This Day in Music History: February 20th

1991: Bob Dylan & John Lennon received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Aerosmith won their first Grammy for Best Rock Performance for “Janie’s Got A Gun” & performed “Come Together” as part of the tribute to Lennon.

1988: Foreigner peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Say You Will” which was their eighth top ten single in the U.S.

1982: Pat Benatar married her guitarist Neil Giraldo on the Hawaiian island of Maui. It was Benatar’s second marriage & they’re still married to this day.

1982: Genesis peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with the “Abacab” which was their fourth single to reach the top forty in the U.S.

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

1976: Kiss placed their booted footprints outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1975: Alice Cooper released his first solo album Welcome to My Nightmare which went on to reach number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell one million copies in the U.S.

1969: Goodbye Cream, the documentary film of Cream’s farewell concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall premiered in Baltimore.

1960: Jimi Hendrix made his first stage appearance with his band The Rocking Kings at the National Guard Armory in Seattle.

Birthdays:
J. Geils-guitarist for The J. Geils Band born in 1946
Walter Becker-bassist & guitarist for Steely Dan born in 1950
Jon Brant-bassist for Cheap Trick born in 1954
Kurt Cobain-singer & guitarist for Nirvana born in 1967

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