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On this Day February 27, 2007

Bobby Brown was sentenced to 30 days in jail over $19,000 (£9,670) in unpaid child support. An arrest warrant was issued in October 2006 after he failed to show up at a hearing on overdue child support for Kim Ward, the mother of two of his children.

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On this Day February 26, 2009

A 10-minute version of
The Beatles ‘Revolution 1’ was leaked onto the internet, giving fans a never-before-heard listen of what
The White Album sessions must have been like. Only two copies of the take were made when the song was completed on June 4th, 1968. One copy left the studio with Lennon that day and the other remained behind. It was unclear which copy appeared on the bootleg, nor how anyone acquired it.

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On this Day February 25, 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.

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On this Day February 24, 2000

Carlos Santana won eight awards at this year Grammy Awards. Before the ‘Supernatural’ album, the guitarist had not had a Top 10 album since 1981. Sting won two awards, one for best pop album and another for best male pop vocalist.
Sir Elton John won the legend award and Phil Collins the best soundtrack award for ‘Tarzan’.

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On this Day February 23, 2017

Jay Z was set to become first rapper inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame. Previous inductees include Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson. But no rapper had ever made the cut before. Jay Z would be inducted as part of the hall’s class of 2017 alongside Max Martin, who has written songs for Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.

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On this Day February 22, 2004

The Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy in the UK’ was named the most influential record of the 1970s in poll compiled by Q magazine. Queen’s
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was voted into second place and Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ was third,
T Rex ‘Get It On’ was fourth and Special AKA’s ‘Gangsters’ came fifth.

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On this Day February 21, 2014

A statue of a weeping
Kurt Cobain
was unveiled in Aberdeen, Washington – the hometown of the late Nirvana frontman. The statue, which sees Cobain crying a single tear, is situated in the Aberdeen Museum of History. Kurt Cobain Day would now be celebrated annually in the city of Aberdeen. Of the day, Mayor Bill Simpson recently read a proclamation, which stated: “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.”

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On this Day February 20, 2008

A 1976
Rolling Stones album bought for £2 at a car boot sale sold for £4,000 at an auction. The ‘Black and Blue’ LP was signed by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul and Linda McCartney and
George Harrison as well as members of the Rolling Stones. The seller obtained the album after haggling the cost down from £3.

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On this Day February 19, 2004

Johnny Cash’s family blocked an attempt by advertisers to use his hit song ‘Ring of Fire’ to promote haemorrhoid-relief products. The idea is said to have been backed by Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote the song with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. Cash’s daughter Rosanne said the family “would never allow the song to be demeaned like that.”

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