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Trivia 2018 # 7 & 8

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February 16
~ 1935 – Sonny Bono was born

February 17
~ 1968 – David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd

February 18
~ 1933 – Yoko Ono is born
~ 1965 – Dr. Dre (Andre Romelle Young) is born

February 19
~ 1957 – Actor ab Hunter reaches # 1 with the song “Young Love”
~ 1978 – Tony Iommi is born

February 20
~ 1946 – J. Geils was born
~ 1697 – Kurt Cobain was born

February 21
~ 1933 – Nina Simone was born

feb 16 James-Hetfield-Ian-AndersonFebruary 22
~ 1989 – Heavy Metal becomes a category at the Grammy Awards, and Jethro Tull take home the award.  The category  name was actually Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental, combining two of the most popular music genres of the 1980s. Metallica, who were expected to win the inaugural award for their album …And Justice for All, lost to Jethro Tull whose album Crest of a Knave won instead. Also beating out Jane’s Addiction, Iggy Pop, as well as AC/DC. The presenters Lita Ford and Alice Cooper slightly confused, somewhat dejected way in which Cooper announced Jethro Tull’s victory, as Ford quickly self-stifled her laughter, the boos from the crowd, and the even more confusion after reaction by Ian Anderson (who wasn’t present to accept the trophy, which he thought his band had earned as a sort of lifetime-achievement commemoration). This choice led to widespread criticism of the Academy, as journalists suggested that Jethro Tull’s music did not belong in either the hard rock or heavy metal genres. In response, the Academy separated the genres creating the categories Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance. This incident is often considered an example of the Grammy Awards being out of touch with popular sentiment, and was named the biggest upset in Grammy history by Entertainment Weekly.

~ 1974 – James Blunt was born

February 23
~ 1985 – The Smiths rise to the top of the chart with Meat is Murder
~ 1944 – Johnny Winter was born

February 24
~ 1976 – Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) becomes the first platinum certified album

February 25
~ 1984 – Van Halen go to #1 with ‘Jump”
~ 1943 – George Harrison is born

February 26
~ 1928 – Fats Domino is born
~ 1932 – Johnny Cash is born

February 27
~ 1980 – The Doobie Brothers win the Song of the Year at the Grammy’s for ‘What A Fool Believes”
~1981 – Josh Groban is born

February 28
~ 1996 – Alanis Morrissette takes home 4 Grammy Awards for Jagged Little Pill
~ 1942 – Brian Jones is born

March 1
~ 1944 – Roger Daltry is born

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