2003 The movie Daredevil is released, featuring two songs by a new band called Evanescence: "Bring Me To Life" and "My Immortal." Both songs later appear on the group's debut album, Fallen, and become hits.
2001 Prince launches the NPG Music Club, one of the first music subscription services. The club acts as a virtual hub for the Prince faithful, with a thriving community, online access to his music, VIP passes to concerts and other exclusives. It runs until 2006, when Prince shuts it down, saying it "has gone as far as it can go."
1996 Prince, 37, marries the 22-year-old model/belly dancer Mayte Garcia at a ceremony in Minneapolis. White doves are released when they exchange vows - no word on if they were crying. The marriage is annulled three years later, and Garcia takes up with Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe.
1992 Lead singer Vince Neil, who had been pursuing IndyCar racing, is booted from Mötley Crüe. "Race car driving has become a priority in Neil's life," the band's management says in a statement. "His band mates felt he didn't share their determination and passion for music." Neil returns to the fold in 1997.
1991 Boyz II Men release their debut album, CooleyHighharmony, with Michael Bivins of Bell Biv DeVoe as executive producer. Bivins' former group, New Edition, inspired the Boyz' name with their 1988 track "Boys To Men."
1987 Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer" hits #1 in the US, where it stays for four weeks.
1981 The Funky 4 + 1 become the first hip-hop group to perform on national TV when they do "That's The Joint" on Saturday Night Live. Debbie Harry of Blondie, an early proponent of rap music, is the host.
1974 Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (Captain & Tennille) are married in Virginia City, Nevada. Love keeps them together until 2014, when they divorce after nearly 40 years of marriage.
1970 After failing to get a suitable recording during their US tour, The Who play a standout show to 2,000 boisterous fans at Leeds University in England that becomes their classic album Live at Leeds.
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.
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.
When you're not one of the girls with clear-skinned smiles, Valentine's Day can be a downer. Janis Ian gave voice to dowdy teenagers everywhere in "At Seventeen," where she sings about "inventing lovers on the phone" who ask her to the dance. In the tradition of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, it's a confessional with a light samba beat. Despite its delicate nature, the song became a hit in 1975, reaching #3 in September. (Ian and her team sent copies of the song to the wives of radio station program directors - a tactic that helped it penetrate the airwaves). In October, she played it on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live, where she was a musical guest. Many listeners, determined to spare her the pain of valentines that never came, make sure her mailbox is full come Valentine's Day. To Ian, it's a hopeful song. "The ugly duckling always turns into a swan," she said in her Songfacts interview. "It offers hope that there is a world out there of people who understand."
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