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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today in Music History

-DJ Murray "The K" Kaufman, who called himself "the fifth Beatle" is born

-Jerry Harrison, rock keyboardist for The Talking Heads, is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

-Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer player for The Tubes, is born
-Vince Welnick, rock keyboard player for The Tubes, is born in Phoenix, Arizona

-The first Gibson model Flying V guitar is made in a factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan

-The Beatles played 3 gigs in one day. First one was a lunchtime crowd at the Cavern Club, then later at the Casanova Club

-The Echoes, a New York band, would hire a young piano player named Billy Joel

-Led Zeppelin II reaches sales of 2 million

-Fleetwood Mac releases "Rumors"

-AC/DC front man Bon Scott falls unconscious and dies in a friend's car after a long night of drinking. Died on Feb. 19, 1980, in London, England

-Murray "The K" Kaufman dies at age 60. He considered himself "the fifth Beatle"

-For the first time in 7 years, Bruce Springsteen performs with the E-Street band for a video for director Jonathan Demme's Murder Incorporated

-Celine Dion went to #1 in the U.K. with her single "My Heart Will Go On"
-Tom Morello denies rumors that Chris Cornell will become the new lead singer of Rage Against the Machine. It's later said that the lead singer is... Chris Cornell
Tom Morello

Chris Cornell
-Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill all win Grammys at the Staples Center in L.A.

-Ringo Starr announces he's starting a new label called Pumpkinhead to give musical "newcomers" a chance
-Kid Rock files a lawsuit to prevent a video showing him and Creed front man Scott Stapp being "serviced" by 4 women

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