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Today in Rock: July 14

Today in music history:

Today in Rock: July 14
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American composer/arranger Joe Harnell
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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1912 and 2005.

On this day in 1912 future traveling troubadour/singer-songwriter Woodie Guthrie is born in Okemah, Oklahoma,

On this day in 1961 The Beatles have their first performance at the Cavern after the return from Hamburg.

On this day in 1964 The Rolling Stones score their first number 1 hit in the UK with their cover of Bobby Womack's “It's All Over Now.”

On this day in 1966 Ellen Reid, future musician for Crash Test Dummies is born in Manitoba, Canada. Also on this day Tonya Donelly, future singer-songwriter/guitarist for Belly is born in Newport, Rhode Island. Also on this day The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer”/”Rain” goes gold in the US. Finally, on this day The Beatles’ Revolver goes to the disc cutting room.

On this day in 1967 The Who launch their first large-scale American tour, playing the first of 55 dates with... Herman's Hermits.

On this day in 1975 Future singer-songwriter Tameka Cottle for Xscape is born in College Park, Georgia.

On this day in 1980 Former Beatles and Rolling Stones manager Allen Klein begins a two-month jail term for income tax evasion. Also on this day in France, Roxy Music's Bryan Ferry contracts a kidney infection and is flown to London after collapsing in his hotel room.

On this day in 1987 Steve Miller receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

On this day in 1988 at the height of "Elvis is Alive" mania, Nashville radio station WYHY offers a million dollars to anyone who shows up at the studios with the King.

On this day in 1992 Olivia Newton-John makes public her bout with breast cancer, which she will eventually beat.

On this day in 2005 American composer/arranger Joe Harnell dies at the age of 80.

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