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By On This Day in NYC's History

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

On February 14, 1967: Singer Aretha Franklin recorded her song “Respect” in New York. It was recorded at Atlantic Records Studio and later released in April of the same year. The song earned Franklin two Grammy Awards and is often considered her signature song.

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FELICITY GETS HITCHED

On February 14, 2007: Actress Keri Russell married her longtime boyfriend Shane Deary in Manhattan. Russell is most known for her role as Felicity Porter in Felicity and Deary is a carpenter. The couple have two children together, but split in 2013.

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LIONEL HAMPTON

On February 14, 1957: Jazz musician Lionel Hampton debuted his major musical work, King David at New York’s Town Hall. The four-part symphony jazz suite was conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.

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