Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today in Music History...February 23, 2017

Music History: February 23

2013 At the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony, Rihanna is named Worst Supporting Actress for her role as weapons specialist Cora Raikes in the sci-fi action flick Battleship. Fellow nominees include Razzie vet Jennifer Lopez (What to Expect When You're Expecting), who won her first award back in 2003 as Worst Actress for Gigli.
2007 Donnie Brooks
2004 Don Cornell
2003 Howie Epstein (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
2003 Norah Jones wins all five Grammy Awards she is nominated for, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "Don't Know Why."
2003 Simon & Garfunkel sing together for the first time in ten years as they receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.
2000 Tom Waits's heavily roots-influenced Mule Variations wins a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
1997 After declaring a truce in an effort to end violence between East Coast and West Coast rappers, Puff Daddy and Snoop Doggy Dogg appear on The Steve Harvey Show in the episode "I Do, I Don't."
1996 Tony Williams (Tony Williams Lifetime Band)
1995 Melvin "Blue" Franklin (bass singer for The Temptations) dies at age 52. Franklin had long suffered with rheumatoid arthritis and developed diabetes in the '80s.
1993 Little Richard receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.
1983 Alabama wins a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Mountain Music."
1979 Dire Straits begin their first North American tour.
1978 The Police sign with A&M Records. 
1978 Whitesnake play their first live gig.
1977 A federal jury rules that The Isley Brothers recorded "It's Your Thing" after leaving Motown Records and the label is not entitled to royalties.
1974 Aretha Franklin becomes the first artist to have songs peak at each of the first 10 spots on the Hot 100 when "Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" fills in the gap at #3.
1973 Lasse Johansson (the Cardigans)
1971 Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel)
1970 Ringo Starr makes his first solo TV appearance, on NBC's Laugh In.
1970 The Doors' Morrison Hotel is certified as the band's fifth consecutive gold album.
1964 For the third week in a row, The Beatles guest on the Ed Sullivan Show.
1962 Michael Wilton (Queensryche)
1955 Howard Jones is born in Southampton, England.
1952 Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
1950 Steve Priest (Sweet)
1946 Rusty Young (Poco, Buffalo Springfield)
1944 Johnny Winter


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