14 July

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2018 Drake breaks his own record for most entries on the Hot 100 at once when he places 27 songs on the tally following the release of his album Scorpion.

2014 Johnny Winter plays the Cahors Blues Festival in France. It's his last performance, as he dies two days later.

2013 In Switzerland, 73-year-old Tina Turner marries her longtime boyfriend, the record producer Erwin Bach. A few years later, he gives her one of his kidneys when she needs a transplant.

2010 Ann Kirsten Kennis, whose Polaroid photo is on the cover of Vampire Weekend's #1 album Contra, files a $2 million lawsuit against the band, their label, and the photographer, claiming she never granted permission to use it. She later settles with the band.More

2009 The debut album by The Dead Weather, Horehound, is released, and spawns the singles "Hang You from the Heavens," "Treat Me Like Your Mother," and "I Cut Like A Buffalo."

2008 Rock Band 2 reveals that the new Guns N' Roses song "Shackler's Revenge" is to appear in the game.

2005 Joe Harnell, a pianist and composer who worked as an accompanist and arranger for Peggy Lee and others, dies of heart failure at age 80.

1995 At what was previously a forsaken patch of land to the north of Hartford, Connecticut, Michael Bolton plays the grand opening concert at the Meadows Music Theater. Bolton, who grew up in New Haven, is good friends with the venue's promoter Jim Koplik. 90 degree heat stifles the ceremony a bit, as soon-to-be disgraced governor John Rowland has to take off his tuxedo coat when greeting Bolton onstage.

1992 Aretha Franklin opens the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York by singing the US national anthem.

1992 Olivia Newton-John makes public her bout with breast cancer, which she will eventually beat.

1988 Michael Jackson begins his first-ever UK tour at Wembley Stadium in London.

1988 At the height of "Elvis is Alive" mania, Nashville radio station WYHY offers a million dollars to anyone who shows up at the studios with the King.

1987 Steve Miller receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

1984 At The Jacksons' Victory tour stop at Texas Stadium, Eddie Van Halen joins Michael Jackson on stage to play his guitar solo from "Beat It."More

1980 Former Beatles and Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein begins a two-month jail term for income tax evasion.

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