Music History for

February 19


1743 - Composer Luigi Boccherini was born.

1956 - The Platters recorded "Magic Touch."

1958 - The Miracles released their first single "Got A Job."

1964 - Simon & Garfunkel completed the original acoustic version of "Sounds of Silence."

1968 - Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) began a 3-1/2 year run in the London stage production of "Charlie Girl."

1970 - Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart guest starred on ABC-TV's "Bewitched".

1971 - Paul McCartney released "Another Day" in the U.K.

1974 - Dick Clark premiered the "American Music Awards."

1974 - KISS made their TV debut on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert."

1976 - Rich Stevens (Tower of Power) was arrested and charged in the murders of three men the night before in San Jose, CA. The reason was believed to be drugs. Stevens and another were found guilty on two counts of murder the following November.

1980 - Bon Scott, the lead singer of heavy metal band AC/DC, died in London at the age of 33. He died as a result of choking on his own vomit after drinking heavily.

1981 - George Harrison was ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" between his song, "My Sweet Lord" and the Chiffons "He's So Fine."

1985 - Mick Jagger released "She's The Boss" in the U.S. It was his first solo album.

1991 - Public Enemy boycotted the 1991 Grammy Awards because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony. Sinead O'Connor also boycotted the event.

1995 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) and Pamela Anderson were married.

1995 - Roxette performed in Beijing. It was the first concert for a western artist in China since 1985 when Wham! performed.

1996 - London police arrested singer Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) for allegedly attacking three children that were performing with Michael Jackson at the Brit Awards. Cocker denied touching any children.
Today in Michael Jackson History

1997 - Miles Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1997 - A New York judge dismissed a $7 million lawsuit filed against Motley Crue for hearing loss of a fan that was suffered at one of their concerts.

1998 - The Stray Cats reunited for a single show at L.A.'s House Of Blues. The show was a benefit for the Carl Perkins Foundation.

1998 - Lorrie Morgan issued a denial concerning an article that the tabloid "Star" magazine had published about "a wild ride in the back seat of a limousine with U.S. President Bill Clinton."