This Day in Music - 2/18

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Fev 18 2008, 15h03

1933 - Born on this day, Yoko Ono, artist, singer, poet and wife of John Lennon. Moved to New York City from Tokyo aged 14. Ono met John Lennon in London in 1969.

1947 - Born on this day, Dennis DeYoung, vocals, keyboards, Styx.

1953 - Born on this day, Robbie Bachman, Bachman Turner Overdrive.

1955 - Born on this day, Brian James, The Damned, Lords Of The New Church.

1959 - Ray Charles recorded ‘What'd I Say,’ in New York City. The song had evolved in concert as a call-and-response between Charles and his female back-up singers. It became Charles' biggest hit to date, reaching No.1 on the R&B and No.6 on the pop charts.

1965 - Born on this day, Dr Dre, NWA, Solo.

1965 - Working at Abbey Road studio’s in London, The Beatles recorded two new songs: John Lennon's ‘You've Got to Hide Your Love Away’ and a new Paul McCartney song ‘Tell Me What You See.’

1966 - The Rolling Stones kicked off an 11-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Commemorative Auditorium, Sydney, supported by The Searchers.

1966 - Beach Boy Brian Wilson recorded the future classic song 'Good Vibrations', which went on to become the band's third U.S. number-one hit. As a child, his mother told him that dogs could pick up "vibrations" from people, so that the dog would bark at "bad vibrations" Wilson turned this into the general idea for the song.

1969 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

1970 - Born on this day, twins, Andy Williams (drums, vocals), and Jez Williams, (guitar). Sub Sub, Doves.

1971 - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band made their New York debut at Unganos.

1978 - Winners at this years Grammy Awards included Fleetwood Mac, Album of the year for 'Rumours', The Eagles, Record of the year for 'Hotel California' and Best pop vocal performance, The Bee Gees for 'How Deep Is Your Love.'

1980 - During an interview Rolling Stone Bill Wyman said that he intended to leave the band in 1982 on the group's 20th anniversary. Wyman quit the band in 1993.

1984 - Simple Minds scored their first UK No.1 album with 'Sparkle In The Rain' the bands 6th release.

1989 - Fine Young Cannibals scored their only UK number 1 album with 'The Raw And The Cooked.'

1989 - An impostor claiming to be Madness vocalist Suggs caused havoc when he phoned Radio 1 and asked them to advertise a one-off gig in Newcastle, it also came to light that the man had been calling local radio stations and UK gig promoters.

1995 - Bob Stinson from The Replacements died from a drug overdose.

1998 - Oasis’ Noel Gallagher’s Epiphone Supernova guitar raised £4,600 ($7,820) in aid of Children In Need at a Bonhams auction held in London, England.

2000 - An American court ordered the release of FBI files relating to John Lennon's interests and activities including his support for the Irish Republican cause and the Workers Revolutionary Party. The British Government told the US that it wanted the files to remain secret. MI5 also had files on Lennon, which they had passed on the FBI during the 70's.

2004 - A court case accusing Marilyn Manson of sexual assault was dismissed after the two sides reached a settlement. Security guard Joshua Keasler had sued Manson after the star allegedly put his legs around Keasler's neck and gyrated against him on stage at a gig in Detroit, Michigan in 2001. Manson was ordered to pay $4,000 (£2,091) in fines and costs in the criminal proceedings.

2004 - The Rolling Stones topped the Heat magazine rich list having earned £55.3 million ($94 million) in 2003.

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