Originally posted 07/14/18: On July 14th, 1950 Andy Newmark, the seasoned session drummer was born. He was the original drummer for Sly and the Family Stone, making seminal hits with a racially and gender mixed band. They had their biggest success in the late 60s and early 70s. He also worked with other reputable artists like John Lennon, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Badfinger, Eric Clapton and David Gilmour. He's been adding the backing beat to many songs for decades, and is one of the few drummers to play in multiple genres.
On July 14th in 1964, The Rolling Stones had a number 1 UK single with the Bobby & Shirley Womack penned song: It's all Over Now. This was the group's first number 1 UK single. The version that the Womack's wrote was originally released in the US by a group called the Valentino's featuring Bobby Womack earlier that same year. It was not uncommon for British artists to cover Northern Soul and Blues songs during the '60's.
On July 14th, 1975, Taboo, emcee from the Black Eyed Peas was born. Once a more 'underground' B-Boy based Hip Hop outfit, they were later embraced heavily by the masses for being unique. This surge in popularity led to number 1 singles and award winning songs.
On July 14th, 1984, the lead signer of the infamous Detroit Spinners Philippe Wynne passed away due to a cardiac arrest. He died doing what he loved, performing at Ivey's Nightclub in Oakland, California. He was 43 years old.