History of Rock for Feb 22 and Feb 23

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Feb 22

1964 - The Beatles return home from their US Tour.

1968 - The Who play the Filmore West in San Francisco and become the highest paid act at the venue ever.

1975 - John Entwistle starts a 5 week tour with his band Ox in California.

1978 - The police appear in a Wrigley's chewing gum commercial for TV and had to dye their blonde for the ad. Mistakenly associated as part of the UK punk movement, the blonde visual image will give the group a strong identity for the next 2 years.

1978 - Whitesnake begins its debut tour in the UK.

1980 - Ronnie Wood and his girlfriend Jo Howard are arrested for cocaine possesion on St Martin in the Dutch Antilles and spend 5 days in jail.

1984 - On tour together, Motley Crue arrives at their hotel for their show in Lakeland, Florida and head to the bar with Ozzy Osbourne. Ozzy enters with a dollar bill placed between the cheeks of his ass, and offers it to other drinkers. He runs off with the bag of an elderly woman after she hassles him over his antics, and soon goes to the pool wearing a summer dress he finds in her bag. He soon tells Nikki that he feels like doing a line of cocaine, but they have none. So Ozzy then walks over and snorts a long line of ants up his nose before urinating on the pavement from under his dress, and licking it up. He challenges Nikki to copy him, who also urinates on the pavement, but before he has a chance to lick it up, Ozzy beats him to it.

1986 - The Rolling Stones play at the small 100 Club in Oxford Street London in memory of Ian Stewart

1989 - Jethro Tull's Crest Of A Knave beats Metallica's ...And Justice For All for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental at the Grammy's. The members of Jethro Tull, on the advice of their manager, did not attend the ceremony, and when presenters Alice Cooper and Lita Ford announced the winner booing could be heard from the crowd. Cooper later called the announcing "an egg on my face".

1991 - For the second year in a row, Motley Crue is nominated in the Best Hard Rock Performance category of the Grammy Awards and beaten by Living Colour: their Time's Up album beats Kickstart My Heart. Other nominees are AC/DC for The Razor's Edge, Faith No More for their song Epic, and Jane's Addiction for their Ritual de lo Habitual album.

1991 - The European leg of David Lee Roth's current World Tour kicks off in Glasgow.

1997 - The annual Livestock VII concert takes place in Tampa Florida. On the bill are Motley Crue, Type O Negative, Helmet, Gravity Kills, Bloodhound Gang and Jackyl.

Feb 23

1974 - Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) by The Rolling Stones is #15 in the US

1978 - The Eagles win Grammys for the Hotel California album and New Kid in Town single.

1978 - Fleetwood Mac's Rumours wins the Grammy for Album of the Year.

1979 - The first tour of the U.S. and Canada by Dire Straits opens at the Paradise Club in Boston. The group logs 51 sold-out shows in 38 days.

1983 - Pat Benatar's Shadows of the Night wins the Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.

1985 - The Smiths topped the UK Album chart with Meat Is Murder dethroning Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA

1990 - In the Best Hard Rock Performance category of the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, Motley Crue's Dr Feelgood is beaten by Living Colour's Cult of Personality. Other nominees are Aerosmith for Love In An Elevator, Guns N' Roses for G N' R Lies, and Great White for Once Bitten, Twice Shy.

1991 - A remix of the B52's Mesopotamia makes #184 in the US as the band continue to work on tracks for their Animal Rights album Tame Yourself

1999 - At the 1999 Orville H. Gibson Awards, held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles, Courtney Love, lead singer of Hole, walks away with the best rock guitarist (female) honor, while bandmate Melissa auf der Maur picks up the award for best bassist (female).

1999 - The Alice Cooper tribute album Humanary Stew is released in the U.S. and features an all star lineup with their takes on some classic Alice Cooper tracks. The track listing is
1. Under My Wheels - Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Bob Kulick, Pat Torpey, Chuck Wright, Clarence Clemmons
2. School's Out - Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Bob Daisley, Eric Singer, Paul Taylor
3. No More Mr. Nice Guy - Roger Daltrey, Slash, Mike Inez, Carmine Appice
4. Welcome to My Nightmare - Ronnie James Dio, Steve Lukather, Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo, Paul Taylor
5. Cold Ethyl - Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Billy Sheehan, Simon Philips
6. Black Widow - Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Tony Franklin, Tommy Aldridge, Derek Sherinian
7. Go to Hell - Dee Snider, Zakk Wylde, Rudy Sarzo, Frankie Banali
8. Billion Dollar Babies - Phil Lewis, George Lynch, Stu Hamm, Vinne Colaiuta, Derek Sherinian
9. Only Woman Bleed - Glenn Hughes, Paul Gilbert, Bob Kulick, Stephen Ferrone, Paul Taylor
10. Eighteen - Don Dokken, John Noram, Tim Bogart, Greg Bissonette
11. Elected - Steve Jones, Billy Duffy, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum

2000 - A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “What Is And What Should Never Be” by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes becomes available for free download exclusively from e-tailer Musicmaker.com.

2000 - At the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Carlos Santana performs a record-tying sweep at the Grammy’s, winning eight of the ten awards for which he is nominated. Michael Jackson set the record back in 1984 when he won big for Thriller.

2004 - Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin is arrested in Toledo, Ohio after terminating a gig there four songs in, claiming he was too “f*cked up” to perform. Scantlin then remained onstage for half-an-hour and hurled profanity at the crowd.

2004 - Courtney Love fires her lawyer after he advises her to plead guilty to drugs possession charges.

2005 - The jury is selected for The Trial of the Century, aka Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial.

2006 - The surviving members of Alice in Chains announce they are reforming for a series of concerts.

2006 -Twenty people are injured when ticketless fans try to gatecrash a Rolling Stones concert in Buenos Aires. Police use rubber bullets and tear gas to control the unruly crowd.

2006 - Arctic Monkeys win Best New Band and Best British Band at the NME Awards in London. Best album goes to Kaiser Chief’s Employment. The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman is hospitalized after leaping onto Kaiser Chief’s table.


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