October 14 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Justin Hayward!

Musicians Born On October 14
1926 Bill Justis (Raunchy)
1930 Robert Parker (Barefootin’)
1940 Cliff Richard (Move It)
1945 Colin Hodgkinson (Whitesnake)
1946 Justin Hayward (Moody Blues)
1957 Mick Brown (DJ)
1958 Thomas Dolby (She Blinded Me With Science)
1965 Karyn White (Superwoman)
1970 Ginuwine
1978 Usher

Happy Birthday Thomas Dolby!

Deaths On October 14

1977 Bing Crosby (White Christmas)

Number 1 In The Charts On October 14

1957 Everly Brothers: ‘Wake Up Little Suzie’ US 45
1972 Lieutenant Pigeon: ‘Mouldy Ole Doe’ UK 45
1972 Michael Jackson: ‘Ben’ US 45
1989 Tracy Chapman: ‘Crossroads’ UK LP
1995 Oasis : (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? : UK LP

Various Music Events On October 14

1956 Nineteen-year-old Buddy Holly opens a concert in Lubbock, Texas. Nashville talent agent Eddie Crandall is in audience and subsequently arranges Holly’s first demos for US Decca

1966 Grace Slick makes her first appearance with Jefferson Airplane at the Fillmore West, San Francisco

1972 Joe Cocker busted for drug possession after a concert in Adelaide

1972 Harold Melvin and Blue Notes enter R&B chart with ‘If You Don’t Know Me by Now’

1972 Temptations hit US chart with ‘Papa Was a Rolling Stone’, their third No. 1 single

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