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February 25 : This Day in Music History
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Births

1943 : George Harrison is born in Liverpool, England. He would become lead guitarist of The Beatles and a member of the Traveling Wilburys.
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Awards and Honors (2)

1992 : James Brown receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
1998 : Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys.

Births (7)

1942 : Roy Michaels (Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys)
1943 : George Harrison is born in Liverpool, England. He would become lead guitarist of The Beatles and a member of the Traveling Wilburys.
1947 : Bassist David Stensen (The Grass Roots) is born in San Bruno, California.
1957 : Dennis Diken (drummer for The Smithereens) is born in Belleville, New Jersey.
1959 : Mike Peters (lead singer for The Alarm) is born in Prestatyn, Wales.
1971 : Daniel Powter is born in Vernon, British Columbia. The budding violinist switched to piano after a group of bullies destroyed his violin.
1973 : Justin Jeffre (98 Degrees) is born in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

Charts (1)

1984 : Van Halen's "Jump" hits #1 in the US, where it stays for five weeks.

Concerts and Festivals (2)

1961 : Elvis Presley plays the first of two charity shows in Memphis. It's his concert since entering the army in 1958.
1995 : Frank Sinatra performs in public for the last time. On the last day of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament in Palm Springs, Ol' Blue Eyes sings a handful of songs to a VIP invitational audience: "I've Got the World On a String," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Fly Me to the Moon," "Where or When," "My Kind of Town," and "The Best is Yet to Come."

Deaths (4)

1993 : Toy Caldwell (lead guitarist for The Marshall Tucker Band) dies of cocaine-related cardio-respiratory failure at his home in Moore, South Carolina, at age 45.
2009 : Memphis bluesman Mark Sallings (Mark Sallings and the Famous Unknowns) dies in a car accident in Arkansas at age 56.
2011 : Rick Coonce (drummer for The Grass Roots) dies of heart failure in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at age 64.
2012 : Bluesman Louisiana Red (real name: Iverson Minter) dies after suffering a stroke in Hanover, Germany, at age 79. Known for his 1975 song "Sweet Blood Call."

Incidents (2)

1998 : When Shawn Colvin is announced as the Grammy winner for Song Of The Year (for "Sunny Came Home"), Ol' Dirty Bastard of Wu-Tang Clan rushes the stage, commandeering the microphone and talking about how his group should have won the Best Rap Album award over Puff Daddy because "Wu-Tang is for the children."
2015 : Madonna falls down a set of stage stairs during her performance of "Living For Love" at the Brit Awards when the cape she is wearing doesn't release properly when pulled by a dancer. She gamely gets up and finishes the performance, later reassuring fans that she is fine, and that "love really lifted me up."

Legal Issues (1)

1999 : Prince, who was then known by a symbol, sues 9 websites to prevent unauthorized downloads. He takes another stand in 2007 when he sued other sites to remove images of him.

Movies (1)

1991 : Director Cameron Crowe brings members of the cast and crew of his movie Singles to the Off Ramp in Seattle, where Pearl Jam, who appear in the film, is playing. Matt Dillon and Campbell Scott hang out with the band all night, but the real Seattle scene is a little too grungy for the other actors, who leave early.

Recordings (1)

1957 : Buddy Holly records "That'll Be The Day" with his band The Crickets at Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico. In September, it will hit #1 in the US.

Releases (5)

1963 : The Beatles, "Please Please Me"/"Ask Me Why"
1982 : Bad Religion release their first full-length studio album, How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
1982 : Alabama: Mountain Music
1992 : TLC releases their debut album, Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip.
2003 : Having recently signed with Columbia Records, Switchfoot release The Beautiful Letdown, their major label debut album.

TV, Radio, Press (1)

1987 : Frank Sinatra guests on an episode of Magnum, P.I. on CBS-TV.
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