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Here are some notable events that happened on this day on February 15th.

1961 – Jackie Wilson is shot by a jealous fan, Juanita Jones, but Wilson survives.

1962 – Ray Charles recorded “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”

1968 – John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles go to India to study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Later joined by Paul and Ringo, they write some songs for the White Album during the retreat.

1969 – Sly and the Family Stone started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with “Everyday People”, their first Number 1 hit song.

1977 – Sid Vicious Joins The Sex Pistols.

1978 – Saturday Night Fever and Billy Joel are big winners at the Grammys Awards, with the soundtrack getting Album of the Year and “Just The Way You Are” taking Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

1986 – Whitney Houston hits number one on the Billboard charts with “How Will I Know”

2014 – Pharell Williams’ “Happy” hits number one on the Billboard charts.

Birthdays
1945 – John Helliwell (Supertramp)
1947 – David Brown (Santana)
1951 – Melissa Manchester
1959 – Ali Campbell (UB40)
1960 – Mikey Craig (Culture Club)
1980 – Conor Oberst

Highlights for this day in music history comes from The Music History Calendar, This Day In Rock and wikipedia.

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