FEBRUARY 20: The Daily Flashback

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1816: Gioachino Rossini’s opera “The Barber of Seville” premiered in Rome. The audience hissed and jeered throughout the performance.
1949: Rick Nelson joins the cast of his parents’ radio show, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.”
1974: Cher files for divorce from Sonny.
1982: Pat Benatar marries her guitarist Neil Giraldo.
2003: At a Great White concert at The Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a fire erupts when pyrotechnics ignite the soundproof insulation at back of the stage, and spreads to the ceiling. In the ensuing chaos, fans rush toward the main entrance. Of the 462 concert-goers, 100 are killed and 230 are injured from smoke inhalation, burns or being trampled in crowd.
2009: The White Stripes play “We’re Going to Be Friends” on the final episode of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” It ends up being their last performance together.

BIRTHDAYS
1941: Buffy Sainte-Marie
1946: J. Geils
1950: Walter Becker
1951: Randy California
1967: Kurt Cobain

DEATHS
1961: Percy Grainger

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