Friday, February 23, 2018

Today in Music History...February 23, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: February 23rd:


2014 Chip Damiani, drummer for The Remains, dies of a brain hemorrhage at age 68.

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 Rockabilly singer Donnie Brooks dies at age 71.

2004 Don Cornell, a popular singer in the '40s and '50s, dies at age 84.

2003 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers bass player Howie Epstein dies at age 47 after a long battle with drug addiction.

2003 Nickel Creek wins the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for the Alison Krauss-produced This Side.

2000 Tom Waits's heavily roots-influenced Mule Variations wins a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

1999 TLC's third album, FanMail, is released. It's a huge seller thanks to the tracks "No Scrubs" and "Unpretty," but causes friction among the trio, as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes feels she's being cast aside.More

1997 Jazz drummer Tony Williams dies at age 51.

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."

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.

1992 Anthrax appear on Married With Children in the episode "My Dinner with Anthrax." After eating the mystery food in the Bundy's fridge, they rock out on "In My World."

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.

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.

1973 Lars-Olof Johansson of The Cardigans is born in Sweden.

1970 Ringo Starr guests on Laugh In, making his first solo TV appearance.

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 appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1962 Queensr├┐che guitarist Michael Wilton is born San Francisco.

1955 Howard Jones is born in Southampton, England.

1952 Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford is born in Winchester, Massachusetts.

1948 Sweet bass player Steve Priest is born in Middlesex, England.

1946 Poco steel guitar player Rusty Young is born in Long Beach, California.

1944 Johnny Winter is born in Beaumont, Texas.

1934 English composer Sir Edward Elgar dies of colorectal cancer aged 76.

1685 German-English baroque composer George Frideric Handel is born in Halle, Duchy of Magdeburg, in modern day Germany.

Santana Sweeps Grammy Awards

Santana wins eight Grammy Awards for their star-studded, chart-topping album Supernatural, tying Michael Jackson's record for the most awards won in a single night.

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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." Also at the ceremony, Simon & Garfunkel get a Lifetime Achievement Award and sing together for the first time in 10 years.

1999 Eminem drops his first major-label album, The Slim Shady LP. He quickly becomes the most controversial rapper in the game.

1997 During a show at the The London Astoria, Tool's lead singer Maynard James Keenan - an army veteran and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner - floors a fan who comes onstage and keeps him in a choke hold. He continues to sing "Pushit" while detaining the fan.

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.

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