Joe Cocker's recording career was in a bit of a lull in 1976, with his most recent release, Stingray, stalled at No. 70 on the U.S. chart.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers took a three-year break from new music between 1982-85, but the band wasn't on vacation.
Rock guitar found a new hero with Eric Johnson, whose 'Ah Via Musicom' was released on Feb. 28, 1990.
Steely Dan released 'Two Against Nature,' their first album in 20 years, on Feb. 29, 2000.
Bob Seger achieved full-fledged rock stardom with 1976's Night Moves, but while his raspy howl may have been new to a generation of fans, he'd actually been chipping away at mainstream success for many years.
Daryl Hall and John Oates have traveled to a lot of places over the more than four decades that they’ve been together.
Motley Crue fired Vince Neil at the height of their fame in February of 1992.
Humble Pie's last album, 'Street Rats,' was released in February 1975.
Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers began their collaboration as the Firm with a self-titled debut, released on Feb. 11, 1985.
More than 73 million Americans watched the Beatles’ debut performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on Feb. 9, 1964.