THIS DATE IN MUSIC HISTORY (February 28th):
1942: Brian Jones (Rolling Stones founding member, guitar) was born -- he drowned, while "under the influence", in his swimming pool in 1969
1942: Joe South was born -- in 1969, he sung about the "Games People Play"
1968: At age 25, Frankie Lymon died of a suspected overdose
1970: In Copenhagen, Led Zeppelin played a gig as "The Nobs" after Eva Von Zeppelin threatened to sue regarding the use of the family name
1970: "Bridge Over Troubled Water" began a six-week run at #1 on the US singles charts for Simon and Garfunkel
1972: George and Patti Harrison were injured in a car crash -- Patti remained unconscious for a few days.
1977: Someone from the audience tried to strangle Ray Charles with a rope
1985: David Byron (Uriah Heep, vocals) died at age 38 -- he had epilepsy and liver disease
1986: George Michael announced that Wham! would split up during the summer -- it's still unknown how civilization went on after this earthshaking announcement
1994: The 100th Royal Albert Hall (London) performance for Eric Clapton
2008: George Allen "Buddy" Miles died at age 60 -- a long career, playing with many artists, including the Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies), included adding his voice to the claymation California Raisins commercials