Monthly Archives: February 2013

Eric Clapton wins six Grammys with his ‘Unplugged’ album 20 years ago this hour (1993)


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(Wednesday, February 24, 1993, 8:00 p.m. EST) — A self-effacing Eric Clapton won six Grammy Awards, sweeping the pop and rock categories, at tonight’s 35th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Continue reading Eric Clapton wins six Grammys with his ‘Unplugged’ album 20 years ago this hour (1993)

‘Killing Me Softly with His Song’ by Roberta Flack peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago today (1973)

(Saturday, February 24, 1973)“Killing Me Softly with His Song” by Roberta Flack peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for five weeks (February 24, March 3/10/17/31, 1973). The second of three #1 hits on the chart (1972-1974) for Flack, it ranked #360 on Rolling Stone‘s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Harry Chapin, The Hollies appear on ‘Midnight Special’ 40 years ago this hour (1973)


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(Saturday, February 24, 1973, 1:00 a.m. EST) — Harry Chapin (host) and The Hollies are among the performers on tonight’s episode of the late-night musical variety NBC series The Midnight Special. Continue reading Harry Chapin, The Hollies appear on ‘Midnight Special’ 40 years ago this hour (1973)

A big night for Norah Jones at Grammys 10 years ago this hour (2003)


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(Sunday, February 23, 2003, 8:00 p.m. EST) — The soft, jazzy voice of Norah Jones inviting listeners to “come away with me” swept up eight Grammy Awards at Sunday night’s American music industry awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which were punctuated by a smattering of low-key, anti-war protests. Continue reading A big night for Norah Jones at Grammys 10 years ago this hour (2003)