14 May

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14 MAY

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1988 Gloria Estefan scores her first US #1 hit when "Anything For You" hits the top spot.

1987 Frank Sinatra, who had played South Africa in the past, suddenly condemns the apartheid regime publicly, referring to president P.W. Botha as "a bum."

1987 Mötley Crüe hold a listening party for their album Girls, Girls, Girls at a strip club in Hollywood called The Body Shop. They are quite familiar with the venue, which is mentioned in the title track.

1979 Kate Bush wraps up her first tour with a show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. It ends up being her only tour, as she shifts her focus to producing her own songs and designing the visuals.

1977 Leo Sayer's "When I Need You" hits #1 in the US.

1976 Hunter Burgan (bass guitarist for AFI) is born in Grass Valley, California.

1976 Keith Relf (lead vocalist for The Yardbirds) dies at age 33 after being electrocuted while playing an improperly grounded guitar in his basement.

1973 Pop singer Natalie Appleton (of All Saints) is born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

1973 R&B singer-songwriter Shanice is born Shanice Lorraine Wilson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1971 Honey Cone's "Want Ads" is certified Gold.

1971 Rapper Freaky Tah (of Lost Boyz) is born Raymond Rogers in Queens, New York.

1969 Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1968 John Lennon and Paul McCartney go on The Tonight Show to announce the formation of Apple Records. Unfortunately, Johnny Carson is on vacation and the guest host is the sportscaster Joe Garagiola, who has no idea what to talk about.

1968 The Rascals record "People Got To Be Free."

1966 Fabrice Morvan is born in Paris, France. Along with Rob Pilatus, he is the face of Milli Vanilli, a duo that is busted for not actually singing on their recordings.

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