This Day in Rock History (Feb. 12)
In 2003 – Former Doors drummer John Densmore takes out legal action against The Doors keyboard player Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger for breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition. The band had reformed with Ex- Cult singer Ian Astbury and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. Densmore said, “It shouldn’t be called The Doors if it’s someone other than Jim Morrison singing.”
In 1997 – David Bowie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1997 – U2 holds a press conference in the Lingerie Department at the Greenwich Village Kmart store in Manhattan, New York City, to announce their Pop Mart world tour.
And in 1977 – The Police (Sting pictured) record their first single, “Fall Out.”