The Rock History Report for May 14th

1956 – Buddy Holly received a prescription for contact lenses, but continued wearing his trademark glasses after finding the contacts cumbersome.

1956 – The Platters released their eponymous debut album.

1964 – Jan and Dean began recording their song “Little Old Lady From Pasadena.”

1968 – Paul McCartney and John Lennon appeared on NBC’s “Tonight Show.”

1968 – The Rascals recorded their track “People Got to Be Free.”

1976 – Keith Relf of The Yardbirds died at the age of 33 being electrocuted by his ungrounded electric guitar.

1992 – KISS released their album Revenge, which featured new drummer Eric Singer.

1998 – Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack.


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