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October 14th

1957 – Elvis Presley releases, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ which would become his 9th number one single and stay on the Billboard chart for 19 weeks. He is credited with having the first rock n roll video with this song in the film clip from the movie of the same name.

1969 – Police in New Jersey issue a warrant for the arrest of Frank Sinatra in relation to his connections with the Mafia.

1971Creedance Clearwater Revival is being sued by Arco Industries, a music publishing company, that claims John Fogerty’s ‘Travelin’ Band’ contained substantial material copied from Little Richard’s ‘Good Golly, Miss Molly’ The suit is short lived and is eventually dropped.

2004Eric Clapton is suspended from driving in France after being caught speeding at 134mph in his Porsche 911 Turbo. He is forced to pay a fine of close to $1000.00 and has his UK license confiscated. After paying his fine Clapton posed for photographs with the police and then left the scene in his Porsche with his secretary driving.

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