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Music History On This Day the 25th of February

25th February 1956 Elvis Presley had his first national hit when 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget' went to No.1 on the Billboard Country & Western chart. The Beatles covered this song once for the BBC radio show, From Us To You, on 1 May 1964, with George Harrison on lead vocals.

25th February 1957 Buddy Holly recorded a new version of 'That'll Be The Day', at Norman Petty Recording Studio in Clovis, New Mexico. The title being taken from a phrase used by John Wayne in the film 'The Searchers.'

25th February 1964 The Beatles finished recording their next single 'Can't Buy Me Love', at Abbey Road studios, London, (they had first recorded the song on 29 January 1964 at Path Marconi Studios in Paris). They also recorded the B-side, 'You Can't Do That' and another new song 'I Should Have Known Better'.

25th February 1967 Pink Floyd appeared at the Ricky Tick Club, Hounslow, England. The Yardbirds were filmed performing in a re-creation of the club built at MGM Studios in Borehamwood for Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film Blowup.

25th February 1972 Led Zeppelin appeared in front of over 25,000 fans at the Western Springs Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, the group's first ever gig in New Zealand, (and the largest crowd ever to attend a concert on the island). A special train was chartered from Wellington to bring fans to the concert. News reviews the next day reported the band could be heard over five miles from the Stadium.

25th February 1977 The Jam signed to Polydor Records UK for £6,000 ($10,200). They went on to have 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the UK, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No1 hits. As of 2007, 'That's Entertainment' and 'Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?' remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK.

25th February 1981 Winners at this year's Grammy Awards included Bob Seger who won Best Rock performance for 'Against The Wind', Pat Benatar won Best female performance for 'Crimes Of Passion' and Christopher Cross won Best new artist and Best song for 'Sailing.'

25th February 1984 'Jump', by Van Halen started a five-week run at No1 on the US singles chart, (a No7 hit in the UK). Singer David Lee Roth wrote the lyrics after seeing a television news report about a man who was threatening to commit suicide by jumping off a high building. Roth thought that one of the onlookers of such a scene would probably shout "go ahead and jump".

25th February 1989 Simple Minds were at No1 on the UK singles chart with 'Belfast Child.' At 6 minutes 39 seconds it became the second-longest running No1 after The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’.

25th February 1995 At a private party for 1,200 select guests on the closing night of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament, Frank Sinatra sang before a live audience for the very last time. His closing song was 'The Best is Yet to Come'.

Madonna started a seven week run at No1 on the US singles chart with 'Take A Bow', the track which was co-written with Babyface became a No16 hit in the UK.

25th February 1998 At Radio City Music Hall, Bob Dylan was handed three Grammys, including one for Best Album for 'Time Out Of Mind'. During Dylan's performance of the song, Michael Portnoy, hired as a background dancer, ripped his shirt off and jumped in amongst the band, revealing the words 'Soy Bomb' painted on his chest. Also in the evening, during Shawn Colvin's acceptance speech, Ol Dirty Bastard grabbed the microphone and made various observations such as "Puffy is good, but Wu-Tang is the best" and "Wu-Tang is for the children". He was then escorted from the stage.

25th February 2000 The five original Spice Girls were facing a bill of up to £1 million ($1.7 million) after losing a legal battle against the sponsors of their 1988 world tour. The Aprilia Scooter Company had claimed the girls knew of Geri's impending departure.

25th February 2004 The Rolling Stones topped a US Rich List of music's biggest money makers. The list was based on earnings during 2003 when the band played their 'Forty Licks' tour, which made them $212 million, (£124.7m) in ticket, CD, DVD and merchandise sales. The three million fans who went to the shows spent an average of $11 (£6.47) each on merchandise. Bruce Springsteen was listed in second place and the Eagles in third.

25th February 2006 George Michael was found slumped over in a car in Hyde Park, London. A concerned person spotted the singer and called police who after being checked by paramedics was arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs and then released on bail. Michael made a public statement about the incident and said "I was in possession of class C drugs which is an offense and I have no complaints about the police who were professional throughout." He also said that the event was "my own stupid fault, as usual."

25th February 2009 President Obama honoured Stevie Wonder his musical hero, with America's highest award for pop music, the Library of Congress' Gershwin prize at a ceremony at the White House. The president said the Motown legend had been the soundtrack to his youth and he doubted that his wife would have married him if he hadn't been a fan. Wonder's song 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered' had been the theme song during Obama's presidential campaign.

Winners at the 2009 NME Awards, held at London's O2 Academy included Oasis who won best British band, Elbow won the outstanding contribution to British music award. The Killers won best international band and Kings of Leon won best album for "Only by the Night" and The Cure won the godlike genius award.

25th February 2011 Susan 'Suze' Rotolo, died from lung cancer. She was the one time girlfriend of Bob Dylan, and the inspiration of some of his early songs. Susan appeared in one of the decade's signature images, walking with Dylan arm-in-arm for the cover photo of his breakthrough album 'Freewheelin Bob Dylan'.

25th February 2015 On what would have been George Harrison's 72nd birthday, a new tree was planted in his memory in Griffith Park Los Angeles to replace one that was earlier killed by a beetle infestation. This new yew tree had been chosen to replace the original, as it was far less susceptible to insects.

25th February 2017 British singer and songwriter Rag'n'Bone Man was at number one on the UK album chart with his debut studio album 'Human', which became the fastest-selling debut album by a male artist during the 2010s. The album also reached number one in Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Ireland and Switzerland. 

25th February 2019 Mark Hollis, English musician and singer-songwriter died age 64. He achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the 1980s and 1990s as the co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter of the band Talk Talk. Hollis wrote or co-wrote most of Talk Talk's music, including hits like 'It's My Life' (1984) and 'Life's What You Make It' (1986).

British publicist and talent manager Kenneth Pitt died age 96. He managed the career of musicians including David Bowie in the late 1960s (Pitt managed Bowie at the time of his first hit, ‘Space Oddity’ in 1969), and was responsible for publicising American musicians and bands touring the UK, including Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and Jerry Lee Lewis. 

Born On This Day

25th February 1937 American keyboard player, bandleader and songwriter Don Randi. He was a member of the Wrecking Crew, as well as releasing his own jazz records. In the early 1960s, he was a major contributor, as musician and arranger, to record producer Phil Spector's Wall of Sound. He also played piano on 'These Boots Are Made For Walkin'', and every album by Nancy Sinatra. He played on The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations' and has appeared on over three hundred hit records, working with musicians such as Linda Ronstadt, Quincy Jones, Herb Alpert, Sarah Vaughan and Frank Zappa.

25th February 1938 American musician, songwriter, and record producer, Ed Cobb, who was a member of the Four Preps. His greatest claim to fame was that he wrote the northern soul hit ‘Tainted Love’ for Gloria Jones, which Soft Cell reworked into one of the biggest pop hits of the 1980s. He died on September 19, 1999.

25th February 1943 George Harrison guitarist and vocalist with The Beatles The all-time bestselling album in the UK is The Beatles’ 'Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band', with over 4.5 million copies sold. Harrison wrote the 1969 US No1 & UK No4 Beatles single ’Something’. As a solo artist he had the 1971 US No1 album 'All Things Must Pass' and the 1970 worldwide No1 single ‘My Sweet Lord’. He was also a member of the Traveling Wilburys with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. Harrison died of cancer on November 29th 2001.

25th February 1947 American musician and singer Doug Yule, most notable for being a member of the Velvet Underground from 1968 to 1973. Yule joined the band (then consisting of Reed, Morrison and Maureen Tucker) as John Cale's replacement.

25th February 1948 Elkie Brooks, (Elaine Bookbinder), English singer who had the 1977 UK No8 single 'Pearl's A Singer'. Brooks was also a member of Vinegar Joe with Robert Palmer.

25th February 1953 American singer, songwriter, actor John Doe who co-founded LA punk band X. In addition to X, Doe performs with the country-folk-punk band the Knitters and has released records as a solo artist.

25th February 1957 Stuart Wood from Scottish group Bay City Rollers who had the 1975 UK No1 single 'Bye Bye Baby' plus 11 other UK Top 20 singles' and the 1976 US No1 single 'Saturday Night'.

American drummer Dennis Diken who co-founded American rock band The Smithereens, (hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including "Only a Memory", "A Girl Like You" and "Too Much Passion"). Diken has also played drums for former Kinks guitarist Dave Davies' solo band.

25th February 1959 Mike Peters, Welsh musician who with The Alarm had a 1983 UK No17 single '68 Guns'. After the band split up in 1991, Peters wrote and released solo work and later became a member of Dead Men Walking with Kirk Brandon, (ex Spear Of Destiny), Slim Jim Phantom, (Stray Cats), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Bruce Watson (Big Country). Between 2011 and 2013, Peters was the vocalist for Big Country. Additionally, he is co-founder of the Love Hope Strength Foundation. Peters was awarded a MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to cancer care. 

25th February 1965 American punk rock musician Brian Baker best known as one of the founding members of the hardcore punk band Minor Threat, and as a guitarist in Bad Religion since 1994. 

25th February 1971 Daniel Powter, Canadian singer, songwriter who had the 2005 UK No2 single 'Bad Day'. The song had been featured in a Coca-Cola ad campaign in Europe. In 2006, Powter won in the New Artist of the Year category at the Canadian Juno Awards.