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Musician’s Born On This Day On Feb 25
1932 Faren Young (Four in the Morning)
1943 George Harrison
1945 Elkie Brooks (Pearl’s a Singer)
1957 Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood (Bay City Rollers)
1959 Mike Peters (Alarm)
No. 1 In The Charts On Feb 25
1956 Nelson Riddle: Lisbon Antigua US 45
1965 Seekers: I’ll Never Find Another You UK 45
1984 Thompson Twins: Into the Gap UK LP
1984 Van Halen: Jump US 45
1989 Simple Minds: Belfast Child UK 45
1989 Simply Red: A New Flame UK LP
1995 Madonna : Take A Bow : US single
Various Music Events On Feb 25
1957 Buddy Holly and the Crickets record That’ll Be the Day with Norman Petty at his Clovis Studio.
1963 Vee Jay label becomes first to release Beatles in the US, with Please Please Me backed with Ask Me Why (credited to Beattles).
1964 Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion. Within months he records cover version of Stand by Me.
1966 Yardbirds release Shapes of Things to Come.
1977 Polydor UK sign the Jam.
1981 Christopher Cross wins five Grammys for his first LP, a record for a debut album.
1983 Having won same category the previous year, Pat Benatar is awarded Grammy for Shadows of the Night.
1983 Reunited Peter, Paul and Mary tour Europe for the first time in sixteen years.
1983 Toto awarded record-equalling five Grammys for Toto LP and Africa single.
1995 Lyle Lovett has to miss accepting two Grammys. He has broken his collarbone in a motorcycle accident in Mexico.
1998 At the Grammys ceremony, Bob Dylan wins three awards, his son Jakob (with the Wallflowers) one. Other winners include,” Elton John, John Fogerty and Van Morrison with John Lee Hooker
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