February 12 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
February 12

1924 : The Experiment In Modern Music concert takes place at Aeolian Hall in New York, where a sold out crowd checks out a relatively new music called Jazz. George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" is performed in public for the first time at the show with Gershwin performing on piano with the orchestra.

1960 : Pat Boone's album "Pat's Great Hits" is certified gold.

1961 : The Miracles' "Shop Around" is certified gold.

1964 : The Beatles conclude their triumphant first American visit with two 25-minute shows at Carnegie Hall.

1967 : Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards' England home, known as "Redlands," is raided by 15 policemen who find "various substances of a suspicious nature". Richards and Mick Jagger are charged with drug offenses.

1968 : Jimi Hendrix' tour stops in his hometown of Seattle, Washington, where he sees his family for the first time in 7 years. His father, Al, meets him at the airport.

1973 : Elton John's album "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player" is certified gold.

2009 : Art Garfunkel makes a surprise appearance at a Paul Simon concert for a three song set in New York's recently refurbished Beacon Theater.

2010 : Details emerge regarding a racy interview John Mayer did for Playboy. In the interview, Mayer described his ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson as "sexual napalm." The singer also commented on black women, pornography and masturbation which some people found offensive. After a flood of backlash from fans and the media, Mayer later apologized for the way he worded some of his answers.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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