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This Day in Music History: February 21st
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2003: Ringo Starr & record producer Mark Hudson announced the formation of their new record label, Pumkinhead Records. 

2001: At the 43rd Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, the big winners were Steely Dan who won three awards including Albun of the Year for Two Against Nature & U2 who also won three awards including Record of the Year for “Beautiful Day”.

1995: Bruce Springsteen performed with The E Street Band for the first time in seven years at Tramps Nightclub in New York City to film a music video for the song “Murder Incorporated”, a new song recorded for Springsteen’s Greatest Hits album which was released the following week.

1992: Falling From Grace, which John Mellencamp starred & directed premiered in movie theatres in the U.S.

1987: The Georgia Satellites peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” which was their only top ten single in the U.S.

1982: Murray the K, a New York disc jockey who was jokingly dubbed the “Fifth Beatle” by George Harrison & who would later promote himself on-air as such died of cancer a week after his sixtieth birthday in Los Angeles.

1981: Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon began the first of 15 non-consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard 200 Album Chart. It would go on to be the highest selling album of 1981.

1981: Loverboy made their U.S. television debut on American Bandstand where they performed “Turn Me Loose” & “The Kid is Hot Tonite”.

1968: McGraw-Hill Inc. outbid eight other American publishers for the U.S. rights to the authorized biography of The Beatles written by Hunter Davies. Their bid was $150,000.

1964: Billy Joel joined his first rock band, a New York band called The Echoes as the pianist, which specialized in covering British Invasion bands.

Paul Newton-bassist for Uriah Heep born in 1945
Jerry Harrison-guitarist & keyboardist for Talking Heads born in 1949
Vince Welnick-keyboardist for The Tubes & Grateful Dead born in 1951


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