One of the funkiest No. 1's ever! -- Heavy Metal Hilarity! -- Sir Paul's got enough $ already, so...

Young McCartney
Paul in 1962. (Keystone/Getty Images)

2/22/1975 (42 years ago today) - If you're not up 'n dancing when this comes on, you better check your pulse...: Scottish funksters The Average White Band hit No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with the irresistibly infectious "Pick Up The Pieces". Guitarist Hamish Stuart goes on to work with Paul McCartney for a number of years, and second drummer Steve Ferrone will end up behind the kit for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Darn good band, yes...

2/22/1989 (28 years ago today) - For the very first time, the Grammy Awards include a category for Heavy Metal: Although Metallica played onstage, the award went to...Jethro Tull?!?! The audience boo's.

2/22/2003 (14 years ago today) - File under: "Before making a judgement call, get the whole story...": Paul McCartney plays a private show in San Diego for the 50th birthday of Wendy Wentworth, the executive producer of CNN's "The Larry King Show". Paul's fee for playing a ritzy/secretive birthday bash? $1 Million Dollars!!! He donates the entire sum to the Adopt-a-Minefield charity.

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