Almanac: February 24, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1932 - Michel Legrand (84)
  • 1933 - David "Fathead" Newman (d. 2009)
  • 1941 - Joanie Sommers (born Joan Drost) (75)
  • 1942 - Paul Jones (born Paul Pond) (Manfred Mann) (74)
  • 1943 - George Harrison (d. 2001) (Date claimed later in life by Harrison)
  • 1944 - Nicky Hopkins (d. 1994)
  • 1947 - Rupert Holmes (69)
  • 1947 - Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band) (69)
  • 1948 - Tim Staffell (Smile) (68)
  • 1950 - George Thorogood (66)
  • 1955 - Bob Abrams (Buckinghams) (61)
  • 1958 - Sammy Kershaw (58)
  • 1959 - Colin Farley (Cutting Crew) (57)
  • 1962 - Michele Shocked (54)
  • 1974 - Chad Hugo (The Neptunes) (42)
  • 1976 - Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio) (40)
  • 1989 - Trace Cyrus (Metro Station) (27)
Deaths
  • 1990 - Johnnie Ray - Liver failure (63)
  • 1991 - Webb Pierce - Pancreatic cancer (69)
  • 1994 - Dinah Shore - Ovarian cancer (77)
  • 2004 - Estelle Axton (co-founder of Stax Records (85)
  • 2005 - Goldie Hill - Cancer (72)
On This Day
  • 1956 - Cleveland, OH used an ordinance from 1931 to stop people under the age of 18 from dancing in public.
  • 1965 - The first full day of filming on the Beatles' film Help!
  • 1967 - The Bee Gees signed a management deal with Robert Stigwood.
  • 1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played London's Royal Albert Hall. It was the last appearance for Hendrix in the U.K.
  • 1973 - The Byrds performed their final show in Passaic, NJ.
  • 1976 - The Eagles' Greatest Hits became the first album to be certified platinum by the RIAA.
  • 1984 - Sawyer Brown won Star Search and $100,000.
  • 1988 - Alice Cooper announces he is running for governor of Arizona.
  • 1990 - Bob Dylan joins Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby on stage at a tribute to Roy Orbison to sing Mr. Tambourine Man.
  • 1998 - Elton John received his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth.
  • 1998 - Virgin Records America sued the Smashing Pumpkins for breach of contract and non-delivery of albums.
  • 2000 - Georgie Fame lost his driver's license for a year after being charged with drunk driving.
  • 2002 - Bon Jovi, Kiss, Christina Aguilera, N Sync and Moby perform at the closing ceremonies for the Winter Olympics.
  • 2004 - Janet Jackson was dropped from a Lena Horne biopic after the singer objected to Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl.
  • 2004 - Eminem sued Apple after they used his Lose Yourself in their iPod advertisements.
  • 2010 - Natavia Lowry was convicted in the murder of Ramones manager Linda Stein.
  • 2011 - Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Jamie Foxx, Sheryl Crow and Nick Jonas saluted Motown at the White House.
Marriages
  • 1992 - Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
Recorded
  • 1965 - Help Me Rhonda - Beach Boys
  • 1969 - At San Quentin - Johnny Cash
Released
  • 1969 - Galveston - Glen Campbell (single)
  • 1975 - Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
Awards
  • 1982 - Brit Awards
    • Best Selling Album - Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam Ant
    • Female Solo Artist - Toyah
    • Male Solo Artist - Cliff Richard
    • Group - Police
    • Breakthrough Act - Human League
    • Outstanding Contribution - John Lennon
  • 1982 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year - Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
    • Album of the Year - Double Fantasy - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
    • Song of the Year - Bette Davis Eyes - Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (Kim Carnes)
    • New Artist - Sheena Easton
    • Female Pop Vocal - The Lady and Her Music - Lena Horne
    • Male Pop Vocal - Breakin' Away - Al Jarreau
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - The Boy From New York City - Manhattan Transfer
    • Female Rock Vocal - Fire & Ice - Pat Benatar
    • Male Rock Vocal - Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
    • Rock Performance Duo or Group - Don't Stand So Close to Me - Police
    • Female R&B Vocal - Hold On, I'm Comin' - Aretha Franklin
    • Male R&B Vocal - One Hundred Ways - James Ingram
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - The Dude - Quincy Jones
    • Female Country Vocal - 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
    • Male Country Vocal - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - Elvira - Oak Ridge Boys
  • 1987 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year, Male Pop Vocal - Higher Love - Steve Winwood
    • Album of the Year - Graceland - Paul Simon
    • Song of the Year - That's What Friends Are For - Burt Bacharach & Carole Bayer Sager
    • New Artist - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
    • Female Pop Vocal - The Broadway Album - Barbra Streisand
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder
    • Female Rock Vocal - Back Where You Started - Tina Turner
    • Male Rock Vocal - Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
    • Rock Performance Duo or Group - Missionary Man - Eurythmics
    • Female R&B Vocal - Rapture - Anita Baker
    • Male R&B Vocal - Living in America - James Brown
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - Kiss - Prince & the Revolution
    • Female Country Vocal - Whoever's in New England - Reba McEntire
    • Male Country Vocal - Lost in the Fifties Tonight - Ronnie Milsap
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days) - Judds
    • Traditional Blues Album - Showdown! - Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland & Robert Cray
  • 1993 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year, Male Pop Vocal - Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
    • Album of the Year, Male Rock Solo Vocal - Unplugged - Eric Clapton
    • Song of the Year - Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton & Will Jennings
    • New Artist - Arrested Development
    • Female Pop Vocal - Constant Craving - k.d. lang
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - Beauty and the Beast - Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson
    • Female Rock Solo Vocal - Ain't It Heavy - Melissa Etheridge
    • Rock Performance Duo or Group - Achtung Baby - U2
    • Hard Rock Performance - Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • Metal Performance - Wish - Nine Inch Nails
    • Female R&B Vocal - The Woman I Am - Chaka Khan
    • Male R&B Vocal - Heaven and Earth - Al Jarreau
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - End of the Road - Boyz II Men
    • Rap Solo - Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
    • Rap Performance Duo or Group - Tennessee - Arrested Development
    • Female Country Vocal - I Feel Lucky - Mary Chapin Carpenter
    • Male Country Vocal - I Still Believe in You - Vince Gill
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - At the Ryman - Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers
    • Alternative Album - Bone Machine - Tom Waits
    • Blues Traditional Album - Goin' Back to New Orleans - Dr. John
    • Blues Contemporary Blues Album - The Sky is Crying - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  • 1997 - Brit Awards
    • British Male - George Michael
    • British Female - Gabrielle
    • British Group - Manic Street Preachers
    • British Breakthrough - Kula Shaker
    • British Single - Wannabe - Spice Girls
    • British Album - Everything Must Go - Manic Street Preachers
    • British Video - Say You'll Be There - Spice Girls
    • International Male - Beck
    • International Female - Sheryl Crow
    • International Group - Fugees
    • International Breakthrough Act - Robert Miles
    • Outstanding Contribution - Bee Gees
  • 1998 - Orville E. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award
    • John Fogerty
  • 1999 - Grammy Awards
    • Record of the Year, Female Pop Vocal - My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
    • Album of the Year, R&B Album - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
    • Song of the Year - My Heart Will Go On - James Horner & Will Jennings
    • New Artist - Lauryn Hill
    • Male Pop Vocal - My Father's Eyes - Eric Clapton
    • Pop Performance Duo or Group - Jump Jive an' Wail - Brian Setzer Orchestra
    • Female Rock Solo Vocal - Uninvited - Alanis Morissette
    • Male Rock Solo Vocal - Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
    • Rock Performance Duo or Group - Pink - Aerosmith
    • Hard Rock Performance - Most High - Robert Plant & Jimmy Page
    • Metal Performance - Better Than You - Metallica
    • Rock Album - The Globe Sessions - Sheryl Crow
    • Alternative Performance - Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys
    • Female R&B Vocal - Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
    • Male R&B Vocal - St. Louis Blues - Stevie Wonder
    • R&B Performance Duo or Group - The Boy is Mine - Brandy & Monica
    • Rap Solo - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
    • Rap Performance Duo or Group - Intergalactic - Beastie Boys
    • Rap Album - Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life - Jay-Z
    • Female Country Vocal - You're Still the One - Shania Twain
    • Male Country Vocal - If You Ever Have Forever in Mind - Vince Gill
    • Duo or Group Country Performance - There's Your Trouble - Dixie Chicks
    • Country Album - Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks
    • Blues Traditional Album - Any Place I'm Going - Otis Rush
    • Blues Contemporary Blues Album - Slow Down - Keb' Mo'
Broadcasts

  • 1964 - Ed Sullivan Show (CBS) - Beatles (3rd appearance)
  • 1974 - McCloud (NBC) - John Denver
  • 1978 - The Second Barry Manilow Special (ABC)
  • 1980 - Harper Valley P.T.A. (NBC) (based on Jeanie C. Riley's 1968 hit)
  • 2007 - CMT Crossroads (CMT) - Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby

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