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This Day in Music History: February 19th
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1997: A judge in New York dismissed a $7 million lawsuit against Motley Crue for hearing loss that a fan suffered at one of their concerts. The judge ruled that the fan knew the concert would be loud when he purchased the ticket.

1995: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married Pamela Anderson on a beach in Cancun, Mexico.

1995: Jon Bon Jovi’s wife Dorthea gave birth to their second child, a son named Jesse James Louis.

1993: Lynyrd Skynyrd celebrated their twentieth anniversary with a Lynyrd Skynyrd & Friends LYVE performance from Atlanta’s Fox Theatre that aired live on pay-per-view. Special guests included Peter Frampton, Charlie Daniels, Zakk Wylde, Poison singer Bret Michaels & Cinderella singer Tom Kiefer.

1983: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their second appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Change of Heart” and “The Waiting”.

1982: Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio for urinating on The Alamo. At the time of his arrest, Osbourne was wearing a dress which belonged to his manager (later wife), Sharon Arden.

1980: AC/DC singer Bon Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning in London while sleeping in a friend’s car. He was 33 years old.

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.

1974: Kiss made their television debut on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.

Paul Dean-guitarist for Loverboy born in 1946
Tony Iommi-guitarist for Black Sabbath born in 1948
Francis Buchholz-bassist for Scorpions born in 1954


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