Friday, October 14, 2016

Today in Music History...October 14, 2016

Music History: October 14



1907: Allan Jones
1927: Bill Justis
1930: Robert Parker
1938: Melba Montgomery
1940: Cliff Richard
1942: Billy Harrison (Them)
1946: Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues)
1946: Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
1948: Marcia Barrett (Boney M)
1948: Ivory Tilmon (The Detroit Emeralds)


1977: Bing Crosby
1990: Leonard Bernstein
2006: Freddy Fender


1930: Ethel Merman becomes a star overnight with her rendition of "I Got Rhythm," featured in the new Broadway hit Girl Crazy.
1955: A young singer and guitarist named Buddy Holly opens for Bill Haley and his Comets in Holly's hometown of Lubbock, TX, impressing Nashville talent scout Eddie Crandell so much he sets him up with studio time for his first demo.
1964: Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, marries his first and only wife, Shirley Ann Shepherd, in Bradford, England. They're still married.
1966: Former R&B cover band Pink Floyd debut an entire set of psychedelic originals at tonight's gig at All Saints Hall in London.
 1966: Grace Slick makes her first stage appearance with the band Jefferson Airplane at their Fillmore West gig in San Francisco.
1969: Fred LaBour, entertainment reviewer for the University of Michigan student newspaper The Michigan Daily, turns his assigned review of the new Beatles album, Abbey Road, into a satirical piece headlined "McCartney Dead; New Evidence Brought to Light." In the article, LaBour repeats the musical "clues" that center around the recent "Paul Is Dead" rumors and adds several of his own. He also invents the name "William Campbell" as Paul's "replacement." This finally causes the mainstream press to take note of the phenomenon, and when contacted by other media outlets, LaBour furthers what he thinks is a joke by validating every rumor within the rumor.
1971: The current owners of the Specialty Records catalog sue Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty for half a million dollars for allegedly copying several elements of Little Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly" for the band's single "Travelin' Band." Ironically, CCR had covered "Good Golly" just a year before "Travelin' Band." The suit is later dropped.
1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on ABC-TV's The Dick Cavett Show to promote John's new album Imagine, Yoko's new book, and their upcoming art exhibition.
1972: Joe Cocker and six members of his touring band are arrested after a concert in Adelaide, Australia, when police allegedly discover marijuana and heroin in their hotel rooms. The group are not charged but instead given four hours to leave the country.
1977: At the personal request of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Linda Ronstadt sings the US national anthem at the beginning of their third World Series game against the New York Yankees.
1997: Max Steiner's acclaimed score to 1942's legendary film Casablanca is finally released, including selected dialogue and the vocal hit "As Time Goes By."
2000: The Beatles' official autobiography Anthology hits #1 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list.
2003: Former Temptation (and Dramatic, and Lakeside member) Barrington Henderson sues the band and the Motown label for wrongful termination and millions of dollars in alleged unpaid royalties.
2004: Eric Clapton is busted for speeding in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Mercuil, France, and fined 750 Euros.


1957: Elvis Presley, "Jailhouse Rock"
1972: The Temptations, "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"


1938: Bob Crosby and the Bob Cats, "Big Noise From Winnetka"
1959: Connie Francis, "Among My Souvenirs"
1968: The Beatles, "Savoy Truffle"


1957: The Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" hits #1
1967: Bobbie Gentry's LP Ode To Billie Joe hits #1
1972: Michael Jackson's "Ben" hits #1
1978: The KISS solo LPs Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss all enter the charts



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