1968, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at the 10th annual Grammy Awards. Producers Johnny Rivers and Marc Gordon won for The 5th Dimension song for “Up, Up and Away,” while Jimmy Webb won Song of the Year as it’s composer. Bobbie Gentry took home a Grammy for Best New Artist.
1972, On the last date of an Australian tour Led Zeppelin played at the Festival Hall in Brisbane.
1972, Yes appeared at the Ritz Theater, New York.
1976, David Bowie performed at the Olympia in Detroit, Michigan.
1976, 10cc kicked off a 30-date UK tour at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon promoting their new album How Dare You.
1976, A Special “Leap Year” concert with The Stranglers, Nasty Pop, Deaf School and Jive Bombers, at London’s Roundhouse.
1980, The glasses that Buddy Holly had been wearing when he died were discovered in a police file in Mason, Iowa after being there for over 21 years.
1988, Robert Plant released his fourth solo album, Now And Zen. The album peaked at number ten on the UK chart. The tracks “Heaven Knows” and “Tall Cool One” featured guitarist Jimmy Page.
1992, Mr Big started a three week run at number one on the US singles chart with “To Be With You.” It was a top three hit in the UK.
1992, U2 kicked off their north American leg of the Zoo TV Tour, at The Lakeland Civic Centre Arena, Florida. Many acts have appeared here, including Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Rush and Bob Dylan. It was here where KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was nearly electrocuted, during a concert on December 11, 1976.
1996, The Allman Brothers Band performed “Jessica”on The Late Show with David Letterman. Paul Shaffer accompanied the group on Greg Allman’s B3 Hammond organ.
1996, Pete Townshend’s 1980 solo album Empty Glass is certified platinum by the RIAA.
1996, American musician, songwriter and record producer, Wes Farrell died aged 56. He was one of the writers behind The Partridge Family American TV show and also wrote “Hang On Sloopy” the 1965 hit for The McCoys.
2000, Dennis Danell, the founding guitarist for the Southern California punk rock band Social Distortion died from an apparent heart condition at his home in Costa Mesa, California. He was 38.
2008, Mike Smith, the lead singer of 1960s British group The Dave Clark Five, died from pneumonia at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England at the age of 64. The Dave Clark Five had 19 UK Top 40 hits, including ‘Bits and Pieces’ and the number one single ‘Glad All Over’. The band, which broke up in the 1970s, sold more than 100 million records and recorded 23 albums.
2012, Davy Jones, the Manchester, UK – born lead singer with The Monkees, died aged 66, in his sleep at his home in Florida after suffering a massive heart attack.
Born on February 29th: Jimmy Dorsey (1904); Dinah Shore (1916); Dave Williams, American singer-songwriter, Drowning Pool (1972); Chris Conley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, Saves the Day, Two Tongues (1980); Mark Foster, American singer-songwriter, Foster the People( 1984);