1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Loco-Motion,” Grand Funk. This marks the second time the song hits No. 1. The original 1962 dance version is performed by Little Eva. It is covered again in 1988 by Kylie Minogue, who takes it to No. 3.
1974 – a free afternoon event was held in the parking lot of the University of Connecticut, Ice Hockey Arena in Storrs. The four acts that appeared, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Fairport Convention and Fat Back. Springsteen then went on to play another gig that evening at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.
1974 – Rolling Stone reports that concerts by Yes, Gregg Allman, and the Beach Boys have all been hit by streakers, no doubt inspired by Ray Stevens’ No. 1 hit “The Streak.” Meanwhile, Allman himself performs the last date of a solo tour. To reassure the audience that the Allman Brothers Band are not splitting […]
1974 – Jim Morrison’s widow, Pam, dies in Hollywood at the age of 27. Police suspect heroin use may have played a part in her death.
1974 – Born on this day, Brian Marshall, bassist, Creed, (2001 US No.1 & UK No.13 single ‘With Arms Wide Open’, 2002 US No.1 album, ‘Weathered’).
1974 – Tina Turner starts filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who’s film “Tommy.”
1974 – Born on this day, Mark Tremonti, Creed, (2001 US No.1 & UK No.13 single ‘With Arms Wide Open’, 2002 US No.1 album, ‘Weathered’).
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia),” MFSB featuring the Three Degrees. The song is the theme to the TV program “Soul Train.”
1974 – Pete Townshend performs solo for the first time at London’s Roundhouse. He’s backed by tapes he made in his home studio.