14 February

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1998 Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is named Entertainer of the Year at the 29th NAACP Image Awards.

1997 Country artist Ty England and wife Shanna welcome their third child, Levi Wyatt.

1994 The Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia marries Deborah Koons.

1990 The Rolling Stones begin their first-ever tour of Japan at Tokyo's Korakuen Dome.

1989 Vincent Crane (organist for Atomic Rooster) dies of an intentional overdose of painkillers at age 45.

1986 Frank Zappa guest stars on the TV series Miami Vice in the episode "Payback."

1984 Elton John marries studio assistant Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia, shocking many of his fans and associates by choosing a woman as his life partner. Attendees include Olivia Newton-John and Rod Stewart. The couple split in 1987 and divorce a year later.

1980 Lou Reed marries Sylvia Morales in New York City's Greenwich Village.

1978 Married songwriters Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge appear on The Muppet Show to perform "Song I Like to Sing" from their first album of duets, Full Moon.

1977 The B-52s perform their first live gig, a Valentine's Day party in their hometown of Athens, Georgia.

1974 At the Forum in Los Angeles, Ringo Starr, Neil Young and Warren Beatty are in attendance for the last stop on Bob Dylan's tour with The Band.

1974 Rolling Stone reports that David Bowie has been asked by a gay liberation group to compose a gay national anthem, an offer he declines.

1973 David Bowie collapses at the end of a Ziggy Stardust performance at Madison Square Garden, claiming "total exhaustion."

1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their week-long stint as guest hosts on the syndicated Mike Douglas Show.

1972 Blaming burnout, Steppenwolf breaks up for the first time, saying, "We were locked into an image and style of music and there was nothing for us to look forward to." That same day, Los Angeles mayor Sam Yorty declares it "Steppenwolf Day."

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Wayne's World Brings Back "Bohemian Rhapsody"


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