February 11 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
Miscellaneous
February 11

1964 : The Beatles play their first US concert at the Washington Coliseum, in Washington DC. The setlist includes "I Saw Her Standing There", "All My Loving" and "Twist And Shout".

1983 : Bob Seger's "The Distance" is certified platinum.

2007 : The 49th annual Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles, rewarding recordings released during the Eligibility Year October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. Among the winners: Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder's "For Once In My Life" in the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals category.

1998 : Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses is arrested at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, charged with threatening a security worker. He would plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace.

2000 : Near the concession area of an Isley Brothers concert in Los Angeles billed as the "Valentine's Super Love Jam," a 24-year-old man shoots three concert-goers and is killed by a police officer working at the show. The assailant was killed but his victims survived.

2007 : Dixie Chicks take home a staggering five awards during the 49th Grammy Awards. Taking the Long Way wins Album of the Year and Best Country Album, while the single "Not Ready to Make Nice" is awarded Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

2009 : Chris Squire (Yes) undergoes successful surgery on his leg. However, he is advised by his physician that he needs a one month rest period, hence the reason for the cancellation of the rest of the tour dates.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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