27 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2016 Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out" peaks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it will stay for one week. It's the duo's first foray into the Top 10.

2015 R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell (Brownstone) dies in a freak accident at age 46 when she falls on a broken wine glass and cuts her neck.

2015 Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83. The actor, best known for playing Spock on Star Trek, also made a musical impact: His albums Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space and Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy both charted in the US (#83 and #97, respectively), and his voice was sampled in the Information Society hit "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)."

2013 Richard Street (The Monitors, The Temptations)

2011 Eddie Kirkland

2001 Carlos Santana (Santana) returns to the Mexican town Autlan De Navarro, where he grew up, for the first time in 46 years. Carlos is honored along with his father, the mariachi player Jose Santana, as a statue is unveiled of the senior Santana.

2000 The Beach Boys: An American Family TV mini-series begins on ABC.

1999 Vince Gill pays tribute to an old friend. On stage on the Grand Ole Opry, Gill plays the Dobro while performing the old hymn "How Great Thou Art" in honor of 87-year-old Dobro player, Brother Oswald.

1998 Motley Crue member Vince Neil, not to be outdone by Tommy Lee, announces an agreement with Internet Entertainment Group and Vivid Video to distribute a 60-minute home video of him having sex with two adult film models while on vacation in Hawaii.

1998 Country singer Jason Sellers gets some help entertaining a lunchtime crowd at the 29th Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, TN. His former wife, Lee Ann Womack, makes a special appearance as Sellers' duet partner. Says Sellers: "Man, you look good. "I want you back." Womack has no patience for her ex's plea. "Well," she says, "maybe if you'da said that a little earlier..."

1996 Bad Religion release their ninth full-length studio album The Gray Race. This is the first Bad Religion album to feature Brian Baker on guitar, replacing Brett Gurewitz, who left the band two years earlier.

1993 Whitney Houston's single "I Will Always Love You" reaches its 14th week at #1, a new record. In 1995, this record is broken by "One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men.

1991 James Brown is released on parole from a South Carolina prison after serving two years of a six-year sentence on drug and assault charges.

1984 The Jacksons' Pepsi commercial premieres on MTV.

1981 Josh Groban

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Jamie Foxx Wins An Oscar For Ray


Jamie Foxx wins a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the movie Ray.

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