Music History for

April 14


1759 - George Frideric Handel died.

1922 - Jeanette Vreeland sang the first radio concert from an airplane as she flew over New York City.

1955 - Fats Domino's "Ain't That A Shame" was released.

1958 - Van Cliburn won the International Tchaikovsky piano competition.

1958 - Van Cliburn appeared on national TV for the first time. He was on NBC's "The Tonight Show" with Jack Paar.

1960 - The musical "Bye Bye Birdie" opened in New York City.

1963 - The Beatles met the Rolling Stones after a Stones concert in Richmond, England.
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1965 - Millie Small appeared on ABC-TV's "Shindig!" and performed her song "My Boy Lollipop."

1967 - The Bee Gees released their first English single. It was "New York Mining Disaster 1941."

1967 - The final "Where the Action Is" aired on ABC-TV.

1969 - The "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" TV special aired on NBC.

1970 - Stephen Stills broke his wrist in an auto accident.

1976 - Motown Records and Stevie Wonder held a news conference to announce he had signed a "$13 million-plus" contract with the label.

1976 - Bay City Roller singer Eric Faulkner almost died after swallowing Seconal and Valium tablets.

1980 - A New Jersey state assemblyman introduced a resolution to make Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" the official state song.
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1980 - Iron Maiden's self-titled debut album was released.
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1980 - Gary Numan released "The Touring Principle," a 45-minute concert video. It was the first commercially available home rock videocassette.

1983 - Pete Farndon (Pretenders) died of a drug overdose at the age of 29. He had been fired from the band the year before due to his drug problem.

1989 - Tom Petty released his first solo album "Full Moon Fever."

1999 - Tammy Wynette's body was exhumed and an autopsy performed in Nashville at the request of her husband, George Richey.

1999 - It was reported that Prince intended to re-record the entire catalog of his music and re-release it.