14 August

Pick a Day

14 AUGUST

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1942 Lionel Morton (lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist for The Four Pennies) is born Lionel Walmsley in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

1941 Folk rocker David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1941 Country singer Connie Smith, known for the 1964 hit "Once A Day," is born Constance June Meador in Elkhart, Indiana.

1940 Dash Crofts (of Seals and Crofts) is born Darrell Crofts in Cisco, Texas.

1926 Jazz singer/pianist Buddy Greco is born Armando Greco in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Recorded a popular cover of "The Lady Is a Tramp."

1924 Lyricist Lee Adams is born in Mansfield, Ohio. Known for his work with composer Charles Strouse, particularly Bye Bye Birdie.

1837 German composers Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck become secretly engaged.

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Michael Jackson Buys Beatles Catalog

1985

Three years after their duet "The Girl Is Mine," Paul McCartney advises Michael Jackson to invest in publishing. Jackson makes a winning bid of $47.5 million for the rights to over 250 Lennon-McCartney Beatles songs owned by ATV publishing, which turns out to be a great investment, but kills their friendship.

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