Music History for

February 15


1847 - Composer Robert Fuchs was born.

1941 - Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded "Take the "A" Train" for the first time.

1954 - Big Joe Turner recorded the original "Shake, Rattle & Roll".

1958 - "The Dick Clark Show" debuted on ABC-TV. Connie Francis, Pat Boone and Jerry Lee Lewis were the first performers to appear on the show.

1961 - The Marcels recorded "Blue Moon".

1965 - The Beatles released the single "Eight Days a Week".
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1964 - Sam Cooke announced that he was cutting back on live performances to concentrate on songwriting and building his record labels.

1965 - Nat "King" Cole died of complications following surgery for lung cancer at the age of 48.

1967 - The first laws concerning anti-bootlegging were enacted.

1967 - The band Chicago formed.

1969 - A Florida woman was arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin during a concert at a club.

1975 - Gino Vannelli performed on the television show "Soul Train."

1975 - Rush released the album "Fly By Night."

1976 - Bette Midler bailed seven members of her entourage out of jail. They were arrested on cocaine and marijuana possession charges.

1977 - Sid Vicious joined the Sex Pistols replacing bassist Glen Matlock.
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1981 - Mike Bloomfield died of an accidental drug overdose.

1992 - The Ivory Coast village of Krinjabo named Michael Jackson "King of the Sanwis."
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1995 - Metallica began recording their sixth album "Load."
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1998 - The Tokyo area phone system went down due to high activity attributable to people trying to reserve tickets for an upcoming Glay concert.

1999 - "Rolling Stones Day" was declared in Minnesota.
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2002 - The movie "Cross Roads," starring Britney Spears, opened in theaters.

2008 - Activision announced that "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" would be released in June 2008.
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