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February 14

Updated: Feb 17



TODAY IS VALENTINE'S DAY


Better grab that gas station rose while you can, Romeo.


2016 - Adele's 25 topped the U.S. album chart, selling a record 3.38 million copies in a single week in the U.S. alone.

2013 - Shadow Morton, the songwriter who penned "Leader of the Pack" for The Shangri-Las, died of cancer in Laguna Beach, California. Morton was 72.

2012 - Hunter Hayes' hit song "Wanted" was released to radio.

2010 - Knack frontman Doug Fieger died at his home in Woodland Hills, California, after battling brain and lung cancer since 2006. He was 57.

2010 - Two men died when their pickup collided head-on with one of Trace Adkins' tour buses north of Shreveport, Louisiana. Adkins was not on the bus, but five members of his band and crew suffered minor injuries.

2006 - Little Big Town earned a gold single for "Boondocks."

2006 - Diamond Rio began a 10-day tour of South Korea where they entertained American troops.

2001 - Prince launched an online subscription service. Fans were asked to pay as much as 100 dollars a year for access to exclusive music and videos, as well as VIP passes to Prince’s concerts and after-show parties.

2001 - Elvis Presley's gold Cadillac, Webb Pierce's tricked-out Pontiac and Nudie's sign were hoisted by a crane onto the third floor of the Country Music Hall of Fame before the last wall is sealed.

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.

1999 - Doug Weston who ran the Los Angeles nightclub, The Troubadour, died at age 72 after a bout with pneumonia.

1999 - The Deftones had most of their gear ripped off when their van was stolen from the parking lot of a Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Michigan.

1998 - Marilyn Manson kicked off a brief book signing tour at Tower Records in New York City. Manson signed copies of his autobiography, It's A Long Hard Road Out Of Hell.

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

1998 - Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On," from Titanic, set a U.S. record for the most radio plays in a single week, with 116 million.

1996 - Prince, then going by the moniker The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, married Mayte Garcia in Minneapolis.  They divorced two years later.

1995 - Alan Jackson's album Who I Am was certified double platinum.

1987 - Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" began a three-week run atop the U.S. singles chart.

1984 - Elton John married Renate Blauer in Australia.  They divorced three years later.

1983 - Patti Austin and James Ingram had the number one song with Baby, Come To Me.

1981 - Charly McClain scored a number one hit with "Who's Cheatin' Who."

1978 - Dire Straits started work on their first album in London.

1977 - The B-52's played their first professional gig at a Valentine's Day party in Athens, Georgia.

1977 - Singer Janis Ian got more than 500 Valentine's Day cards in the mail. It was a response to her hit song, At Seventeen.

1974 - The Captain married Tennille. Still, love didn’t keep them together. After nearly 40 years of marriage, Toni Tennille filed for divorce on Jan. 16, 2014 from Daryl Dragon.

1972 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono began the first of their five days as co-hosts of TV’s The Mike Douglas Show.

1970 - The Who performed at England's Leeds University, a concert recorded for the band's landmark Live at Leeds album.

1967 - Aretha Franklin recorded Respect at Atlantic Studios in New York City.

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