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CDJ Today: February 5 in Classic Rock

Duff McKagan performing with Guns N Roses in 2017
Duff McKagan on stage with Guns N Roses in 2017. CC by 2.0. Credit: Ralph_PH

February 5, 2006 The Rolling Stones play three songs during the half-time show of Super Bowl XL in Detroit.   The songs are “Start Me Up,” “Rough Justice” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” During “Start Me Up” the line “you make a dead man come” is censored.

February 5, 2015 – INXS guitarist Tim Farriss says he may never play his guitar properly again after severing his ring finger on his left hand in a boating accident. Farriss almost lost the finger in an accident with a powered anchor winch while boating on Sydney’s northern beaches on Australia Day. He undergoes two operations, including a six-hour operation to reattach his finger.

Classic Rock Birthdays

February 5, 1964 – Duff McKagan (born Michael Andrew McKagan), bass, vocals (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver)
February 5, 1962 – Tommy Skeoch, guitar (Tesla)
February 5, 1948 – Christopher Guest (aka Nigel Tufnel), guitar (Spinal Tap)
February 5, 1948 – David Denny, guitar (Steve Miller Band)
February 5, 1941 – Cory Wells (born Emil Lewandowski), vocals (Three Dog Night) (d. 2015)
February 5, 1944 – J. R. Cobb (born James Barney Cobb, Jr.), guitar (Atlanta Rhythm Section) (d. 2019)
February 5, 1968 – Chris Barron (born Christopher Gross), vocals (Spin Doctors)

Rock Remembrances

February 5, 1998 – Tim Kelly dies in a car accident in Arizona. He was 35. Kelly was the guitarist in Slaughter and was featured on six albums. His car was hit head-on when an 18 wheeler truck crossed the middle line. The driver was under the influence of drugs and sentenced to three years in prison.

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