This Day in Music History: February 28th

2010: Neil Young performed “Long May You Run” during the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver while the Olympic Flame was extinguished. 

1996: The original lineup of Kiss made their first public appearance in full makeup & costumes in 17 years at the 38th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Kiss & Tupac Shakur presented the Grammy Award for Best New Artist to Hootie & the Blowfish.

1995: Aerosmith guitarist Brad Withford & drummer Joey Kramer appeared at the Massachusetts State House in Boston where they received the 1995 Commonwealth Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

1987: Eddie Van Halen appeared on Saturday Night Live which was being hosted by his then-wife Valerie Bertinelli. 

1985: David Byron, the original singer for Uriah Heep, died of alcohol related complications in Reading, U.K. He was 38 years old.

1982: Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham collapsed during Thin Lizzy’s European tour while battling heroin withdrawal. 

1970: For a concert in Copenhagen, Led Zeppelin were billed as The Nobs due Eva von Zeppelin threatening to sue them if they used her family name in Denmark.

1970: In an interview with U.K. music magazine New Musical Express original Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green discussed his plans to give all of his money away.

1966: The Cavern Club in Liverpool, U.K. made famous by The Beatles’ residency there, closed due to being $15,000 in debt. Police were called after more than 100 fans barricaded themselves in the club to protest the club’s closing. Today, the area where The Cavern Club resided is now a subway station.

Birthdays:
Brian Jones-guitarist for The Rolling Stones born in 1942
Donnie Iris born in 1943

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