Today in Rock History…Feb. 19th

Published On February 19, 2017 | By Rob Jenkins | Rock Lounge, Today In Rock History

In 1983 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their second appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live where they performed “Change of Heart” and “The Waiting”.

In 1982 Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio for urinating on The Alamo. He was also wearing a dress at the time.

In 1980 AC/DC singer Bon Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning in London while sleeping in a friend’s car. He was 33 years old.

In 1977 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light.”

In 1974 Kiss made their television debut on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. (they again appeared on the program in 1977)

Happy Birthday to…
Paul Dean-guitarist for Loverboy born in 1946
Tony Iommi-guitarist for Black Sabbath born in 1948

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