More About Music History On This Day

14 Jul 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'.

14 Jul 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.

14 Jul 1989
At The Peach Festival, South Carolina, 432 guitarists' 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.

14 Jul 1989
Tom Jones lost a paternity suit and was ordered to pay $200 a week in child support to 27-year-old Katherine Berkery of New York. The judge in the case was Judge Judy Sheindlin, who was still serving in her 15-year tenure as a New York Family Court judge before appearing in her court TV show, Judge Judy.

14 Jul 1997
Walkers Spice Girls crisps went on sale in the UK, over 16 million bags were sold by the end of the year.
14 Jul 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.

14 Jul 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.

14 Jul 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.

14 Jul 2015
Arthur Cave the 15-year-old son of musician Nick Cave died after a fall from a cliff in Brighton, Sussex, England.

14 Jul 2015
The Las Vegas coroner's office confirmed that B.B. King died of natural causes primarily stemming from Alzheimer's disease and was not murdered. Two of his daughters had alleged King was poisoned by long-time associates.

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July 14, 2025

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