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This Day in Rock History: February 28th
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This Day in Rock History: February 28th

Time to take a look back into this day in rock history: February 28

Debts force the permanent closing of the original Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles did many early performances.  Fans turn out to protest and cops are called to eject 100 people who barricaded themselves inside.   
Frankie Lymon, one time lead singer of the Teenagers, dies at his grandmother’s home in New York from a heroin overdose.  The weird thing is he was on leave from his army post in Georgia and things were looking up for him.  In fact, he was supposed to start recording for Roulette Records the very next day.  Turns out he had a lot more complicated life than we thought.

They called themselves the Nobs but we know who they were.  The family of the late Count Ferdinand Adolf Heinrich August Graf von Zeppelin threatens a lawsuit after it sees the cover of Led Zeppelin’s first album.  The band meets the Countess Frau Eva von Zeppelin for tea, and she later described the group as “shrieking monkeys.”  When they play Copenhagen they take the stage as the Nobs.


Cleveland favorite Eddie Money opens for Carlos Santana at a packed show in Cleveland Public Hall.

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The Doors get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Guitarist Robbie Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek are on hand for the ceremony.
Less than two weeks before the Dave Clark Five was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, keyboardist Mike Smith dies from pneumonia.  He was only 64.


Richard Thompson remains a Kent Stage favorite.

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