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Music History On This Day the 14th of July

On the 14th July 1958 The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John "Duff" Lowe on piano and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a vanity disc at a small studio in an electronics shop owned by a man named Percy Phillips.

On the 14th July 1962 The Beatles played their first ever gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette in Rhyl.

On the 14th July 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.

On the 14th July 1967 The Who with Herman's Hermits as support began their first full North American tour at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon.

On the 14th July 1967 David Bowie released the single "Love You Till Tuesday" which failed to reach the charts.

On the 14th July 1973 During a concert in Hollywood, California, USA, Phil Everly smashed his guitar and stormed of stage. Don finished the set by himself and announced that The Everly Brothers had split. This was the last that the duo performed together for nearly ten years.

On the 14th July 1973 A drunk driver killed Clarence White of The Byrds while he was loading equipment after a gig in Palmdale, California, USA.

On the 14th July 1977 Elvis Costello and The Attractions made their live debut supporting Wayne County at The Garden in Penzance, Cornwall.

On the 14th July 1979 Donna Summer scored her third No.1 USA single with "Bad Girls" the album of the same name also started a five week run at No.1.

On the 14th July 1982 The movie premiere for Pink Floyd's The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square in London.

On the 14th July 1984 Phillippe Wynne lead singer with The Detroit Spinners died of a heart attack while performing at Ivey's nightclub in Oakland, California, USA, aged 43.

On the 14th July 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".

On the 14th July 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.

On the 14th July 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.

On the 14th July 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.

On the 14th July 1997 Walkers Spice Girls crisps went on sale in the UK, over 16 million bags were sold by the end of the year.

On the 14th July 2000 Five became the latest pop idols to call for the legalisation of cannabis.

On the 14th July 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.

On the 14th July 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.

On the 14th July 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.

On the 14th July 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 on a wall of tributes and conducted Jackson singalongs, held a minute's silence at 6.30pm to mark the time when the doors to the concert would have opened.

On the 14th July 2015 Arthur Cave the 15-year-old son of musician Nick Cave died after a fall from a cliff in Brighton, Sussex.

On the 14th July 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.

Born On This Day

14th July 1912 Woodrow Wilson ‘Woody’ Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma. Folk singer and songwriter, famous for his "Dust Bowl Ballads" and protest songs in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

14th July 1926 Lowman Pauling, guitarist with The Five Royales who co-wrote the 1967 hit for the 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.

14th July 1945 Jim Gordon, the American drummer, who was one of the most requested session drummers in the late 1960s and 1970s. Gordon co-wrote "Layla" with Eric Clapton, worked with The Everly Brothers, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, George Harrison on "All Things Must Pass", John Lennon on "Imagine", The Carpenters, Traffic, Glen Campbell on "Wichita Lineman", Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Frank Zappa and many others. A diagnosed schizophrenic, Gordon murdered his mother on June 3, 1983, by pounding her head with a hammer. He was sentenced to sixteen years-to-life in prison in 1984.

14th July 1948 Tommy Mottola, the music executive, who was married to Mariah Carey in 1993, they separated in 1997.

14th July 1950 American session drummer Andy Newmark who was the drummer for Sly and the Family Stone. He has also played with numerous other artists, particularly British acts such as John Lennon, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Roxy Music, and Badfinger, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour.

14th July 1952 Bob Casale, best known as a guitarist and keyboardist in the new wave band Devo. Casale died on February 17, 2014.

14th July 1952 Chris Cross, bassist and synth player with British band Ultravox.

14th July 1956 American musician Bob Birch who was a session bassist. He worked with The Doobie Brothers, Bryan Adams, Lionel Richie, George Michael, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Phil Collins, Keith Emerson,Barry Manilow and Elton John. Birch died on August 15, 2012, from an self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Los Angeles home, aged 56.

14 Jul 1966 Ellen Reid, keyboard player with Canadian rock band the Crash Test Dummies.

14 Jul 1971 Nick McCabe, guitarist from English rock band The Verve.

14 Jul 1975 Taboo, the rapper and singer with the Black Eyed Peas.

14 Jul 1978 Ruben Studdard, singer and winner of the second series of American Idol.

14 Jul 1986 Dan Smith, lead vocalist, producer, songwriter and founder member of the indie rock band Bastille.

14 Jul 1987 Dan Reynolds, American musician, best known as the frontman of the Las Vegas based rock band the Imagine Dragons.