Today in Music

February, 14

  • 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, Mich. 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.
  • 1999 Doug Weston, who operated L.A. club the Troubadour, dies in a local hospital after a bout of pneumonia. He is 72. During the ‘60s and ‘70s, the Troubadour was one of the city’s prime talent showcases.
  • 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.”
  • 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, Calif.
  • 1997 Country artist Ty England and wife Shanna welcome their third child into the world. Levi Wyatt weighs 9 pounds, 3 ounces, measures 21 inches and arrives at 3:58 p.m. Levi has a sister Aspen and a brother Christian Tyler.
  • 1983 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Baby, Come to Me,” Patti Austin and James Ingram. The song is featured on the hit ABC daytime soap opera “General Hospital.”
  • 1978 Dire Straits begins recording its first album in London.
  • 1977 The B-52s gives its debut performance at a Valentine’s Day party in Athens, Ga.
  • 1977 Janis Ian receives almost 500 Valentine’s Day cards from fans. The singer had revealed in her hit ballad “At Seventeen” that she never received Valentine’s Day cards as a teenager.
  • 1967 Aretha Franklin records her hit single “Respect” at Atlantic Studios. The million-selling record is written by Otis Redding and tops Billboard’s Hot 100 for two weeks.