February 21 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
February 21

1958 : Gibson's first "Flying V" guitar is shipped from a factory in factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1964 : The Beatles leave the US and return to England after their triumphant first visit.

1968 : After making an offer of $150,000, publishing firm McGraw-Hill beats out eight other contenders for the rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of The Beatles.

1961 : The Beatles make their debut at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where they will become regulars for lunchtime sessions.

1964 : Billy Joel joins his first rock band: The Echoes, who specialize in playing the hits by UK bands.

1983 : Performing in Cleveland on the 9th date of a 48 date US tour, Adam Ant collapses on stage with torn cartilage in his knee; he returns after being seen by a doctor and finishes on one leg.

1990 : Paul McCartney is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 32nd annual Grammys.

1987 : Sly Stone is jailed for possession of cocaine in Los Angeles, an arrest which sends the singer into retirement and virtual seclusion upon his release.

1990 : Bruce Hornsby and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band win the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Recording. Bruce Hornsby had rearranged a hit song he co-wrote with his brother John called "The Valley Road" and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded it for their album "Will the Circle be Unbroken" vol. 2.

1995 : Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band perform live together for the first time in seven years, performing the new song Murder Incorporated at a club in New York City.

2001 : Johnny Cash gets out of the hospital, where he is treated for pneumonia, and makes it to the Grammy Awards that night, where he wins for Best Male Vocal Country Performance for "Solitary Man" - his tenth Grammy.

2008 : Paramore cancel a European tour because of "internal struggles." Thankfully, the band doesn't split.

2008 : In what is reported as one of eBay's most expensive sales yet, the online auction house brokers a deal between an unnamed US music collector and an unnamed Irish collector for three million albums and singles in various formats, for a grand total of about one dollar per item.

2008 : Crystal Gayle is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.

2011 : Lady Gaga performs the first of two shows at Madison Square Garden that will make up the footage of her HBO concert special in May.

2012 : Adele flips off producers at the Brit Awards when she is ushered off stage before she can finish the acceptance speech for her Album of the Year win.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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