Almanac: February 23, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1944 - Mike Maxfield (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas) (72)
  • 1944 - Johnny Winter (d. 2014)
  • 1946 - Rusty Young (Poco) (70)
  • 1948 - Steve Priest (Sweet) (68)
  • 1949 - Larry Demps (Dramatics) (67)
  • 1949 - Terry "Tex" Comer (Ace) (67)
  • 1952 - Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) (64)
  • 1955 - Howard Jones (61)
  • 1955 - Zeke Manyika (Orange Juice) (61)
  • 1958 - David Sylvian (Japan) (58)
  • 1962 - Michael Wilton (Queensryche) (54)
  • 1963 - Rob Collins (Charlatans) (d. 1996)
  • 1964 - John Norum (Europe) (52)
  • 1967 - Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails) (49)
  • 1972 - Steven Holy (44)
  • 1973 - Lars-Olof Johansson (Cardigans) (43)
  • 1979 - D-Roc (born Deongelo Holmes) (Ying-Yang Twins) (37)
Deaths
  • 1995 - Melvin Franklin (Temptations) - Seizures leading to coma (52)
  • 2003 - Howie Epstein (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) - Possible drug overdose (47)
  • 2015 - Bobby Emmons (72)
On This Day
  • 1940 - Woody Guthrie wrote This Land is Your Land in the Hanover House Hotel, New York. 
  • 1965 - Filming began on the Beatles' movie Eight Arms to Hold You, which would eventually become Help!
  • 1972 - Priscilla Presley moved out of the California house she shared with husband Elvis Presley. 
  • 1978 - Whitesnake played their first show in Nottingham, England. 
  • 1978 - Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) and Nancy Spungen were arrested for drug possession in New York. 
  • 1979 - Dire Straits opens their first North American Tour in Boston. 
  • 1985 - Stevie Wonder was arrested in Washington while protesting apartheid in South Africa.
  • 1989 - Isaac Hayes was ordered to jail in Atlanta for back child support and alimony. 
  • 1994 - The groundbreaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino was held in Las Vegas.
  • 1998 - Oasis was banned from ever flying on Cathay Pacific Airlines again due to their unruly behavior. 
  • 1999 - Garth Brooks went to spring training camp with the San Diego Padres. 
  • 1999 - Paul Arthurs of Oasis was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct. 
  • 2000 - Sean Combs was indicted for allegedly bribing a witness. 
  • 2002 - The Bee Gees, with all three Gibb brothers, made their last live appearance in Miami Beach, FL. 
  • 2004 - Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd was arrested in Toledo, OH after stopping a show after four songs because he said he was too messed up and then staying on stage and insulting the crowd for half an hour. 
  • 2005 - The jury was selected in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial. 
  • 2006 - Twenty people are injured trying to crash the gate at a Rolling Stones show in Buenos Aires.
  • 2006 - The surviving members of Alice in Chains announce they are getting back together for a series of concerts. 
  • 2010 - Abbey Road Studio in London became a historically protected building. 
  • 2010 - Jimmy Dean, Billy Sherrill, Don Williams & Ferlin Husky were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • 2013 - Jermaine Jackson officially changed his name to Jacksun. 
Marriages
  • 2002 - LeAnn Rimes and Dean Sheremet
  • 2013 - Martin LeNoble (Porno For Pyros) and Christina Applegate
Released
  • 1993 - Live: Right Here Right Now - Van Halen
  • 1999 - The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
  • 2010 - American VI: Ain't No Grave - Johnny Cash
Awards
  • 1978 - Grammy Awards
    • Record - Hotel California - Eagles
    • Album - Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
    • Song - Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star is Born) - Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams
    • New Artist - Debby Boone
    • Pop Female - Evergreen (Love Theme From A Star is Born) - Barbra Streisand
    • Pop Male - Handy Man - James Taylor
    • Pop Group - How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
    • R&B Female - Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
    • R&B Male - Unmistakably Lou - Lou Rawls
    • R&B Duo, Group or Chorus - Best of My Love - Emotions
    • R&B Song - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer & Vini Poncia
    • Country Female - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
    • Country Male - Lucille - Kenny Rogers
    • Country Duo or Group - Heaven's Just a Sin Away - Kendalls
    • Country Instrumental - One O'Clock Jump - Asleep at the Wheel
    • Country Song - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Richard Leigh
    • Ethnic or Traditional Recording - Hard Again - Muddy Waters
    • Comedy Recording - Let's Get Small - Steve Martin
  • 1983 - Grammy Awards
    • Record - Rosanna - Toto
    • Album - Toto IV - Toto
    • Song - Always on My Mind - Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson
    • New Artist - Men at Work
    • Pop Female - You Should Hear How She Talks About You - Melissa Manchester
    • Pop Male - Truly - Lionel Richie
    • Pop Duo or Group - Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
    • Rock Female - Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar
    • Rock Male - Hurt So Good - John Cougar
    • Rock Duo or Group - Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    • R&B Female - And I'm Telling You (I'm Not Going) - Jennifer Holiday
    • R&B Male - Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
    • R&B Duo, or Group - Let It Whip - Dazz Band and Wanna Be With You - Earth Wind & Fire
    • R&B Song - Turn Your Love Around - Bill Champlin, Jay Graydon & Steve Lukather
    • Country Female - Break It To Me Gently - Juice Newton
    • Country Male - Always on My Mind - Willie Nelson
    • Country Duo or Group - Mountain Music - Alabama
    • Country Song - Always on My Mind - Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson
    • Traditional Blues Album - Alright Again - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    • Ethnic or Traditional Folk Album - Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band on Tour - Queen Ida
    • Music Video - Physical - Olivia Newton-John
  • 2000 - Grammy Awards
    • Record - Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas
    • Album - Supernatural - Santana
    • Song - Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas
    • New Artist - Christina Aguilera
    • Pop Female - I Will Remember You - Sarah McLachlan
    • Pop Male - Brand New Day - Sting
    • Pop Duo or Group - Maria Maria - Santana
    • Pop Collaboration - Smooth - Santana & Rob Thomas
    • Pop Album - Brand New Day - Sting
    • Traditional Pop Album - Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool - Tony Bennett
    • Rock Female - Sweet Child o' Mine - Shery Crow
    • Rock Male - American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
    • Rock Duo or Group - Put Your Lights On - Everlast & Santana
    • Hard Rock - Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
    • Metal - Iron Man (Live) - Black Sabbath
    • Rock Song - Scar Tissue - Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith
    • Rock Album - Supernatural - Santana
    • R&B Female - It's Not Right But It's Okay - Whitney Houston
    • R&B Male - Staying Power - Barry White
    • R&B Duo or Group - No Scrubs - TLC
    • Traditional R&B Vocal - Staying Power - Barry White
    • R&B Song - No Scrubs - Kandi Burruss, Kevin Briggs, Tameka Cottle
    • R&B Album - Fanmail - TLC
    • Dance Recording - Believe - Cher
    • Rap Solo - My Name Is - Eminem
    • Rap Duo or Group - You Got Me - Erykah Badu & the Roots
    • Rap Album - The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
    • Alternative Album - Mutations - Beck
    • Country Female - Man! I Feel Like a Woman! - Shania Twain
    • Country Male - Choices - George Jones
    • Country Duo or Group - Ready to Run - Dixie Chicks
    • Country Collaboration - After the Goldrush - Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton & Linda Ronstadt
    • Country Song - Come on Over - Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain
    • Country Album - Fly - Dixie Chicks
    • Bluegrass Album - Ancient Tones - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
    • Traditional Blues Album - Blues on the Bayou - B.B. King
    • Contemporary Blues Album - Take Your Shoes Off - Robert Cray Band
    • Traditional Folk Album - Press On - June Carter Cash
    • Contemporary Folk Album - Mule Variations - Tom Waits
    • Reggae Album - Calling Rastafari - Burning Spear
    • Short Form Music Video - Freak on a Leash - Korn
    • Long Form Music Video - Land of Gypsies: Live at the Fillmore East - Jimi Hendrix
  • 2003 - Grammy Awards
    • Record - Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
    • Album - Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
    • Song - Don't Know Why - Jesse Harris
    • New Artist - Norah Jones
    • Pop Female - Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
    • Pop Male - Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayer
    • Pop Group - Hey Baby - No Doubt
    • Pop Collaboration - The Game of Love - Santana & Michelle Branch
    • Pop Vocal Album - Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
    • Traditional Pop Album - Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues - Tony Bennett
    • Rock Female - Steve McQueen - Sheryl Crow
    • Rock Male - The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
    • Rock Duo or Group - In My Place - Coldplay
    • Hard Rock - All My Life - Foo Fighters
    • Metal - Here to Stay - Korn
    • Rock Song - The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
    • Rock Album - The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
    • Alternative Album - A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
    • R&B Female - He Think I Don't Know - Mary J. Blige
    • R&B Male - U Don't Have to Call - Usher
    • R&B Duo or Group - Love's In Need of Love Today - Stevie Wonder & Take 6
    • Traditional R&B Vocal - What's Going On - Chaka Khan & the Funk Brothers
    • Urban / Alternative - Little Things - India.Arie
    • R&B Song - Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop) - Erykah Badu, Madukwu Chinwah, Common, Robert Ozuna, James Poyser, Raphael Saadiq & Glen Standridge
    • R&B Album - Voyage to India - India/Arie
    • Contemporary R&B Album - Ashanti - Ashanti
    • Female Rap - Scream a.k.a. Itchin - Missy Elliott
    • Rap Male - Hot in Herre - Nelly
    • Rap Duo or Group - The Whole World - Outkast & Killer Mike
    • Rap/Sung Collaboration - Dilemma - Nelly & Kelly Rowland
    • Rap Album - The Eminem Show - Eminem
    • Dance Recording - Days Go By - Dirty Vegas
    • Country Female - Cry - Faith Hill
    • Country Male - Give My Love to Rose - Johnny Cash
    • Country Duo or Group - Long Time Gone - Dixie Chicks
    • Country Collaboration - Mendocino County Line - Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack
    • Country Song - Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning) - Alan Jackson 
    • Country Album - Home - Dixie Chicks
    • Bluegrass Album - Lost in the Lonesome Pines - Ralph Stanley
    • Traditional Blues Album - A Christmas Celebration of Hope - B.B. King
    • Contemporary Blues Album - Don't Give Up On Me - Solomon Burke 
    • Traditional Folk Album - Legacy - Doc Watson
    • Contemporary Folk Album - This Side - Nickel Creek
    • Reggae Album - Jamaican E.T. - Lee "Scratch" Perry
    • Historical Album - Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton
    • Short Form Music Video - Without You - Eminem
    • Long Form Music Video - Westway to the World - The Clash
Broadcasts
  • 1970 - Rowan & Martin's Laugh In (NBC) - Ringo Starr

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