Saturday, February 23, 2008

This Day In Music History- Feb 23

Brad Whitford of Aerosmith was born in 1952.

In 2000, Carlos Santana swept the 42nd Grammy Awards, winning in nine categories.

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" tops the chart for the first of four weeks in 1980. Queen's first #1 hit also marks the first time singer Freddie Mercury plays guitar on record. Freddie Mercury wrote it while in the bath.

Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" (also know as the theme to the movie 'The Exorcist') debuts on the singles chart in 1974.

Melvin Franklin of the Temptations ("My Girl") died of a brain seizure in 1995.

Little Richard receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award in 1993.
In 1970, Ringo Starr made his first solo TV appearance, on NBC's "Laugh In" (exactly six years after the Beatles' third "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance on CBS).

Simon & Garfunkel sing together for the first time in ten years as they receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award in 2003.

Today in 1991, the song "All the Man That I Need" by Whitney Houston topped the charts and stayed there for 2 weeks.

Twenty people are injured when ticketless fans try to gatecrash a Rolling Stones concert in Buenos Aires in 2006. Police use rubber bullets and tear gas to control the unruly crowd. (and Geritol for the band)

In 1974, Led Zeppelin decided to call their own record label Swan Song. Names turned down include Superhype, Slag, Eclipse, Deluxe, and that old reliable, Sh*t.

Texan blues guitarist Johnny Winter is born in Beaumont in 1944.
Among the albino's hit albums is 1973's Still Alive and Well.

"Eight Arms To Hold You," was one suggested title for The Beatles’ second film, "Help!" They began filming in the Bahamas in1965.

The Doors do it again. “Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock CafĂ©” becomes The Doors’ fifth straight gold album in 1970.

In 1978, the Eagles win the Record of the Year Grammy for “Hotel California” but don’t bother to show up. Fleetwood Mac picks up the statue for Best Album of the Year, “Rumours.”

A lack of business forces the legendary Muscle Shoals Studio in Sheffield Alabama to close its doors in 2005. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aretha Franklin were among the legends that recorded there.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley separated in 1972 after four years and one child, Lisa Marie.