Sunday, February 19, 2012


1743 - Composer Luigi Boccherini was born.

1763 - Composer Adalbert Gyrowetz was born.

1956 - The Platters recorded "Magic Touch."

1958 - The Miracles released their first single "Got A Job."

1964 - Simon & Garfunkel completed the original acoustic version of "Sounds of Silence."

1968 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) began a 3-1/2 year run in the London stage production of "Charlie's Girl."

1970 - Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart guest starred onn ABC-TV's "Bewitched".

1971 - Paul McCartney released "Another Day" in the U.K.

1972 - Paul McCartney released "Give Ireland Back to the Irish." The song was immediately banned by the BBC.

1974 - Dick Clark premiered the "American Music Awards."

1974 - KISS made their TV debut on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert."

1976 - Rich Stevens (Tower of Power) was arrested and charged in the murders of three men the night before in San Jose, CA The reason was believed to be drugs. Stevens and another were found guilty on two counts of murder the following November.

1980 - Bon Scott, the lead singer of heavy metal band AC/DC, died in London at the age of 33. He died as a result of choking on his own vomit after drinking heavily.

1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song, "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons "He's So Fine."

1985 - Mick Jaggeer released "She's The Boss". It was his first solo album.

1991 - Public Enemy boycotted the 1991 Grammy Awards because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony. Sinead O'Connor also boycotted the event.

1995 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) and Pamela Anderson were married.

1995 - Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea give birth to son Jesse James Louis.

1995 - Roxette performed in Beijing. It was the first concert for a western artist in China since 1984 when George Michael performed.

1996 - London police arrested singer Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) for allegedly attacking three children that were performing with Michael Jackson at the Brit Awards. Cocker denied touching any children.

1997 - Miles Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1997 - A New York judge dismissed a $7 million lawsuit filed against Motley Crue for hearing loss of a fan that was suffered at one of their concerts.

1998 - The Stray Cats reunited for a single show at L.A.'s House Of Blues. The show was a benefit for the Carl Perkins Foundation.

1998 - Lorrie Morgan issued a denial concerning an article that the tabloid "Star" magazine had published about "a wild ride in the back sear of a limousine with U.S. President Bill Clinton."

2003 - In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.

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