Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20th

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana fame is born.  This won't mean ANYTHING to anybody for another 24 years.  

Elvis Presley's "How Great Thou Art" album is released.  It will go on to become Elvis' very first Grammy-winning record when it wins the 1967 Award for Best Sacred Performance.  

In the "Captain Crocodile" episode of The Monkees, the boys perform "Valleri".  The song would not officially be released by the group for a year … but deejays around the country tape this performance from the television broadcast and it quickly becomes the most requested song on the radio, outpacing the tracks on their brand new LP.  Monkemania is in full swing!  

Read the "Behind The Scenes" story of the song "Valleri" here …  (Chapter 6) …