FEBRUARY 26: The Daily Flashback

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1909: A color motion picture was shown to the general public for the first time when a series of 21 short Kinemacolor films were presented at the Palace Theatre in London.

1917: The world’s first jazz record was created when the Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded “Livery Stable Blues” for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York City.

1955: Billboard reported that the 45rpm single format was outselling 78s for the first time.

1979: The Sex Pistols released the album The Great Rock N’ Roll Swindle.

1985: Chuck Berry received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.

2002: The Bee Gees played what was to be their final concert, performing at Miami Beach’s Love and Hope Ball, a benefit for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.

BIRTHDAYS
1928: Fats Domino
1932: Johnny Cash
1943: Bob “The Bear” Hite
1945: Mitch Ryder
1947: Sandie Shaw
1953: Michael Bolton
1971: Erykah Badu

DEATHS
1977: Bukka White
1989: Roy Eldridge
1994: Bill Hicks
2008: Buddy Miles

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