February 8 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
February 8

1956 : Buddy Holley signs a recording contract with Decca Records, one which mistakenly drops the "e" from his last name. Buddy, knowing a good thing when he sees it, drops the letter from his name as well.

1958 : The Quarrymen perform at the Wilson Hall in the Garston section of Liverpool, England. Afterwards, member Paul McCartney introduces his friend George Harrison to John Lennon.

1964 : Responding to reports of the supposedly obscene lyrics in the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie", the song's publisher offers $1,000 to anyone who can prove it.

1967 : The duo Peter and Gordon announce their split.

1969 : Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker of Cream announce that they are forming a new group with Steve Winwood of Traffic. Ric Grech later joins on bass, and the group is called Blind Faith.

1972 : Frank Zappa's concert at London's Royal Albert Hall is canceled when promoters discover "obscene" lyrics in Zappa's "200 Motels" score.

2006 : David Bowie is awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

2009 : Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Lil Wayne and Coldplay are the big winners at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

2009 : Sugarland's track "Stay" scoops two Grammy Awards - Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Country Song.

2009 : At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Robin Thicke is again recognized for his work as a writer and producer. His work on the track "Tie My Hands" from Tha Carter III helped earn Lil’ Wayne the award for Best Rap Album, while the song "Giving Myself" which Thicke also wrote and produced, helped Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled album win Best R&B Album.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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