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Today in Rock: February 25

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Today in music history:

There were several significant events on this day between the years 1943 and 2003.

On this day in 1943 George Harrison is born in Liverpool, England. He would become a member of The Beatles and a member of the Traveling Wilburys.

On this day in 1961 Elvis Presley plays the first of two charity concerts in Memphis, Tennessee. It is his first performance since entering the army in 1958.

On this day in 1963 The Beatles release “Please Please Me"/"Ask Me Why” on the Vee-Jay label.

On this day in 1982 Bad Religion releases their first full-length studio album titled How Could Hell Be Any Worse?

On this day in 1984 Van Halen’s “Jump” jumps to number one in the US.

On this day in 1987 Frank Sinatra guest stars on the CBS TV show "Magnum, P.I." Also on this day Beatlemania returns strikes again with the much-anticipated release of The Beatles' LPs on CD.

On this day in 1991 Director Cameron Crowe takes members of the cast and crew of his film Singles to the Off Ramp in Seattle to see the band Pearl Jam who appears in the motion picture. Campbell Scott and Matt Dillon hang out with the band the entire night but the others leave early.

On this day in 1992 James Brown receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.

On this day in 1993 Toy Caldwell lead guitarist of The Marshall Tucker Band dies.

On this day in 1998 Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys.

On this day in 1999 Prince, then known by an odd symbol, sues 9 different websites in order to prevent unauthorized downloads.

On this day in 2003 the band Switchfoot, newly signed to Columbia Records, releases their debut disc The Beautiful Letdown.


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