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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.