14 July, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
2018.- “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses becomes the first ’90s video to pass a billion views on YouTube. The next closest ’90s video is “Zombie” by The Cranberries, at 739 million.
2017.- Aaron Carter is arrested for drunken driving and marijuana possession when he is pulled over in Cornelia, Georgia, outside of Atlanta. He is scheduled to play a show in Kansas City that evening, which he cancels, citing “transportation issues.”
2016 In what they famously describe as a “conscious uncoupling,” Chris Martin (of Coldplay) and Gwyneth Paltrow officially divorce after 13 years of marriage.
2011 To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Adult Contemporary chart, which had various names over the years, including Easy Listening, Billboard publishes its list of the top 100 Adult Contemporary songs of all time, with Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply” at #1, followed by “Lead Me On” by Maxine Nightingale and “Drift Away” by Uncle Kracker.
2009 According to Billboard, since Michael Jackson’s death, which occurred on June 25, 2009, American consumers have purchased more than 2.3 million of his albums.
2007Prince gives away free copies of his latest album Planet Earth with the UK newspaper Mail On Sunday. The unconventional distribution rankles record retailers, but helps promote his run of 21 shows at the O2 Arena in London, which sell out.
2006Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley ties the knot with Avril Lavigne in Montecito, California. The marriage will last just over three years.
2001 Vanilla Ice opens for Insane Clown Posse at the second annual Gathering Of The Juggalos, this time in Toledo, Ohio (they aren’t welcome back in Novi, Michigan, site of the first one). Once again, ICP’s headline set is cut short when fans rush the stage.
2000 Paul Young, frontman with Sad Café and lead singer on the Mike + the Mechanics hit “All I Need Is A Miracle,” dies of a heart attack at age 53.
1996 Nickelodeon premieres the teen sitcom Kenan & Kel, with the theme song “Aw, Here It Goes” from Coolio.
1991 Bert Convy (of The Cheers) dies of a brain tumor at age 57. The actor and singer had gone on to become a popular game show host of Super Password and Win, Lose, or Draw.
1991Warrant lead singer Jani Lane marries Bobbie Brown, the girl from the “Cherry Pie” video. They divorce two years later.
1989 200,000 people turn out for a free Pink Floyd concert in Venice, Italy.
1989 Atlantic Records executive Nesuhi Ertegun, who worked with The Drifters and Bobby Darin, dies following a cancer surgery at age 71.
1986 The city of El Cerrito, California, declares this day to be John Fogerty Day in honor of one of their hometown heroes.
1986.- Columbia Records, Johnny Cash’s home for 28 years, drops the singer from its roster of artists.
1983.- The Saturday Night Fever sequel Staying Alive debuts in theaters, starring John Travolta. The Bee Gees also return for the soundtrack, introducing five new songs, including “The Woman In You.”
1982 “Raunchy” singer Bill Justis dies of cancer at age 55.
1980Linda Ronstadt makes a well-received dramatic debut in Joseph Papp’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance in New York’s Central Park, setting off a “Pirates” fad that lasts for the next three years.
1979 Punk rocker Rick Garberson (drummer for Bizarros) dies of a presumed suicide via carbon-monoxide poisoning.
1978The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls album hits #1 in America.
1973 At a festival concert in White City, London, a visibly distraught Ray Davies, newly separated from his wife, announces on stage that he’s retiring from show business, leaves the concert, and checks into a local hospital for exhaustion. (A week later, he will return to the band.)
1972Elton John lands his first #1 album in America as Honky Chateau blasts to the top thanks to the hit “Rocket Man.” His next five albums also enter that orbit, going to #1.
1968The Beatles’ new enterprise, Apple, enters its new corporate headquarters on 3 Savile Row, London, later the site of their famous “rooftop concert.”
1959 Perry Como re-records his hit Christmas song “(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays” for his album Season’s Greetings from Perry Como. This version features the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Ray Charles Singers.
1958John Lennon’s mother, Julia, is killed when she’s hit by a car driven by an off-duty police officer. Lennon, 17 at the time, later writes the songs “Julia” and “Mother” about her.
1956 Ian Curtis is born in Macclesfield, England. In 1976 he joins Joy Division, one of the most influential and critically acclaimed UK alternative bands. Following the singer’s death in May 1980, the remaining members of the band continue to write and perform as New Order.
1956 Marky Ramone (drummer for The Ramones) is born Marc Steven Bell in Brooklyn, New York.
1956Joe Satriani is born in Westbury, New York.
1953Alicia Bridges is born in Lawndale, North Carolina. Known for the disco hit “I Love The Nightlife (Disco ‘Round).”
1952.- Jeff Carlisi (guitarist for .38 Special) is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1952 Johnny Thunders (of New York Dolls) is born John Anthony Genzale Jr. in Queens, New York.
1952 David Pack (frontman for Ambrosia) is born in Huntington Park, California.
1952 13-year-old Jimmy Boyd records “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”
1952 Eight-year-old prodigy Gladys Knight appears on the TV show Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour, which was a precursor to shows like Star Search and American Idol. She wins the top prize of $2,000 for her performance of Nat King Cole’s “Too Young.”
1952 Popular singer Patti Page begins her summer replacement series on CBS, attempting to hold the audience in Perry Como’s usual timeslot three times a week for 15 minutes.
1950 Nat “King” Cole’s “Mona Lisa” hits #1 in America. Written for the film Captain Carey, U.S.A., it goes on to win the Oscar for Best Song.
1948 Thomas Delmer Pyle is born in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1974, under the name Artimus Pyle, he joins the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. His musical career with Skynyrd earns him induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
1947 Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson, founder of the 13th Floor Elevators and pioneer of psychedelic music, is born.
1947 Peter Banks (guitarist for Yes) is born Peter William Brockbanks in Chipping Barnet, North London, England.
1945 Peter Lewis (rhythm guitarist for Moby Grape) is born in Los Angeles, California, to actress Loretta Young and writer-producer Tom Lewis.
1944 Soul singer-songwriter Millie Jackson is born in Thomson, Georgia.
1936 H. B. Barnum is born in Houston, Texas. A child star, he makes his foray into music as “Pee Wee Barnum” and later becomes a sought-after arranger for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, and The Supremes.
1936 Country singer Tommy Dee is born in Vicker, Virginia. In 1959, he writes the hit “Three Stars” in honor of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, who tragically died in a plane crash earlier that year.
1913 Country singer Cowboy Copas is born Lloyd Estel Copas in Blue Creek, Ohio.
1905.- Dorothy Fields, co-writer of “The Way You Look Tonight,” is born in Allenhurst, New Jersey.