On This Day: Rockin Things That Happened In Music on This Day
On This Day, February 24th
1. In 1942 Paul Jones; singer, harmonica player, actor, radio presenter and member of British group Manfred Mann was born. Rockins Hero: Paul Jones performing with Manfred Mann.
2. In 1944 Nicky Hopkins the pianist, who collaborated with The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, John Lennon, The Small Faces and The Who was born. Rockins Hero: Musician Nicky Hopkin
3. In 1947 Lonnie Turner, bassist of the Steve Miller Band was born. The band had the 1974 no. 1 hit “The Joker”. Rockins Heros: Bassist Lonnie Turner
4. The 1963 The Rolling Stones began a Sunday night residency at The Station Hotel in Richmond as the house band. They played to a total of 66 people and were paid £24 (equivalent to £392 today). Rockins Heroes: The Rolling Stones performing at The Station Hotel
5. In 1969 The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last British concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Rockins Heroes: Jimi and The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
6. In 1975 Led Zeppelin released their 6th album titled “Physical Graffiti” in the UK. The recording of the album had been interrupted when band member John Paul Jones had threatened to leave the band. It turned out that the demanding tour schedule had taken its toll and after a rest Jones changed his mind. Led Zeppelin “Physical Graffiti” Album Art Work.
7. In 1976 The Eagles released their “Greatest Hits” LP. It became the first to be awarded a platinum disc and went on to be the best selling US album of all time.
8. In 1979 The Police released the single “Roxanne” in the U.S. Rockins Heroes: The Police
9. In 1982 The first Annual Brit Awards took place in London. The Winners included, The Police for best band, “Kings of the Wild Frontier” by Adam And The Ants won best album, Best British Breakthrough Act went to The Human League and John Lennon received the award for Outstanding Contribution. Rockins Hero: Adam Ant performing.
10. In 1987 The Grammy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Awards are given to Fats Domino, Ray Charles and BB. King.
11. In 1988 as a joke, Alice Cooper announced he would run for Govenor as a member of the “Wild” Party in his native state of Arizona.
12. In 1990 as a late tribute to Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Roger Mcguinn, Chis Hillman and David Crosby sing “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “Turn, Turn, Turn” in Los Angeles.
13. In 1992, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love married in Hawaii, the couple were expecting their first child, Bean at the time.