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March 02 : This Day in Music History
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Innovations

1983 : The first CD players were released in America, along with 16 albums on CD.
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Awards and Honors (3)

1974 : Gladys Knight & The Pips wins Grammys for "Neither One of Us" (Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group or Chorus) and "Midnight Train To Georgia" (best R&B vocal performance by a group).
1988 : U2 win their first Grammy Awards, taking Album of the Year and Best Performance by Rock Duo or Group with Vocal for The Joshua Tree.
2014 : 20 Feet From Stardom, a film about backup singers featuring Darlene Love and Lisa Fischer, wins the Oscar for Best Documentary. Love gets a standing ovation when she sings part of her acceptance speech.

Births (13)

1900 : Kurt Weill
1942 : Lou Reed is born Lewis Allan Reed in Brooklyn, New York.
1946 : John Cowsill (The Cowsills)
1948 : Rory Gallagher
1949 : Eddie Money is born Joseph Mahoney in Brooklyn, New York.
1950 : Karen Carpenter (of the Carpenters) is born in New Haven, Connecticut.
1955 : Jay Osmond (of The Osmonds) is born in Ogden, Utah.
1955 : Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons)
1956 : Mark Evans (bassist for AC/DC) is born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, where he would meet his future bandmates at the city's Station Hotel in 1975.
1956 : Anvil singer/leader Steve "Lips" Kudlow is born in Canada.
1962 : Jon Bon Jovi is born John Francis Bongiovi in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
1971 : Rapper Method Man (Clifford Smith) is born in Long Island, New York.
1977 : Chris Martin (Coldplay)

Charts (1)

1991 : Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" peaks at #6 on the US chart. The song became a smash-hit after an instrumental version was featured in the 1990 David Lynch film, Wild at Heart.

Deaths (3)

1999 : Dusty Springfield
2003 : Hank Ballard
2008 : Jeff Healey

Debuts (1)

1989 : Madonna's "Like A Prayer" becomes the first hit song to debut in a commercial when it is used in a 2-minute Pepsi ad starring Madonna. The spot is called "Make A Wish," and shows Madonna watching her 8-year-old self at her birthday party. The commercial aired in primetime around the world, but was never broadcast again because the next day, the video was released, and in it, Madonna kisses a black man and dances in front of burning crosses - not what Pepsi had in mind. The cola company dropped Madonna, who got to keep the remainder of her $5 million endorsement deal.

Good Deeds (1)

2014 : Arby's buys the hat Pharrell Williams wore to the Grammys on eBay for $44,100. The fast-food chain donates the hat (which resembles their logo) to the Newseum in Washington, DC. Money from the auction goes to the From One Hand to Another charity.

Health Issues (1)

1968 : Cat Stevens begins a three month hospital stay after being diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Innovations (1)

1983 : The first CD players were released in America, along with 16 albums on CD.

Miscellaneous (1)

1960 : Elvis Presley Army plane refuels in Scotland -- his only appearance in the U.K.

Movies (2)

1964 : Shooting begins on the Beatles first feature film, A Hard Day's Night.
1984 : This Is Spinal Tap is released in theaters, chronicling the hapless heavy metal band with exploding drummers and an amp that goes to 11.

Recordings (2)

1955 : Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley and "I'm A Man"
1967 : The Supremes, Reflections and The Happening

Releases (2)

1964 : Vee-Jay Records in Chicago creates the Tollie label and releases Twist And Shout by The Beatles on it.
2008 : Nine Inch Nails release their sixth album, an almost entirely instrumental Ghosts I-IV, as a free digital release - a concept they will revisit with their next album, The Slip, in July. Physical copies are sold at a regular price a few months after the digital releases.

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1977 : The Barry Manilow Special airs on ABC-TV.
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