25 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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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.

1992 Garth Brooks wins his first Grammy Award when Ropin' The Wind, his third album, is named Best Country Vocal Performance, Male.

1992 James Brown receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.

1989 Nirvana debut their Bleach track "Negative Creep" live at the Husky Union Building at the University of Washington in Seattle.

1987 Frank Sinatra guest stars as a retired police sergeant on the Magnum, P.I. episode "Laura."

1982 Alabama release their sixth studio album, Mountain Music.

1973 Justin Jeffre (of 98 Degrees) is born in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

1971 Daniel Powter ("Bad Day") is born in Vernon, British Columbia. The budding violinist switches to piano after a group of bullies destroy his violin.

1964 Bob Dylan appears on the Steve Allen Show. He gives a brief, awkward interview before performing "The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll."

1963 The Beatles release "Please Please Me" in America. It gets little attention, but becomes one of their big hits a year later when Beatlemania strikes and the song is re-released.

1961 Elvis Presley plays the first of two charity shows in Memphis. It's his first concert since entering the army in 1958.

1959 Mike Peters (lead singer for The Alarm) is born in Prestatyn, Wales.

1957 Dennis Diken (drummer for The Smithereens) is born in Belleville, New Jersey.

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.

1953 John Doe of the punk band X is born John Duchac in Decatur, Illinois.

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Soy Bomb And ODB Disrupt Grammy Awards


Strange things are afoot at the Grammy Awards. A shirtless dude with "Soy Bomb" written on his chest intrudes on Bob Dylan's performance, and when Shawn Colvin wins 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."

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