February 29 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
February 29

1968 : At the Grammy Awards, the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category is given for the first time, and Aretha Franklin wins it for "Respect". She would win the award again each of the next 7 years.

1972 : John Lennon's U.S. visa expires, sparking a four-year fight for immigrant status.

1980 : Buddy Holly's iconic glasses, which were lost in the plane crash that killed him in Iowa, are found in evidence by a local sheriff. The glasses were found two months after the crash and turned in to police, where they stayed for the next 21 years.

1992 : U2 premieres their Zoo TV tour in Lakeland, Florida, making their first US concert appearance in four years.

2012 : A man is found dead outside of a house owned by rapper Rick Ross. The Miami Herald reports that Gregory Paul Nesbitt, 39, was shot to death outside of Ross' Miami Gardens mansion. Although Ross used the house to record and to house guests, the rapper was not home at the time of the incident. Police say Nesbitt is known to them but did not speculate on why the victim would be on Ross' property.

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