February 23 – Handel,Juno Awards,You Got It, Santana


Handel, by Mercier

German-British baroque music composer George Frideric Handel is born.
He’s most famous for his Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and his immortal Messiah oratorio. Pastoral  For Unto Us 


The Canadian music industry hands out its first Juno Awards.
When they were first awarded in 1964 they were known as the RPM Gold Leaf Awards; the Canadian music industry magazine was first issued on Feb. 24, 1964.
▷The RPM Story▹  ( Website


You Got It

US singer-songwriter Roy Orbison sings on two charting albums at once.
From his last album Mystery Girl, international top-10 single You Got It (US#9) is his first top-40 in 24 years. And he sings on the debut Traveling Wilburys album (US#3,UK#16). Orbison had died the previous December 6.
The Wilburys album is on the charts for 50 weeks and wins a 1990 Grammy Award.
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Santana wins eight Grammys in one night – tying Michael Jackson’s record – for international#1 17th album Supernatural.
The Grammys include Album of the Year. On Sep. 13 Carlos and band win 3 more at the 1st annual Latin Grammy Awards.
Top singles include Smooth (Song of the Year, 12 weeks at US#1) and Maria Maria (Best Pop Performance, 10 weeks at US#1).
The group had already been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
 ( Website Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock, 1969)