February 12th has been a somewhat quiet day in music history. In 1970, John Lennon chose today to perform his new single “Instant Karma” on BBC TV’s “Top Of Pops” program. Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed the single all in one day, making it one of the fastest-released songs in pop music history.
Al Green remembers February 12th because on this day in 1972 his single “Let’s Stay Together” hit #1 on the US charts. The song was Green’s only #1 song but Rolling Stone later named it the 60th greatest song of all time.
In 1977, the Police spent a whopping $225 at Pathway Studios in London to record their first single “Fall Out” on the 12th. Also in 1977, Pink Floyd released their 10th studio album “Animals” in the US. The album went on to reach #3 on the charts.
February 12th, 1997 was the day that David Bowie received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
At the 2005 Grammy Awards, Led Zeppelin recieved the Lifetime Achievement Award.
And finally, on February 12th 2007 Sting announced at a press conference that The Police were getting back together for a tour.
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