March 14 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
March 14

1958 : The first ever Gold Record is awarded for sales of a million copies. It goes to Perry Como's "Catch A Falling Star".

1960 : Sam Cooke begins an unprecedented tour of the West Indies with a concert in Jamaica's Montego Bay.

1963 : Gerry Marsden of The Pacemakers sneaks a custom-made guitar purchased in Germany through British customs and is fined sixty pounds.

1972 : Carole King's "Tapestry" takes Album of The Year at the Grammy Awards. Carly Simon wins for best new artist.

1974 : Stevie Wonder announces his intention to move to Ghana, Africa. He wouldn't actually move there for 21 years.

1980 : On the occasion of his forty-seventh birthday, Quincy Jones is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine.

1981 : Eric Clapton has a brush with death as a severe ulcer sends him to the hospital. He's forced to cancel the remaining 47 dates on his tour and is out for 7 months.

1998 : A few weeks after winning a Grammy for Best Country Album, Johnny Cash's record company takes out a full page ad in Billboard featuring an old photo of Cash flipping the bird, and the text: "American Recordings and Johnny Cash would like to acknowledge the Nashville music establishment and country radio for your support."

2005 : In New York City, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Percy Sledge, The O'Jays, U2, Buddy Guy, and The Pretenders.

2008 : Stone Temple Pilots announce they are reuniting for one final tour.

2008 : In London, Ex-Foundations member Peter MacBeth is sentenced to six years on pedophilia and sexual assault charges.

2011 : Long neglected Neil Diamond is finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Leon Russell.

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