This Day in Music History
1957 : Jazz great Lionel Hampton debuts his only symphony, " King David", at New York's Town Hall.
1966 : Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds Of Silence is certified gold.
1970 : The Who play a legendary concert at Leeds University in England which will become the "Live at Leeds" LP.
1972 : The Fifties 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.
1972 : Blaming burnout, Steppenwolf breaks up for the first time. They announce their split, saying, "We were locked into an image and style of music and there was nothing for us to look forward to."
1973 : David Bowie collapses at the end of a Ziggy Stardust performance at Madison Square Garden, claiming "total exhaustion".
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.
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.
1977 : The B-52's perform their first live gig, a Valentine's Day party in their hometown, Athens Goergia.
1990 : The Rolling Stones begin their first-ever tour of Japan at Tokyo's Korakuen Dome.
1993 : Harry Nilsson suffers his first heart attack.
1998 : Madonna performs at New York nightclub the Roxy. It is her first club performance in more than 10 years.
1998 : Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is honored as "Entertainer of the Year" at the 29th NAACP Image Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
1998 : Marilyn Manson begins a brief book signing tour on Valentine's Day at Tower Records in New York in support of his autobiography "It's A Long Hard Road Out of Hell".
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.
2000 : Kiss announces their "farewell tour".
2001 : Prince launches a subscription service whereby fans are asked to pay as much as $100 a year for online access to the rock impresario's songs and videos as well as VIP passes to Prince concerts and after-show parties.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com