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February 18: On this day

On this day in 2003, Country singer Johnny Paycheck died at the age of 64. He had been in a nursing home, suffering from emphysema and asthma. During his career, Paycheck recorded 70 albums and had…
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February 15: On this day

On this day in 1979, Willie Nelson won two trophies during the 21st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for "Georgia On My Mind"; and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group (shared with…
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February 14: On this day

Born on this day in 1972, American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rob Thomas with Matchbox Twenty who had the 2000 US No.1 single 'Bent' and his 'Lonely No More' released in 2005 became his biggest…
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February 13: On this day

Born on this day in 1942, Peter Tork, vocals, keyboards and bass with American group The Monkees who had the 1967 UK & US No.1 single 'I'm A Believer' plus 10 US & 8 UK…
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February 12: On this day

On this day in 1972,  Al Green went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let's Stay Together', his only US chart topper. It was ranked the 60th greatest song of all time by…
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February 8: On this day

Born on this day in 1961, Vince Neil, singer from American heavy metal band Motley Crue who had the 1989 US No.1 album Dr Feelgood.
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February 7: On this day

On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly was buried in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads "Holley", the correct spelling of his given surname and includes pictures of a guitar. On Feb 3rd 1959, after a…
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February 6: On this day

On this day in 1998, American singer and guitarist Carl Wilson from The Beach Boys died aged 51 after a long battle with lung cancer, (Wilson was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in early…
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February 5: On this day

On this day in 1972, Paul Simon released his first new song without Art Garfunkel, 'Mother and Child Reunion', which peaked at No.4 in the US. Simon got the idea for the song's title from…
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February 4: On this day

On this day in 1965, The Righteous Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Phil Spector song 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. Also a US No.1 at the same time. In…
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