Here’s some Entertainment News and Rock History for February 28.
Harrison Ford to reprise role as Rick Deckard in “Blade Runner” sequel. Story takes place several decades after at the conclusion of original film.
New Bruce Lee Movie announced by his daughter Shannon. No start date for filming yet.
New Bruce Willis movie “Wake” canceled in the midst of filming due to a lack of financing.
William Shatner says he loved Leonord Nimoy “like a brother”. Nimoy died yesterday @ the age of 83; Spock forever….
Juno Awards to be held in Calgary in 2016. This year’s Juno Awards in Hamilton.
New Elvis exhibit “Graceland Presents Elvis”to open April 23, 2015 Westgate Casino Hotel.
Former Pearl Jam Drummer Dave Abbuzzese wanted in Texas for substance abuse charges.
Kanye West apologizes to Beck.
1942 – Brian Jones who founded and named the Rolling Stones was born. Died in 1969.
1966 – Famous Cavern Club closes due to financial difficulties.Police were called after over a 100 music fans barricaded themselves inside Liverpool’s Cavern Club to protest at the clubs closure. The stage where the Beatles played hundreds of times was cut up and sold in pieces.
1969 – The Band makes its live debut at the Winterland in San Francisco.
1970 – Simon and Garfunkel hit #1 with “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
1970 – Led Zeppelin played a gig in Copenhagen as The Nobs after Eva Von Zeppelin a relative of the airship designer threatened to sue if the family name was used in Denmark.
1972 – George and Patti Harrison were injured in a car crash; Patti was unconscious for several days.
1977 – Ray Charles is attacked onstage by a man who tried to strangle him with a microphone cord. The man was a member of a group called Project Heavy, a community program for disadvantaged youths.
1984 – Michael Jackson won a record seven Grammy awards including: Album of the year for ‘Thriller’; Record of the year and Best rock vocal performance for ‘Beat It’; Best pop vocal performance, Best R&B performance and Best R&B song for ‘Billie Jean’, and Best Recording For Children for E.T The Extra Terrestrial.
1994 – Eric Clapton played his 100th performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, in aid of the ‘Children In Crisis’, charity.
2008 – Drummer Buddy Miles, who played with Jimi Hendrix in his last regular group, Band of Gypsys, died aged 60 at his home in Austin, Texas after struggling with a long-term illness.