Monday, 29 February 2016

Today in rock history 29th February

Today in rock history Monday 29th February 1968, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at this year's Grammy Awards. 1972, On the last date of an Australian tour Led Zeppelin played at the Festival Hall in Brisbane. 1976, A Special 'Leap Year' concert with The Stranglers, Nasty Pop, Deaf School and Jive Bombers, at London's Roundhouse. 1977, Two members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were knocked unconscious after a scuffle broke out- between the band and members of the metropolitan police boxing team, who were holding a dinner at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. 1980, The glasses that Buddy Holly had been wearing when he died were discovered in a police file in Mason, Iowa after being there for over 21 years. 1988, Robert Plant released his fourth solo album, Now And Zen. 1992, Mr Big started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'To Be With You', 1996, Status Quo sued Radio 1 for £250,000 ($425,000) on the grounds that the BBC station was breaking the law by not including their new record on their playlist. 2000, Eric Clapton was banned from driving for six months after speeding at 45mph in a 30mph zone near his UK home in Surrey. 2000, Sir Elton John stormed out of the opening of his new Broadway musical show, 'Aida', after 15 minutes complaining that his songs had been ruined.

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