Music History for

July 14

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1795 - The French National Convention accepted "La Marseillaise" as the French national anthem. It was the first national anthem of France.

1901 - Composer Gerald Finzi was born.

1942 - Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly sang their last duet together when they recorded the famous "Brazil" with the Jimmy Dorsey band.

1956 - Fats Domino hit #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the pop chart with his song "I'm In Love Again".

1963 - The movie "Beach Party" was premiered in the U.S. It opened across the U.S. on August 7.

1967 - The Who began their first full-scale U.S. tour as the opening act for Herman's Hermits.

1969 - Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival. He performed three songs.

1973 - The Everly Brothers announced their break up during a show at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.

1984 - Philippe Wynne, a former lead singer of the Spinners, died of a heart attack while on stage in Oakland, CA.

1987 - Steve Miller got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 - "U Got The Look" by Prince was released.

1988 - Michael Jackson began his first British tour at Wembley Stadium in London.
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1989 - Cyndi Lauper released the first closed-captioned video. The video was for the song "My First Night Without You."

1992 - Olivia Newton-John announced that she had breast cancer. Her publicist said that doctors expected a full recovery.

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released 29-cent stamps that honored four Broadway musicals. The featured scenes were from "My Fair Lady," "Porgy and Bess," "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!"

1995 - George Michael announced the settlement of his long running dispute with Sony and that he had been released from his contract.

1998 - Clive Davis held a party in Central Park to celebrate Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing," which had gone triple platinum.

1998 - Mariah Carey volunteered to record a public service announcement about a girl who had disappeared a month earlier in Seaside, CA.

2000 - It was announced that the Go-Go's had gotten back together again for a tour, new album, a book and a movie.

2000 - Dr. Dre filed suit against the city of Detroit alleging censorship. The lawsuit stemmed from a concert stop in Detroit on July 6, 2000, when Dre was told he and the tour organizers would be arrested if he showed a video during the concert. The video contained nudity and graphic violence.

2010 - Bono (U2) announced that he had fully recovered from an emergency back surgery in May 2010.

2010 - The BBC reported that Bob Geldof's global Live Aid concert was being made into a TV film entitled "When Harvey met Bob."
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