February 17 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
Miscellaneous
February 17

1960 : The Everly Brothers sign with Warner Bros. Records in a 10-year contract worth $1 million.

1964 : The first Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass concert is held, in Los Angeles.
 

1965 : "Tennessee Waltz" is declared the state's official song.
 

1972 : Pink Floyd performs "Eclipse" at the Rainbow Theatre in London. A year later, this music becomes the "Dark Side Of The Moon" album.

1973 : Free play their final live gig in Hollywood, Florida as Simon Kirke and Paul Rodgers leave to form Bad Company.

1976 : Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society votes Bette Midler "Woman of the Year".

1979 : The Clash opens its first U.S. tour at the Palladium in New York City.

1990 : Emma Anderson admits in an interview that her band Lush is the "Most hated band in London".

1998 : Ani DiFranco fascination peaks as the singer ships 250,000 copies of her latest album on her own label, Righteous Babe Records. DiFranco's DIY business model earned her a great deal of media coverage.

2001 : Brad Paisley joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry.
 

2004 : The Darkness confirms its status as Britian's new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court, taking three major trophies. The band - which led the nominations going into the awards, with four - won for best British group, British rock act and British album for "Permission to Land". However, The Darkness does not take the British breakthrough award. That honor goes to Busted, which is also named best pop act.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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