This Day in Music History: June 14th

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1995: Police in Columbus, OH received 20 complaints of noise that a Ted Nugent concert was too loud. Nugent didn’t turn down the volume because he was within the legal noise limits.

 

1995: Rory Gallagher died of complications after a liver transplant in London. He was 47 years old.

 

1982: The Pretenders fired founding bassist Pete Farndon, due to the bassist’s battle with heroin addiction.

 

1980: Peter Gabriel reached number one on the U.K. Album Chart for the first time with his third self-titled album which spent two weeks on top.

 

1980: Billy Joel reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second time with Glass Houses which spent six weeks on top of the chart.

 

1974: David Bowie kicked off his tour in support of Diamond Dogs at the Forum in Montreal.

 

1970: Derek and the Dominos performed their first gig at the Lyceum Theatre in London.

 

1970: Grand Funk Railroad unveiled their $100,000 Closer to Home block long billboard on New York City’s Times Square.

 

1965: Paul McCartney went into the studio for the first of two days to record “Yesterday” which would become the most recorded song in history with over 3,000 recorded covers of the song to date.

 

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