This Day In Music History
February 24 & 25th
1965 – Feb 24th, The first full day of filming took place for The Beatles movie ‘Help!’ with the group riding bicycles on location near London Airport, England.
1973 – Feb. 24th, The Byrds made their final live appearance when they played at The Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. (The then-current incarnation of the Byrds, which included Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, John York and Gene Parsons).
1981 – Feb 25th, Winners at this years Grammy Awards included Bob Seger who won Best Rock performance for ‘Against The Wind.’ Also, Pat Benatar won Best female performance for ‘Crimes Of Passion’ and Christopher Cross won Best new artist and Best song for ‘Sailing.’
1990 – Feb 24th, American singer, songwriter, pianist Johnnie Ray died of liver failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He scored over 20 Top 40 singles between 1952 & 1960 including 1956 UK No.1 & US No.2 single, ‘Just Walking In The Rain’. Dexys Midnight Runners‘ name checked Ray in the lyrics to their 1982 hit ‘Come On Eileen’.
2003 – Feb 25th, A wig reported to cost $10,000 is stolen from Cher‘s dressing room during the Richmond, Va., stop of her Living Proof tour. The wig is returned two weeks later.