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February 19 : This Day in Music History
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1980 : AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott dies after a night of heavy drinking. The coroner's report lists "death by misadventure" as the cause.
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Awards and Honors (2)

1974 : The First Annual American Music Awards, Dick Clark's answer to the Grammys, is broadcast on ABC. Hosts include Smokey Robinson, Helen Reddy and Roger Miller.
1977 : Natalie Cole wins a Grammy for "Sophisticated Lady," Best R&B Female Vocal Performance. Barry Manilow wins a Grammy for I Write The Songs, Song of the Year.

Band Dynamics (1)

1958 : Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records to sign with the Columbia label as their first rockabilly artist. The second would be Johnny Cash.

Banned (1)

1972 : The BBC bans Paul McCartney's "Give Ireland Back To The Irish."

Births (13)

1912 : Stan Kenton
1936 : Bob Engemann (The Lettermen)
1940 : Smokey Robinson
1940 : Bobby Rogers (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
1943 : Lou Christie
1948 : Mark Andes (Spirit, Firefall, Canned Heat, Heart)
1948 : Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
1949 : Eddie Hardin (The Spencer Davis Group)
1950 : Francis Buchholz (Scorpions)
1950 : Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash)
1955 : Jeff Daniels
1956 : Dave Wakeling (General Public)
1963 : Seal (born Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel)

Certifications and Milestones (1)

1976 : Donna Summer's Love To Love You Baby is certified gold.

Charts (6)

1949 : John Lee Hooker's Boogie Chillen hits #1 R&B
1966 : Lou Christie electrifies the charts when "Lightnin' Strikes" hits #1.
1972 : Badfinger's album Straight Up enters the charts
1972 : Nilsson's "Without You" hits #1.
1977 : Manfred Mann's Earth Band's Blinded By The Light hits #1
2005 : Good Charlotte's "I Just Wanna Live" peaks at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Concerts and Festivals (3)

1965 : Rod Stewart plays his first major gig in a Harrow, England club, singing with his band, The Soul Agents.
1987 : Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Creedence Clearwater Revival's John Fogerty, and Jesse Ed Davis join bluesman Taj Mahal onstage during his concert at Hollywood's Palomino Club.
1995 : Roxette performs in Beijing celebrating the Chinese New Year. It's the first time a western artist has performed a commercial concert in China since George Michael did in 1984.

Deaths (5)

1980 : AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott dies after a night of heavy drinking. The coroner's report lists "death by misadventure" as the cause.
1998 : Grandpa Jones
2001 : Charles Trenet
2008 : Jazz musician Teo Macero dies at age 82.
2009 : Kelly Groucutt (Electric Light Orchestra)

Discoveries (1)

1878 : Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

Good Deeds (1)

1998 : With Brian Setzer leading the swing revival at the helm of The Brian Setzer orchestra, he reunites The Stray Cats for a show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, with proceeds going to the Carl Perkins Center For The Prevention Of Child Abuse.

Incidents (1)

1996 : During Michael Jackson's performance of "Earth Song" at the 1996 BRIT Awards, Jarvis Cocker of the band Pulp jumps on stage and makes demeaning gestures toward Jackson. Cocker later said he did it because Jackson was "pretending to be Jesus."

Innovations (1)

1878 : Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.

Legal Issues (6)

1971 : In London's Royal Courts of Justice, Paul McCartney's lawsuit against his fellow ex-Beatles begins. McCartney's suit seeks to remove Allen Klein as manager of the group's financial affairs.
1976 : Rich Stevens of the soul group Tower Of Power is arrested in San Jose, CA, for a drug-related triple homicide that had taken place the night before. He will be found guilty in November.
1981 : ABKCO Music, owner of the publishing rights to the Chiffons hit "He's So Fine," is awarded $587,000 from George Harrison, who was found guilty of subconsciously plagiarizing the song in his composition "My Sweet Lord."
1982 : Ozzy Osbourne is wearing a dress when police in San Antonio arrest him for urinating on the Alamo.
1999 : Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin executive editor Craig Marks. Manson's action is in response to a multimillion-dollar suit Marks filed the month before against defendants that included the singer, label Nothing/Interscope, and Manson's bodyguard agency.
2002 : A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer.

Marriages and Breakups (1)

1995 : Baywatch's Pamela Anderson marries Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee on a Cancun beach. The bride wears a white bikini.

Miscellaneous (2)

1952 : Fixated on old war movies and wishing to join the fight in Korea while it was still in progress, seventeen-year-old Vincent Eugene Craddock enters the US Navy. He would later go on to fame as Gene Vincent.
1968 : Gerry Marsden (of Gerry and the Pacemakers fame) begins a 3 1/2 year run in the stage production of Charlie Girl in London's West End

Music and Politics (1)

1998 : Country singer Lorrie Morgan issues a strongly worded denial over an article in the tabloid Star magazine that claims she had "a wild ride in the back seat of a limousine with President Bill Clinton." Morgan's retort? "The only accurate information in the article with regard to my relationship with President Clinton was that I joined him onstage for the Christmas tree lighting in Washington - I have never met with him in a private situation."

Recordings (4)

1956 : The Platters record "Magic Touch."
1964 : Simon and Garfunkel, The Sound Of Silence (original)
1965 : The Beatles, You're Going To Lose That Girl
1969 : Elvis Presley: "Do You Know Who I Am?," "Kentucky Rain," "Only the Strong Survive"

Releases (4)

1955 : Pat Boone, "Two Hearts, Two Kisses, One Love"
1958 : The Miracles, "Got A Job"
1985 : Mick Jagger, She's The Boss
2008 : Jagjaguwar Records officially release Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago in the US.

TV, Radio, Press (3)

1970 : Monkees songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart guest star on the show Bewitched.
1972 : Sammy Davis Jr. makes his notorious guest appearance on CBS' All In The Family, giving the show's main character, white bigot Archie Bunker, a big kiss
1974 : Kiss make their television debut on an episode of ABC's Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.
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