Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON FEBRUARY 14

Tim Buckley
Born on this day:
1945, Vic Briggs, guitar, The Animals
1947, Tim Buckley, singer, songwriter
1950, Roger Fisher, Heart
1972, Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20

Rock Pills:
1968, Manfred Mann were at #1 on the U.K. singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song “The Mighty Quinn.”

1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands forthcoming 'Live At Leeds' album.

1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono started a week long run as co-hosts on the Mike Douglas U.S. TV show.

1977, U.S. singer songwriter Janis Ian received 461 Valentine's Day cards after indicating in the lyrics of her song “At Seventeen,” she had never received any.

1978, Dire Straits began recording their first album at Basing Street Studios, London. The whole project cost £12,500 ($21,250) to produce.

1980, Lou Reed married Sylvia Morales at a ceremony in his New York apartment.

1984, Elton John married recording engineer Renate Blauer in Sydney, Australia. The couple divorced three years later.

1986, Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of the television series Miami Vice. Zappa portrayed a crime boss named 'Mr. Frankie.'

1987, Bon Jovi started a four week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with “Livin' On A Prayer.”

1990, The Rolling Stones played the first of ten nights at the Korakuen Dome, Tokyo, Japan. The shows were seen by over 500,000 fans, making the band $20 million (£11.76 million).

1994, Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia married moviemaker Deborah Koons.

Bon Jovi in 1986
1996, T.A.F.K.A.P. married Mayte Garcia in a Minneapolis church, he also composed a special song for his wife, “Friend, Lover, Sister, Mother, Wife,” which she heard for the first time when they had their first wedding dance.

1999, Elton John appeared as himself in a special episode of the animated series The Simpsons shown on US TV.

2005, Kerrang! magazine announced the results of its readers’ poll for the best British rock albums ever. The Top 10 were: #1, Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath; #2, Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast; #3 Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks; #4, Led Zeppelin’s IV; #5, Black Sabbath’s Paranoid; #6, Muse’s Absolution; #7, The Clash’s London Calling; #8, Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack; #9, Iron Maiden’s Iron Maiden and #10, Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible.

2008, Oasis singer Liam Gallagher married his long-term partner, the ex-All Saints singer Nicole Appleton at a civil ceremony in London. The venue, Westminster Register Office, was where Gallagher married his first wife, Patsy Kensit, in 1997.

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