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Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 26
1928 Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino (New Orleans)
1932 Johnny Cash (country singer)
1943 Paul Cotton (Poco)
1945 Bob ‘The Bear’ Hite (Canned Heat)
1947 Sandie Shaw (Sandra Goodrich) (Puppet on a String)
1950 Jonathan Cain (Journey)
1954 Michael Bolton
1961 John Jon (Bronski Beat)
Deaths On Feb 26
1977 Bukka White (US blues performer)
No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 26
1966 Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made for Walking US 45
1969 Peter Sarstedt: Where Do You Go To My Lovely UK 45
1977 Eagles: New Kid in Town US 45
1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller US LP
1994 Mariah Carey : Music Box : UK LP
1996 Oasis : Don’t Look Back In Anger : UK single
Various Music Events On Feb 26
1954 In the US House of Representatives, Republican Ruth Thompson of Michigan proposes a bill to ban the mailing or transportation of any ‘obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy disc – or any other article capable of producing sound’ – a thinly disguised attempt to stem the growth of R&B.
1955 Lavern Baker appeals to Congress in the hope of revising 1909 Copyright Act so that artists can be protected against note-for-note cover versions of black hits by white acts.
1963 All Star Festival charity LP released in UK, with all proceeds to World Refugee Fund. Stars include Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day.
1965 Jimmy Page releases She Just Satisfied, his first solo single.
1977 Fleetwood Mac: Rumours hits UK LP chart.
1983 Michael Jackson’s Thriller begins 37-week run as US No. 1 LP.
1987 In the US Capitol Records releases the first 4 Beatles albums on CD
1997 At the Grammys ceremony, Eric Clapton wins three awards and the Beatles, two.
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