Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 24
In 1981, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Yoko assembled outtakes from that album into another posthumous Lennon release three years later. What was that called?
Answer: Milk and Honey
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
- Happy birthday: The late Nicky Hopkins, famous session piano player for Jeff Beck, The Rolling Stones and many more.
- 1976: The Eagles received the first platinum distinction for sales of a million copies of their Greatest Hits album. Previously, the only award for record sales was the gold album, awarded when a release sold 500,000 copies.
- 1979: The Police released the single “Roxanne” in America. It had already become a hit in England.
- 1981: John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy” album received a Grammy for Album of the Year. It was Lennon’s final completed work before he was assassinated the previous December.
- 1990: A concert tribute to Roy Orbison reunited the original Byrds at L.A.’s Universal Amphitheater.
- 1993: Eric Clapton was the big winner at the Grammys, taking home six awards including Album of the Year honors for his Unplugged album.
- 2008: A statue of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott was erected in his hometown of Fremantle, Western Australia.
- From the WZLX ticket stash…Joan Jett played Northeastern University’s Cabot Hall in 1989!