February 23 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
February 23

1970 : The Doors' "Morrison Hotel" is certified as the band's fifth consecutive gold album.

1977 : A federal jury rules that The Isley Brothers recorded "It's Your Thing" after leaving Motown Records and the label is not entitled to royalties.

1978 : Whitesnake play their first live gig.

1978 : The Police sign with A&M Records.

1979 : Dire Straits begin their first North American tour.

1993 : Little Richard receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.

2000 : Tom Waits's heavily roots-influenced "Mule Variations" wins a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

2003 : Norah Jones wins all five Grammy Awards she is nominated for, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "Don't Know Why".

2003 : Simon & Garfunkel sing together for the first time in ten years as they receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com




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