Today In Music, February 26th

From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Tuesday 26th February):


1943. Bob “The Bear” Hite (Canned Heat) born in Torrance, California.

On The Catwalk

1997. Mick Jagger and Simon Le Bon have a night out together watching their wives at work. Jerry Hall and Yasmin Le Bon were strutting their stuff on he catwalk for hat designer Philip Treacey’s show at the Hippodrome in London.

In Court

1998. Pamela Anderson Lee files for divorce from Tommy Lee and receives an emergency order of protection.
Meanwhile Tommy Lee appears in handcuffs in a court in Los Angeles following charges of assaulting his wife and his seven week old son, Dylan on February 24th at the family’s Malibu home. Lee is remanded on custody pending $ 1 million bail. A statement issued by Pamela’s publicist, Marleah Leslie, said she would “vigorously cooperate in the prosecution of her husband”. Lee is still on probation following a 1996 assault charge and could face 16 years in jail if found guilty.

In Hospital

1994. Janet Jackson abandons her show in Salt Lake City. She is rushed to hospital where she is treated for flu and dehydration. She is released from the emergency room after two hours.

On Television

The Late Show with David Letterman (U.S.A.) – Shania Twain.


1997. Geoge Michael‘s mother Lesley dies after a long battle with cancer. The singer had stayed at her bedside for two days after doctors told him she would not last the week. Lesley had been diagnosed as suffering from the disease last year and was only told it was terminal in December. She had been in charge of George’s London home but gave up when she became ill.

Music Paper From Today

Record Mirror from 26th February 1972. A copy taken from Rockmine’s almost complete run of U.K. music papers from the last 45 years. 

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