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Today in Rock: February 28

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: February 28
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The Beatles (1964)
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1940 and 2008.

On this day in 1940 future singer-songwriter/guitarist Joe South is born. Also on this day Gretchen Christopher future singer for The Fleetwoods is born.

On this day in 1942 future Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones is born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

On this day in 1964 The Beatles Meet The Beatles reaches its 7th week at number 1 in the US.

On this day in 1966 Liverpool's Cavern Club--home to many early Beatles performances—closes its doors.

On this day in 1970 Led Zeppelin performs in Denmark as "The Nobs" after Eva von Zeppelin, a relative of the late airship designer Ferdinand von Zeppelin, threatens the with a lawsuit. Also on this day The Beatles’ single "Let It Be" reaches its 3rd week in the Top 30 according to the Billboard charts.

On this day in 1975 Queen cancels six US tour dates due to lead singer/keyboardist Freddy Mercury experiencing a swollen throat.

On this day in 1977 someone in the audience tries to strangle singer-songwriter/keyboardist Ray Charles with a rope.

On this day in 1981 singer-keyboardist Elton John releases his cover version of The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" as a tribute to his friend the late John Lennon.

On this day in 1985 singer-songwriter/guitarist Bruce Springsteen scores a list of Rolling Stone reader's poll.awards including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

On this day in 2006 The 48th Grammy Awards ceremony is held. Stevie Wonder’s “From The Bottom Of My Heart” garners a Grammy in the category of Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

On this day in 2008 Mike Smith lead singer and keyboardist of The Dave Clark Five dies at age 64.

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