February 3, 1979

Paul Baloff, February 3, 2002

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed in a plane crash, February 3, 1959

Karen Carpenter, February 4, 1983

Reg Presley (The Troggs), February 4, 2013

Tim Kelly (Slaughter), February 5, 1998

Releases

The Beatles, 4-By the Beatles (EP), 1965

Paul Simon, Mother and Child Reunion, 1972

Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, 1977

Fleetwood Mac

Exodus, Fabulous Disaster, 1989

Alabama, Southern Star, 1989

Green Day, Dookie, 1994

Green Day

The Offspring, Ixnay on the Hombre, 1997