Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun14,1895 Cliff Edwards#BTD Jun14,1895 #CliffEdwards (Clifton Edwards) RIP singer, actor, nicknamed Ukulele Ike, popular in the 1920s & 1930s with jazzy renditions of pop standards and novelty tunes such as 1929 #1 "Singin' in the Rain"; voice of Jiminy Cricket in 1940 Pinocchio, Dandy Crow 1941 Dumbo
BTD Jun14,1909 Burl Ives#BTD Jun14,1909 #BurlIves (Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives) RIP singer, actor of stage, screen, radio, TV. 1st hit record 1948 US #24 "Blue Tail Fly", +10 US Top40 singles. Voice of Sam the Snowman, narrator of 1964 Christmas TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" & many movies
BTD Jun14,1919 Gene Barry#BTD Jun14,1919 #GeneBarry (Eugene Klass) RIP actor film, TV; such as movies 1953 & 2005 The War of the Worlds, 1956 Back from Eternity; TV 1968 Columbo: Prescription Murder, 1972 The Adventurer, 1977 Charlie's Angels, 1987 The Twilight Zone. Barry died Dec9,2009 at the age of 90
BTD Jun14,1943 Spooner Oldham#BTD Jun14,1943 #SpoonerOldham (Dewey Oldham Jr) songwriter, organist in the studio band the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama on such hit R&B songs as Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman", Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally", and Aretha Franklin's "I Never Loved a Man"
BTD Jun14,1945 Rod Argent#BTD Jun14,1945 #RodArgent keyboards, songwriter, founder The #Zombies 1964 US #2 & UK #12 She's Not There, 1964 US #6 Tell Her No, 1969 US #3 Time of the Season. #Argent 1972 US & UK #5 Hold Your Head Up. 2019 in @rockhall with Zombies @TheZombiesMusic #HBday @zombierodargent
BTD Jun14,1949 Alan White#BTD Jun14,1949 #AlanWhite drummer #Yes from 1972. 1983 #US #1 "Owner of a Lonely Heart" & 1969 part of Plastic Ono Band 1971 US #3 "Imagine" Played on over 50 LPs with various artists such as George Harrison. 2017 in @rockhall of Fame as a member of Yes
BTD Jun14,1949 Jim Lea#BTD Jun14,1949 #JimLea bass guitarist, piano, violin #Slade 1971 UK #1 single "Coz I Luv You", +5 other UK #1s & 18 UK Top40 singles and solo artist #HBday @jimleamusic
BTD Jun14,1952 Eddie Mekka#BTD Jun14,1952 #EddieMekka (Rudolph Edward Mekjian) actor film/TV such as 1992 A League of Their Own, 2006 Dreamgirls; TV shows 1976–1983 Laverne & Shirley as Carmine Ragusa, 1977 Blansky's Beauties as Joey DeLuca, 1979–1982 The Love Boat, 1979–1983 Fantasy Island and more
BTD Jun14,1958 Nick Van Eede#BTD Jun14,1958 #NickVanEede (Nicholas Eede) producer, songwriter, singer #CuttingCrew 1986 US #1 & UK #4 "I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight" and 1986 US #9 & UK #24 "I've Been in Love Before" @The_CuttingCrew
BTD Jun14,1961 Boy George#BTD Jun14,1961 #BoyGeorge (George O'Dowd) songwriter, singer #CultureClub 1982 UK #1 & US #2 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me, 1983 US/UK #1 Karma Chameleon, +10 UK & 8 US Top40s @RealCultureClub and solo 1987 UK #1 Everything I Own, +6 UK Top40 singles #HBday @BoyGeorge
OTD Jun14,1777Flag Day#OTD Jun14,1777 FLAG DAY - Adoption of the flag of the US by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916 President #WoodrowWilson issued a proclamation that officially established Flag Day. On Aug3,1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
OTD Jun14,1922 Warren Harding#OTD Jun14,1922 #WarrenHarding becomes the 1st president to be heard on the radio. Warren Harding 29th president of the US from Mar4,1921 until his death Aug2,1923 "Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much from the government and at the same time do too little for it"
OTD Jun14,1941 Jimmy Dorsey#OTD Jun14,1941 #JimmyDorsey & His Orchestra is at at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Maria Elena" vocal chorus by #BobEberly. 1932 written by Lorenzo Barcelata Spanish words and music; English lyrics by Bob Russell
OTD Jun14,1958 Sheb Wooley#OTD Jun14,1958 #ShebWooley is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Purple People Eater" for the 3rd week of a 6wk run at #1
OTD Jun14,1959 Johnny Horton#OTD Jun14,1959 #JohnnyHorton is still at #1 for the week ending Jun14 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Battle Of New Orleans" for the 2nd week of a 6wk run
OTD Jun14,1961 Patsy Cline#OTD Jun14,1961 #PatsyCline is seriously hurt in car accident. While in hospital her single “I Fall to Pieces” written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard. Patsy Cline's 1st Country #1 hit single
OTD Jun14,1963 NEMS, North End Music Stores#OTD Jun14,1963 #NEMS (North End Music Stores) Enterprises presents #Merseysides Greatest at the New Brighton Tower in Wallasey The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers plus 5 great supporting groups
OTD Jun14,1964 Ringo Starr#OTD Jun14,1964 #RingoStarr rejoins The #Beatles in Melbourne Australia following Ringo's 10day hospitalization and recovery from tonsillitis. This is Jimmy Nicol's last day with the Beatles @ringostarrmusic
OTD Jun14,1964Beatles#OTD Jun14,1964 The #Beatles arrive in Melbourne, Australia. 5000 fans greet them at the airport. 20,000 fans lined the route from the airport to the hotel, army/navy units are used to control crowds, cars are crushed, 100s of girls faint and over 50 admitted to the hospital
OTD Jun14,1965 Paul McCartney, Beatles#OTD Jun14,1965 #PaulMcCartney records "Yesterday" McCartney's composition was a dream in his room at the Wimpole Street home of Jane Asher. The track is recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Paul performs 2 takes; it's deemed better and used as the master on Jun17 @PaulMcCartney
OTD Jun14,1966Beatles#OTD Jun14,1966 The #Beatles record at EMI studios London "Here, There and Everywhere" written by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon–McCartney. McCartney includes it among his personal favorites of all the songs he has written @PaulMcCartney
OTD Jun14,1967Beatles#OTD Jun14,1967 The #Beatles began recording "All You Need Is Love" and create a backing track at Olympic Sound Studios, London. The producer of "Our World" is unhappy about using the back track. George Martin states "we can't just go in front of 350M fans without some work"
OTD Jun14,1967Doors#OTD Jun14,1967 The #Doors are at Steve Paul’s Scene in New York City. Jimi Hendrix is in the audience to see the show at The Scene located in the basement of 301 West 46th Street, in New York's Theater District
OTD Jun14,1969Beatles#OTD Jun14,1969 The #Beatles with #BillyPreston are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Get Back" for the 4th week of a 5wk run at #1
OTD Jun14,1970 Grand Funk Railroad#OTD Jun14,1970 #GrandFunk Railroad spends $100,000 on a block long billboard at Times Square New York City advertising their album "Closer to Home" Grand Funk Railroad will release the LP on Jun15,1970 on Capitol Records @CapitolRecords
OTD Jun14,1970Grateful Dead#OTD Jun14,1970 The #GratefulDead releases their "Workingman's Dead" LP. The Grateful Dead album would be certified gold by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) on Jul11,1974 @RIAA @GratefulDead
OTD Jun14,1971Hard Rock Café#OTD Jun14,1971 The first #HardRock Cafe opens at Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London. Founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton. In 1979 the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia @HardRock
OTD Jun14,1975 America#OTD Jun14,1975 #America is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 with "Sister Golden Hair" written by Gerry Beckley and produced by George Martin. America's 2nd US #1
OTD Jun14,1976Gong Show#OTD Jun14,1976 The #GongShow debuts on the NBC network. Starring producer & host Chuck Barris along with frequent judges Jaye P Morgan and Arte Johnson
OTD Jun14,1980 Billy Joel#OTD Jun14,1980 #BillyJoel starts a 6wk run at #1 on the US album chart with "Glass Houses" Billy Joel's 2nd US #1 album. Musicians: Billy Joel, Richie Cannata, David Brown, Russell Javors, Doug Stegmeyer, Liberty DeVitto and produced by Phil Ramone @billyjoel
OTD Jun14,1980 Lipps Inc#OTD Jun14,1980 #LippsInc is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Funkytown" for the 3rd week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Jun14,1982 Pete Farndon#OTD Jun14,1982 #PeteFarndon bass guitarist and founding member of the Pretenders is dismissed because of excess drugs use. He will die Apr14,1983 at the age of 30 drowning in his bath after loosing consciousness because of overdosing on heroin
OTD Jun14,1986 Patti Labelle, Michael McDonald#OTD Jun14,1986 #PattiLabelle & #MichaelMcDonald start a 3wk run on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "On My Own" written and produced by Burt Bacharach and his former wife Carole Bayer Sager. The artists recorded their parts separately
OTD Jun14,1987Firm#OTD Jun14,1987 The #Firm starts a 2wl run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Star Trekkin'" written by John O'Connor, Grahame Lister and Rory Kehoea a parody of the first TV series of "Star Trek"
OTD Jun14,1994 Henry Mancini#OTD Jun14,1994 #HenryMancini (Enrico Nicola Mancini) RIP dies at the age of 70 of pancreatic cancer. Composer, arranger, film & TV scores. Considered one of the greatest composers in film history 4 Academy Awards, 1 Golde Globe, and 20 Grammy Awards
OTD Jun14,2016 Henry McCullough#OTD Jun14,2016 #HenryMcCullough dies at the age of 72 at his home at Ballywindelland, Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, he never fully recovered from a heart attack he suffered in 2012. McCullough a former Wings guitarist and Northern Ireland music legend, singer, songwriter