Wednesday 14th October
1940 – Cliff Richard (Harry Rodger Webb) is born in Lucknow, India.
1946 – Singer Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues is born in Swindon, England.
1955 – Buddy Holly opens for Bill Haley & the Comets in Lubbock, Texas.
1957 – The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released.
1964 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts marries Shirley Ann Arnold in Bradford, England.
1966 – At London’s All Saints Hall, Pink Floyd play their first set made up entirely of their psychedelic originals after a band decision to dump its R&B direction.
1967 – The Who release their single “I Can See for Miles” in Britain and the U.S. Pete Townshend is so sure he has a No. 1 on his hands that he’s described as crushed when the single reaches only No. 12 in the U.K.
1971 – John Fogerty is sued by the owners of Specialty Records. Their suit accuses Fogerty of plagiarizing the song “Good Golly, Miss Molly” in his song “Travelin’ Band,” but it’s later dropped.
1993 – Rolling Stone magazine ranks the video for Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” as the No.1 video in video history
1994 – At a Pink Floyd concert at London’s Earls Court, a section of seating collapses, injuring several people.
2003 – Ozzy Osbourne seeks treatment for Parkinson’s Disease-like tremors and postpones a fall European tour.
2003 – Troubled Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland files for divorce from his wife of three years.
2003 – ZZ Top release their first ever box set, entitled Chrome, Smoke & BBQ.