Rock N’ Roll Diary: February 14

Carter Alan /

The Who recorded their iconic live album on this day in 1970 at Leeds University in England. “Live at Leeds” was released between what two, even more famous, Who albums?

Answer: Tommy and Who’s Next

Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!

  • 1970: A historic performance was captured on tape when The Who recorded a concert at Leeds University in northern England. One of the finest and most famous live rock albums, Live at Leeds appeared in stores three months later.
  • 1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a week long stint as co-hosts on the Mike Douglas show during which John revealed that his much publicized riff with Paul McCartney had ended
  • 1972: Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty declared “Steppenwolf Day” only a few days after the band announced its break-up.
  • 1990: The Rolling Stones performed the first of ten nights in Tokyo. Surprisingly, it was the Stones’ first tour of Japan. Previous attempts to obtain the necessary visas to tour since the 60’s had been rebuffed by Japanese official due to the band members’ various drug arrests
  • 1991: Mick Jagger flew to Atlanta to begin filming the sci-fi flick Freejack with Emilio Estevez.
  • 1993: Eric Clapton won six Grammy awards for his Unplugged album, its songs and performances.
  • 2005: John Mellencamp made an appearance on the show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” playing a backyard barbecue celebrating a remade farmhouse for a family in Bakersfield, California.
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