This Day in Music, May 14: Keith Relf, Elvis Presley, Britney Spears

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1976 - Yardbirds' Keith Relf

On this day in 1976, in a tragic accident, 33-year-old Keith Relf, former lead singer for The Yardbirds, was electrocuted while tuning a guitar which was not properly grounded.  

The accident happened in his West London home where he was found by his eight-year-old son, still holding the plugged-in electric guitar. The Yardbirds had the hits "For Your Love," "Heart Full of Soul," and "Shapes of Things."

1993 - Elvis' Guitar

During an auction at Christie's in London, England, the acoustic guitar that Elvis Presley used to make his first recordings in 1954 sold for £130,285 ($152,000).  

The King of Rock & Roll had used the instrument when he recorded "That's All Right Mama'"and "Blue Moon of Kentucky." Also up for grabs during the auction were four Super Hero costumes worn by the group Kiss sold for £20,000 ($35,385).  

2003 - Britney Spears

Lawyers for Britney Spears and the Skechers footwear company settled a dispute over a deal for the pop star to market a line of roller skates and accessories.  

Spears had filed a $1.5 million breach of agreement lawsuit against Skechers in December, claiming the company failed to pay her adequately.  

Skechers had responded with a $10 million lawsuit, accusing Spears of fraud and breach of the three-year licensing agreement she signed in January 2002.

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A former musician, Neil was in the 80's group The Cheaters who were once signed to EMI's Parlophone label, and released three albums. He was also a radio presenter and is still a regular music pundit on various BBC stations. Neil is the founder of the award winning web site This Day in Music which is…

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