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This Day In Rock 2/14/13

2010 - Doug Feiger of The Knack — who wrote and sang "My Sharona" about his old girlfriend — dies after a long battle with cancer at 57. 
2007 - Ben and Jerry's introduces Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream, an ice cream flavor full of toothiness. 
2000- KISS announce that their upcoming U-S tour -- starting March 11th in Phoenix -- will be their farewell, with the final show planned for "somewhere in the U-S in 2001," according to bassist Gene Simmons. They're still on the road. 
1999 - Elton John is a guest voice on a Valentines-themed episode of The Simpsons. 
1987- Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" hits number-one on the singles charts. 
1986 - Frank Zappa appears on Miami Vice, playing a crime boss named "Mr. Frankie." 
1973- An exhausted David Bowie collapses at the end of a Valentine's Day show at New York's Radio City Music Hall. 
1972- In shows taped several weeks earlier, John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin a week-long stint as co-hosts on The Mike Douglas Show. 
1972 - Grease opens off-Broadway, where it will run for the next decade, for a total of 3,388 performances. 
1970- The Who tape themselves playing at England's Leeds University. Six songs are culled and released as the Live at Leeds album, which will later be expanded on a 1995 CD reissue with more material from the show. 
1966- Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers sets a National Basketball Association record, scoring a total of 20,884 points after seven seasons. 
1962 - First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy gives a tour of the White House on television. 
1958- Walter Cronkite reports that the Iranian government has banned rock and roll on two grounds that it's against Islam and is a health hazard that can injure the hips if you dance to it. 
1931- Ted Lewis' "Just a Gigolo" hits number-one on the pop singles chart. 54 years later, David Lee Roth revives the song and takes it to the Top 3 for a second time. (The Village People also released a version of the song in 1978.) 
1929- The St. Valentine's Day Massacre takes place in Chicago. Seven gangsters, rivals of Al Capone, are killed. 
1920- The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago. 

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