This Day in Music History: February 14th

2003: Stolen reel-to-reel tapes of The Beatles’ recording sessions for their self-titled album & Abbey Road were discovered in Australia after they were advertised for sale in a Sydney newspaper. The tapes were stolen from their London studio in 1969.

1999: Elton John made a guest appearance as himself on a Valentine’s Day edition of The Simpsons.

1992: Wayne’s World which featured cameo appearances from Alice Cooper & Meat Loaf opened at movie theaters throughout North America.

1987: Boston peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “We’re Ready” which was their final top ten single in the U.S.

1984: Joe Perry & Brad Withford met with Aerosmith backstage after their concert at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre & agreed to re-join the group, which was announced the following April.

1981: Steely Dan peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Hey Nineteen” which was their third and final top ten single in the U.S.

1978: Dire Straits began recording their debut album at Basing Street Studios in London with producer Muff Winwood.

1976: Electric Light Orchestra peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Evil Woman” which was their second top ten single in the U.S.

1970: The Who recorded their concert at Leeds University in Leeds, U.K. which would later be released the following May as the live album Live at Leeds.

Birthdays:
Vic Briggs-guitarist for The Animals born in 1945
Doug Simril-drummer for Steve Miller Band & Boz Scaggs born in 1946
Roger Fisher-guitarist for Heart born in 1950

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