April 14 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
April 14

1950 : The character "Dan Dare" appears on the front cover of the British comic Eagle, later inspiring a song by Elton John.

1956 : Bobby Helms auditions for, and signs with, Decca Records.

1963 : The Beatles meet The Rolling Stones for the first time after one of the Stones’ concerts in Richmond, England.

1969 : Barbra Streisand (in Funny Girl) ties Katherine Hepburn (in The Lion In Winter) for the Best Actress Academy Award.

1970 : Stephen Stills breaks his wrist in an auto accident.

1975 : Former Faces guitarist Ronnie Wood is announced as the replacement for Rolling Stones Mick Taylor.

1976 : Stevie Wonder renews his Motown contract for $13 million in a 7 year deal. It's the largest recording contract in history at that point.

1980 : A New Jersey State assemblyman introduces a resolution to make Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" the official state song of New Jersey.

2009 : Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Olivia Harrison and Dhani Harrison hit the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles to take part in the ceremony honoring George Harrison with his very own star in Hollywood.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com

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