Saturday, March 1, 2008

Bits and pieces leftover from February

  • Feb. 1: Priscilla Presley gives birth to Elvis's only child, Lisa Marie, in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Feb. 18: A 22-year-old guitarist named David Gilmour joins Pink Floyd, soon replacing his childhood friend Syd Barrett, as Barrett’s mental condition deteriorates.
  • Feb. 25: 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea.
  • Feb. 27: Frankie Lymon, former singer of the Teenagers, is found dead of a heroin overdose in Harlem at age 25. The Teenagers' biggest hit was Why Do Fools Fall in Love.
  • Also in February: Peggy Fleming won the gold medal in figure skating, the only gold medal that the U.S. Olympic team won in the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France. Frenchman Jean-Claude Killy won gold medals in all three alpine skiing events.

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