Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Patty Duke!

Patty Duke

Musicians Born On December 14

1932 Charlie Rich (The Most Beautiful Girl in the World)
1943 Frank Allen (Searchers)
1946 Joyce Vincent (Dawn)
1946 John McAuley (Them)
1947 Patty Duke (Anna Marie Jones)
1949 Cliff Williams (AC/DC)
1958 Mike Scott (Waterboys)
1958 Peter Stacy (The Pogues)

Deaths On December 14

1963 Dinah Washington (jazz singer)

Number 1 In The Charts On December 14

1959 Guy Mitchell: 'Heartaches by the Number' US 45
1968 Marvin Gaye: 'I Heard It through the Grapevine' US 45
1985 Whitney Houston: 'Saving All My Love For You' UK 45

Various Music Events On December 14

1956 Little Richard debuts on UK chart with 'Rip it Up'

1957 BBC TV '6.5 Special' devotes a programme to the Goons

1961 Sandy Nelson's 'Let There Be Drums' hits UK chart

1967 Dick Clark announces that he is making a film about hippies, 'The Love Children'. The film stars Jack Nicholson,Dean Stockwell and Susan Strasberg and features the music of Strawberry Alarm Clock

1968 Tommy James and Shondells hit US chart with the original version of 'Crimson and Clover'

1968 Iron Butterfly go gold with 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'

1972 'Born to Boogie', Ringo Starr's film about Marc Bolan, premieres in London

1972 Alexander's department store in New York stays open late so that Alice Cooper (wearing a 'Paul Lives' button) can do his Christmas shopping

1972 Seals and Crofts go gold with 'Summer Breeze'

1974 Bachman Turner's 'Not Fragile' hits UK LP chart

1974 Mick Taylor leaves Rolling Stones to form new group with Jack Bruce

1974 David Crosby and Graham Nash perform together at a Benefit Concert in San Francisco

1977 'Saturday Night Fever' premieres in New York City, spreading the Disco craze. The album becomes one of the biggest selling albums of all time

1980 Ten-minute worldwide silent vigil held for John Lennon

1985 'Whitney Houston' hits UK LP chart

1985 Bruce Springsteen's 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town' hits UK chart

1985 James Taylor marries actress Kathryn Walker

1986 Elton John records a live version of 'Candle in The Wind' with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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