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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/27/1977 (i.etsystatic.com)

Keith Richards is arrested in Toronto after police raid his hotel room and seize 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine and narcotics paraphernalia. His bail was set at $25,000. He eventually received a suspended sentence after a court concluded that Richards did not bring the drugs into the country, but rather purchased them...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/26/1966 (youtu.be)

The Beatles’ LP “Rubber Soul” rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart, becoming the group’s seventh US album chart topper. Paul McCartney conceived the album’s title after overhearing someone’s description of Mick Jagger’s singing style as “plastic soul.” To date, the album has sold over six million copies in...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/25/1957 (youtu.be)

Buddy Holly And The Crickets begin recording “That’ll Be The Day” with producer Norman Petty at his studio in Clovis, New Mexico. Holly had recorded the song with his band, The Three Tunes, in Nashville in 1956, but Decca Records brass didn’t like the result and refused to release it. Holly’s new version would become...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/23/1970 (youtu.be)

The Doors’ LP “Morrison Hotel” becomes the group’s fifth album in a row to go Gold for selling 500,000 copies. Even though the accompanying single, “You Make Me Real” / “Roadhouse Blues” stalled at #50, the LP climbed to #4 on the Hot 200 chart and #12 in the UK. It has since been awarded a Platinum disc by the...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/22/1969 (www.youtube.com)

Elektra Records releases one of the most controversial albums of its time, The MC5’s “Kick Out The Jams”. The original issue of the LP had the words “kick out the jams, motherfuckers!” printed on the inside album cover. That edition was soon pulled from stores and replaced with censored jackets. The album would peak at...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/18/1973 (doyouremember.com)

Four men climb on stage during Elvis Presley’s show in Las Vegas, supposedly to shake his hand. Fearing for his life, Elvis and bassist Jerry Scheff immobilize the men using karate moves. No charges are filed, but later Elvis tells the audience, “I’m sorry, ladies and gentlemen. I’m sorry I didn’t break his goddamned...

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