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CDJ Today: July 14 in Classic Rock

Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band

July 14, 2011 – Triumph has a street named after them in their hometown of Mississauga, Ontario.  All three members attend the ceremony, and in true rock and roll style, they cut the ribbon with a chainsaw.

July 14, 1987 – The Steve Miller Band receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in front of the Capitol Records Tower.

Classic Rock Birthdays

July 14, 1912 – Woody Guthrie (born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie), guitar, vocals (d. 1967)
July 14, 1945 – Jim Gordon, session drummer (Delaney & Bonnie, Derek and the Dominos)
July 14, 1954 – Jos Zoomer, drums (Vandenberg)
July 14, 1949 – Tommy Mottola, manager, record company executive
July 14, 1952 – Bob Casale (born Robert Edward Pizzute, Jr.), aka Bob 2, guitar, keyboards (Devo), (d. 2014)
July 14, 1962 – Jeff Olson, drums (Trouble)
July 14, 1953 – Bebe Buell (born Beverle Lorene Buell), model, singer, groupie

Rock Remembrances

July 14, 1973 – Clarence White, guitarist with the Byrds, is killed by a drunk driver after a show in Palmdale, California. He was 29. White replaced Gram Parsons in the Byrds, and helped to make them a more formidable live act.  He also was an in-demand session player, appearing on albums by Joe Cocker, The Monkees, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt, Arlo Guthrie, Jackson Browne and many others.

July 14, 2021 – Jeff LaBar, guitarist with Cinderella, dies of undisclosed causes at his home in Nashville, TN. He was 58.

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