Music History for
February 20


1745 - Composer Johann Peter Salomon was born.

1763 - Composer Adalbert Gyrowetz was born.

1802 - Composer Charles-Auguste de Beriot was born.

1940 - Larry Clinton and his orchestra recorded "Limehouse Blues."

1949 - Ricky Nelson joined the cast of his parents' radio show.

1958 - Buddy Holly's album "Buddy Holly" was released by Coral Records. This was his first official solo album.

1964 - The Beach Boys recorded "Don't Worry Baby".

1969 - "Goodbye Cream" opened in Baltimore. The film was of Cream's November 26, 1968 farewell concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1969 - The X-rated film "Candy" premiered. It was Ringo Starr's first non-musical role in a film.
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1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" was released in the U.S.
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1976 - KISS did a photoshoot on the sidewalk outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.

1982 - Singer Pat Benatar married musician-producer Neil Giraldo inHawaii. It was Benatar's second marriage.

1992 - Paula Abdul and actor Emilio Estevez announced their engagement.

1996 - Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg and a bodyguard were found not guilty of first-degree murder. The jury was deadlocked on voluntary manslaughter charges resulting in a mistrial.

1997 - Ben and Jerry's introduced their ice cream Phish Food. It was named after the rock group Phish.

1998 - The first of two concerts honoring the late Nicolette Larson was held.

2000 - ABC-TV aired the "Little Richard" TV movie.

2002 - In Los Angeles, CA, a jury awarded a woman $40,000 for wrongful termination from James Brown's company in 1999. The woman had also claimed that she had been sexually harassed.

2003 - In West Warwick, RI, 100 people were killed and more than 230 were injured when fire destroyed the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display being used by Jack Russell's Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for the band, was one of the victims in the fire.

2004 - Apple released their iPod Mini.