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JD's Rock 'n' Roll Almanac

Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Tuesday, February 21, 2017

68 years ago (1949)Jerry Harrison, keyboardist and guitarist with the Talking Heads, is born.
53 years ago (1964)The Rolling Stones' third single, Not Fade Away (a remake of the Buddy Holly tune), is released in the U.K. on Decca Records. It becomes the group's first British Top Ten single.
51 years ago (1966)The Beatles release the single Nowhere Man b/w What Goes On.
49 years ago (1968)McGraw-Hill, Inc. outbids eight other American publishers and pays $150,000 for the U.S. rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of The Beatles.
47 years ago (1970)Simon & Garfunkel's album Bridge Over Troubled Water enters the U.K. chart at #1 and stays there for nearly forty weeks; it remains in the Top Ten for 126 weeks. The title track goes gold in five days.
45 years ago (1972)Tad Kinchia of Blues Traveler is born.
13 years ago (2004)Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe files court papers in Los Angeles in order to allow a retired judge to mediate an issue concerning their divorce agreement. The issue centers on their children, 7-year-old Prince Michael and 5-year-old Paris. The move is the first step of an attempt by Rowe to get custody of the kids.
11 years ago (2006)A U. S. District Court judge grants Kid Rock and Creed singer Scott Stapp a temporary ordre that stops David Joseph and his World Wide Red Light District from distributing or promoting an explicit sex video in which the two rockers appear with four women. Red Light gained notoriety in 2004 when it distibuted the Paris Hilton sex video.
8 years ago (2009)Kid Rock is grand marshal and headline performer for the Endymion Mardi Gras Parade and Superdome Extravaganza in New Orleans. REO Speedwagon and the Zippers also perform.
4 years ago (2013)The usual confetti cannons, pyrotechnics, and huge American flag are part of the Kid Rock show at the New Orleans Arena. He focuses on heartland and Southern rock.
4 years ago (2013)Blues guitarist Magic Slim dies at the age of 75. The Mississippi native's real name was Morris Holt, and he was a younger contemporary of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. He helped shape the sound of Chicago's electric blues.
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