Music History for

February 24


1766 - Composer Samuel Wesley was born.

1771 - Composer Johann Baptist Cramer was born.

1940 - Frances Langford recorded "When You Wish Upon a Star."

1956 - In Cleveland, OH, police invoked a 1931 ordinance barring people under the age of 18 from dancing in public unless accompanied by an adult.

1963 - Near London, the Rolling Stones took over as the Sunday house band at the Station Hotel.

1964 - The Beatles appeared for the 3rd time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They appeared via tape.
Today in Beatles History

1965 - The Beach Boys recorded "Help Me Rhonda".

1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience played its last British concert.

1970 - "ABC" by the Jackson Five was released.
Today in Michael Jackson History

1975 - Led Zeppelin's album "Physical Graffiti" was released.

1976 - The Eagles' "Greatest Hits" album became the first album in the U.S. to be certified platinum by the RIAA.

1978 - "The Second Barry Manilow Special" aired on ABC-TV with guest star Ray Charles.

1979 - The Police released the single "Roxanne" in the U.S.

1980 - NBC premiered the TV movie "Harper Valley P.T.A."

1987 - Fats Domino received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th annual Grammy Awards.

1988 - Alice Cooper announced he would run for Governor of Arizona as a member of the "Wild Party". He did not win.

1990 - Bob Dylan joined Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and David Crosby to sing "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn, Turn, Turn" at a Los Angeles tribute to the late Roy Orbison.

1992 - The U.S. Postal Service unveiled 2 versions of its proposed Elvis stamp for fans to vote on. The younger Elvis design won and was issued on January 8, 1993.

1992 - Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were married in Hawaii.

1993 - Eric Clapton won six Grammy Awards for the song "Tears In Heaven."

1998 - Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

1998 - Virgin Records America Inc. filed suit against the Smashing Pumpkins for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums.

1998 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) was arrested and charged with hitting his wife Pamela Anderson Lee.

1999 - Johnny Rotten emceed VH1's live Grammy coverage.

1999 - Lauryn Hill won five Grammy awards for her debut solo album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."

2003 - CMT featured an entire day of Shania Twain programming.

2015 - The expanded reissue of
Led Zeppelin's album "Physical Graffiti" was released in the U.S.