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President's Day Musical Highlights

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    In honor of the Grammy Awards tonight:

    1978: Saturday Night Fever and Billy Joel are big winners at The Grammys, with the soundtrack getting Album of the Year and "Just The Way You Are" taking Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

    Charts and Releases

    1941 - Duke Ellington and his orchestra recorded "Take the "A" Train" for the first time.

    1967: Music students at Chicago's DePaul University form a seven-piece rock ensemble called The Big Thing. Later, they would change their name to Chicago Transit Authority, and then, simply, Chicago.

    1969: Sly and the Family Stone's "Everyday People" hits #1

    1975: Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel Hit #1 on the charts.

    Passings today:

    Nat King Cole and Mike Bloomfield.

    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

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