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February 2012

Articles From Neil Cossar in February
Wednesday Feb 29, 2012 50:00 AM ET
On this day February 29th in 1968, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band won Album of the Year, Best Cover and Best Engineered and Recorded Album at that year's Grammy Awards. The greatest album ever? The best...
Tuesday Feb 28, 2012 00:00 AM ET
When released it was hailed by critics as a triumph, and the fans agreed. Oh Mercy gave Dylan his best chart showing in years, reaching No. 30 on the Billboard charts in the United States and No. 6 in the UK.
Monday Feb 27, 2012 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1967, Pink Floyd recorded their first single, “Arnold Layne,” with producer Joe Boyd at Sound Techniques studio in Chelsea, England. This is where it all began for Pink Floyd.
Friday Feb 24, 2012 05:00 AM ET
On this day in 1975, Led Zeppelin released their sixth album, Physical Graffiti, in the UK.
Thursday Feb 23, 2012 00:00 AM ET
Sinead O'Connor was and is a brave woman, and has continued to rock the boat, using her position to make people aware of various causes close to her heart.
Wednesday Feb 22, 2012 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1971, George Harrison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with "My Sweet Lord."
Tuesday Feb 21, 2012 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1970, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the UK chart with Bridge Over Troubled Water. The album went on to stay on the chart for over 300 weeks, returning to the top of the charts on eight separate occasions and spending a total of 41 weeks at No.1
Monday Feb 20, 2012 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1980, Bon Scott, singer of AC/DC, was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night’s drinking. Scott was found in the passenger seat of a friend’s parked car.
Tuesday Feb 7, 2012 00:00 AM ET
On 7 February 2005, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was named the top pop video in a poll of Channel 4 viewers in the UK, beating out Madonna, Nirvana, and Queen among others.
Monday Feb 6, 2012 30:00 PM ET
As a musician and spokesperson for his generation, Bob Marley had the political drive of John Lennon, the poetic side of Bob Dylan, and a groove coupled with hypnotic melodies that was unmistakably his own.
Friday Feb 3, 2012 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1959, 22-year-old Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens, aged 17, died in a plane crash shortly after takeoff from Clear Lake, Iowa.
Thursday Feb 2, 2012 00:00 AM ET
The irony of the whole episode known as Nipplegate is that, as we know, the media uses sex to sell everything—cars, sports, hotels, food, films, everything—but when an unexpected incident like this happens, everybody is up in arms.
Wednesday Feb 1, 2012 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1995, Richey Edwards, guitarist with the Manic Street Preachers, vanished, leaving no clues to his whereabouts.

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