Tuesday 26th February 2013

1979, During a court case between The Sex Pistols and their manager Malcolm McLaren it was revealed that only £30,000 ($51,000) was left of the £800,000 ($1,360,000) the band had earned.

1980, After seeing U2 play at Dublin’s National Boxing Stadium in front of 2,400 people; Rob Partridge and Bill Stewart from Island Records in the UK offered the band a recording contract.

2011, It was announced that Queen’s We Will Rock You was still the most-played song at US sporting events, according to a new survey from BMI, the royalty-distribution service. According to its data, based off of MLB, NFL and NHL games in 2009-2010, We Will Rock You was the No.1 song overall, as well as for the NFL specifically

born today

1928, Fats Domino, (Antoine Domino), singer, pianist, bandleader, songwriter
1932, Johnny Cash, US country singer, songwriter
1947, Sandie Shaw, British singer who had the 1964 UK No.1 single ‘There’s Always Something There To Remind Me’, plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles. Shaw was the first UK act to win the Eurovision Song Contest with her 1967 song ‘Puppet On A String.’
1958, Steve Grant, singer with Tight Fit who had the 1982 UK No.1 single ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’.
1979,Corinne Bailey Rae, UK singer, songwriter

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