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Today in Rock: February 26

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1928 and 2011.

On this day in 1928 future singer-songwriter/pianist Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

On this day in 1932 future singer-songwriter/guitarist J.R. “Johnny” Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas.

On this day in 1955 the sales of the newer, smaller 45rpm records are higher than the old 78rpm variety for the first time in history.

On this day in 1956 Elvis Presley's “Heartbreak Hotel” debuts on the Billboard charts. It will become his first million-seller.

On this day in 1965 guitarist Jimmy Page releases his first (and so far only) solo single "She Just Satisfies." Also on this day Elvis Presley records the songs "Golden Coins" and "Animal Instinct".

On this day in 1966 The BeatlesRubber Soul platter becomes their seventh LP to hit number one on the US charts.

On this day in 1966 Nancy Sinatra's “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” steps up to number one in the US.

On this day in 1975 The Eagles’ “Best Of My Love” is number one on the Billboard pop chart.

On this day in 1977 The Eagles' “New Kid In Town” moves to number one in the US.

On this day in 1985 singer-songwriter/guitarist Bruce Springsteen garners his first Grammy. Specifically, he is honored with an award for the Best Male Vocal Performance for "Dancing In The Dark.” Singer-songwriter/guitarist Chuck Berry scores a Lifetime Achievement Award and singer Tina Turner wins awards for “What's Love Got To Do With It” and “Better Be Good To Me.”

On this day in 1997 The Beatles are awarded three Grammys: two for “Free As A Bird” and another for their Anthology video.

On this day in 2011 Mark Tulin, bassist for The Electric Prunes, dies at age 62.


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