Rock 'n' Roll History for
June 14






1961 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Gene Vincent is mobbed by a group of fans and accidentally knocked down a flight of stairs after a performance at The Majestic, Newcastle in the UK. The fall knocks Vincent out cold.

June 14
Country singer Patsy Cline sustains near-fatal head injuries and a fractured hip in a car accident in Madison, Tennessee. A passenger in the other car was killed.

1964 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
A 12-year-old girl was discovered by British railway workers, packed in a tea chest on a station platform, addressed to The Beatles.

1965 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Paul McCartney records "Yesterday" by himself, after trying unsuccessfully to fit in the rest of the Beatles. The song would later be recorded by over 3,000 other artists and become the most covered tune in music history. In describing it, Paul has said "I did the tune easily and then the words took about two weeks."

1968 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
23 year old Rod Stewart got his first major exposure in the US when he opened a tour with The Jeff Beck Group at The Fillmore East in New York. Stewart had a bad case of stage fright and partially hid behind a speaker cabinet through the first song.

1970 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Grand Funk Railroad spends $100,000 for a block long billboard in New York's Times Square to advertise its latest record, "Closer to Home".

June 14
Eric Clapton's Derek And The Dominoes made their 'live' debut in Britain. The group was joined by Dave Mason, who played the guitar parts performed by Duane Allman on Derek And The Dominoes' only studio album, "Layla".

1975 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
"Thank God I'm A Country Boy", recorded live at the Universal Amphi-theater in California by John Denver, became the best selling record in the US. The song was written by John Martin Sommers, a member of Denver's backup band.

June 14
Janis Ian releases "At Seventeen", which will reach #3 on the Billboard Pop chart and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart later in the year. She would perform the song on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live the following October.

June 14
America achieve their second Billboard number one record and their seventh Top 40 hit with "Sister Golden Hair".

1980 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 with his second chart topping LP, "Glass Houses". The album would go on to sell over 7 million copies on the strength of the singles, "You May Be Right" (#7), "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" (#1) and "Don't Ask Me Why" (#19).

1984 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Madame Tussaud's Waxworks in London unveils a model of Boy George on his 23rd birthday.

1986 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald had Billboard's top tune with "On My Own". The pair actually recorded their vocal parts separately and had never met until after the song went to number one.

1993 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Police in Port St. Lucie, Florida charged a 16 year-old boy with murder after he confessed to killing a woman who did not like the lyrics he was rapping. Victor Brancaccio punched and kicked 81 year-old Mollie May Frazier in the head and chest after she objected to the obscenities in a song he was playing over headphones and singing along to. The song was "Stranded on Death Row" by Dr. Dre. Brancaccio later spray-painted and burned the corpse in an effort to hide his actions and erase fingerprints. He was convicted in 1995 and was sentenced to two terms of life in prison.

1995 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
ABC's Diane Sawyer interviewed Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley on ABC-TV's Prime Time Live. It was the couple's first interview since their surprise marriage a year earlier and was part of the publicity push for Jackson's album "HIStory - Past, Present and Future: Book One". Jackson and Presley declared they were a "normal married couple who hoped to have a baby". When asked if they had sex, they replied "yes, yes, yes!" They also confirmed that a prenuptial agreement had been signed.

June 14
Several residents of Columbus, Ohio call the police to complain about the volume of a Ted Nugent concert. The Motor City Madman refused to quiet down because the music was within legal noise limits.

2004 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
James Brown pleaded no contest to a domestic violence charge stemming from an incident last January in which he was accused of assaulting his wife, Tomi Rea Brown. He was not sentenced to any jail time, but forfeited a $1087 bond.

2009 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Bob Bogle, lead guitarist and co-founder of The Ventures, known for their instrumental hits "Walk, Don't Run" and "Hawaii Five-O", passed away at the age of 75.

2010 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Tim Bachman, one of the founders of the '70s Rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive, was charged by Abbotsford, British Columbia police with sexual interference of a person under 14, touching a young person for a sexual purpose and sexual assault. Police charged Bachman for incidents that allegedly began 10 years ago in Abbotsford when the complainant was 11 years old. In May, 2013, he would be found not guilty. Bachman was again arrested by Abbotsford police on May 26, 2014 on new charges relating to incidents from the 1990s involving a different alleged victim.

2016 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
Henry McCullough, who played guitar for Paul McCartney's band, Wings, passed away at the age of 72. His work was featured on the hits "Hi, Hi, Hi", "Live and Let Die" and McCartney's solo hit, "My Love".

2017 - ClassicBands.com

June 14
The National Music Publishers Association announced at their annual meeting in New York that from here on, Yoko Ono would receive song writing credit on John Lennon's "Imagine". Ono and her son, Sean Ono Lennon, were in attendance to pick up a Song Of The Century Award for the 1971 song and were not expecting the announcement.

June 14
Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's hit "Summer Wine" debuted at #1 on Billboard & Clio's Top TV Commercials chart after its appearance in H&M's The Summer Shop 2017 ad. The song had reached #49 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April, 1967.






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