Music History for

February 26


1770 - Composer Anton Reicha was born.

1879 - Composer Frank Bridge was born.

1954 - A U.S. Congresswoman introduced a bill to prohibit the distribution of "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" recordings.

1955 - LaVern Baker appealed to Congress in a letter to Michigan Representative Charles Digges Jr. The letter requested the revision of the Copyright Act of 1909.

1955 - Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling the 78s for the first time.

1965 - Jimmy Page released his first solo single "She Just Satisfies."

1970 - The Beatles album "Beatles Again" was released in the U.S. It contained the song "Hey Jude."
Today in Beatles History

1975 - Harry Chapin's revue "The Night That Made America Famous" opened on Broadway.

1975 - Sonny and Cher's divorce became final.

1978 - Vladimir Horowitz marked the 50th anniversary of his U.S. debut with a performance at the White House.

1979 - The Sex Pistols released the album "The Great Rock N' Roll Swindle."

1985 - Chuck Berry received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

1987 - Capitol Records released the first 4 Beatles albums on CD.
Today in Beatles History

1990 - Cornell Gunter of the Coasters was murdered in Las Vegas at the age of 53.

1991 - "Rockline on MTV" premiered.

1995 - Jimmy Page and Robert Plant began a world tour to support their reunion album "No Quarter."

1998 - Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was formally charged with abusing his wife Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan.

2002 - Alanis Morissette's third album "Under Rug Swept" was released.

2008 - Apple announced that the iTunes Store had surpassed Best Buy to become the second largest music seller in the U.S. The number one seller at the time was Walmart.

2008 - In North Korea, the New York Philharmonic performed a concert for the nation's elite.

2013 - The single "Just Give Me a Reason" by Pink featuring Nate Ruess was released.