This Day in Music History: October 14th
2007: Ted Nugent made a voice cameo on The Simpsons where he was on the phone telling a prisoner voiced by Steve Buscemi to vote no on a fictional proposition that banned crossbows in public schools, a jab on Nugent’s political stance.
2004: Eric Clapton was banned from driving in France after being caught driving 134mph, 53mph above the speed limit in his Porsche 911 Turbo near Merceuli.
1989: Motley Crue reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first and only time with Dr. Feelgood which began a two week run on top of the chart.
1978: Rush kicked off their tour in support of Hemispheres at the Kingston Memorial Centre in Kingston, ON. To date this was Rush’s longest tour.
1976: Aerosmith kicked off their first European tour at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool, U.K.
1972: Joe Cocker and six members of his band were arrested in Adelaide, Australia after police discovered marijuana and heroin in their dressing rooms.
1971: Specialty Records filed a $500,000 lawsuit against John Fogerty claiming that he plagiarized “Good Golly, Miss Molly” in the Credence Clearwater Revival song “Travelin’ Band”. The lawsuit was eventually dropped.
1967: The Who released “I Can See for Miles” which went on to peak at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This was The Who’s first and only top ten single in the U.S.
1964: The Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts married his girlfriend Shirley Shepherd in Bradford, U.K. They’re still married to this day.
Justin Hayward-singer for The Moody Blues born in 1946
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