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February 26

Music History for Wednesday, 2/26/20

2017 - Before Kurt Busch took home the checkered flag, Lady Antebellum sang "You Look Good" during the pre-game events for NASCAR's Daytona 500. 2014 - Frank Reed, the lead singer of The Chi-Lites, died. He was 59.

2011 - Mark Tulin, the bassist for The Electric Prunes, died. He was 62.

2010 - Decades after Carly Simon first released “You’re So Vain” from her 1972 album Never Been Gone, she finally revealed the subject of the song. In a new version of the song, the singer whispered the name “David” backwards, prompting many to believe she was referring to music executive David Geffen.

2009 - President Barack Obama honored Stevie Wonder with a Gershwin Award for lifetime achievement. The president credited the musician for helping him woo first lady Michelle Obama.

2007 - Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook broke his little toe jumping on the couch at his house in Nashville.

2006 - Willie Nelson rode in the Krewe of Bacchus Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.

2004 - Wave On Wave became Pat Green’s first gold album.

2002 Alanis Morissette released her third album, Under Rug Swept.

2001 - Martina McBride collected a triple-platinum award for Evolution, while Toby Keith picked up a single certification for How Do You Like Me Now?

1998 - Ex-Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was formally charged with abusing his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, and one of their sons, Dylan.

1998 - Garth Brooks announced he would be one of the first artists to release a DVD-audio album.

1997 - The Beatles won Grammys for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group for "Free As A Bird," Best Music Video, Short Form for the "Free As A Bird" video and Best Music Video, Long Form for The Beatles Anthology.

1997 - First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Best Spoken Word Grammy for her reading of It Takes a Village.

1997 - LeAnn Rimes won both Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the Grammys.

1995 - Ex-Led Zeppelin men Jimmy Page and Robert Plant kicked off a year-long world tour in Pensacola, Florida, in support of their No Quarter reunion album.

1994 - The Desert Rose Band played its final show in Indio, California.

1990 - The Coasters’ former singer, Cornell Gunter, was murdered in Las Vegas. He was 53.

1987 - Strait From the Heart went gold for George Strait, while his Greatest Hits went platinum.

1975 - The number one song was "Best of My Love"by The Eagles. It was the band's first chart-topper.

1966 - The Rolling Stones released "19th Nervous Breakdown."

1966 - The Temptations’ "Get Ready" entered the Hot 100 for the first time. It peaked at number 29 on the pop charts, although it went to number one on the R&B chart. It was later covered in 1970 by Rare Earth, whose version ultimately went to number four.

1961 - Chubby Checker had the number one single with "Pony Time."


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