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Today in Rock: August 14

Today in music history:

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Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1941 and 2013.

On this day in 1941 future country crooner Connie Smith is born in Elkhart, Indiana.

On this day in 1947 Maddy Prior, future lead singer for Steeleye Span is born in Lancashire, England.

On this day in 1956 Sharon Bryant, future vocalist for Atlantic Starr, is born in Westchester County, New York.

On this day in 1960 Sarah Brightman, future singer-songwriter, dancer and actress, is born in Hertfordshire, England.

On this day in 1961 Wanda Jackson's "Right Or Wrong" enters the charts

On this day in 1964 The Beatles record “I’m a Loser” and “Mr. Moonlight.”

On this day in 1965 Sonny and Cher's “I Got You Babe” hits number one.

On this day in 1970 after being found crawling along a motel hallway in La Jolla, California, incoherent and "combative," Stephen Stills is arrested for possession of cocaine and barbiturates.

On this day in 1971 Elton John records "Madman Across The Water." Also on this day Rod Stewart releases “Maggie May.”

On this day in 1976 Nick Lowe releases his debut solo single, "So It Goes." Also on this day The Steve Miller Band releases “Rock 'N' Me.”

On this day in 1985 three years after their duet “The Girl Is Mine”, Paul McCartney advises Michael Jackson to invest in publishing. Jackson makes a winning bid of $47.5 million for the rights to over 250 Lennon-McCartney Beatles songs owned by ATV publishing, which turns out to be a great investment, but kills their friendship.

On this day in 1999 Former teen idol Leif Garrett pleads guilty to drug possession in Los Angeles and is ordered into rehab.

On this day in 2013 Allen Lanier of Blue Oyster Cult dies at the age of 67.

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