February 24 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
February 24

1963 : The Rolling Stones get their first steady gig at London's Station Hotel, performing on Sundays in the Crawdaddy room for a grand total of $67 a week.

1967 : The Bee Gees sign their first management contract with Robert Stigwood.

1969 : The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Last Experience Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

1973 : The Byrds play their final concert, in Passaic, New Jersey.

1976 : The Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)" is certified gold - it is the first gold certification (sales of 500,000) issued by the RIAA.

1992 : The US Postal Service's infamous "Elvis stamps" are unveiled, with the institution allowing fans to vote for which of two versions - a thin, '50s Elvis or a fat '70s one - will make the final cut. Eventually, thin wins by 3 to 1.

1987 : At tonight's Grammy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards are given to Fats Domino, Ray Charles and B.B. King.

1987 : Bruce Hornsby and the Range take home the Grammy award for Best New Artist, winning over Glass Tiger, Nu Shooz, Simply Red, and Timbuk3.

1990 : The Byrds' David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and Chris Hillman reunite for the first time in years at a tribute concert for the recently deceased Roy Orbison, performing "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)".

1993 : Tom Waits's stripped-down, raw, nearly primeval "Bone Machine" wins a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Rock Album.

1993 : Eric Clapton wins big at the Grammy Awards, taking 3 awards for "Tears In Heaven", two more for his album "Unplugged", and the Best Rock Song award for his acoustic version of "Layla".

1998 : England's Queen Elizabeth II knights Elton John during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

2000 : Georgie Fame is arrested for a DUI after driving home from his concert in Wales. He's fined 350 pounds and has his driver's licensed suspended for a year.

2004 : Singer Lena Horne threatens to withdraw permission for a TV movie of her life after star Janet Jackson suffers her shocking "wardrobe malfunction" at Super Bowl XXXVIII. Jackson quits the project.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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