ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY. 2.23.21


1963 - The Chiffons' "He's So Fine" appeared on the pop chart for the first time, on its way to No. 1. George Harrison was sued years later for unconsciously plagiarizing the melody for his "My Sweet Lord."

1965 - Filming began on The Beatles follow up to 'A Hard Day's Night' on location in the Bahamas with the working title of 'Eight Arms To Hold You.' It was later changed to Help!

1980 - Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" reached No. 1. The song was Queen's first No. 1 single in the United States. Queen frontman Freddy Mercury wrote the song as a tribute to Elvis Presley, and although Mercury typically composed music on the piano, he wrote "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" on guitar — and he did it in about five to 10 minutes. "It was quite a good thing because I was restricted, knowing only a few chords," Mercury told the press. "I couldn't work through too many chords and because of that restriction, I wrote a good song, I think."

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2000 - Santana win eight Grammy Awards for their star-studded, chart-topping album Supernatural, tying Michael Jackson's record for the most awards won in a single night.

2003 - Norah Jones wins all five Grammy Awards she is nominated for, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for "Don't Know Why." Also at the ceremony, Simon & Garfunkel get a Lifetime Achievement Award and sing together for the first time in 10 years. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

Birthdays:

Blues guitarist and singer Johnny Winter was born on this day in 1944.

Rusty Young, Poco (Colorado Music Hall Of Famers) is 75.

Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is 69.

Howard Jones is 66.

Lars-Olof Johansson of The Cardigans is 48.

On This Day In Music History is sourced from This Day in Music, Paul Shaffer's Day in Rock, Song Facts, Beatles Bible, and Wikipedia.