Music History for

February 25


1727 - Composer Armand-Louis Couperin was born.

1873 - Opera singer Enrico Caruso was born in Naples.

1943 - This day was commonly thought to be George Harrison's birthday. In 1992, Harrison was reported to have said, "I only learned recently after all these years that the date and time of my own birth have always been off by one calendar day and about a half hour on the clock." His birthday is actually February 24.

1952 - The first musical choreography score was copyrighted. It was Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate".

1953 - The musical "Wonderful Town" opened. It ran for 559 performances.

1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded "That'll Be The Day." The song would be their first hit. A previously recorded version, on July 22, 1956, was produced poorly and the vocals were performed differently.

1978 - Jefferson Starship declared "Earth Day" for the release of their new album, "Earth". It was premiered 2 days later.

1987 - Frank Sinatra guest starred on CBS-TV's "Magnum P.I."

1992 - James Brown received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

1995 - Lyle Lovett broke his collarbone riding a motorcycle in Mexico.

1995 - Frank Sinatra sang before a live audience for the last time. It was at a private party for 1,200 select guests on the closing night of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament.

1998 - Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison received Lifetime Achievement Grammy awards.

1999 - Prince filed a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against nine Web sites, with allegations that included selling bootlegged recordings and offering unauthorized song downloads.

2000 - It was announced that Britney Spears would be releasing her own brand of bubble gum, "Britney Spears CD Bubble Gum", in March of 2000.

2010 - Apple announced that it had surpassed 10 billion song downloads from the iTunes Store. The 10 billionth song was "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash.