Friday, April 14, 2017


In Music History

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2016In an interview with the Mormon Stories podcastNeon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn reveals that he is leaving the Mormon church in response to its ruling that gay marriage is apostasy. Glenn came out as gay in 2014.
2016At the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Princeplays his last concert, as he dies a week later. His last song is "Purple Rain."
2015Percy Sledge, who had a #1 hit with "When A Man Loves A Woman" and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, dies at age 74.
2014Sam Smith releases "Stay With Me."
2010Blues musician Mississippi Slim, real name Walter Horn Jr., dies at age 66 after suffering a heart attack. 
2009Tom 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.
2007Hawaii-born pop singer Don Ho, known for the 1966 hit "Tiny Bubbles," dies at age 75 of heart failure, two years after being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. 
2005John Fred Gourrier, who with John Fred and His Playboy Band had a #1 hit with "Judy in Disguise (with Glasses)," dies at age 63.
2003R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins the cast of Chicago.
2000At a show at The Garage in London, The all-girl punk rockers L7 raffle off a chance to "meet intimately" with their drummer, Dee Plakas, claiming they "want their fans to get more bang for their buck." Whether or not they go through with the stunt is unclear, but the stunt drums up plenty of publicity for the show.
1999Anthony Newley - British actor and singer-songwriter - dies at age 67 of renal cancer. In addition to his numerous Top 40 hits on the UK chart in the early-'60s, Newley, along with his songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse, earned an Academy Award nomination for the film score to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).
1998Clutch's third full-length album, The Elephant Riders, is issued, spawning such classics as the title track, "The Soapmakers," "The Yeti," and "The Dragonfly."
1997Depeche Mode release their ninth album, Ultra in the UK. Work on the album had to be stopped in 1996 when lead singer Dave Gahan nearly died of a drug overdose; he spent a lot of time making court appointements and trying to get sober when operations resumed. The band is in no condition to tour to support the album, but it still makes #1 in the UK and sells over 500,000 copies in America.
1995Singer and actor Burl Ives dies at age 85 of oral cancer.
1990Tommy Page's "I'll Be Your Everything" hits #1 in America.

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