From Steve Goddard
Birthdays today include Supremes member Sherri Payne, who joined the group in 1973, is 68, Styx guitarist James Young, who’s 63, singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop (On and On) is 61 as is Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali. Freddie Garrity of Freddie and the Dreamers was born on this day in 1936 and died in 2006, and The Coasters original member Cornell Gunter was born on this day in 1938. He was murdered on February 26, 1990.
November 14, 1960 – Ray Charles topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of three times with “Georgia On My Mind’.
November 14, 1990 – Milli Vanilli messed up big time when their record producer Frank Farin fired the duo (Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan) because they insisted on on singing on their new album. We all know how that one ended.
November 14, 1991 – Over a thousand New Kids On The Block fans were given medical treatment during a minor riot during a concert tour in Germany.
November 14, 2004 – The Rolling Stones effort to pursue a claim against their former record company Decca (released through London records here in the states) was halted by a high court judge in London. His mandate was to have thematter decided by arbitration and not in court.
November 14, 1996 – Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe in Australia. The couple had met when he was diagnosed with vitiligo a decade earlier and she was working as his dermatologist’s assistant. They divorced three years later with Debbie giving full custody rights of the children to Michael. In exchange, she received $8,000,000.
A couple of years ago, Michael’s mom Katherine had this to say about Debbie.