FEBRUARY 22 – 28 – THIS WEEK IN ROCK

This Week in Rock Trivia Answer:

Little Richard is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy on 2/23/1993.

BORN THIS WEEK – FEBRUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 28

2/22/1982 – Joe Hottinger (Guitarist of Halestorm)

2/23/1946 – Rusty Young (Steel guitarist of Poco)

2/23/1952 – Brad Whitford (Guitarist of Aerosmith)

2/24/1942 – Paul Jones (vocals and harmonica, Manfred Mann, The Blues Band)

2/24/1944 – Nicky Hopkins (session pianist and organist, worked with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Who)

2/24/1947 – Lonnie Turner (bass, Steve Miller Band)

2/25/1943 – George Harrison (guitar and vocals, The Beatles)

Happy Birthday Doug Yule!

2/25/1947 – Doug Yule (singer, Velvet Underground)

2/26/1928 – Fats Domino (Pianist, Singer)

2/26/1932 – Johnny Cash (Singer, Songwriter, Actor)

2/26/1943 – Bob “The Bear” Hite (Canned Heat)

2/27/1954 – Neal Schon (Journey)

2/27/1959 – Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

2/28/1942 – Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones)

DIED THIS WEEK IN – FEBRUARY 22 – FEBRUARY 28

Andy Warhol (manager, The Velvet Underground) – February 22, 1989

Tony Williams (jazz drummer) – February 23, 1997

Howie Epstein (bass, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) – 12/23/2003

Papa John Creech (violin, Jefferson Airplane) – 2/24/1994

Louisiana Red (blues guitarist, singer, harmonica) – 2/25/2012

Paco De Lucia (flamenco guitarist) – 2/25/2014

Bukka White (Delta blues guitarist and singer) – 2/26/1977

Buddy Miles (Drummer, Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys, The Electric Flag) – 2/26/2008

Frankie Lymon (blues singer and songwriter, The Teenagers) – 2/27/1968

MUSIC RECORDINGS, RELEASES AND TOP OF THE CHARTS:

The Beatles record “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” on 2/22/1969.

Morrison Hotel by The Doors goes gold (their fifth album in a row to do so) on 2/23/1970.

Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) by The Eagles is the first ever platinum album. – 2/24/1976 

The Beatles release “Please Please Me.” – 2/25/1963

Van Halen’s “Jump” leaps to the top of the Billboard charts – 2/25/1984 

The Beatles record “And I Love Her” and “I Should Have Known Better.” – 2/26/1964

Rubber Soul by The Beatles hits #1 – 2/26/1966

Jimmy Page releases his only single “She Just Satisfies – 2/26/1965

Rubber Soul by The Beatles hits #1 – 2/26/1966

Pearl by Janis Joplin goes #1- 2/27/1971

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

Sadly, Ten Years After play their final live show in London on 2/22/1974.

The first Grammy award for the “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” category is awarded to Jethro Tull. They beat Metallica on 2/22/1989. Wrap your head around that….

Prince officially is given the trademark on the symbol he is using instead of an actual name on 2/22/1994.

Dire Straits embark on their very first US tour on 2/23/1971.

Little Richard is presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy on 2/23/1993.

Mule Variations by Tom Waits wins the “Best Contemporary Folk Album” Grammy. The album’s guests included Les Claypool on bass, and John Hammond and Charlie Musselwhite playing the blues harp on 2/23/2000.

Carlos Santana wins eight Grammy Awards for the highly popular album Supernatural on 2/23/2000.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience play two shows at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Between shows, Hendrix gets “casted” by the inventive groupie Cynthia Plaster Caster, who makes a mold of his love gun. – 2/25/1968

Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison receive lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards. – 2/25/1998

Former Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant embark on their one-year tour promoting their No Quarter Album. – 2/26/1995

The Grammy for “Best Male Vocal Performance” goes to Bruce Springsteen for his giant hit “Dancing In the Dark.” It beat out “Blue Jean” by David Bowie, “Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol, “Restless” by Elton John, and “Pink Houses” by John Cougar Mellencamp. – 2/26/1985

The Beatles, long broken up and having lost John Lennon, win 3 Grammy awards, including 2 for the song “Free As a Bird” and the third for their video for Anthology – 2/26/1997

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