On Valentine's Day in 1970, the Who performed a ferociously raw set at the University Refectory, a 2,000 seat auditorium at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, UK. The concert was arranged expressly to record a live album that would dispel impressions the Tommy rock opera album created that the group was heading in an art rock direction. The intensely raw and hard rocking set delivered from the stage that night served notice and the album that followed 3 months later went on to become widely considered as the greatest concert recording ever made.
On February 14th, 1973, David Bowie was stretchered off the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York after an overzealous fan rushed him on stage as he performed as Ziggy Stardust.
The B52's formed on this day in 1977 in Athens, Georgia. Dire Straits started recording the debut album it would release in October on this day in 1978. Heart's Bebe le Strange album dropped on 2/14/1980, and Frank Zappa appeared as a drug dealer on an episode of Miami Vice on this night in 1986.