1974 – The New Seekers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their second and final UK No.1 single ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’.
1974 – Born on this day, Denise Van Outen, actress / singer, (2002 UK No. 23 single with Andy Williams, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’). The song set a new record of the biggest age gap of a duo to have a hit: 45 years.
1974 – Jim Croce started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘You Don’t Mess Around With Jim’.
1974 – Kiss is signed to its first recording contract. KISS drum up some press by performing a “dress rehearsal” shortly after signing to Casablanca Records and honing their carnival-esque image. Rolling Stone‘s reporter says, “The group plays very heavy, loud and ultimately monotonous rock in the Black Sabbath tradition. … A sure crowd-pleaser. The […]
1974 – James Taylor and Carly Simon become the proud parents of their second child, Sarah Martin.
1974 – The No. 1 album in the country today is The Carpenters’ The Singles 1969 – 1973.
1974 – Bob Dylan and the Band open a landmark 39-date U.S. tour in Chicago.
1974 – Country superstar Tex Ritter dies of a heart attack in Nashville. His hits include “I’m Wastin’ My Tears On You” and “I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven.” He’s the father of Three’s Company actor John Ritter.