Classic Rock Almanac July 14, 2016

ANNIVERSARIES

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

1977-No longer banned by the state-owned television network in Britain, The Sex Pistols perform “Pretty Vacant” on the B-B-C’s Top of the Pops show.

1977-Elvis Costello and the Attractions play their first show together. They open for Wayne County at The Garden in Penzance, England.

1973-Former Byrds guitarist Clarence White dies at age 29 after being hit by a drunk driver outside a Palmdale, California nightclub.

1970-Three Dog Night‘s “Mama Told Me Not to Come” is certified gold.

1969-Bob Dylan makes a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival in Edwardsville, Illinois. Introduced as “Elmer Johnson,” Dylan sings “In the Pines,” “Ain’t Got No Home” and “Slippin’ and Slidin’.”

1966-The Beatles get a gold record for “Paperback Writer.”

BIRTHDAYS

Igor Khoroschev – 51 years old
Ex-Yes keyboardist.  Born in 1965.

Bebe (Beverle) Buell – 63 years old
Before she became a singer and the mother of Liv Tyler, Bebe Buell was a Playboy Playmate. She had affairs with such rock stars as Steven Tyler, Jimmy Page, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello, Todd Rundgren and Rod Stewart — and wrote about all of it in her 2001 autobiography, Rebel Heart: An American Rock and Roll Journey.  Born in 1953.

Bob Casale – Died in 2014
The Devo guitarist — dubbed “Bob 2” by the band, which had two Bobs in its most famous lineup — died February 17th, 2014 at 61. Born in 1952.

Woody Guthrie – Died in 1967
The left-wing Oklahoma folksinger, guitarist and songwriter (“This Land Is Your Land,” “So Long, It’s Been Good to Know You”) was a primary inspiration on Bob Dylan and many others. The father of singer Arlo Guthrie died of Huntington’s chorea on October 3rd, 1967 at 55. David Carradine played him in a 1976 bio pic, Bound for Glory. Born in 1912.













 

 

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