1962, Bobby Vinton started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Roses Are Red, My Love', a No.15 hit in the UK.
1962, The Beatles played their first ever gig in Wales when they appeared at The Regent Dansette in Rhyl. Tickets cost five shillings, ($0.70).
1964, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'It's All Over Now', the group's first of 8 UK No.1s.
1967, The Who began their first full North American tour at the Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, appearing as support band to Herman's Hermits on 55 dates.
1971, The Byrds, James Taylor, Steeleye Span, Sandy Denny, Tom Paxton and The Incredible String Band all appeared at the UK Lincoln Folk Festival, tickets £2.00.
1973, A drunk driver killed Clarence White of The Byrds while he was loading equipment after a gig in Palmdale, California.
1973, Gary Glitter and the Glitter Men made their live debut at Mecksham, Wiltshire, England.
1973, During a concert at the John Wayne Theatre in Hollywood, California, Phil Everly smashed his guitar and stormed of stage, Don finished the set by himself and announced that The Everly Brothers had split.
1977, Elvis Costello and The Attractions made their live debut supporting Wayne County at The Garden, Penzance, Cornwall, England.
1979, Donna Summer scored her third No.1 US single with 'Bad Girls' the album of the same name also started a five week run at No.1.
1980, Malcolm Owen singer with The Ruts died from a heroin overdose at the age of 26. Scored a UK Top 10 hit with 'Babylon's Burning.'
1980, Allen Klein ex manager of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones began serving a two-month prison sentence for falsifying tax returns.
1980, Bryan Ferry collapsed in his hotel room in France and was flown to London suffering from a kidney infection.
1982, The movie premier for Pink Floyd's The Wall was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England.
1982, Van Halen kicked off their 105-date North American 'Hide Your Sheep Tour' at Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia.
1984, Phillippe Wynne lead singer with The Detroit Spinners died of a heart attack while performing at Ivey's nightclub in Oakland, California, aged 43. With The Detroit Spinners had the 1980 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'Working My Way Back To You.'
1986, Madonna was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with her second No.1 'Papa Don't Preach'. Madonna also had the UK No.1 album with 'True Blue'.
1988, Michael Jackson gave himself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for setting a new attendance record, when he played the first of seven nights at Wembley Stadium in London. The shows on his Bad World Tour were attended by a total of 504,000 fans beating the record previously held by Genesis, with four sold out nights.
1989, At The Peach Festival, South Carolina, 432 guitarist's broke the world record for the most guitar players appearing in unison for the longest period of time, when they performed 'Louie Louie' for 30 minutes.
1997, Walkers Spice Girls Crisps went on sale in the UK, over 16 million bags were sold by the end of the year.
2000, Five became the latest pop idols to call for the legalisation of cannabis. J and Richie from the band told Sky magazine that the drug should no longer be outlawed 'No one who smokes a spliff goes out and starts fights like someone who's been drinking.'
2001, The Stereophonics appeared at Donington Racetrack, England, tickets £25.00.
2002, Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates scored his second UK No.1 single with 'Anyone Of Us.'
2002, Red Hot Chili Peppers started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'By The Way.'
2003, Plans for Sting to write an official anthem for Tuscany came under fire by locals who insisted the job should go to an Italian and not a foreigner. The British pop star owned a house in Tuscany and had been nominated to compose the anthem by Franco Banchi who lived nearby.
2006, Primal Scream singer Bobby Gillespie had his nose broken when he was attacked in a hotel bar in Madrid in Spain. The singer had to postpone a Top Of The Pops recording due to the injuries.
2007, A pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during the Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the price as high as £750,000 at online auction house 991.com.
2009, Michael Jackson fans from all over the world congregated at London's O2 arena, where the star had been due to begin his run of 50 concerts. Fans who left messages to a wall of tributes and conducted Jackson sing-a-longs, held a minute's silence at 1830 BST to mark the time when the doors to the concert would have opened.
July 14th: Born on this day
1912, Born on this day, Woody Guthrie, US folk singer. Major influence on Bob Dylan and American folk music. 70's film 'Bound For Glory' based on his life. Guthrie died on 3rd October 1967.
1926, Born on this day, Lowman Pauling, guitarist, The Five Royales, co-wrote 1967 hit for Mamas and the Papas, 'Dedicated To The One I Love' which was originally a 1961 hit for the Shirelles. It got to No.3 on the Hot 100. The Five Royales recorded the song in 1957 but it never charted. It was included on their album, Dedicated To You. He died on 26th December 1973.
1948, Born on this day, Tommy Mattola, music executive, Sony Records. Married Mariah Carey in 1993, separated in 1997.
1952, Born on this day, Chris Cross, bass, synth, Ultravox, (1981 UK No.2 single 'Vienna', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1966, Born on this day, Ellen Reid, keyboards, Crash Test Dummies, (1994 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'MMM MMM MMM MMM').
1971, Born on this day, Nick McCabe, guitar, The Verve, (1997 UK No.1 single 'The Drugs Don't Work').
1975, Born on this day, Taboo, rapper, singer, Black Eyed Peas, (2003 US & UK No.1 single 'Where Is The Love').
1978, Born on this day, Ruben Studdard, singer, winner of the second series of American Idol. (2003 US No.2 single 'Flying Without Wings').