Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014

SCORPIONS...Lovedrive  (1979)
Lovedrive was released on 35 years ago today in 1979. It reached number 55 on the U.S. album charts.
(vinyl, CD, Allmusic review)

Dennis Diken from The Smithereens is 57; Mike Peters from The Alarm is 55; Richard Liles, formerly with 3 Doors Down, is 41;

1943 George Harrison is born in Liverpool, England. Harrison died in 2001
1963 VeeJay Records releases the single "Please Please Me" by the Beatles in the U.S. It does nothing
1981 At the Grammys: Billy Joel-Glass Houses Best Rock Vocal Performance, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band-“Against The Wind” Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal
1985 U2 begin their first U.S. tour. That same night Sting performed his first solo gig in New York City
1986 At the 28th Grammys: Don Henley-“The Boys Of Summer” Best Rock Male Vocal Performance
1992 At the 34th Grammys: Bonnie Raitt-"Luck Of The Draw" Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo and “Something To Talk About” Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
1990 At the 40th Grammys: The Wallflowers-"One Headlight" Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance By A Group. That same evening Roy Orbision is inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
2008 Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The topic: their failed marriage
2010  Bob Dylan is awarded the National Medal of Arts, which recognizes “the breadth and depth of American architecture, design, film, music, performance, theater and visual art.” Dylan does not attend.
2011 Vince Neil of Motley Crue is released from jail after serving 10 days of a 15 day sentence stemming from an arrest of drunken driving on the Las Vegas strip June 27, 2010
2011 Suze Rotolo, artist and girlfriend of singer Bob Dylan, who was his lyrical muse when he came to prominence in the early 1960s, died in New York at age 67
2013  Dan Foler, formerly with the Allman Brothers Band, died in Sarasota, Florida.  Foler was 64

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