14 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2019 Kanye West hires Kenny G to play his sultry sax in a room full of roses for his wife, Kim Kardashian, as a Valentines' Day surprise. They end up collaborating, with Kenny G playing on Kanye's Jesus Is King track "Use This Gospel."

2015 Lady Gaga gets engaged to actor Taylor Kinney. She confirms the news two days later by posting a photo of the heart-shaped diamond ring on Instagram with the caption, "He gave me his heart on Valentine's Day, and I said YES!"

2014 With their music in legal limbo, De La Soul give away free downloads of their first six albums to anyone who signed up on their website. Their catalog isn't available digitally because of rights issues with the samples. "We're in the Library of Congress, but we're not on iTunes," group member Posdnuos says, referring to their debut album 3 Feet High And Rising.

2012 Dory Previn, a singer-songwriter who wrote many songs with her second husband André Previn, dies at 86.

2010 Blues musician Lil' Dave Thompson dies in a car accident at age 40.

2009 Jazz drummer Louie Bellson dies at age 84 of Parkinson's disease and complications from a broken hip.

2008 Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher marries Nicole Appleton of the girl group All Saints.

2006 The Veronicas' debut studio album, The Secret Life of..., is released in the US.

2006 English pop singer Lynden David Hall dies at age 40 of complications from a stem cell treatment he received to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma.

2006 Willie Nelson issues the single "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other."

2004 After nine weeks at #1 in the US, "Hey Ya" gives way to another OutKast song, "The Way You Move," which has been #2 the previous eight weeks, a record for most weeks at #2 before claiming the top spot.

2002 Sweet drummer Mick Tucker dies of leukemia at age 54.

1999 Rocker Buddy Knox dies of lung cancer at age 65.

1999 The Deftones, on the final stop of their tour opening for Black Sabbath, find that their truck has been stolen from the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. Taken are all of the band's backline equipment and instruments, including several of Chi Chings' Precision Fender Bass guitars, and Stephen Carpenter's custom-made guitars and racks.

1999 Elton John appears on the "I'm with Cupid" episode of The Simpsons, where he does a re-worked version of "Your Song."

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Wayne's World Brings Back "Bohemian Rhapsody"


Thanks to Alice Cooper's appearance in Wayne's World, we learn that "Milwaukee" is Algonquin for "the good land." We also get a fresh blast of "Bohemian Rhapsody."

When Wayne and Garth (Mike Myers and Dana Carvey) fire up the Mirth Mobile and party on to "Bohemian Rhapsody," we're reminded that the song is totally worthy. Re-released as a single, the song is welcomed back, garnering renewed airplay and making it to #2 on the Hot 100 ("Jump" by Kris Kross keeps it out of the top spot). It marks a resurgence in the music of Queen, whose frontman Freddie Mercury died in November 1991. The film also brings Alice Cooper out of the grave to perform a new song, "Feed My Frankenstein," and teach the boys a thing or two about history. Gary Wright's "Dream Weaver" and Jimi Hendrix' "Foxy Lady" also make appearances, as does "Ballroom Blitz," in a rousing rendition by Tia Carrere.



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