Sunday, February 11, 2018

Today in Music History...February 11, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: February 11th:


2013 Rick Huxley (bassist for The Dave Clark Five) dies at age 72 after a long struggle with emphysema.

2011 Featuring footage from his 2010 tour, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is released in theaters. It becomes the highest-grossing concert film of all time, earning $73 million at the box office.

2011 Ne-Yo plays a charming hitman on the "Smooth Criminal" episode of CSI: NY.

2009 Chris Squire (bassist for Yes) undergoes successful surgery on his leg. However, he is advised by his physician that he needs a one month rest period, hence the reason for the cancellation of the rest of the tour dates.

2009 Estelle Bennett (of The Ronettes) dies of colon cancer at age 67.

2007 Two songs from Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds album earn Grammy nods: "My Love" (with T.I.) wins Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and "SexyBack" is named Best Dance Recording.

2007 The 49th annual Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles, rewarding recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. Among the winners: Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder's "For Once In My Life" in the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals category.

2000 Diana Ross officially divorces her husband, Norwegian businessman Arne Naess.

2000 Near the concession area of an Isley Brothers concert in Los Angeles billed as the "Valentine's Super Love Jam," a 24-year-old man shoots three concert-goers and is shot by a police officer working the show. The assailant is killed but his victims survive.

1998 Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses is arrested at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, charged with threatening a security worker. He pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.

1989 Eazy-E's solo song "We Want Eazy" becomes his first hit to enter the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it debuts at #43.

1986 On The A-Team episode "Cowboy George," Culture Club performs "Karma Chameleon" in a cowboy bar while Mr. T enjoys the music.

1983 Bob Seger's The Distance is certified platinum.

1982 The Rolling Stones Let's Spend the Night Together, a concert film from their 1981 tour, opens in New York to miserable reviews.

1981 Kelly Rowland (of Destiny's Child) is born in Atlanta, Georgia.

1979 Brandy (Brandy Norwood) is born in McComb, Mississippi.

1979 ABC airs their TV-movie Elvis, starring Kurt Russell as The King.

1977 Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park) is born in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles.

1974 R&B singer D'Angelo is born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia.

1970 Ringo Starr's film The Magic Christian, featuring music by Badfinger, premieres in New York City.

1968 The Beatles record "Hey Bulldog."

1967 The Turtles release "Happy Together."

1967 The Monkees' album More of the Monkees hits #1.

1966 Cher records "Bang Bang."

1965 Ringo Starr marries his first wife, Maureen Cox, in London's Caxton Hall Register Office, with manager Brian Epstein as best man. John Lennon and George Harrison are also in attendance, as well as the couple's parents and John's wife, Cynthia. (Paul is on vacation in Tunisia.) Afterwards, Ringo and Maureen head off to a honeymoon in Sussex, England.

1964 After playing their first ever US concert, The Beatles attend a party at the British Embassy in Washington where a woman cuts off a lock of Ringo's hair without asking him.

1964 The Beatles play their first US concert at the Washington Coliseum, in Washington, DC. The setlist includes "I Saw Her Standing There," "All My Loving" and "Twist And Shout."

1963 The Beatles record "There's A Place," "I Saw Her Standing There," "A Taste Of Honey," "Do You Want To Know A Secret," "Misery," "Hold Me Tight," "Anna (Go To Him)," "Boys," "Chains" and "Twist And Shout."
They record all 10 tracks for their debut LP in just under 10 hours. John Lennon's cold makes the process take a bit longer than it should; by the time the band gets to the last song of the session, "Twist And Shout," the hoarseness in his voice is noticeable. Nevertheless, he nails it in one take.

1962 Sheryl Crow is born in Kennett, Missouri. She works as an elementary school music teacher before landing a gig a backing vocalist on Michael Jackson's Bad World Tour in 1987.

1961 The front page headline in Melody Maker reads: £80,000 Lost On Pirate Juke Boxes. This is a report of a nationwide swoop on bars, cafés, restaurants, clubs, amusement arcades and public houses.

1958 Elvis Presley records "Steadfast, Loyal and True" and "Danny."

1957 Patsy Cline releases "Walking After Midnight."

1956 For his third appearance on CBS' Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, Elvis Presley is finally permitted to perform "Heartbreak Hotel."

1950 Red Foley's "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" hits #1.

1947 Derek Shulman (lead vocalist for Gentle Giant) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.

1943 Blues singer Little Johnny Taylor is born in Arkansas.

1942 R&B singer Otis Clay is born in Waxhaw, Mississippi.

1942 Soul singer Leon Haywood is born in Houston, Texas.

1941 Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes is born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

1938 Bobby "Boris" Pickett (of The Crypt-Kickers) is born in Somerville, Massachusetts.

1938 Larry Clinton and His Orchestra record "Martha."

1935 Gene Vincent is born Vincent Eugene Craddock in Norfolk, Virginia.

1914 Matt Dennis is born in Seattle, Washington. Among many other tunes, he composes the pop standard "Everything Happens to Me," first recorded by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra featuring Frank Sinatra.

1914 Bluesman Josh White is born in Greenville, South Carolina.

Whitney Houston Dies

Whitney Houston is found dead in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, where she was slated to perform at Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy party later that night.

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2007 Dixie Chicks take home a staggering five awards during the 49th Grammy Awards. Taking the Long Way wins Album of the Year and Best Country Album, while the single "Not Ready To Make Nice" is awarded Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

1989 Former Laker girl Paula Abdul scores her first #1 hit in America with "Straight Up."

1980 WKRP in Cincinnati, a TV series that takes place at a rock radio station, runs an episode devoted to the tragic events of December 3, 1979 when 11 fans were killed at a Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati.

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