Music History for

February 14


1813 - Composer Alexander Dargomyzhsky was born.

1882 - Composer Ignaz Friedman was born.

1958 - On CBS television Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government has banned rock & roll becausee it is against the concepts of Islam and also a hazard to health.

1964 - Chad & Jeremy were guests on the "Patty Duke Show."

1967 - Aretha Franklin recorded her song "Respect" in New York.

1970 - The Who taped a concert at Leeds University in Leeds, England, for their forthcoming album, "Live at Leeds."

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a weeklong stay as co-hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show."
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1972 - "Steppenwolf Day" was declared in Los Angeles as they announced their break-up.

1972 - "Grease" opened off-Broadway, where it ran for the next decade for a total of 3,388 performances.

1973 - David Bowie collapsed at the end of his Valentines Day Show at New York's Radio City Music Hall reportedly due to total exhaustion.

1974 - The Captain and Tennille were married.

1974 - Rolling Stone reported that David Bowie had turned down a Gay Liberation group who asked him to compose the "world's first Gay National Anthem."

1977 - The B52s's perform their first concert together in Athens, GA.

1977 - Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" was released.

1978 - Dire Straits began recording their first album.

1981 - Billy Idol left Generation X for a solo career.
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1984 - Elton John and Renata Blauel were married. The marriage lasted for four years.

1986 - Frank Zappa appeared on "Miami Vice" playing a crime boss named "Mr. Frankie."

1996 - Prince and Mayte Garcia were married.

1998 - Marilyn Manson began an short book signing tour at Tower Records in New York. He was supporting his autobiography "It's A Long Hard Road Out of Hell."

1998 - T.G. Sheppard was best man for 35 different bridegrooms at a hotel in Las Vegas. The event was held for the winners of a national radio promotion for Sheppard's song "She's Gettin' the Rock."

2000 - KISS announced that they were going to do a farewell tour in makeup and then sell off the stage props from their career in an auction.

1998 - Madonna performed her first club performance in more than 10 years at the Roxy in New York.

2001 - "Barbra Streisand: Timeless" aired on FOX. The show was a farewell-tour concert.