Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14

1909: Burl Ives (Singer)
1936: Obie Benson (Bass Singer for The Four Tops)
1941: Jr. Walker (Singer & Sax in Jr. Walker and the All-Stars)
1945: Rod Argent (Keyboard & Vocals for The Zombies & Argent)
1949: Alan White (Drummer for Yes & Plastic Ono Band)
1956: King Diamond (Kim Bendix Petersen) (Singer for King Diamond & Mercyful Fate)
1958: Nick Van Eede (Singer for The Cutting Crew)
1961: Boy George (George O'Dowd) (Singer for The Culture Club)
1963: Chris Degarmo (Guitar for Queensryche)
1969: MC Ren (Lorenzo Jerald Patterson) (Rapper)
1975: Bob Nanna (Guitar & Vocals for Braid & Hey Mercedes)

1957: Ava Gardner divorces Frank Sinatra after 6 years of marriage and left for Spain to be with Ernest Hemingway.

1961: After a performance at the Majestic Theatre in Newcastle, England Gene Vincent is mobbed by admirers who accidentally push him down a flight of stairs, where he is knocked out.

1961: Patsy Cline is involved in an infamous head-on collision on Old Hickory Boulevard in Nashville, TN. She is thrown into the windshield by the impact and sustains major head, wrist, and hip injuries. She will be hospitalized for a month, during which time she will become a convert to Christianity.

1964: Workers at a London railway station open a tea chest addressed to the Beatles and find 12-year-old Carol Dryden, a fan who'd decided to mail herself to the group.

1965: Bob Dylan recorded "Like A Rolling Stone."

1965: Paul McCartney recorded "Yesterday" for the album ‘Help!’.

1968: Rod Stewart becomes a star in the US after the Jeff Beck Group, for which he sings lead, opens at New York's Fillmore East. The 23-year-old Stewart is still so new to the stage that he hides behind a stack of speakers during the first song.

1969: In London's Hyde Park, Mick Taylor attends his first photo shoot as a new member of the Rolling Stones.

1969: R&B Singer Wynonie Harris died of esophageal cancer.

1970: Derek and the Dominoes step on the stage for the first time under that name as they play the Lyceum in London.

1970: Blood Sweat and Tears become the first Western rock band to perform "behind the iron curtain" in a Soviet country.

1970: Grand Funk Railroad unveil their famous "Closer To Home" billboard in New York, which costs $100,000 and takes a full city block to promote their new single of the same name.

1971: In London, the first Hard Rock Cafe opened.

1972: Yet another unruly crowd at a Rolling Stones concert, with cops dispensing tear gas into the audience at today's gig in Tucson, AZ.

1979: Little Feat announce their breakup.

1986: Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony.

1988: The Fat Boys filed a $5 million law suit against Miller Beer and Joe Piscopo for using their likeness in a Miller Lite "Rappin "Fats" Piscopo commercial.

1988: Chuck Berry is sued for five million dollars by a woman who claimed he punched her in the mouth during an argument.

1989: Pete De Freitas, drummer with Echo And The Bunnymen, was killed at the age of 27 when his motorcycle collided with a car.

1993: Pepsi's famous "You got the right one, baby!" ads featuring Ray Charles are pulled after medical waste begins showing up in some cans of the product.

1994: Composer Henry Mancini died of pancreatic cancer at age 70.

1995: Guitarist Rory Gallagher complications from a liver transplant at age 47.

1995: Michael Jackson appeared on TV with his wife Lisa Marie Presley in a live interview with Diane Sawyer.

1996: George Martin, Beatles producer, is made a knight by Queen Elizabeth II.

1997: Puff Daddy and Faith Evans started a 11 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be Missing You', a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G.

2002: In Lubbock, TX, a power failure ended a Britney Spears concert after only two songs.

2002: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is made a knight by Queen Elizabeth II; one year later to the day, Gerry and the Pacemakers' Gerry Marsden is awarded the MBE.

2006: Rufus Wainwright, son of folksinger Loudon, recreates the whole of Judy Garland's legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall concert at the famous institution in order to mark the show's 35th anniversary.

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