This Week in Music History: February 17 — 23

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This Week in Music History: February 17 — 23

Post by slasher on Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:07 am

Births
Andres Segovia – February 21, 1893
Pee Wee King (Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski) – February 18, 1914
Guy Mitchell (Albert George Cernik) – February 21, 1927
Yoko Ono – February 18, 1933
Nina Simone (Eunice Kathleen Waymon) – February 21, 1933
Nancy Wilson – February 20, 1937
Gene Pitney – February 17, 1940
(William) Smokey Robinson – February 19, 1940
Irma Thomas (Irma Lee) – February 18, 1941
Lou Christie (Luigi Alfredo Giovanni Sacco) – February 19, 1943
David Geffen – February 21, 1943
Johnny Winter – February 23, 1944
J. Geils – February 20, 1946
Dennis DeYoung – February 18, 1947
Tommy Iommi – February 19, 1948
Walter Becker – February 20, 1950
Randy California (Randy Wolfe) – February 20 1951
Brad Whitford – February 23, 1952
Mary Chapin Carpenter – February 21, 1958
Seal (Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel) – February 19, 1963
Kurt Cobain – February 20, 1967
Billie Joe Armstrong – February 17, 1972

Deaths
Alfred Newman – February 17, 1970
Florence Ballard – February 22, 1976
Bon Scott (Ronald Belford Scott) – February 19, 1980
Thelonious Monk – February 17, 1982
Murray The K (Murray Kaufman) – February 21, 1982
Denny Cordell (Dennis Cordell-Laverack) – February 18, 1995
Bob Stinson – February 18, 1995
Toru Takemitsu – February 20, 1996
Grandpa Jones (Louis Marshall Jones) – February 19, 1998
Ofra Haza – February 23, 2000
Johnny Paycheck (Donald Eugene Lytle) – February 19, 2003
Landmark Releases
1966 – The Beatles, “Nowhere Man”
1974 – KISS, KISS
Charts
1949 – John Lee Hooker’s “Boogie Chillen” tops the R&B charts.
1959 – “Stagger Lee” by Lloyd Price is No. 1.
1962 – The Beach Boys’ first single, “Surfin’” enters the charts.
1972 – Harry Nilsson’s cover of Badfinger’s “Without You” goes to No. 1. Neil Young’s Harvest certified gold.
1977 – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s cover of Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light” hits No. 1.
1981 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5.”
1984 – Van Halen’s “Jump” becomes their first chart-topper.

Events
1878 – Thomas Alva Edison patents his latest invention, the phonograph.
1958 – Gibson’s first Flying V guitars are shipped from the factory.
Rockabilly star Carl Perkins leaves Sun to sign with Columbia.
1959 – Ray Charles records “What’d I Say.”
1961 – The Beatles play Liverpool’s Cavern Club for the first time.
1964 – Simon and Garfunkel record “The Sounds of Silence.” The
Rolling Stones release a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” that
becomes their first U.K. Top Ten. The Beatles meet Cassius Clay
(Muhammad Ali) in Miami, where he’s training for a title bout against
Sonny Liston, and they’re in town to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1966 – In early studio dates for Pet Sounds, 23-year-old
Brian Wilson produces the first backing tracks for what—four studios,
six months, and 17 sessions later—will eventually become “Good
Vibrations.”
1968 – David Gilmour replaces guitarist/founding member Syd Barrett
in Pink Floyd. Genesis release “The Silent Sun,” their debut single.
1969 – Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan record a full session
together in Nashville; only “Girl from the North Country” is officially
released. Bee Gee Maurice Gibb marries pop star Lulu at St. James’
Church in Buckinghamshire, England.
1977 – Stevie Wonder wins his third Album of the Year Grammy in four years for Songs in the Key of Life,
while Song of the Year honors go to “I Write the Songs” by Barry
Manilow, even though he didn’t—the song was actually penned by Beach
Boy Bruce Johnston.
1979 – The Clash launch their first American tour at New York City’s Palladium.
1981 – Five years after George Harrison is found guilty of having
“subconsciously” interpolated the melody of the Chiffons’ “He’s So
Fine” into his first solo hit “My Sweet Lord,” a New York judge orders
the ex-Beatle to pay $587,000 in damages to ABKCO Music, the company
owned by accountant/former Beatles manager Allen Klein.
1991 – Public Enemy boycott the Grammy Awards to protest that
presentation of the rap awards will not be part of the ceremony’s TV
broadcast.
1995 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play “Murder
Incorporated” at a New York City club, the first time the legendary
ensemble has performed together in seven years. Wearing a bridal white
bikini, Baywatch star Pamela Anderson marries Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee on the beach in Cancun, Mexico.
1998 – The Cure’s Robert Smith and Barbra Streisand do battle on South Park in animated form.
2001 – Johnny Cash is released from Nashville’s Baptist Hospital,
where he’s been hospitalized with pneumonia for over a week. The same
night, Cash wins the Grammy for Best Male Vocal Country Performance,
his tenth trophy from the National Academy of Recording Arts and
Sciences.
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Re: This Week in Music History: February 17 — 23

Post by morinn on Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:36 am

yayy! mo share mo birthday ek Johnny Winter and Brad Whitford! hihi!

moi ek Kurt Cobain nu poisson et gaucher! Razz
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Re: This Week in Music History: February 17 — 23

Post by Jevin on Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:46 pm

Wai et zot sante pareil ossi :u
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