Music History for

February 29


1792 - Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born.

1932 - Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers teamed up to record "Shine."

1972 - John Lennon's U.S. immigration visa expired. It was the beginning of a 3 1/2 year fight for Lennon to stay in the U.S.

1980 - Buddy Holly's glasses and the Big Bopper's wristwatch were found in old police files by the Mason City Sheriff. The items were worn by the men when their plane crashed on February 3, 1959.

2000 - In Guildford, Surrey, Eric Clapton had his driving privileges suspended for six months and was fined about $570 dollars for speeding.

2000 - Puff Daddy pled not guilty to charges that he had attempted to bribe a professional driver to take responsibility for a 9mm handgun that had been found in a vehicle with Puff Daddy following a shooting in 1999.

2000 - The city of Autlan de Navarro, Mexico announced plans to build a public monument to tribute Carlos Santana.