On This Day In Music 14th July

1912 Woody Guthrie (Woodrow Wilson Guthrie) born in Oklahoma, US folk singer. Major influence on Bob Dylan and American folk music. 70’s film ‘Bound For Glory’ based on his life. Guthrie died of complications of Huntington’s disease on October 3, 1967.. His the father of Arlo Guthrie. 
1926 Lowman Pauling, guitarist, The Five Royales, co-wrote 1967 hit for Mamas and the Papas, ‘Dedicated To The One I Love’ which was originally a 1961 hit for the Shirelles. It got to No.3 on the Hot 100. The Five Royales recorded the song in 1957 but it never charted. It was included on their album, Dedicated To You. He died on 26th December 1973. 
1933 Del Reeves born in Sparta, North Carolina. US Country singer/guitarist/songwriter. He is the youngest of 11 children. He died from emphysema on New Year’s Day, 2007.
1948 Dan Trammell – Rhythm Guitarist, of The Fireballs who were formed in 1957 in Raton, New Mexico. 
1948 Tommy Mattola born in The Bronx, New York City, New York. American music executive. He is the co-owner of Casablanca Records in a joint venture with the Universal Music Group. He headed Sony Music Entertainment, parent of the Columbia label, for nearly 15 years.Married Mariah Carey in 1993, separated in 1997. 
1954 Chris Cross (Christopher St.John) born in Tottenham, London, England. UK Bass/Synth player with Ultravox, (1981 UK No.2 single ‘Vienna’, plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles). 
1962 Bobby Vinton started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Roses Are Red, My Love’, a No.15 hit in the UK. 
1962 The Beatles played their first ever gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette in Rhyl. Tickets cost five shillings, ($0.70). 
1964 The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘It’s All Over Now’, the group’s first of 8 UK No.1’s. Written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack, it was first released by The Valentinos featuring Bobby Womack in the same year. 
1966 Ellen Reid born in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada. Keyboard Player with The Crash Test Dummies, (1994 UK No.2 & US No.4 single ‘MMM MMM MMM MMM’). 
1967 The Who began their first full North American tour at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, appearing as support band to Herman’s Hermits on 55 dates. 
1971 The Byrds, James Taylor, Steeleye Span, Sandy Denny, Tom Paxton and The Incredible String Band all appeared at the UK Lincoln Folk Festival, tickets £2.00. 
1971 Nick McCabe, guitar, The Verve, (1997 UK No.1 single ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’). 
1973 A drunk driver killed Clarence White of The Byrds while he was loading equipment after a gig in Palmdale, California. 
1973 During a concert at the John Wayne Theatre in Hollywood, California, Phil Everly smashed his guitar and stormed of stage, Don finished the set by himself and announced that The Everly Brothers had split. 
1975 Taboo, rapper, singer, Black Eyed Peas, (2003 US & UK No.1 single ‘Where Is The Love’). 
1977 Elvis Costello and The Attractions made their live debut supporting Wayne County at The Garden, Penzance, Cornwall, England. 
1978 Ruben Studdard, singer, winner of the second series of American Idol. (2003 US No.2 single ‘Flying Without Wings’). 
1979 Donna Summer scored her third No.1 US single with ‘Bad Girls’ the album of the same name also started a five week run at No.1. The inspiration for her to write the song came after one of her assistants was offended by a police officer who thought she was a street prostitute. Also including ‘Hot Stuff”. 
1980 Allen Klein ex manager of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones began serving a two-month prison sentence for falsifying tax returns. 
1980 Bryan Ferry collapsed in his hotel room in France and was flown to London suffering from a kidney infection. 
1982 The movie premier for Pink Floyd’s The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. 
1982 Australian Crawl released their Sons Of Beaches album. It included ‘Down Hearted’, ‘Shut Down’ & ‘Daughters of the Northern Coast’. 
1982 Van Halen kicked off their 105-date North American ‘Hide Your Sheep Tour’ at Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia. 
1984 Phillip Wynne singer with The Detroit Spinners died on stage of a heart attack in Oakland, CALIFORNIA aged 43. 1980 UK No.1 & US No.2 single ‘Working My Way Back To You.’ 
1986 Dan Smith, lead vocalist, producer, songwriter and founder of the indie rock band Bastille, who won a Brit award and had a No.1 U.K. album with Bad Blood. 
1986 Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second No.1 ‘Papa Don’t Preach’. Madonna also had the UK No.1 album with ‘True Blue’. 
1987 Dan Reynolds born in Las Vegas, Nevada. American musician, best known as the frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons. 
1988 Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows on his Bad World Tour were attended by a total of 504,000 fans beating the record previously held by Genesis, with four sold out nights. 
1989 At The Peach Festival, South Carolina, 432 guitarist’s broke the world record for the most guitar players appearing in unison for the longest period of time, when they performed ‘Louie Louie’ for 30 minutes.
1989 Tom Jones lost a paternity suit and was ordered to pay $200 a week in child support to 27 year old Katherine Berkery of New York. The judge in the case was Judge Judy Sheindlin, who was still serving in her 15 year tenure as a New York Family Court judge before appearing in her court TV show, Judge Judy. 
1997 Walkers Spice Girls Crisps went on sale in the UK, over 16 million bags were sold by the end of the year. 
2000 Five became the latest pop idols to call for the legalisation of cannabis. J and Richie from the band told Sky magazine that the drug should no longer be outlawed ‘No one who smokes a spliff goes out and starts fights like someone who’s been drinking.’ 
2002 Gareth Gates scored his second UK No.1 single with ‘Anyone Of Us.’
2002 Red Hot Chili Peppers started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘By The Way.’ 
2003 Plans for Sting to write an official anthem for Tuscany came under fire by locals who insisted the job should go to an Italian and not a foreigner. The British pop star owned a house in Tuscany and had been nominated to compose the anthem by Franco Banchi who lived nearby. 
2006 Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie had his nose broken when he was attacked in a hotel bar in Madrid in Spain. The singer had to postpone a Top Of The Pops recording due to the injuries. javascript:void(0)
2007 A pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during the Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as high as £750,000 at online auction house991.com.
2009 Michael Jackson fans from all over the world congregated at London’s O2 arena, where the star had been due to begin his run of 50 concerts. Fans who left messages to a wall of tributes and conducted Jackson sing-a-longs, held a minute’s silence at 1830 BST to mark the time when the doors to the concert would have opened.
2015 Dave Sommerville died of pancreatic cancer in Santa Barbara, California, at the age of 81. He was the co-founder, and original lead singer, of The Diamonds, one of the most popular vocal groups of the 1950s.
2015 Arthur Cave the 15-year-old son of musician Nick Cave died after a fall from a cliff in Brighton, Sussex, England. 
2015 The Las Vegas coroner’s office confirmed that B.B. King died of natural causes primarily stemming from Alzheimer’s disease and was not murdered. Two of his daughters had alleged King was poisoned by long-time associates.

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