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October 14

Music History for Monday, 10/14/19

2011 - Rock drummer Chuck Ruff, best known for his work on Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” instrumental, died. He was 60.

2011 - Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth split after 27 years of marriage.

2009 - Paul McCartney was named Songwriter of the Year at the ASCAP Awards in London.

2007 - Running Down a Dream, a documentary centered on Tom Petty, debuted at the New York Film Festival.

2007 - Houston rapper Big Moe died. He was 33.

2006 - Opening for Rascal Flatts at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Eric Church went rogue and stayed on stage past his set time. He was kicked off the tour and replaced by newcomer Taylor Swift.

2006 - Josh Turner topped the country chart with "Would You Go With Me."

2003 - Josh Turner's debut album Long Black Train was released.

2000 - Bryan White married soap opera star Erika Page in Dallas.

2000 - A lawsuit was filed against Don Henley in Little Rock, Arkansas. The suit claimed a fan was hit in the forehead with a maraca during an October 4, 2000, concert.

1998 - B.B. King received a lifetime achievement award at the Music of Black Origin Awards held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

1997 - Paul McCartney's symphonic work, Standing Stone, had its world premiere by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

1996 - Madonna gave birth to her first child, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles. The father was Carlos Leon.

1993 - Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" video was named the number-one video of all time by Rolling Stonemagazine.

1990 - Conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein died at age 72.

1989 - Clint Black took "Killin' Time" to the top of the country chart.

1988 - The number one single was UB40's cover version of Neil Diamond's tune, "Red Red Wine."

1985 - The Judds, Ricky Skaggs and George Strait won two trophies apiece at the CMA Awards.

1981 - Prince released the album Controversy.

1979 - Herb Alpert had the number one single with the disco instrumental, "Rise."

1977 - Bing Crosby died of a heart attack. He was 76.

1975 - KISS released "Rock & Roll All Night."

1973 - Jack Clement, Don Gibson, Harlan Howard, Roger Miller, Ed and Steve Nelson and Willie Nelsonwere inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1972 - Michael Jackson, at the age of 13, had his first number one hit. It was about a rat called "Ben."

1972 - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes entered the soul chart with "If You Don't Know Me By Now," which later became the number one soul song in the country and peaked at number three on the pop chart.

1972 - Joe Cocker was arrested with his band in Adelaide, Australia. The police claimed to have confiscated marijuana, heroin and hypodermic syringes.

1972 - The Temptations released "Papa Was a Rolling Stone."

1972 - Donna Fargo hit number one with "Funny Face."

1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on The Dick Cavett Show on ABC to promote Lennon's new LP and film, Imagine, Yoko's book, two films and a fine arts show.

1967 - Tammy Wynette went to number one for the first time as a solo artist with "I Don't Wanna Play House."

1966 - Grace Slick made her first appearance with Jefferson Airplane.

1964 - The secret marriage of the Rolling Stones' Charlie Watt to Shirley Ann Arnold took place.

1957 - Elvis Presley released "Jailhouse Rock."

1957 - The Everly Brothers took "Wake Up Little Susie" to number one.


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