On This Day In Music 12th June

1928 Vic Damone (Vito Farinola) born in Brooklyn New York. US singer & Actor. 1958 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘On The Street Where You Live’. He died on February 11, 2018 aged 89. 
1941 Chick Corea born in Chelsea, MASSACHUSETTS. Jazz musician. Worked with Miles Davis, Stanley Clarke, Bobby McFerrin. 
1941 Roy Harper born in Rusholme, Manchester, England. UK folk singer, songwriter, (1977 UK No.25 album ‘Bullinamingvase’). Led Zeppelin wrote ‘Hat’s Of To Roy Harper’ featured on the bands third album. 
1942 Len Barry (Leonard Borisoff) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. US Singer. He began as a leadsinger of the band the Dovells formed in 1957.
1943 Reg Presley (Reginald Ball) born in Andover, Hampshire, England. Lead Singer with The Troggs, (1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Wil d Thing’). Wrote ‘Love Is All Around’, 15 weeks as UK No.1 for Wet Wet Wet in 1994. 
1944 Harold Cowart – Bassist with John Fred and His Playboy Band. He created one of the most memorable bass lines in The Beatle penned “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) During the 1970s he established himself a much sought-after studio musician, much of it at Miami’s Criteria Recording Studio, recording and playing with the Bee Gees and also contributing instrumentally to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands in the Stream”, Brook Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia” (1969), Frankie Valli’s “Grease” (1978), Andy Gibbs’ album “Shadow Dancing” (1978), Jay Ferguson’s “Thunder Island” and the Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb duet “Guilty” (1980).“He died on June 27, 2010 at the age of 66.
1948 Barry Bailey born in Doraville, Georgia. US Lead Guitarist. he joined Atlanta Rhythm Section in 1974. (1977 US No.7 single, ‘So In To You’, 1979 UK No.48 single ‘Spooky’). 
1948 Issi Dye born in Melbourne, Victoria. Australian singe & TV Presenter. He had his biggest hit in 1969 with ‘Incence’ & had minor hit with Personality ‘in 1975 & Go Little Teeny Bopper in 1971.
1950 Jeremy Paul born in Sydney, NSW. Bass Guitarist & Vocalist with Air Supply. He left in 1977. 
1951 Brad Delp born in Peabody, Massachusetts. US Lead Singer and founder of Boston with Tom Scholz in the mid 70’s. (1977 UK No.22 single ‘M ore Than A Feeling’, 1986 US No.1 single ‘Amanda’). Delp committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire. On March 9, 2007 (aged 55)
1951 Bun E Carlos (Brad Carlson) born in Rockford, Rockford, Illinois. Drummer with US band Cheap Trick, (1979 UK No.29 & US No.17 single ‘I Want You To Want Me’, 1988 US No.1 single ‘The Flame’). 
1952 Pete Farndon born in Hereford, England, UK Bass Player and Founder member of The Pretenders.He left in June 1982. (1980 UK No.1 single with ‘Brass In Pocket’). On 14 April 1983, at the age of 30, Farndon’s wife, Conover Kennard, found him drowned in the bath tub at his home in London, having lost consciousness after overdosing on heroin. 
1953 Rocky Burnette born in Memphis, Tennessee. US Singer and son of Johnny Burnette. (1980, US No. 8 single, ‘Tired Of Toein The Line’). 
1958 Meredith Brooks, best known for her 1997 hit “Bitch,” is born in Oregon. 
1959 John Linnell, accordion, keyboards, sax, They Might Be Giants, (1990 UK No.6 single, ‘Birdhouse In Your Soul’). 
1963 The Beach Boys recorded “Surfer Girl” & “Little Deuce Coupe”. 
1964 The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights, playing: I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, She Loves You, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, Can’t Buy Me Love, This Boy, Long Tall Sally and Twist And Shout. Temporary member Jimmy Nicol was standing in for Ringo on drums who was recovering from having his tonsils removed.
1965 The Beatles were included in the Queen’s birthday honours list to each receive the MBE. Protests poured into Buckingham Palace, MP Hector Dupuis said ‘British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch of vulgar numbskulls’. 
1965 The Supremes scored their fifth consecutive US No.1 single when ‘Back In My Arms Again’, went to the top of the charts. 
1966 Pink Floyd appeared at The Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London, England. It was at this show that future co-manager Peter Jenner saw the band live for the first time. Floyd went on to sign a management contract with Peter Jenner and Andrew King on 31st Oct of this year.
1967 Bob Dylan’s album Greatest Hits peaked at No.10 in the US chart. The cover photograph of the album was taken by Rowland Scherman at Dylan’s November 28th, 1965, concert in Washington, D.C., winning the 1967 Grammy award for Best Album Cover, Photography. The original album package also included Milton Glaser’s now-familiar psychedelic poster depicting Dylan.
1970 David Bowie released the single ‘Memory of a Free Festival’, which featured guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey’s studio debut with Bowie’s band, bringing together the line-up that would shortly record The Man Who Sold the World. The track also featured Marc Bolan on lead guitar and backing vocals.
1971 Black girl trio Honey Cone went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Want Ads’. 
1972 With the help of her mother, a bare footed Ronnie Spector left her husband Phil’s Beverly Hills mansion for the last time, leaving behind her adopted sons, three year old Donté and six year old twins, Louis and Gary. Within days she filed for a divorce that would be granted in 1974.
1976 On this weeks UK singles chart: No.5, J.J. Barrie, ‘No Charge’, No.4, Our Kid, ‘You Just Might See Me Cry’, No.3, Wings, ‘Silly Love Songs’, No.2, The Real Thing, ‘You To Me Are Everything’, No.1 The Wurzels ‘Combine Harvester.’ 
1976 The Who, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Little Feat, Outlaws and Streetwalkers all appeared at Swansea City Football Club, Swansea, Wales, Tickets cost £4 ($7).
1978 Little River Band released the single ‘Reminiscing’. It was their first top 10 in the US and peaked at No.3. On this day 2002, LRB members Glenn Shorrock, Beeb Birtles & Graehame Goble, settled a dispute with Stephen Housden over the use of the band’s name. Housden, who joined the group in the 80’s retained th
1978 Johnny Bond – US Actor, died aged 63. He had a record hit single in 1960 with “Hot Rod Lincoln”. 
1979 Robyn Carlsson, Swedish singer, (1998 UK No.8 single ‘Show Me Love’, 2007 UK No.1 single ‘With Every Heartbeat’). 
1982 Adam Ant was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Goody Two Shoes’. 
1982 Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary ‘US’ Bonds all appeared at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York to over 450,000 fans.
1989 The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opened at Graceland. The museum contained over 30 cars which were owned by Presley including his famous Pink Cadillac, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Stutz Blackhawks, a 1975 Dino Ferrari, a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, and the red MG that Elvis drove in the film Blue Hawaii.
1989 Lou Monte Singer, Guitarist died on this day aged 72. 
1991 Crowded House played the first of two nights at The Borderline in London. 
1993 2 Unlimited went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘No Limits’. 
1993 UB40 had their third UK No.1 single with (‘I Can’t Help), Falling In Love With You’. 
1999 It was reported that Oasis had paid Gary Glitter £200,000 ($340,000) as an out-of-court settlement after being accused of using the Gary Glitter lyric, ‘Hello, hello, it’s good to be back’ in the song ‘Hello’.
2000 Sinead O’Connor announced that she was a lesbian. The mother of two told the American magazine Curve that she had been in the closet for years saying “I am a lesbian. I haven’t been very open about that, I’ve gone out with blokes because I haven’t necessa
2000 Kylie Minogue’s single “Spinning Around” was released. 
2000 Sinead O’Connor announced that she was a lesbian. The mother of two told the American magazine Curve that she had been in the closet for years saying “I am a lesbian. I haven’t been very open about that, I’ve gone out with blokes because I haven’t necessarily been terribly comfortable about being a lesbian.”
2002 Clive Calder the man who is credited with discovering Britney Spears, sold his record company Zomba to BMG Music for $2 billion. Calder started Zomba in 1975 and had hits with Billy Ocean, Sam Fox and Tight Fit.
2003 Van Morrison, Queen, Little Richard and Phil Collins were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in a New York City ceremony. 
2004 Lee Ryan from Blue was found guilty of criminal damage and ordered to pay £500 ($850) compensation from charges relating to an incident outside London nightclub 10 Rooms the previous December. Ryan admitted to throwing punches at a photographer after being bombarded by snappers when leaving the club, but argued that he was provoked into doing so. Judge Caroline Tubbs accepted that Lee was acting in self-defence, so dismissed any assault charges. 
2005 Pink Floyd announced they would reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert. This would be the first time the band had played together as a quartet since The Wall tour in 1981. 
2006 Prince received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his “visionary” use of the Internet; Prince was the first major artist to release an entire album, 1997’s Crystal Ball, exclusively on the internet.
2008 Amy Winehouse performed an exclusive gig at a Moscow art gallery for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova. It was reported that the singer was paid £1m for the gig at the launch of The Garage gallery, which has been set up by Ms Zhukova.
2013 Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane was rushed into hospital to have an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain. Scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain that required an operation. 
2013 An inquest jury was told how Reggae star Smiley Culture had plunged a kitchen knife into his own chest after being arrested at his home in Surrey, England. Police had arrived at to arrest the singer and search his premises as part of an inquiry into allegations of conspiring to import Class A drugs into the UK. The singer later died from his injuries.

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