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This Day in Music History: May 14th

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2004: Phil Spector and his chauffer were arrested in Los Angeles after getting into a scuffle over their “business relationship”.


2002: Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley & Little Richard were honored with the inaugural BMI ICON Awards at the BMI’s 50th Annual Pop Awards in Beverly Hills.


1993: At Christie’s Rock and Pop Memorabilia auction in London, four costumes worn by Kiss sold for $26,000 & the guitar that Elvis Presley used to record “That’s All Right” & “Blue Moon of Kentucky” sold for $152,000.


1988: Atlantic Records’ 40th anniversary party at Madison Square Garden saw the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited with Jason Bonham on drums. Other acts performing include Foreigner, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Genesis & Emerson, Lake & Palmer.


1977: Heart released their second album Little Queen which went on to peak at number nine on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell three million copies in the U.S.


1976: Keith Relf, former lead singer for the Yardbirds was electrocuted while tuning his guitar in his bathtub. He was 33 years old.


1969: Neil Young released his second solo album Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, his first album with backing band Crazy Horse. The songs “Cinnamon Girl”, “Down by the River” and “Cowgirl in the Sand” were written when Young had a 103 degree fever.


1968: John Lennon & Paul McCartney appeared on The Tonight Show to announce the formation of Apple Corps, that they just returned from India for meditation and that The Beatles would begin recording The White Album when they returned to the U.K.


1956: Buddy Holly got fitted for contact lenses. He didn’t like them & he stuck with his trademark glasses.


Birthdays:
Jack Bruce-bassist for Cream born in 1943
David Byrne-vocalist & guitarist for Talking Heads born in 1952


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