1915 Johnny Bond (Cyrus Whitfield Bond) born in Enville, Oklahoma. US Country Singer, Songwriter & Actor. He died of a stroke on June 12,1978, at the age of 63.
1921 Nelson Riddle born in Oradell, New Jersey. US Trombonist, Composer & Orchestra Leader. He died on 6th October, 1985 in Los Angeles, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, at age 64 of cardiac and kidney failure as a result of cirrhosis of the liver, which he had been diagnosed with five years previously.
1934 Pat Boone (Charles Boone) born in Jacksonville, Florida, US singer & Actor. (1956 UK No.1 single 'I'll Be Home', 1957 US No.1 single 'Love Letters In The Sand', plus over 30 other UK Top 40 hit singles).
1947 Ron Wood born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England. is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, artist, and radio personality best known as a member of The Rolling Stones since 1975, as well as a member of the Faces and former member of the Jeff Beck Group. The Faces, (1972 UK No.6 & US No.17 single 'Stay With Me'). Joined The Rolling Stones in 1975, (1978 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Miss You').
1945 Linda Scott born in Queens, New York. US Singer, Real Name Linda Joy Sampson. One Hit in 1961 "I Told Every Star".
1945 James William McCarty born in Detroit, Michigan. Guitarist, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, Buddy Miles, Cactus, Mystery Train, Bob Seger.
1950 Charlene (Marilynn D'Angelo Oliver) born in Hollywood, California. US Singer, (1982 UK No.1 & US No.3 single 'I've Never Been To Me').
1950 Graham Russell born in Nottingham, England. Songwriter, Guitarist & vocalist with Air Supply.
1950 Tom Robinson born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Singer, Songwriter, Cafe Society, Sector 27, (1977 UK No.5 single with Tom Robinson Band, '2-4-6-8- Motorway').
1952 John Ellis born in Kentish Town, London. Guitarist with The Vibrators, (1978 UK No.35 single 'Automatic Lover').
1958 Barry Adamson born in Moss Side, Manchester. He has worked with rock bands such as Magazine, Visage, The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and the electro musicians Pan sonic.
1959 The first edition of Juke Box Jury aired on the BBC. The shows host, David Jacobs, lead a revolving panel of guests in critiquing the week's top record releases. Although the songs were never played in their entirety, the four judges gave a verdict on whether each would be a "hit" or a "miss".
1959 The Battle Of New Orleans' by Johnny Horton went to No.1 on both the Country and Pop charts in the US, where it will stay for two months. The song was originally a poem written by high school teacher James Morriss in 1936, which he put to the music of an old fiddle tune known as 'The Eighth Of January'. Horton later won a Grammy Award for the song.
1959 Alan Wilder born in Hammersmith, London. Keyboards, vocals, Depeche Mode, (1984 UK No.4 single 'People Are People', plus over 25 other UK top 40 singles).
1960 Simon Gallup born in Duxhurst, Surrey. Bassist with The Cure, (1989 US No.2 single 'Love Song', 1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love', plus over 20 other UK top 40 singles).
1961 Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Surrender', his eighth UK No.1. The song was based on the 1911 Italian song, 'Return To Sorrento.'
1963 Mike Joyce born in Fallowfield, Manchester. Drummer with The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
1963 Lesley Gore started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Quincy Jones (then a staff producer for Mercury Records) produced 'It's My Party', a No.9 hit in the UK. Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin scored a UK No.1 in 1981 with their version of the song.
1963 "I Love You Because" by Al Martino peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1963 Two Faces Have I" by Lou Christie peaked at #6 on the US singles chart.
1964 The Rolling Stones arrived on BA flight 505 at Kennedy Airport for their debut US tour. The first date was on 5th June in San Bernardino, California.
1966 During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios, The Beatles added overdubs on 'Yellow Submarine', with John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water and shouting "Full speed ahead Mister Captain!" Roadie Mal Evans played on a bass drum strapped to his chest, marching around the studio with The Beatles following behind (conga-line style) singing "We all live in a yellow submarine."
1967 Roger Sanchez, DJ, producer, (2001 UK No.1 single 'Another Chance').
1967 "Stranger On The Shore" single by Mr. Acker Bilk, was certified Gold by the RIAA
1967 "Green Onions" single by Booker T. & The Mg's was certified Gold by the RIAA
1967 "Respect" single by Aretha Franklin was certified Gold by the RIAA
1968 Jason Donovan born in Malvenr, Victoria. Australian actor, singer, (1989 UK No.1 single 'Too Many Broken hearts' plus 15 other UK Top 40 hit singles)
1968 Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Mrs Robinson'. Featured in the Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft film 'The Graduate', the song earned the duo a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1969.
1968 The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" by Hugo Montenegro Orchestra peaked at #2 on the pop singles chart
1969 The Plastic Ono Band recorded 'Give Peace A Chance' during a 'bed-in' at the Hotel La Reine in Montreal, Canada. Producer Phil Spector, poet Allan Ginsberg and writer Timothy Leary all sang on the song.
1969 Damon Minchella born in Ince-in-Makerfield, Lancashire Bassist with Ocean Colour Scene, (1996 UK No.4 single 'The Day We Caught The Train', plus over 12 other Top 40 singles, 1997 UK No.1 album ‘Marchin’ Already’).
1971 The two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, where Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 was opened to the public as a tourist attraction.
1972 The first day of recording took place at Abbey Road Studios, London on what would become Pink Floyds album 'Dark Side Of The Moon'.
1973 Former Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt broke his spine after attempting to leave a party by climbing down a drainpipe and falling three stories. It left Wyatt permanently crippled and confined to a wheelchair.
1974 Alanis Morissette born in Ottowa, Canada. Canadian Singer/Songwriter. (1996 US No.4 & UK No.11 single 'Ironic' from 'Jagged Little Pill' album which has sold more then 27 million copies, making it the best ever selling record by a female performer.
1974 "Midnight At The Oasis" by Maria Muldaur peaked at #6 on the US singles chart.
1974 "Oh Very Young" by Cat Stevens peaked at #10 on the pop singles chart.
1974 LINDA RONSTADT RECORDING SESSIONS During JUNE, LINDA RONSTADT begins work at the SOUND FACTORY ONE in L.A. on her "HEART LIKE A WHEEL" album. It would be her commercial breakthrough , with such songs as "YOU'RE NO GOOD", "WHEN WILL I BE LOVED" and "IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE."
1974 "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" by Stevie Wonder peaked at #16 on the pop singles chart.
The NME published it's 100 great albums with at No.3 The Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds', No.2, Bob Dylan 'Blonde On Blonde' and The Beatles Sgt Pepper at No.1.
1974 "My Girl Bill" by Jim Stafford peaked at #12 on the US singles chart.
1975 The Rolling Stones kicked off their biggest ever US tour at Louisiana State University. The tour would take in 45 shows in 26 cities. Guitarist Ron Wood joined The Stones on tour for the first time, replacing Mick Taylor.
1977 Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first of four nights at the Rainbow Theatre in London. There were six nights booked at the Rainbow, but the last two shows were cancelled due to a serious toe injury Marley received, (in a friendly football game with French journalists just before the tour's start in Paris). Subsequently the tour's second leg in the United States was postponed and then cancelled.
1978 U2 appeared at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin, Ireland.
1979 "Night Owl" album by Gerry Rafferty was certified Gold by the RIAA
1981 The first issue of the Heavy Metal magazine Kerrang! was published as a special pull-out by UK weekly music paper Sounds. AC/DC had the front cover plus features on Motorhead, Girlschool and Saxon.
1982 Madness were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'House Of Fun'. The group's only No.1 from 27 UK Top 40 hits.
1984 Nate Nelson of The Flamingos died. (1959 US No.11 single 'I Only Have Eyes For You'). 1975 UK No.1 hit for Art Garfunkel.
1984 "Break Out" album by Pointer Sisters was certified Gold by the RIAA
1985 Prince & The Revolution started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Around The World In A Day'.
1985 Bruce Springsteen kicked off the European leg of his Born in the USA world tour at Slane Castle in Dublin, Ireland
1985 "Axel F" by Harold Faltermeyer peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1988 "Bad" album by Michael Jackson was certified Multi Platinum 6.00 by the RIAA
1988 "Off The Wall" album by Michael Jackson was certified Multi Platinum 6.00 by the RIAA
1991 David Ruffin of The Temptations died of a drug overdose. (1971 US No.1 & UK No. 8 single 'Just My Imagination' and re- issued 'My Girl' UK No.2 in 1992), solo, (1975 US No.9 & UK No.10 single 'Walk Away From Love').
1991 Seal started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with his self-titled debut LP.
1991 Sting appeared on the first airing of a new Soviet TV rock show, called 'Rock Steady'.
1991 "Love Is A Wonderful Thing" by Michael Bolton peaked at #4 on the US singles chart.
1991 American soul singer David Ruffin died of a drug overdose. After taking a large amount of cocaine Ruffin passed out, a friend drove him to a hospital in Philadelphia, where he later died. With The Temptations, had the 1971 US No.1 & UK No. 8 single 'Just My Imagination' and 'My Girl' (which Ruffin sang lead vocals). Solo, (1975 US No.9 & UK No.10 single 'Walk Away From Love').
1996 (the official song of the England Football team) by Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds went to No.1 on the UK singles chart.
1996 Three Lions', (the official song of the England Football team) by Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds went to No.1 on the UK singles chart.
1997 Spice Girl, Baby Spice arrived back in the UK in a wheelchair after breaking her ankle during a Turkish TV show.
2000 The film 'Honest', starring three of All Saints was pulled by cinemas after a disastrous showing at the box office. The three singers played sisters who turn to crime in the late 1960's.
2003 Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was arrested on drugs and drink-driving charges after he collided with a car after going through a red light in his home town of Des Moines, Iowa. Gray, (who wears a pig mask on stage) then tried to write a cheque for $1,000 (£600) to the other driver, who then called the police. Gray failed two alcohol tests at the scene and was arrested for possession of marijuana, cocaine and drug paraphernalia, as well drink-driving.
2005 White Stripes singer Jack White married his girlfriend, British model Karen Elson in a canoe on the Amazon in Brazil.
2005 Crazy Frog was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Axel F'. It started as a mobile phone ring tone, the single is based on Harold Faltermeyer's film theme, which reached No.2 in 1985.
2006 The 1994 debut album by Oasis, Definitely Maybe, was voted the greatest album of all time in a survey to mark 50 years of the Official UK Albums Chart. The Beatles came in second and third place with ‘Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘Revolver’, ‘OK Computer’ by Radiohead was fourth and ‘(What's the Story) Morning Glory’’ by Oasis was voted fifth.
2007 Contemporary musicians recorded their own versions of songs from the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album to mark 40 years since it was released. Acts including Oasis, Travis, The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bryan Adams and The Magic Numbers all worked with Geoff Emerick - the engineer in charge of the original 1967 sessions, using the original analogue 4-track equipment to demonstrates the techniques employed for the recording at Abbey Road studios in 1967.
2013 Modern Vampires of the City' by Vampire Weekend went to No.1 on the US album charts. Their sophomore album 'Contra' also debuted at No.1 in 2010, making this the first time an independent rock band had entered at No.1 with two consecutive releases. 'Modern Vampires of the City' also shattered the previous record for first week vinyl sales, moving nearly 10,000 units.
2016 Ed Sheeran was revealed as the most-played pop act in the UK in 2015. The singer topped the music royalty body Phonographic Performance Ltd's (PPL) chart, which is based on TV and radio airplay, adverts and plays in venues like pubs and clubs. Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk' was the most-played song of the year, ahead of Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' and James Bay's'Hold Back The River'.
2017 The sale of Jerry Garcia's favourite guitar, Wolf, raised millions of dollars for a civil rights group when an auction of the custom-made guitar fetched a total of $3.2m (£2.5m). It was bought at a New York charity concert by Brian Halligan, CEO of marketing group HubSpot and a lifelong fan of the band - or a "Deadhead". The money raised would go to the Southern Poverty Law Centre.
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