Almanac: February 22, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1933 - Louise Lopez (Odyssey) (d. 2015)
  • 1936 - Ernie K-Doe (born Ernest Kador, Jr.) (d. 2001)
  • 1938 - Bobby Hendricks (Drifters, Swallows) (78)
  • 1942 - Robert Edwards (Intruders) (74)
  • 1944 - Mick Green (Johnny Kidd & the Pirates, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas) (d. 2010)
  • 1945 - Oliver (born William Oliver Swofford) (d. 2000)
  • 1953 - John B. Sparks (Dr. Feelgood) (63)
  • 1953 - Graham Lewis (Wire) (63)
  • 1962 - Michael Wilton (Queensryche) (54)
  • 1968 - Bradley Nowell (Sublime) (d. 1996)
  • 1973 - Scott Phillips (Creed, Alter Bridge) (43)
  • 1974 - James Blunt (42)
  • 1979 - Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) (37)
Deaths
  • 1976 - Florence Ballard (Supremes) - Cardiac arrest (32)
  • 1987 - Andy Warhol (artist, producer (Velvet Underground)) - Post operative cardiac arrhythmia (58)
  • 1994 - Papa John Creach - Pneumonia after a heart attack (76)
  • 2001 - John Fahey - Complications from bypass surgery (61)
  • 2012 - Billy Strange (81)
On This Day
  • 1963 - The Beatles formed Northern Music Publishing Company.
  • 1965 - Filming for the Beatles movie Help! began in the Bahamas.
  • 1968 - Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter on stage during a show in London, Ontario
  • 1969 - Flatt & Scruggs made their final appearance together at the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1978 - The Police die their hair blonde for a Wrigley's chewing gum commercial.
  • 1978 - Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen were arrested in New York for drug possession.
  • 1979 - Journey became one of the first rock groups to enter a sponsorship deal with a company, in this case Budweiser.
  • 1988 - Stevie Wonder was given the MusiCares Person of the Year award.
  • 1993 - Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden for a solo career. He came back six years later.
  • 1999 - Jimmy Chamberlin announced he was returning to Smashing Pumpkins.
  • 2000 - Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Lauryn Hill join together at an L.A. church to salute the late Curtis Mayfield.
  • 2002 - Little Richard received the NAACP Image Award. He also announces his retirement.
  • 2004 - Bobby Vinton collapsed during a concert in Lancaster, PA. He was revived backstage and refused hospitalization.
  • 2005 - The Queens of the Stone Age had to call off a European tour when Josh Homme came down with a serious lung infection.
  • 2005 - Brian “Head” Welch left Korn.
  • 2005 - Blink-182 went on an “indefinite hiatus.”
  • 2006 - Sheryl Crow had surgery for breast cancer.

Marriages
  • 1997 - Jennifer Lopez and Ojani Noa
  • 1998 - Tori Amos and Mark Hawley
  • 2003 - Cerys Matthews (Catatonia) and Seth Riddle (producer)
Recorded
  • 1951 - Don't You Know I Love You - Clovers
  • 1969 - Abbey Road - Beatles (first session)
  • 1971 - Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys (first session for Rebel Records)
Released
  • 1990 - Country Club - Travis Tritt (debut album)
  • 1993 - Pablo Honey - Radiohead (debut album)
Awards
  • 1989 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Male Pop Vocal - Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
    • Album of the Year - Faith - George Michael
    • New Artist - Tracy Chapman
    • Female Pop Vocal - Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - Brasil - Manhattan Transfer
    • Female Rock Vocal - Tina Live in Europe - Tina Turner
    • Male Rock Vocal - Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
    • Rock Performance Duo or Group - Desire - U2
    • Hard Rock/Metal Performance - Crest of the Knave - Jethro Tull
    • Female R&B Vocal - Giving You the Best That I've Got - Anita Baker
    • Male R&B Vocal - Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby - Terence Trent D'Arby
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - Love Overboard - Gladys Knight & the Pips
    • Rap Performance - Parents Just Don't Understand - DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
    • Female Country Vocal - Hold Me - K.T. Oslin
    • Male Country Vocal - Old 8x10 - Randy Travis
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - Give a Little Love - Judds
    • Blues Traditional Album - Hidden Charms - Willie Dixon
    • Blues Contemporary Blues Album - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Robert Cray Band
Broadcasts

  • 1986 - Monkees Marathon (MTV) - 20th anniversary of show including airing of all 45 episodes of their series.

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