FEBRUARY 28TH IS THE 59TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS CAR KEYS AND SMALL CHANGE DAY, FLORAL DESIGN DAY, INTERNATIONAL STAND UP TO BULLYING DAY, NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ DAY, NATIONAL PUBLIC SLEEPING DAY, NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY, AND NATIONAL TARTAR SAUCE DAY!
28-year-old Bobby Bloom, who was best remembered for his 1970 hit “Montego Bay”, died of a gunshot wound to the head. His death was originally thought to be suicide, but is now considered accidental.
Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” was named Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album of the Year at the 18th annual Grammy Awards. In his acceptance speech, Simon tells the audience “I’d like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album this year.” ”
Mike Smith, keyboard player and lead vocalist for The Dave Clark Five died of pneumonia less than two weeks before the band was to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was 64.
The Doors were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek were on hand.. Drummer John Densmore did not attend the event.