Music history and highlights that have happened on February 12th… from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.
1898: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” composer LeRoy Harris born in Oklahoma.
1914: Glenn Miller Orchestra saxophonost Tex Beneke born in Ft. Worth.
1939: The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek (“Light My Fire”) born in Chicago.
1944: Meridian, Mississippi country singer Moe Bandy born.
1952: Doobie Brothers singer and keyboard player Michael McDonald born in St.Louis.
1955: The McGuire Sisters “Sincerely” hits No. 1 on U.S. charts, and stays there for 10 weeks.
1959: Drummer and composer Omar Hakim (Dire Straits and Weather Report) born in New York City.
1964: The Beatles first concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
1967: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Marianne Faithful busted for possession.
1983: Ragtime composer and pianist Eubie Blake passes away.
2000: “I Put a Spell on You” singer, songwriter and actor, “Screaming Jay” Hawkins leaves the building.
2012: Adele wins at 54th Grammy Awards for “Rolling in the Deep”.
2017: Jazz singer Al Jarreau passes away.