Is February 20th special?
Heck yeah it is! Not only is it our own David Bolla’s birthday (Happy birthday Dave!), but all these cool things happened on this day as well:
1745 – The birth of composer Johann Peter Saloman.
1770 – The birth of composer Ferdinando Carulli.
1791 – The birth of composer Carl Czerny.
1802 – The birth of composer Charles-Auguste de Beriot.
1940 – Larry Clinton and his orchestra recorded “Limehouse Blues”.
1949 – Ricky Nelson joined the cast of his parents’ radio show.
1969 – “Goodbye Cream” opened in Baltimore. The film was of Cream’s November 26, 1968 farewell concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
1969 – The X-rated film “Candy” premiered. It was Ringo Starr’s first non-musical role in a film.
Today in Beatles History
1970 – John Lennon’s “Instant Karma” was released in the U.S.
John Lennon apparel and gear – Today in Beatles History
1974 – Cher filed for separation from husband Sonny Bono. She filed for divorce not long afterwards. They had been married for 10 years.
1976 – KISS placed their footprints on the sidewalk outside the Grauman Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Official KISS Store
1982 – Singer Pat Benatar married musician-producer Neil Geraldo in Hawaii. It was Benatar’s second marriage.
1992 – Paula Abdul and actor Emilio Estevez announced their engagement.
1996 – Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and a bodyguard were found not guilty of first-degree murder. The jury was deadlocked on voluntary manslaughter charges resulting in a mistrial.
1997 – Ben and Jerry’s introduced a their ice cream Phish Food. It was named after the rock group Phish.
1998 – The first of two concerts honoring the late Nicolette Larson was held.
2000 – ABC-TV aired the “Little Richard” TV movie.
2002 – In Los Angeles, CA, a jury awarded a woman $40,000 for wrongful termination from James Brown’s company in 1999. The woman had also claimed that she had been sexually harassed.
2003 – In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.
2012 – You decide to take music lessons at Grosse Pointe Music Academy. The lessons you learned there were the foundation for an outstanding musical career!
Did we miss anything? Maybe your band did something sweet on February 20th in the past. Let us know in the comment section and we’ll be sure to add it to our archives.
posted by Grosse Pointe Music Academy staff
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