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Noteworthy Then

 

A pair of good guitar slingers entered this world on February 23.  Johnny Winter  in 1944 and Aerosmith's Brad Whitford in 1952.

 

Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on February 23 include...

 

1946 Poco's Rusty Young born.

 

1964 Queensryche’s Michael Wilton born.

 

1965 Beatles start filming Help! in the Bahamas,

 

1971 Speeding charge costs George Harrison his UK license for a year.

 

1978 Whitesnake's live concert debut in Nottingham, England.

 

1978 Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols and his girlfriend arrested on drug charges in New York City.

 

1978 All three members of the Police dye their hair blonde for a Wrigley's chewing gum commercial. Manager Miles Copeland considers it brilliant and gets the band to continue the look.

 

1978 Fleetwood Mac's Rumours gets Album of the Year, Eagles Hotel California Record of the Year at the Grammys.

 

1979 Dire Straits open first US tour in Boston,

 

1993 Van Halen releases Right Here, Right Now.

 

1994 Papa John Creach dies of Pneumonia after suffering a heart attack at 76.

 

1996 Carlos Santana and Bill Graham awarded Hollywood Rock Walk stars.

 

2000 Carlos Santana picks-up 8 Grammys in LA.

 

2000 Eric Clapton attends the memorial send-off to Marvin Gaye at an LA church.

 

2002 Rock pioneer Little Richard accepts the NCAAP Image Award and announces his retirement.

 

2003 Howie Epstein of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers dies of an apparent drug overdose in Mexico.

 

2003 Bruce Springsteen gets Best Male Vocal Grammy for The Rising.

 

2006 Lou Reed performs at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

 

2010 Abbey Road Studios in London designated a historically protected site.