This Month in Music History – February

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This Month in music history
February 1
• 1992: “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred tops the singles charts
• 1968: Lisa Marie Presley is born exactly 9 months after Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s wedding
• 1964: Governor of Indiana declares “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen pornographic
• 1952: Rick James is born (bitch!).
• 1949: RCA Victor introduces the 45 RPM record

February 2
• 1979: Ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose in New York City
• 1978: Van Halen signs with Warner Brothers
• 1977: Shakira is born
• 1942: Graham Nash, co-founder of The Hollies and later of Crosby, Stills, & Nash, is born
February 3
• 1961: Bob Dylan’s first recording session takes place at the home of friends Bob & Sid Gleason
• 1959: Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and Buddy Holly are killed in an Iowa plane crash
February 4
• 1983: Karen Carpenter dies of heart failure as a complication of anorexia
• 1948: Alice Cooper is born
February 5
• 1972: Neil Young’s album Heart of Gold is released
• 1964: Michael “Duff” McKagan of Guns N’ Roses is born
February 6
• 1962: Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is born William Bruce Rose Jr.
• 1945: Bob Marley is born Robert Nesta Marley
February 7
• 1964: The Beatles land at Kennedy Airport and set foot on American soil for the first time
February 8
• 1990: 1960s songwriter Del Shannon dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head
• 1961: Vince Neil of Motley Crue is born Vince Neil Wharton
February 9
• 1964: The Beatles set new records for television ratings when appearing on “The Ed Sullivan Show”
• 1942: Carole King is born Carol Klein
February 11
• 1972: David Bowie debuts his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, at a concert in Tollworth, England
• 1962: Sheryl Crow is born
February 12
• 1939: Ray Manzarek of The Doors is born Raymond Daniel Manzarek
February 13
• 1981: Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon finishes 402 consecutive weeks (more than seven years) on the Billboard charts
• 1961: Henry Rollins is born Henry Garfield
• 1950: Peter Gabriel is born
February 14
• 1934: Keyboardist Merl Saunders, of Legion of Mary and Reconstruction, is born
February 15
• 1976: Brandon Boyd of Incubus is born
February 16
• 1958: Ice-T is born Tracy Marrow
February 17
• 1982: Jazz legend Thelonious Monk dies
• 1972: Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day is born
February 18
• 1965: Dr. Dre is born Andre Young
• 1933: Yoko Ono is born
February 19
• 1980: Bon Scott, vocalist of AC/DC, dies in London after choking on his own vomit during an all-night drinking binge
• 1977: Fleetwood Mac releases the album Rumours
• 1963: Seal is born Sealhenry Olusegun Olumide Samuel
• 1948: Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath is born
• 1940: Smokey Robinson, founding member of the Miracles, is born
February 20
• 1996: Snoop Doggy Dogg and his bodyguard McKinley Lee are found not guilty of murder in a shooting death case
• 1967: Kurt Cobain of Nirvana is born
February 22
• 1989: Jethro Tull is selected over Metallica to win the first Hard Rock/Metal Grammy
February 24
• 1992: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love marry
• 1969: Johnny Cash performs at San Quentin Prison, spawning the legendary Live at San Quentin album
February 25
• 1943: George Harrison of The Beatles is born
February 26
• 1971: Eryka Badu is born
• 1932: Johnny R. Cash is born
• 1928: Fats Domino is born
February 27
• 1986: Van Halen releases “Why Can’t This Be Love,” their first single with Sammy Hagar
February 28
• 1984: Michael Jackson wins eight Grammy Awards for his album Thriller
• 1968: Rhythm and blues singer Frankie Lymon dies of a heroin overdose at age 25
• 1942: Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is born

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