FEBRUARY 28: The Daily Flashback

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1883: B.F. Keith opened the first vaudeville theater in Boston.
1959: Cash Box magazine began using a red “bullet” on its record charts to indicate the records that have the strongest upward movement each week.
1966: Liverpool’s Cavern Club closed.
1970: The title track of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water album hit No. 1 on the Hot 100, where it remains for six weeks, longer than any other song in 1970.
1978: The Village People played their first concert, performing at 2001 Odyssey in New York City.
1983: The final episode of “M*A*S*H” became the most watched television program in history.
1984: Michael Jackson won eight Grammy Awards.
1991: The Record Plant in Hollywood closed.
1998: Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” from the movie “Titanic,” went to No. 1 in the US.

BIRTHDAYS
1894: Ben Hecht
1907: Milton Caniff
1915: Zero Mostel
1924: Chris Kraft
1939: John Fahey
1940: Joe South
1942: Brian Jones
1943: Donny Iris
1944: Barbara Acklin
1948: Bernadette Peters
1957: Cindy Wilson
1969: Pat Monahan
1977: Jason Aldean

DEATHS
1968: Frankie Lymon
1979: Mr. Ed
1985: David Byron
2008: Mike Smith

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1 Comment
  1. Dominick says

    great song

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