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Roy Orbison - Photo by H. V. Drees

September 14th

1968 – While on tour in the UK, Roy Orbison’s house in Nashville burns down, and he losses his two oldest sons to the fire. An official from the scene of the fire later said that “from what we’ve been able to piece together, the two children who were killed were playing with an aerosol can in the basement of the house when their grandfather, Orbie Orbison, warned them that was dangerous.”

1974Stevie Wonder starts his two-week run at No.1 on the album charts with “Fulfillingness’ First Finale” his second No.1 album.

1997Jimi Hendrix becomes the first to receive an ‘English Heritage Blue Plaque’ in London. It marks the property where Hendrix had lived from 1968-1969.  Pete Townshend is on hand to reveal the plague to over 2000 excited fans.

2011 – A Swedish Bob Dylan fan was arrested for singing Bob Dylan songs outside his ex-girlfriends house. Him and 5 other vocalists gave a late night performance of Dylan songs while dressed in hoodies with their hoods up. The man’s ex who had recently taken out a restraining order, quickly called the cops, ending the 50-year old’s chances at getting back together.

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