On This Day In Music 13th June

1927 Slim Dusty (David Kirkpatrick) born in Kempsey, NSW. Australia’s most famous country singer. He died at his home in St Ives, New South Wales, on 19 September 2003 at the age of 76 after a protracted battle with lung and kidney cancer
1940 Bobby Freeman born in San Francisco, California. US Singer. (1958 US & UK No.5 single ‘Do You Want To Dance’). Freeman died of natural causes on January 23, 2017, aged 76
1943 Esther Ofarim (Esther Zaied) born in Israel. Esther & her husband Abi Ofarim had one hit single. (1968 UK No.1 single ‘Cinderella Rockefella) . 
1949 Dennis Locorriere born in Union City, New Jersey. Guitarist & Vocalist with Dr. Hook. (1972 US No.5 & UK No.2 single ‘Sylvia’s Mother’ plus 9 other US Top 40 hits). 
1949 Red Symons (Redmond Symons) born in Brighton, England. Guitarist with Australian band Skyhooks. He emigrated to Australia (on the same boat as the members of Bee Gees) at the age of 9, in 1958. 
1951 Howard Leese born in Hollywood, California. Canadian Pianist/Keyboard player with Heart, (1987 US & UK No.3 single ‘Alone’). 
1951 Paul O’Gorman born in Melbourne, Victoria. Australian Singer. 
1954 Bo Donaldson (Robert Donaldson) born in Cincinnati, Ohio. US Singer with Bo Donaldson & The Keywoods. 
1954 Jorge Santana born in Autlán, Jalisco. Mexican Guitarist & Youngest brother of Carlos. In 1971 he fromed the band Malo, who had a top twenty hit “Suavecito” in 1972.
1957 Rolf Brendel born in Hagen. German Drummer with Nena, (1984 UK No.1 & US No.2 single ’99 Red Balloons’). 
1960 “Burning Bridges” by Jack Scott peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1960 “Paper Roses” by Anita Bryant peaked at #5 on the US singles chart.
1963 Paul De Lisle (bassist for Smash Mouth) is born in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. 
1964 Louis Armstrong started a six week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Hello Dolly!’ 
1964 “Walk On By” by Dionne Warwick peaked at #6 on the US singles chart.
1967 Colin Hay, 14 years old, arrives in Australia with his family, who have left Scotland for better opportunity. He forms the band Men at Work, which becomes one of the most popular acts in the country. 
1967 “Groovin'” single by Young Rascals was certified Gold by the RIAA
1967 “I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You” single by Aretha Franklin was certified Gold by the RIAA
1968 David Gray is born in Sale, Cheshire, England. UK singer, songwriter. His ‘White Ladder’ was the second biggest selling UK album of 2001. 2000 UK No.5 single ‘Babylon.’ 
1968 Deneice Pearson born in born in slington, London. UK Leadsinger with the sibbling group 5 Star. (1986 UK No.3 single ‘System Addict’ plus 15 other UK top 40 singles). 
1969 Soren Rasted born in Blovstrød, Denmark Aqua. Danish musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He plays keyboard, guitar and sings backing vocals. He is one of the three members of Danish eurodance group Aqua, and was married to the Aqua vocalist Lene Nystrøm. (1997 UK No.1 single ‘Barbie Girl’). 
1969 The Rolling Stones held a photo call in Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor. 
1969 “There’s A Kind Of Hush All Over The World” album by Herman’s Hermits was certified Gold by the RIAA
1970 Rivers Cuomo (lead vocalist/lead guitarist for Weezer) is born in Manhattan, New York City. He is raised on an ashram (spiritual hermitage) in Pomfret, Connecticut. 
1970 The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Long And Winding Road’, the groups 20th US No.1. The album ‘Let It Be’ started a four-week run at No.1 the US album chart on the same day. 
1970 “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry peaked at #1 on the U.K. pop singles chart and stayed there for eight weeks.
1970 Bread release the soft rock classic “Make It With You.” 
1972 Clyde McPhatter – original lead vocalist with The Drifters, died of a heart attack in New York aged 39. Born 5th November, 1933. McPhatter returned to the U.S. in 1970, making a few appearances in rock-and-roll revival tours, but lived mostly as a recluse. Hopes for a major comeback with a Decca album were crushed on June 13, 1972, when he died in his sleep at the age of 39, of complications of heart, liver, and kidney disease, brought on by alcohol abuse – abuse fueled by a failed career and resentment he harbored towards the fans he felt deserted him
1972 “Gather Me” album by Melanie was certified Gold by the RIAA. Including ‘Brand New Key’. 
1975 John Lennon made his last ever TV appearance we he appeared on ‘Salute To Sir Lew Grade’, performing ‘Slippin And Slidin’, and ‘Imagine’. 
1976 Jason Brown born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. He is best known as a former member and lead singer of boy band Five. (1998 UK No.2 single ‘Everybody Get Up’, 1999 UK No.1 single ‘Keep On Movin’). 
1977 “I’m In You” album by Peter Frampton was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA. Also including “Singed Sealed Delivered, I’m Yours”.
1977 “Izitso” album by Cat Stevens was certified Gold by the RIAA. Including “(Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard” .
1981 English actress and former singer-songwriter Kym Marsh who with Hear’Say had the 2001 UK No.1 single ‘Pure And Simple’. She quit the group in 2002 and is now an actress playing Michelle Connor in the long-running UK ITV soap opera Coronation Street. 
1981 Smokey Robinson was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Being With You’, his first solo No.1. 
1981 “Sukiyaki” by A Taste Of Honey peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1971 “America” by Neil Diamond peaked at #8 on the pop singles chart.
1984 “Street Talk” album by Steve Perry was certified Gold by the RIAA. Including ‘Oh Sherrie” and “Foolish Heart”. 
1984 “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” single by Deniece Williams was certified Gold by the RIAA
1985 R&B singer Raz B (of B2K) is born De’Mario Monte Thornton in Cleveland, Ohio. 
1985 “Tao” album by Rick Springfield was certified Gold by the RIAA. Including “State Of The Heart”. 
1987 “Meet Me Half Way” by Kenny Loggins peaked at #11 on the US singles chart. 
1987 Atlantic Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Always’, a No.3 hit in the UK. 
1987 Whitney Houston started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her second LP ‘Whitney’. 
1987 “Always” by Atlantic Starr peaked at #1 on the USsingles chart.
1988 Paula Abdul’s debut album, Forever Your Girl, is released. An accomplished cheerleader and choreographer, she proves successful as a singer as well, as the album produces four #1 hits: “Straight Up,” the title track, “Cold Hearted” and “Opposites Attract.” 
1989 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
1992 Billy Ray Cyrus started a 17-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Some Gave All’. 
1992 Erasure started a five-week run at No.1 in the UK with the ‘Abba-Esque EP’. 
1992 “The Best Things In Life Are Free” by Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson peaked at #10 on the US singles chart.
1995 Alanis Morissette released ‘Jagged Little Pill’. The album went on to sell over 27 million copies world- wide making Morissette the first female Canadian to score a US No.1 album. 
1999 S Club 7 went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bring It All Back’.
2000 37-year-old Susan E Santodonato collapsed and died of a heart attack outside New York radio station Star 105.7. after a Britney Spears impersonator left the building. A crowd had gathered after a DJ claimed Britney Spears was in the studio. 
2000 Sinead O’Connor releases Faith and Courage, her first studio album in six years. 
2000 Bobby Brown admitted he was an alcoholic, saying, ‘I have a disease, I am an addict, I am an alcoholic’. The singer made the admission while appearing in a Florida court. 
2002 Laurie Allen (Bobby & Laurie), died aged 58 of a heart attack. 
2003 The elder statesman of music were rewarded in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their services to music. Sting was awarded a CBE, Gerry Marsden an MBE, Errol Brown an MBE and Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour a CBE. 
2003 The Arctic Monkeys made their live debut at The Grapes pub in Sheffield, England. They received £27 from ticket sales. 
2004 After 50 Cent mentioned R. Kelly’s pending child pornography trial during an appearance at the New York Summer Jam XI concert, chairs were thrown onstage forcing 50 Cent and his G-Unit crew to leave the stage area. 
2005 Michael Jackson was cleared of all charges of child abuse by a jury of eight women and four men at the end of a 16-week hearing in Santa Maria, California. Jackson was found not guilty of all 10 charges including abusing a 13-year-old boy, conspiracy to kidnap and supplying alcohol to a minor to assist with a felony. 
2008 A Chicago jury acquitted R. Kelly of all 14 charges of child pornography against him. The US singer was found not guilty of making an explicit sex video that prosecutors had said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13. Both Kelly and the alleged victim, now 23, denied they were the people shown on the tape, which the jury saw. The defence argued that the man in the tape did not have a large mole on his back as does Mr Kelly, and that the tape could have been doctored. 
2010 Jimmy Dean died at the age of 81, on at his home in Varina, Virginia. He was an American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman. 
2014 In July 2007 Jim Keays was diagnosed with myeloma, which caused his kidneys to fail. He was put on dialysis and chemotherapy, then he had stem-cell transplants and returned to performing with Cotton Keays & Morris. As of February 2009, he had been in remission. However, he died on 13 June 2014 – his mother’s birthday – from pneumonia due to complications resulting from his cancer, at a Melbourne hospital.
2015 Rapper MC Supreme was killed in Malibu, California when a pickup truck hit his parked car on the shoulder of the Pacific Coast Highway. The 47-year-old ‘Black in America’ performer, whose real name was Dewayne Coleman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was arrested on suspicion of DUI. 
2017 Anita Pallenberg, the model and actress best known for her relationships with members of the Rolling Stones, died at the age of 73. Pallenberg was the girlfriend of Brian Jones but left him for fellow Rolling Stone Keith Richards. She was also alleged to have had an affair with Mick Jagger while they were making 1970 film Performance, though she always denied it. 
Renaldo “Obie” Benson born in Detroit, Michigan. Bass Vocalist with The Four Tops which he joined in 1953 and continued to perform with for over five decades. He also co-wrote “What’s Going On” which became a #2 hit for Marvin Gaye in 1971. Benson died of lung cancer and other illnesses on July 1, 2005. His leg had been amputated earlier in 2005 due to circulation problems. He is survived by two daughters.

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