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On this day in music history: February 27, 1988 - “Father Figure” by George Michael hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks, also peaking at #6 on the R&B singles chart and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Written and produced by George Michael, it is the third solo chart topper for the British born singer, songwriter and producer. Originally composed as a mid tempo dance track, Michael removes the snare drum from the track while mixing it, completely changing the flavor and mood of the song. Issued as the third single from “Faith” on January 2, 1988, “Father Figure” quickly becomes another smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #49 on January 16, 1988, it climbs to the top of the chart six weeks later.“Father Figure” is the second of four consecutive chart topping singles from the Diamond certified album. Also issued are a 12" single, CD single and CD3, with those configurations including a live cover version of the Stevie Wonder song “Love Is In Need Of Love Today”, recorded on April 1, 1987 by Capital Radio in London. The song is later included as a bonus track on the deluxe boxed edition of “Faith” released in 2011. “Father Figure” is later sampled by PM Dawn for their hit single “Looking Through Patient Eyes”, and by LL Cool J" on “Father”.


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  • Rika Jougasaki (城ヶ崎莉嘉) [CV:Nozomi Yamamoto (山本希望)]

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Sung by: Rika Jougasaki (城ヶ崎莉嘉) [CV:Nozomi Yamamoto (山本希望)]


On this day in music history: February 27, 1977 - Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in his hotel room in Toronto, Canada. He is charged with illegal drug possession when they find 5 grams of cocaine, 22 grams of heroin, and assorted paraphernalia. Richards is so out of it that it takes the police forty five minutes to wake him up in order to arrest him. The amount of drugs found on the musician is large enough, that he is charged with trafficking, and his bail is set at $25,000. Faced with the prospect of spending seven years in prison, the judge instead has Richards commit to performing two benefit concerts for the blind, with the charges being reduced from trafficking to “simple possession of heroin”. The suggestion for the concerts come from a young blind female fan that testifies in court on his behalf. Prior to his arrest, Richards becomes friends with the girl (who he refers to as his “Blind Angel”), having helped her get to Rolling Stones shows by arranging transportation for her. The incident in Toronto is a major catalyst in Keith Richards kicking his heroin habit for good.


{ Happy Birthday John • February 26th, 1932 • September 12th, 2003 }

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. If you analyze it as you’re moving forward, you’ll never fall into the same trap twice, which,  I can’t say that I haven’t been guilty of doing. But my advice is if they’re going to break your legs once when you go in that place, stay out of there.


On this day in music history: February 27, 1971 - “Pearl”, the fourth album by Janis Joplin hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 9 weeks. Produced by Paul A. Rothchild, it is recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, CA from September 5 - October 1, 1970. Working with Doors producer Paul Rothchild, Janis records her new album with The Full Tilt Boogie Band, who have backed her on a tour of Canada in the Summer of 1970, and performed with her on the Dick Cavett Show. Joplin enters the sessions energized and focused, having successfully kicked her heroin habit months before. Alone and depressed when her then boyfriend fails to come and visit her the previous night, she relapses and dies of an accidental overdose on the morning of October 4, 1970. Ironically, later that day that she is due at the studio to record her final vocals for the album, on the song “Buried Alive In The Blues”. That final track is included as an instrumental on the released album. A major critical and commercial success upon its release, the album also spins off her biggest hit “Me And Bobby McGee” hitting number one on the Hot 100 on March 20, 1971. “Pearl” is certified 4x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.


On this day in music history: February 27, 1989 - “Oranges And Lemons”, the tenth album by XTC is released. Produced by Paul Fox , it is recorded at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles, CA in Late 1988. Under pressure from their record label to produce a hit and paired with a first time producer (who later goes on to produce The Sugarcubes, 10,000 Maniacs, Phish), sessions for the album will not always go smoothly. In spite of all this, the end result is the bands most successful album in the US, spinning off two singles including “Mayor Of Simpleton” (#1 Modern Rock) and “King For A Day” (#11 Modern Rock). The albums title is inspired by song lyric from their previous album, which in itself refers to an old English nursery rhyme. Remastered and expanded reissues of the album featuring new 5.1 surround remixes by Steven Wilson, and the original stereo on CD and blu-ray, and an audiophile LP pressing on 180g vinyl are released on Partridge’s label Ape House Records on October 30, 2015. “Oranges And Lemons” peaks at number twenty eight on the UK album chart, and number forty four on the Billboard Top 200.


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