February 24th music fun facts of the day

Feb 24, 2015

In 1965,  The Beatles started their first full day of filming for the movie “Help” in London on February 24th.

February 24th 1969 was the day The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever show in Britain. The final performance took place at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly” started a five week stint at #1 on the charts on February 24th, 1973. She wrote the song about “American Pie” singer Don McLean, it was her second #1 hit.

Also in 1973, The Byrds made their final live appearance in New Jersey at the Capital Theatre.

February 24th 1975 saw Led Zeppelin release their sixth album, Physical Graffiti. The album went on to #1 in both the US and the UK.

The Eagles “Greatest Hits” became the first ever RIAA certified platinum record on Feb 24th 1976. To reach platinum, a record must have over 1,000,000 sales.

The first ever Brit Awards were held February 24th, 1982. The Police won “Best British Group” while Cliff Richard won for “Best British Male Solo Artist.”

Also in 1982, John & Yoko won the Grammy for “Album of the Year” with “Double Fantasy.”

Kurt Cobain tied the knot with Courtney  Love on this day in 1992. They were married in Hawaii and had their daughter Frances Bean Cobain later that year in August.

The 43rd Grammy Awards on February 24th 2000 was completely dominated by Carlos Santana. He won eight Grammys that year including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

 

Have you checked out our February announcement of shows yet? Make sure to head over to the events page and reserve your seats for your favorite shows at the Music Circus this summer!