This week packs plenty of major music events in rock history, including Ringo Starr's first performance with the Beatles and the births of Guns N' Roses guys Axl Rose and Diff McKagan. Your week will surely rock with these noteworthy events, historic record releases, births and deaths happening Feb. 5 through 11 in music history.

Events

1958 – George Harrison becomes a member of the Quarrymen. Other members include John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

1962 – Ringo Starr performs with the Beatles for the first time at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

1963 – The Beatles' debut single, “Please Please Me,” arrives in the U.S. via the Vee Jay label.

1966 – Crawdaddy! publishes its first issue. It's the first magazine devoted specifically to rock music.

1969 -- The Who record the great “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studios in London.

1972 – Wings play their first concert at England’s Nottingham University.

1972 – David Bowie performs for the first time as Ziggy Stardust at the Tolworth Toby Jug in London.

David Bowie

1977 – The Clash start recording their debut album at CBS Studios in London.

1982 – The J. Geils Band start a six-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Centerfold.”

1983 – Toto's "Africa" hits No. 1.

2006 – David Bowie is given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.


Releases

The Byrds, Younger Than Yesterday, 1967

The Troggs, Trogglodynamite, 1967

The Beach Boys, 20/20, 1969

The Doors, Morrison Hotel, 1970

The Doors

Carole King, Tapestry, 1971

Judas Priest, Stained Class, 1978

Judas Priest

Van Halen, Van Halen, 1978

Roy Orbison, Mystery Girl, 1989

Elvis Costello, Spike, 1989

Public Image Ltd, That What Is Not, 1992

Social Distortion, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, 1992

Mick Jagger, Wandering Spirit, 1993

Mick Jagger

Blur, Blur, 1997


Births

Josh White – Feb. 11, 1914

King Curtis – Feb. 7, 1934

Gene Vincent – Feb. 11, 1935

Roberta Flack – Feb. 10, 1939

Brian Bennett (The Shadows) – Feb. 8, 1940

Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Feb. 11, 1940

Cory Wells – Feb. 5, 1941

Tom Rush – Feb. 8, 1941

Carole King – Feb. 9, 1942

Chuck Winfield – Feb. 5, 1943

Fabian – Feb. 6, 1943

Jim Capaldi (Traffic) – Feb. 8, 1944

Bob Marley – Feb. 6, 1945

Joe Ely – Feb. 9, 1947

Jimmy Greenspoon (Three Dog Night) – Feb. 7, 1948

Dan Seals (England Dan & John Ford Coley) – Feb. 8, 1948

Nigel Olsson – Feb. 10, 1949

Simon Phillips (Toto) – Feb. 6, 1957

Vince Neil (Motley Crue) – Feb. 8, 1961

Axl Rose – Feb. 6, 1962

David Bryan (Bon Jovi) – Feb. 7, 1962

Sheryl Crow – Feb. 11, 1962

Travis Tritt – Feb. 9, 1963

Duff McKagan (Michael Andrew McKagan) – February 5, 1964

Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) – February 5, 1968


Deaths

Guitar Slim – Feb. 7, 1959

Dave Alexander (The Stooges) – Feb. 10, 1975

Hugh Montenegro – Feb. 6, 1981

Bill Haley – Feb. 9, 1981

Del Shannon – Feb. 8, 1990

Brian Connolly (Sweet) – Feb. 9, 1997

Falco – Feb. 6, 1998

Carl Wilson (The Beach Boys) – Feb. 6, 1998

Tim Kelly (Slaughter) – Feb. 5, 1998

Oliver – Feb. 12, 2000

Dave Peverett (Foghat, Savoy Brown) – Feb. 7, 2000

Keith Knudson (The Doobie Brotehrs) – Feb. 8, 2005

Gary Moore – Feb. 6, 2011

Rick Huxley (The Dave Clark Five) – Feb. 11, 2013