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This Day in Music History: February 27th


1977: Keith Richards was arrested at the Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto & was arrested on charges of possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking, which was later reduced to simple possession of heroin & given a suspended sentence, probation for a year & orders to continue rehab & perform a concert on behalf of the CNIB.

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This Day in Music History: February 26th


1995: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, who toured under the moniker Page & Plant kicked off their first tour together in 15 years at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, FL.

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This Day in Music History: February 25th


1982: Iron Maiden kicked off their The Beast on the Road tour in Dunstable, U.K. in support of The Number of the Beast. During this tour they performed 179 concerts in sixteen countries. When they toured North America, they opened tours for Rainbow, 38 Special, the Scorpions & Judas Priest.

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This Day in Music History: February 24th


1987: Robert Palmer won his first Grammy award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male category for “Addicted to” Love at the 29th annual Grammy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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This Day in Music History: February 23rd


1980: Iron Maiden released their debut single “Running Free” on EMI Records in the U.K. where it peaked at number 34.

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This Day in Music History: February 20th


1981: Rush kicked off their tour in support of Moving Pictures at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, MI.

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This Day in Music History: February 19th


1977: Manfred Mann’s Earth Band reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light” which spent one week on top which is Springsteen’s only number one single as a songwriter.

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This Day in Music History: February 18th


1974: Kiss released their self-titled debut album on Casablanca Records. The album would later peak at number 87 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & five songs from the album remain permanent staples in Kiss’ live set to this day.

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This Day in Music History: February 17th


1990: Aerosmith appeared on Saturday Night Live both as performers & appearing in a Wayne’s World sketch debating the fall of communism & the Soviet Union. Aerosmith also performed the theme of Wayne’s World, “Janie’s Got a Gun” & “Monkey on my Back”.

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This Day in Music History: February 16th


1972: John Lennon performed with Chuck Berry on The Mike Douglas Show, performing Memphis & Johnnie B. Goode during Lennon & Yoko Ono’s week-long stint hosting The Mike Douglas Show.

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