Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 12

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It’s the birthday of the late keyboardist for the Doors, Ray Manzarek. On what day in 2013 did Ray pass away?

Answer: May 20

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • Happy birthday: Doors keyboardist Ray Manzerek and Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett!
  • 1964: The Beatles performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall – it was their last stop on their whirlwind first U.S. tour.
  • 1967: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and their girlfriends were all arrested on drug charges after a raid on Richards’ Redland mansion.
  • 1968: Jimi Hendrix was awarded an honorary high school diploma and the key to the city of Seattle after he played a free homecoming concert at Garfield High School.
  • He dropped out of the school at 14 years old to pursue his musical interests.
  • 1981: Yoko Ono debuted John Lennon’s video for the single “Woman” on ABC-TV’s “20/20.”
  • 1997: David Bowie received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2005: Led Zeppelin was among those honored with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy in a ceremony the night before the 47th annual Grammy Awards. Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant attended the ceremony.
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