Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 21

Carter Alan /

Happy birthday to Talking Heads band member Jerry Harrison. Before he joined the Heads, he was in what Boston band?

Answer: The Modern Lovers

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

  • Happy birthday: Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads!
  • 1975: David Bowie released his Young Americans album. That same day, John Lennon put out his “Rock & Roll album. It was his last studio effort before a self-imposed five-year break from the music business during which he raised his son Sean.
  • 1982: Murray the K died of cancer in Los Angeles. The New York DJ was known for his close association with The Beatles during their early American tours, to the point of being referred to as “The Fifth Beatle.”
  • 1990: At the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards, Stevie Ray Vaughan received a statue for Best Contemporary Blues Recording for his album In Step.
  • 1992: John Mellencamp made his film acting and directing debut with the movie Falling From Grace.
  • 1995: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed on a video for the movie Murder Inc. It was the first time Springsteen and the E Street Band had played together in seven years.
  • From the WZLX ticket stash…The Band played Boston College in 1970…And in 1971 it was J. Geils at Lawrence Academy in Groton.
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