Why February 21st Matters In Rock History

Grand Opening of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, 1995

Grand Opening of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, 1995

It’s February 21st and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:

In 1964, the New York band The Echoes took on a new, young, unknown piano player by the name of Billy Joel.

In 1995, for the first time in seven years, Bruce Springsteen performed live with the E Street Band. It took place at a New York City nightclub and was for a video for Jonathan Demme’s film, Murder Incorporated.

In 2006, Kid Rock filed a lawsuit to prevent the distribution of a videotape featuring him and Creed’s Scott Stapp being “serviced” by four women.

And in 2008, a computer expert was jailed for two years for electronically stalking Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington. The overzealous fan worked at a U.S. national security laboratory in New Mexico where she used a computer to track the rocker, obtain his family photos, and access his email and voicemail.

And that’s what happened today in rock history.

Photo: Getty

(H/T This Day in Music)

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