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On This Day In Music 10th June

1910 Blues singer, guitarist, Chester Burnett, (Howlin Wolf) born in West Point, Michigan. Died from cancer on 10/1/76. 1956 hit, ‘Smoke Stack Lightning’. 
1922 Judy Garland born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. US Singer, actress, died 22/6/69 of a barbiturate overdose. Played Dorothy in the 1939 film ‘Wizard Of Oz’ sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the film, 1961 US No.1 comeback album ‘Judy At Carnegie Hall’. ‘Over The Rainbow’ was voted the ‘Song Of The Century’ in a 2001 poll published in America. She died June 22nd 1969 of a barbiturate overdose.
1925 Don Costa born in Boston, Massachusetts. US Composer, Conductor, Arranger & Producer. Costa died of a heart attack on January 19, 1983 in New York.
1941 Shirley Alston born in Passaic, New Jersey. Lead Singer & Songwriter with The Shirelles, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’). 
1942 Janet Vogel born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. US Singer with the Skyliners. She committed suicide on February 21, 1980, aged 38.
1944 Rick Price born in Birmingham, England. US Bass Player with The Move and Wizzard. (1969 UK No.1 single ‘Blackberry Way’), Wizzard, (1973 UK No.1 single ‘See My Baby Jive’). 
1949 Perry Kibble born in Watts, California. US Pianist, Singer & Songwriter with A Taste Of Honey. He died on the Tuesday, February 23, 1999.
at the age of 49 years
1949 Martin Armiger born in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Australian musician, record producer and film/TV composer. He was singer-songwriter and guitarist with Melbourne-based rock band, The Sports from August 1978 to late 1981, which had Top 30 hits on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart with, “Don’t Throw Stones” (1979), “Strangers on a Train” (1980) and “How Come” (1981); and Top 20 albums with, Don’t Throw Stones (No. 9, 1979), Suddenly (No. 13, 1980).Armiger was musical director for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV series, Sweet and Sour, in 1984 and was record producer on the related soundtrack albums as well as performing and song writing and Sondra (1981).
1956 Pat Boone was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’ll Be Home.’ Boone scored over 30 UK Top 40 hit singles during the 50’s and early 60’s. 
1958 Elvis Presley recorded “A Fool such As I’. 
1961 Mark Shaw born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. UK Singer with Then Jerico. (1989 UK No.13 single ‘Big Area’). 
1961 Maxi Priest (Max Elliot) born in England. Black Reggae Singer. 
1961 Kim Deal, bass guitar, vocals, Pixies, (1990 UK No.28 single ‘Velouria’), The Breeders, (1993 UK No.40 ‘Cannonball EP’). 
1964 Emma Anderson, guitar, Lush, (1996 UK No.21 single ‘Single Girl’). 
1964 The first edition of the official Rolling Stones book was issued, price one and six. Also on this day, The Stones recorded ‘It’s All Over Now’, during their first session at Chess studios. 
1964 Brad Roberts born in Winnipeg, Canada. Lead Singer for Crash Test Dummies. 
1964 Jimmy Chamberlin, drums, Smashing Pumpkins, (1995 US No.1 album ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’, 1996 UK No.7 single ‘Tonight Tonight’). 
1966 Steve Marriott of The Small Faces collapsed while performing on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! The group were forced to cancel the following weeks gigs. 
1966 The Beatles single “Paperback Writer” was released in the UK.
1967 Darren Robinson, (Human Breathbox), Rapper, The Fat Boys, (1988 UK No.2 single ‘Wipe-out’). Died 9th December 1995.
1971 Joel Hailey, (Jojo), vocals, Jodeci, (1995 UK No.17 single ‘Freek ‘N’ You). 
1972 Elvis Presley played his first ever concert in New York, the shows were recorded and became the album ‘Elvis as recorded at Madison Square Garden’. 
1972 Sammy Davis Jr started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Candy Man’, his only US No.1. The song was taken from the film ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’. 
1972 The Rolling Stones double album ‘Exile On Main Street’ went to No.1 on the UK chart. 
1973 Faith Evans, US female singer, (1997 US & UK No.1 single with Puff Daddy ‘I’ll Be Missing You’, 2000 UK No.26 single with Whitney Houston, ‘Heartbreak Hotel’). 
1973 James Ash born in Windsor, England. English-born musician, songwriter and record producer. He is the co-founder and keyboardist of Australian electro-rock group, the Rogue Traders, where he plays the keyboard and guitar.
1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton John went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘You’re The One That I Want’ also No.1 in the UK. 
1982 Addie Harris from The Shirelles died of a heart attack after a show in Atlanta. (1961 US No.1 & UK No.4 single ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’). 
1987 Ghanaian-English rapper, singer, Tinchy Stryder, (Kwasi Danquah), who had the 2009 UK No.1 single ‘Number 1’ and the 2009 UK No.2 album Catch 22. 
1989 Bette Midler went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’, taken from the film ‘Beaches’, a No.5 hit in the UK. 
1989 Jason Donovan was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of ‘Sealed With A Kiss’, a hit for Brian Hyland in 1962. 
1989 Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’, became her 18th UK Top 5 hit, a new record for a female artist. 
1991 Eddie Kendricks from The Temptations was arrested while attending the funeral of David Ruffin in Detroit on charges of owing 26,000 dollars in child support. 
1997 INXS kicked off a 7-date UK tour at Aberdeen Exhibition Centre. Tickets £17.50. 
2003 Kim Mathers, the ex-wife of rapper Eminem, was arrested and released pending further investigation in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, for driving with a revoked license. Two Ziploc bags containing a ‘white powdery substance’ were found in the glove box of her white Cadillac. 
2004 US singer, songwriter Ray Charles died aged 73. Glaucoma rendered Charles blind at the age of six. He scored the 1962 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ plus over 30 other US Top 40 singles and the 2005 US No.1 album ‘Genius Loves Company.’ Charles who was married twice and fathered twelve children by nine different women appeared in the 1980 hit movie, The Blues Brothers was also the winner of 17 Grammy Awards. 
2006 The surviving members of Led Zeppelin met at a secret rehearsal space in England to run through songs for the forthcoming 02 Arena benefit tribute to Atlantic Records co-founder, the late Ahmet Ertegun. It was the first time the three members had been in the same room with instruments since their four-song set at Led Zeppelin’s 1995 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 
2007 The Rolling Stones played their first UK festival in over 30 years when they appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival. The Stones arrived at the Isle of Wight on their own privately chartered ferry for their 200-strong entourage including five Winnebago trailers and private security team. The Stones last UK festival appearance was Knebworth Fair in 1976. 
2009 The daughter of Cher, Chastity Bono was set to undergoing a sex change to become a man. The gender-swap process began shortly after Bono’s 40th birthday in March and more than a decade after she came out as a lesbian. 
2009 Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo Hall Of Fame at the magazine’s award ceremony. Singer Richard Hawley won the best album prize, while Kasabian’s single ‘Fire’ was named song of the year. Mojo had become the best-selling music magazine in the UK, selling more than twice as many copies as NME. A further 16 honorary prizes were handed out. They included the classic album award, which went to The Stone Roses for their 1989 self-titled debut LP and veteran space rockers Hawkwind accepted the Mojo Maverick honour. 
2016 Rod Stewart was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to music and charity. Stewart said: “I’ve led a wonderful life and have had a tremendous career thanks to the generous support of the great British public. This monumental honour has topped it off and I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

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