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This Day in Music History: February 15th
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2002: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was sued by the parents of a four year old boy who drowned in a pool at Lee’s Malibu mansion the previous June. Lee would be cleared by a jury in April 2003.


1999: Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura declared Rolling Stones Day in Minnesota before their concert in Minneapolis. Ventura was a bodyguard for the group.


1998: The Rolling Stones closed out the second North American leg of their tour in support of Bridges to Babylon in Las Vegas at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, which included Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt & Sting in attendance. 


1995: ZZ Top filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Steridyne Corporation which made a $100 gel-filled mattress bed-sore product named the ZZ Topper.


1981: Mike Bloomfield, guitarist for The Paul Butterfield Blues Band & Bob Dylan was found dead of an accidental drug overdose in a parked car in San Francisco. He was 37 years old.


1977: Glen Matlock was fired as the bassist for the Sex Pistols. When the group reunited in 1996, 2002 & 2007, Matlock was their bassist.


1975: Rush released their sophomore album Fly by Night which was their first album with Neil Peart on drums.


1969: The Doors peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Touch Me” which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.


1964: The Beatles reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time with Meet the Beatles! which spent eleven weeks on top of the chart.


Birthdays:

Mick Avory-drummer for The Kinks born in 1944
John Helliwell-saxophonist for Supertramp born in 1945
David Brown-bassist for Santana born in 1947

 

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