On February 20th, 1967, singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was born.
In 1969, “Goodbye Cream,” a documentary of Cream’s farewell concert, opened in Baltimore. Fans and critics alike panned the movie for its poor sound quality and strange editing.
In 1970, the John Lennon single “Instant Karma” was released.
In 1974, Cher filed for separation from Sonny Bono after ten years of marriage.
In 1982, singer Pat Benatar and her guitarist, Neil Geraldo, were married in Hawaii.
In 1993, Jackyl lead singer Jesse James Dupree was arrested for allegedly exposing himself on stage during a concert a few days earlier in Long Beach, California.
In 1997, Ben and Jerry’s introduced a new ice cream flavor, Phish Food, named after the rock group Phish. It contained chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.
In 2003, pyrotechnics from Great White’s stage show ignited soundproofing foam and burned down a club in West Warwick, Rhode Island. One hundred people died, including band guitarist Ty Longley.
In 2007, Britney Spears checked into rehab. She checked out the next day.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Sidney Poitier is 86. Actress Marj Dusay (“Guiding Light”) is 77. Jazz and soul singer Nancy Wilson is 76. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 72. Actress Sandy Duncan is 67. Guitarist J. Geils of The J. Geils Band is 67. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 67. Actor Peter Strauss is 66. Singer-bassist Walter Becker of Steely Dan is 63. Country singer Kathie Baillie of Baillie and the Boys is 62. Actor John Voldstad (“Newhart”) is 62. Actor Anthony Stewart Head (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) is 59. Actor James Wilby (“Gosford Park”) is 55. Bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing) is 54. Actor Joel Hodgson (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) is 53. Singer Ian Brown of Stone Roses is 50. Actor French Stewart (“Third Rock from the Sun”) is 49. Model Cindy Crawford is 47. Actor Andrew Shue (“Melrose Place”) is 46. Actress Lili Taylor is 46. Singer Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys is 38. Actress Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) is 35. Actor Jay Hernandez (“Crazy/Beautiful”) is 35. Guitarist Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band is 34. Actress Majandra Delfino (“Roswell”) is 32. Singer-musician Chris Thile is 32. Actor Jake Richardson is 28. Singer Rihanna is 25.