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Musical Notes for February 20

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    Birthday's Today

    1940: Nancy Wilson, Singer

    1941: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Song writer and folksinger

    1944: Lew Soloff, BS&T

    1946: Jerome Geils, J. Geils Band

    1950: Walter Becker, Steely Dan

    1967: Kurt Cobain, Nirvana

    News, Releases, Charts, etc.

    1816: Rossini's Barber of Seville premieres in Rome.

    1934: Virgil Thomson's opera 4 Saints in 3 Acts opens in NYC.

    1959: 16 year old Jimi Hendrix made his stage debut when he played a show at the Temple De Hirsch Sinai synagogue in Seattle.

    1970: The single "Instant Karma" by The Plastic Ono Band released in the US. Lennon wrote, mixed and recorded the song all in one day on January 27th.

    1970: Cher files for separation from Sonny after 10 years of marriage.

    1991: Bob Dylan received Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Annual Grammys.

    Sad Notes

    1961: Percy Grainger
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