Best live album ever? Probably! -- Best TV co-hosts ever? Likely! -- Best guest appearance on a TV cop show? We'll say "Yes!"...

Frank Zappa, c 1978. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

2/14/1970 (48 years ago today) - Just might be the hands-down/all-time best live rock album ever!!!: The Who appear at Leeds University, England, and the set is recorded for the forthcoming "Live At Leeds" -- The band is relentless and in the greatest musical shape of their career, pulling off an in-sync/almost-telepathic set that emphatically places them light years ahead of their peers. No one else has ever sounded like this. No one else ever will...

2/14/1972 (46 years ago today) - Ahh, TV in the days before cable/satellite/internet could get pretty weird, too: John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin a week-long run as co-hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show" -- Highlight: John brings out Chuck Berry for a version of "Memphis, Tennessee" that features Yoko's....er, dolphin-like "IIIIEEEEAAAY!" squealing; the look on Chuck's face is priceless and he just duck-walks away. Other guests that Mike allowed J & Y to pick out for some head-scratchin' chit-chat include Ralph Nader, Black Panther Bobby Seale and George Carlin! Historically convoluted stuff, but an interesting era to look back on, when there were no "alternative facts" or "fake news"...

2/14/1986 (32 years ago today) - At least it wasn't "The Love Boat", although that would've been interesting too: Frank Zappa appeared on an episode of "Miami Vice", playing the role of "weasel dust" dealer Mario Fuente {"Weasel dust"?!? We love it!}. Say what you will about the series, they paid uncommon attention to cultural detail: legendary jazz great Miles Davis made an appearance once as a pimp, while the soundtracks featured the likes of Devo, The Tubes and Depeche Mode as the sunny crime fightin' action was goin' on! Another terrific example of pre-streaming weirdness for your living room pleasure...

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