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August 14

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
August 14

1958 Elvis receives word from his father that his mother has passed away.

1964 30 year old Johnny Burnette drowns after being knocked unconscious by a cruiser’s collision with his fishing boat at Clear Lake, California.

1966 London’s Catholic Herald calls John Lennon’s remark regarding The Beatles being more popular with teens than Jesus, “arrogant.” However, the publication went on to say that “It’s probably true.”

1981 Judge Joseph Evans orders that Elvis’ estate does not have to make any more payments to Col. Tom Parker, ending his 36 year hold on much of the King’s finances.

1985 Michael Jackson outbids Paul McCartney for the entire ATV music publishing catalogue, which includes most of the Lennon / McCartney songbook. Jackson paid 47.5 million US dollars for the company, in an act that will permanently sour the friendship between the two stars.

1992 Tony Williams of The Platters died of emphysema at the age of 64.

2014 Paul McCartney led the final event held at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park before it was to be torn down to make way for a housing, retail and entertainment development.

2016 Ringo became the first Beatle to become a great grandfather when his granddaughter, Tatia Starkey, gave birth to Stone Zakamo Low. Tatia is the daughter of Ringo’s son Zak Starkey.


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