George Harrison was born on this day in 1943 in his family's humble brick home with an outdoor privy in Liverpool. His father had worked as a steward for White Star Line, the company that operated the ill-fated Titanic before becoming a transit bus conductor. It's said George, who was a fan of scat, skiffle and American pop, soul and jazz performers, got introduced to Rock & Roll when he heard a recording of Elvis singing Heartbreak Hotel through an open window while on a bicycle ride. At 13, he got his first guitar and he auditioned for John Lennon and Paul McCartney's group the Quarrymen two years later. Concerns he was too young to become a member kept him an occasional fill-in before Lennon and McCartney granted him full-time status shortly before the group would morph into the Beatles.
Alice Cooper released Billion Dollar Babies on February 25, 1973. Peter Gabriel's debut solo album got released on this day in 1977, and Bob Seger's Against The Wind album dropped on this day in 1980.
Marshall Tucker Band guitar great Toy Caldwell passed away on this day in 1993 due to cardio-respiratory failure resulting from heart muscle inflammation.