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Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 25

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This February 11, 1964 photo shows George Harrison during the group's first US concert, two days after their Ed Sullivan appearance. (AP Photo/Christie's, Mike Mitchell)

This February 11, 1964 photo shows George Harrison during the group’s first US concert, two days after their Ed Sullivan appearance. (AP Photo/Christie’s, Mike Mitchell)

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listenlive listicle Rock N Roll Diary: February 25

It’s George Harrison’s birthday today! The former Beatle passed away in what year?

Answer: 2001

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!
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