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Today in Oldies Music History: July 14



Today In Oldies Music History: July 14



1912: Woody Guthrie
1926: Lowman Pauling (The 5 Royales)
1933: Del Reeves


1973: Clarence White (The Byrds)
2003: Skip Battin (The Byrds)
2005: Big Al Downing
2005: Joe Harnell


1964: The Rolling Stones score their first #1 hit in the UK with their cover of Bobby Womack's "It's All Over Now."
1967: The Who begin their first large-scale American tour, playing the first of 55 dates with... Herman's Hermits.
1973: Glam-rocker Gary Glitter makes his live stage debut in Mecksham, England.
1980: In France, Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry contracts a kidney infection and is flown to London after collapsing in his hotel room.
1980: Former Beatles and Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein begins a two-month jail term for income tax evasion.
1987: Steve Miller receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
1988: Michael Jackson begins his first-ever UK tour at Wembley Stadium in London.
1988: At the height of "Elvis is Alive" mania, Nashville radio station WYHY offers a million dollars to anyone who shows up at the studios with the King.
1989: "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, not yet a TV star and still a Family Court judge in New York, orders singer Tom Jones to pay $200 weekly in child support to model Katherine Berkery.
1992: Aretha Franklin opens the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York by singing the national anthem.
1992: Olivia Newton-John makes public her bout with breast cancer, which she will eventually beat.
1993: The US Postal Service introduces four new stamps honoring classic Broadway musicals: "My Fair Lady," "Porgy and Bess," "Show Boat," and "Oklahoma!"




1939: Jimmy Dorsey, "Brazil"


1962: Bobby Vinton's "Roses Are Red (My Love)" hits #1
1979: Donna Summer's "Bad Girls" hits #1
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