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