24 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1994 James Taylor appears on the "Deep Space Homer" episode of The Simpsons.

1994 Singer/actress Dinah Shore dies at age 77 of cachexia (or wasting syndrome), a complication of her ovarian cancer.

1993 Tom Waits's stripped-down, raw, nearly primeval Bone Machine wins a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Rock Album.

1991 Honky tonk entertainer Webb Pierce dies of pancreatic cancer at age 69. Known for the 1955 chart-topper "In The Jailhouse Now."

1990 Johnnie Ray, one of the most popular singers of the early '50s, dies of liver failure at age 63.

1988 At a concert in Phoenix, Alice Cooper claims he is running for governor of Arizona, representing the "Wild Party." (A special election was being held to replace Evan Mecham, who had been impeached.) Cooper's slogan: "A troubled man for troubled times."

1988 American bluesman Memphis Slim dies in Paris.

1987 Fats Domino, Ray Charles and B.B. King win Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammy Awards.

1987 Bruce Hornsby & the Range take home the Grammy award for Best New Artist, winning over Glass Tiger, Nu Shooz, Simply Red, and Timbuk3.

1985 David Crosby escapes from Fair Oaks Hospital in New Jersey, where he has been sentenced to drug rehab. The next day, he is caught in Greenwich Village and arrested for cocaine possession.

1981 Peter Noone (of Herman's Hermits) and Stephen Bishop guest star on the Laverne & Shirley episode "I Do, I Do."

1975 Led Zeppelin releases Physical Graffiti.

1973 The Byrds play their final concert, in Passaic, New Jersey.

1969 Johnny Cash records Johnny Cash At San Quentin.

1969 Jimi Hendrix's Experience play their final UK concert, at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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Elton John Gets The Royal Treatment


Elton John is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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