14 February, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
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.
2008Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher marries Nicole Appleton of the girl group All Saints.
2006The 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.
2002Sweet drummer Mick Tucker dies of leukemia at age 54.
1999 Rocker Buddy Knox dies of lung cancer at age 65.
1999Elton John appears on the “I’m with Cupid” episode of The Simpsons, where he does a re-worked version of “Your Song.”
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.
1998Madonna performs at New York nightclub the Roxy, making her first club performance in over 10 years.
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.
1994The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia marries Deborah Koons.
1990The 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.
1986Frank Zappa guest stars on the TV series Miami Vice in the episode “Payback.”
1984Elton 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.
1980Lou 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.
1974Rolling Stone reports that David Bowie has been asked by a gay liberation group to compose a gay national anthem, an offer he declines.
1973David Bowie collapses at the end of a Ziggy Stardust performance at Madison Square Garden, claiming “total exhaustion.”
1972Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty is born to American parents in West Germany.
1972John 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.”
1972 The ’50s tribute musical Grease opens off-Broadway at New York City’s Eden Theatre, featuring Barry Bostwick and Adrienne Barbeau. The play is an instant hit, moving to Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre for a record 3,388 performances, and, not incidentally, spawning one of the most popular movies of all time.
1970Billboard Magazine reports that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is “Mounting Total War Against Tape Pirating of Prerecorded Music.”
1970 Sly and the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” hits #1 in America.
1967 In New York City, Aretha Franklin r-e-c-o-r-d-s her famous cover of the Otis Redding song “Respect.”
1967 The Beatles record “Only A Northern Song.”
1966 Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds Of Silence” is certified gold.
1964 The Dave Clark Five release “Bits And Pieces.”
1961The Platters sue Mercury Records for breach of contract in Chicago, citing the record label’s refusal to pay royalties for songs on which leader Tony Williams does not, in fact, sing lead.
1961 The earliest color video of The Beatles is shot at their Casanova Club performance in Liverpool.
1958 CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite tells viewers that the government of Iran has banned rock and roll for being unhealthy and anti-Islamic. The “unhealthy” claim is backed by Iranian doctors who warn of hip damage due to “extreme gyrations.”
1957 Jazz great Lionel Hampton debuts “King David,” his only symphony, at New York’s Town Hall.
1953 Teresa Brewer’s “Till I Waltz Again with You” hits #1 in America.
1951Simple Minds drummer Kenny Hyslop is born in Helensburgh, Scotland.
1950Heart guitarist Roger Fisher is born.
1947.- Tim Buckley is born in Washington, D.C., but spends much of his childhood in Amsterdam, New York, and Bell Gardens, California.
1944 Denny Zager (of Zager & Evans) is born in Wymore, Nebraska.
1943 Folk singer Eric Andersen is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but grows up in Snyder, New York.
1943 Saxophone player Maceo Parker is born in Kinston, North Carolina. He becomes an integral part of James Brown’s band, and also plays with Prince.
1939 Country singer Razzy Bailey is born in Alabama.
1937 Bluesman Magic Sam (Samuel Maghett) is born in Mississippi.
1934 Keyboard player Merl Saunders is born in San Mateo, California.
1931 Phyllis McGuire of The McGuire Sisters is born in Middletown, Ohio.
1931 Ted Lewis’ “Just A Gigolo” hits #1 in America.
1847 A saxophone school is created in Paris, France. It is set up at “Gymnase Musical,” a military band school.