On This Day In Music 21st June

1926 Nick Noble born in Chicago, Illinois. Known for “The Tip Of My Fingers” and “Moonlight Swim,” is born Nicholas Valkan in Chicago, Illinois. Noble died on March 24, 2012, aged 85
1932 Lalo Schifrin born (Boris Claudio Schifrin) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. He is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the “Theme from Mission: Impossible”. He has received four Grammy Awards and six Oscar nominations.
1936 O.C. Smith born in Mansfield, Louisiana. US Singer, real first names Ocie Lee. He died Nov 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, California of a heart attack aged 69. (1968 US No.1 single ‘Little Green Apples’ and 1968 UK No.2 single ‘The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp’). 
1942 Deodato (Eumir Deodato Almeida) born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Keyboard Player & Composer. 
1944 Ray Davies born in London, England. Lead Singer & Guitarist with the British Group The Kinks.(1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 ‘You Really Got Me’, 1967 UK No.2 single ‘Waterloo Sunset’ plus 19 other UK Top 40 singles. 1983 US No.6 single ‘Come Dancing’). 
1944 Miguel Vicens Danus born in Ferrol, Galicia. Bass Guitarist with Los Bravos, (1966 UK No.2 & US No.4 single ‘Black Is Black’). First Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single. 
1944 Jon Hiseman born in Woolwich, London. English drummer, recording engineer, record producer and music publisher. Colosseum, (1969 album, ‘Valentyne Suite’). 
1945 Chris Britton born in Watford, Hertfordshire. UK Guitarist with The Troggs. (1966 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Wild Thing’). 
1946 Brenda Holloway born in Atascadero, California. US Singer & Songwriter. 
1948 Joey Molland born in Edge Hill, Liverpool, England. UK Guitarist, guitarist with Badfinger. (1970 UK No.4 and US No.7 single ‘Come And Get It’). 
1948 Lionel Rose born in Warragul, Victoria. Aboriginal Boxer. He had a pop hit in 1970 with the Johnny Young Song ‘I Thank You’. He died on 8 May 2011 after an illness which lasted for several months.
1948 Columbia Records launched a new vinyl disc that played at thirty-three and one third RPM in New York City, sparking a music-industry standard so strong that the digital age has yet to kill it. 
1950 John Paul Young born in Glasgow, Scotland. Australian singer. 
1950 Joey Kramer born in The Bronx, New York City. US Drummer with Aerosmith, (1989 UK No.3 single ‘Love In An Elevator’, 1998 US No.1 single ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’). 
1951 Alan Silson – UK Guitarist & harmonica player with Smokie, (1975 UK No.3 single ‘If You Think You Know How To Love Me’). 
1953 Nils Lofgren born in Chicago, Illinois. US Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter/piano. He played with Neil young’s backing band. From 1984 with Bruce Springsteens E Street Band, solo, (1976 UK No. 8 album, ‘Cry Tough’). 
1954 Marcella Detroit (aka Marcy Levy) born in Detroit, Michigan. US Singer & one half of the duo Shaekespear’s Sister (With Siobhan Fahey). She co-wrote Lay Down Sally and also sang back up on Eric Clapton’s hit version. 
1955 Elvis Presley played two shows in Beaumont, Texas, with bassist Bill Black and guitarist Scotty Moore. 
1957 Mark Brzezicki born in Slough, Buckinghamshire, England. UK Drummer with Big Country. (1983 UK No.10 single ‘Fields Of Fire’ plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles). He was also a member of the groups The Cult, Ultravox, From The Jam and Procol Harum. He has also played with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Midge Ure, Fish, The Pretenders, Nik Kershaw and many others. He was also the drummer on Shine, the second and final English language album by Frida of ABBA. He uses both the traditional and matched grips.
1958 Bobby Darin recorded his first hit “Splish Splash”. 
1959 Marcella Detroit born in Detroit, Michigan. A soprano vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. She released her debut album Marcella in 1982 to little success before she joined Shakespears Sister with ex-Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey. 
1961 Bobby Vee Recorded ‘Take Good Care Of My Baby”. 
1963 The Rolling Stones played at Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel, Windsor, Berks. The influential 1960s rhythm & blues club in Windsor, Berkshire, was the host to many important acts such as The Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Cream. 
1966 The Fortunes manager Reg Calvert was shot dead by a business rival William Smedley during a confrontation. Smedley was later cleared of the murder. 
1966 The Rolling Stones sued 14 hotels over a booking ban in New York, claiming that the ban was violating civil rights laws. 
1966 Tom Jones needed 14 stitches in his forehead after his Jaguar was involved in a car crash in Marble Arch, London. 
1966 Reg Calvert manager of The Fortunes, Screaming Lord Sutch and the owner of offshore pirate radio station Radio City was shot dead by business rival William Smedley during a confrontation. (Smedley was the owner of pirate station Radio Caroline). Smedley was later cleared of the murder. 
1966 Jimmy Page made his live debut with The Yardbirds at the Marquee Club, London. 
1966 After a North American tour The Rolling Stones sued 14 hotels over a booking ban in New York, claiming that the ban was violating civil rights laws. 
1966 Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded from start to finish, a new John Lennon song ‘She Said She Said’. The song was reportedly based on a bizarre conversation that Lennon had with Peter Fonda while John and George Harrison were tripping on LSD. 
1967 Tim Simenon, Bomb The Bass, (1988 UK No.2 single ‘Beat Dis’). 
1968 Sonia Clarke, (Sonique), singer, DJ, born in Crouch End, North London. 2000 UK No.1 & US No.5 single ‘It Feels So Good’. 
1968 Pink Floyd played two shows in one day: the first at the Commemoration Ball, Balliol College, Oxford, and then at Middle Earth Club, Covent Garden, London. The club was notable for several drug raids by the police, during which underage revellers were arrested; on one occasion a machine called the ‘Trip Machine’ was dismantled and taken away by the police. 
1969 Pat Sansone, multi-instrumentalist, Wilco, (2004 album ‘A Ghost Is Born’). 
1970 Who guitarist Pete Townshend, while waiting for his flight at the airport in Memphis, likens the band’s latest album, Tommy, to the atomic bomb, causing officials who misheard the remark to search the facilities for a real bomb. 
1972 Bill Preston received a gold record for the single instrumental hit, “Outa-Space”. Preston, who played for gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, back in 1956 was also in the film, “St. Louis Blues”, as a piano player. He was a regular on the “Shindig” TV show on ABC in the 1960s; and recorded with The Beatles on the hits, “Get Back” and “Let It Be”. Preston also performed at “The Concert for Bangladesh” in 1969. Many well-known artists have utilized his keyboard talents, including Sly & The Family Stone and the Rolling Stones. 
1975 Lee Gaze, lead guitarist, Lostprophets, (2006 UK No.1 album ‘Liberation Transmission’). 
1975 Appearing live to 120,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London, Elton John, The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh, Rufus and The Eagles, tickets £3.50. 
1975 Elton John, The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh, Rufus and The Eagles all appeared in front of 120,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London. Tickets cost £3.50 ($5.95). 
1975 Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’. The duo of husband and wife “Captain” Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille had worked as backup musicians for Elton John and Neil Sedaka. 
1975 Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple to form his own group Rainbow. The group went through many line-up changes with, Ronnie James Dio, Graham Bonnet, Cozy Powell, Roger Glover, and Doogie White all being membe 
1975 Justin Carry born in born in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Bassist of Sixpence None The Richer. 
1975 “Love Won’t Let Me Wait” by Major Harris peaked at #5 on the US singles chart.
1975 “Wildfire” by Michael Murphey peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1975 “Only Women” by Alice Cooper peaked at #12 on the pop singles chart.
1975 “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)” by Doobie Brothers peaked at #11 on the US singles chart.
1975 “When Will I Be Loved” by Linda Ronstadt peaked at #2 on the US singles chart. 
1975 Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a Doobie Brothers/Eagles concert at Oakland Coliseum. 
1976 Mike Einziger (guitarist for Incubus) is born in Los Angeles, California. (2004 US No.2 and UK No.6 album ‘A Crow Left of the Murder’’, 2006 US No.1 album ‘Light Grenades’). 
1976 Country singer Reba McEntire married rodeo champion Charlie Battles. Divorced in 1987. 
1976 “Beautiful Noise” album by Neil Diamond was certified Gold by the RIAA. Also including ‘If You Know What I Mean’. 
1976 Chicago earns another gold record for the LP, “Chicago X”. Songs on the LP include “If You Leave Me Now” and Another Rainy Day In New York City.”
1977 Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten was attacked in a brawl outside the live music venue Dingwalls in Camden, London, England. 
1978 “Worlds Away” album by Pablo Cruise was certified Gold by the RIAA. Containing ‘Love Will Find Away’. 
1979 Angus MacLise, Velvet Underground’s first drummer died of tuberculosis aged 34. He quit the band in 1965. 
1980 German orchestra leader and songwriter Bert Kaempfert died aged 56. Both Frank Sinatra (Strangers In The Night) and Elvis Presley (Wooden Heart) covered his songs. Kaempfert released over 50 albums. In 1961, he hired The Beatles to back Tony Sheridan on recording sessions for Polydor, (these were the Beatles’ first commercial recordings). 
1980 “She’s Out Of My Life” by Michael Jackson peaked at #10 on the US singles chart.
1980 The Beach Boys, Santana, Mike Oldfield, Elkie Brooks, Lindisfarne and The Blues Band all appeared at Knebworth ’80, Knebworth Park, England, tickets £9.00. 
1980 French police arrested all members of The Stranglers after a concert at Nice University for allegedly starting a riot. 
1981 Walter Becker and Donald Fagen announce the split of Steely Dan and begin work on solo projects. They would re-form in 1993. 
1981 Brandon Flowers (lead vocalist of The Killers) is born in Henderson, Nevada. (2005 UK No.1 with their debut album ‘Hot Fuss’). 
1985 .Lana Del Rey, (born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant) born in New York City, New York. In 2011 a music video for her debut single ‘Video Games’ created by Del Rey was posted on YouTube and became a viral internet hit with over 20 million views. 
1985 This was the first day of this year’s Glastonbury Festival with Aswad, The Boomtown Rats, Clannad, The Colour Field, Ian Dury, King, The Pogues, Midnight Oil, Thompson Twins, Misty In Roots and Maria Muldaur. A three day ticket cost £16 ($27). 
1986 Genesis scored their fourth UK No.1 album with their 13th studio album ‘Invisible Touch’. It remained in the charts for 96 weeks, making it the most commercially successful album of their career, eventually selling over 15 million copies worldwide and produced five US Top 5 singles, including the title track. Also including ‘Tonight, Tonight, Tonight’, ‘Throwing It All Away’, ‘Land Of Confusion’ & ‘In Too Deep”. 
1986 “Nothin’ At All” by Heart peaked at #10 on the US singles chart.
1986 “Crush On You” by The Jets peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1988 The Rascals reunite onstage for the first time in eighteen years. 
1990 Little Richard finally gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Says Richard: “Like everything I got, it took a long time to get.” 
1993 “Pocket Full Of Kryptonite” album by Spin Doctors was certified Multi Platinum 3.00 by the RIAA. Including ‘Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong’ & ‘Two Princes’. 
1992 The Orb released ‘Blue Room’ the single had a duration of 39 minutes and 58 seconds, two seconds shorter than the maximum permitted for a single under UK chart rules. The single peaked at No.8. 
1994 George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn’t be commercially successful. Michael vowed he would never record for Sony again. He re-signed with the company in 2003. 
1998 Bobby Brown was arrested on charges of sexual battery after an incident at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel. 
2000 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically was jailed for one year for stalking the singer. 
2007 After dating for 18 years, Tony Bennettmarries teacher Susan Crow. 
2001 John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits with ‘Boom Boom’, ‘Dimples’ and ‘I’m In The Mood’. His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. He appeared and sang in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. 
2010 Tam White, the Scottish singer and actor who was the first person to sing live on Top of the Pops in 1975 with a rendition of “What in the World’s Come Over You,” dies of a heart attack at age 67. 
2011 American band Maroon 5 released ‘Moves Like Jagger’, featuring Christina Aguilera. Its lyrics refered to a male’s ability to impress a female with his dance moves, which he compares to those of Mick Jagger. The video featured old video footage of Jagger and his iconic dance moves. ‘Moves Like Jagger’ was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards. The single peaked at No.1 on the US chart.
2011 People magazine reported that 75-year-old Glen Campbell had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “I still love making music,” said Campbell. “And I still love performing for my fans. I’d like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin.” 
2013 In March 2013 Wendy Saddington was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, and died aged 63.She was an Australian blues, soul and jazz singer, and was in the bands Chain, Copperwine and the Wendy Saddington Band.
2015 Apple Music reversed its payment policy, a day after Taylor Swift said she was refusing to allow the company to stream her latest album 1989. In an open letter to Apple, Swift said she was withholding the record as she was unhappy with the three-month free trial offered to subscribers, saying “We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.” Apple now said it would pay artists for music streamed during trial periods. 
2016 Trumpeter Wayne Jackson, who formed the Memphis Horns duo with saxophonist Andrew Love, died of congestive heart failure at the age of 74. Jackson and Love played together on 52 No.1 songs, supporting the likes of Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Otis Redding, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Peter Gabriel and the Doobie Brothers.

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