On This Day In Music 22nd June

1936 Kris Kristofferson born in Brownsville, Texas. US Singer, Songwriter & Actor. (wrote ‘Me And Bobby McGee’, ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’ and ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’. Acting roles include ‘Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ wit
1942 Deodato (Eumir Deodato Almeida) born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Keyboard Player & Composer. 
1943 Jimmy Castor born in New York. US singer/saxophonist/songwriter. He played saxophone on ‘Rinky Dink’ Dave Baby Cortez. (1972 US No.6 single ‘Troglodyte Cave Man’). He died on January 16, 2012 from heart failure,[3] aged 71.
1944 Peter Asher born in London, England. English record producer & one half of the 60’s duo Peter and Gordon, (1964 UK & US No.1 single ‘World Without Love’, written by Lennon & McCartney). Producer and Head of Apple Records in late 60’s. 
1945 Howard Kaylanborn in New York. Lead Singer with The Turtles, (1967 US No.1 single ‘Happy Together’, 1967 UK No.4 single ‘She’d Rather Be With Me’). Flo and Eddie, worked with Frank Zappa, T Rex, Bruce Springsteen. 
1948 Todd Rundgren born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. , US guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer/engineer. Nazz, Utopia, solo, (1972 US No.16 & 1973 UK No.36 single ‘I Saw The Light’). Produced Meat Loaf ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ album. 
1949 Alan Osmond born in Ogden, Utah. US Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter with The Osmonds, (1971 US No.1 single ‘One Bad Apple’, 1974 UK No.1 single ‘Love Me For A Reason’, plus 9 other US & UK Top 40 singles’). 
1952 Todd Hunter born in Waitara, New Zealand. Todd & his late brother Marc were the nucleus for the band Dragon. 
1953 Cyndi Lauper born in Ozone Park, in the borough of Queens in New York City. US singer, (1984 US No.1 single ‘Time After Time’, UK No.2 single ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’).
1956 Derek Forbes born in Glasgow, Scotland. Bass Player with Simple Minds, (1985 US No.1 single ‘Don’t You, Forget About Me’, 1989 UK No.1 single ‘Belfast Child’, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles). 
1956 Green (Green Strohmeyer-Gartside) born in Cardiff, Wales. Lead singer with Scritti Politti, (1984 UK No.10 single ‘Wood Beez, Pray Like Aretha Franklin’). 
1956 Elvis Presley started a three-day run playing 10 shows at the Paramount Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. The stage manager was told; “Pull all white lights. Presley works all in color, Presley act has no encore. When he leaves the stage, immediately close curtains.” 
1957 Garry Gary Beersborn in Sydney, NSW. Bass Guitarist with Australian band INXS. (1988 UK No.2 & US No.1 single ‘Need You Tonight’) 
1958 Vic Damone was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘On The Street Where You Live.’ 
1958 Ruby Turner born in Handsworth, Birmingham, England. UK singer, (1987 UK No.24 single ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’). 
1959 Alan Anton born in Montreal. Bass Guitarist with The Cowboy Junkies, (1989 album ‘The Trinity Session’). 
1959 “Along Came Jones” by The Coasters peaked at #9 on the US singles chart.
1961 Jimmy Somerville born in Glasgow, Scotland. UK singer, Bronski Beat, (1984 UK No.3 single ‘Smalltown Boy’), The Communards, (1986 UK No.1 single ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’). 
1961 “Sold Out” album by Kingston Trio was certified Gold by the RIAA
1961 The Beatles recorded “Aint She Sweet,” “Cry for a Shadow,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Why,” “Nobody’s Child” & “My Bonnie” in Hamburg.
1962 Stephen Vaughan, PJ Harvey, (1993 UK No.27 single ’50ft Queenie’). 
1963 13-year old Stevie Wonder first entered the US singles chart as Little Stevie Wonder with ‘Fingertips Parts One and Two.’ ‘Fingertips’ which featured a young Marvin Gaye on drums was the first live, non-studio recording to reach No.1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States since Johnny Standley’s 1952 comic monologue ‘It’s in the Book’. 
1963 “Hello Stranger” by Barbara Lewis peaked at #3 on the US singles chart.
1963 “Birdland” by Chubby Checker peaked at #12 on the US singles chart.
1964 Bobby Gillespie, Guitarist/Vocalist with Primal Scream, (1994 UK No.7 single ‘Rocks’. 1991 UK No. 8 album ‘Screamadelica’). 
1964 Mike Edwards, vocals with English group Jesus Jones who had the 1990 US No.2 hit with ‘Right Here Right Now’ and the 1991 UK No.7 single ‘International Bright Young Thing’. 
1964 The Beatles played their first ever show in New Zealand at Wellington Town Hall. The local Chief Constable refused a police escort for The Beatles leaving just two policemen to control over 5,000 fans.d Mulry Gang released ‘Jump In My Car’. 
1965 Tom Cunningham – UK Drummer with Wet Wet Wet, (1984 UK No.1 single ‘Love Is All Around’, which spent 15 weeks at No.1, plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles). 
1967 Young Rascals recorded ‘How Can I Be Sure’. 
1968 Herb Alpert started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Guys In Love With You’. His first No.1 plus first No.1 for the A&M label and the writer’s Bacharach and David’s first chart topper. A No.3 hit in the UK. 
1968 BIGGER IN ENGLAND THAN THE US ROLLING STONES and “JUMPING JACK FLASH” start a 2-week run as the #1 hit in England. In the US, the song peaks at #3 during the Summer
1968 The Jeff Beck group featuring Rod Stewart made their US debut at the Fillmore East, New York. 
1968 “Reach Out Of The Darkness” by Friend & Lover peaked at #10 on the US singles chart.
1968 The Otis Redding album Dock Of The Bay went to No.1 in the UK. The posthumously released album, and his sixth studio album contained a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965 and one of his best known songs, the posthumous hit ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’. 
1968 MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris peaked at #2 on the US singles chart; “Weird Al” parodied it 25 years later into a tribute to “Jurassic Park”; clocking in at seven minutes and 20 seconds, it was the longest-playing record to ever hit the Billbaord Hot 100 chart; it held that honor until Dick Hyman Trio’s “The Minotaur” (7:24) hit the Hot 100 chart in 1969.
1969 American singer, actress, Judy Garland, died of a barbiturate overdose aged 47, she was found on the floor of her rented Chelsea home, in London, UK. Made more than two dozen films, played Dorothy in the 1939 film ‘Wizard Of Oz’, sang ‘Over The Rainbow’ in the film, (voted the ‘Song Of The Century’ in a 2001 poll published in America). 1961 US No.1 comeback album ‘Judy At Carnegie Hall’. 
1970 Steven Page, guitar, vocals, Barenaked Ladies, (1998 US No.1 & UK No.5 single ‘One Week’). 
1971 The second Glastonbury Festival in England took place. Held over 5 days to coincide with the summer solstice, (the weather was, for a British ‘summer’ very good). Acts who appeared included: Melanie, Quintessence, David Bowie, The Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies, Terry Reid – with David Lyndley and Linda Lewis, Gong, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Brinsley Schwarz, Fairport Convention, Family and Traffic. Over 7,000 fans attended the event. 
1970 Led Zeppelin appeared at Laugardalsholl Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland on the group’s one and only visit to Iceland. It is suggested that Robert Plant was inspired to write the lyrics to ‘Immigrant Song’ during this trip.” 
1973 David Bowie released the single ‘Life On Mars’, which peaked at #3 on the UK chart. The track also featured guest piano work by Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman. 
1974 Gary Glitter was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Always Yours’, his third UK No.1. 
1974 Gordon Lightfoot started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Sundown’. 
1977 “Lucille” single by Kenny Rogers was certified Gold by the RIAA
1978 “Double Vision” album by Foreigner was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Including ‘Hot Blooded’. 
1978 “Some Girls” album by The Rolling Stones was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Including ‘Miss You’, ‘Far Away Eyes’ & ‘Beast Of Burden’. 
1980 Don McLean had his second UK No.1 single with the Roy Orbison song ‘Crying’. The song had been a No.2 US hit for Orbison in July 1961. In 1987, Orbison re-recorded the song as a duet with k.d. lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture, Hiding Out. Their collaboration won the Grammy Award. 
1981 Chris Urbanowicz, guitarist, Editors, (2007 UK No.1 album ‘An End Has a Start’). 
1981 Mark Chapman pleaded guilty to the charge of murdering John Lennon in 1980. He was later sentenced to 20 years to life. 
1985 Bryan Adams started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heaven’, his first No.1 single, it made No.35 in the UK. The song had been featured in the film ‘Night In Heaven’. 
1985 The soundtrack from the film ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. Including The Pointer Sisters – Neutron Dance, Glenn Frey – The Heat Is On & Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F. 
1985 “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves peaked at #9 on the US singles chart.
1985 “Smuggler’s Blues” by Glenn Frey peaked at #12 on the US singles chart.
1988 “Tracy Chapman” album by Tracy Chapman was certified Gold by the RIAA. Including ‘Revolution’ & ‘Fast Car’. 
1988 Dennis Lobban was convicted of the murder of reggae star Peter Tosh, and was sentenced to hang by a Jamaican court. 
1988 American session guitarist Jesse Ed Davis died of a heroin overdose after collapsing in a laundry room in Venice, California, aged 43. Worked with Conway Twitty, The Monkees, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Leonard Cohen, Keith Moon, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Harry Nilsson and Taj Mahal. 
1988 Dennis Lobban was convicted of the murder of reggae star Peter Tosh, and was sentenced to hang by a Jamaican court. 
1990 Ry Cooder and David Lindley, The Cure, Happy Mondays, Sinead O’Connor, Deacon Blue, De La Soul, Adamski, Blue Aeroplanes, Julian Cope, Del Amitri, Jesus Jones, James and The Pale Saints all appeared on the first day of this years Glastonbury Festival. A three day ticket cost £38. 
1990 Kripp Johnson died died 22 June 1990 of cancer. He was a singer for The Del-Vikings from 1956 to the 1980s. 
1991 “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M. peaked at #4 on the US singles chart.
1992 Three members of M.C. Hammer’s tour crew were wounded in a drive in shooting incident, three days later Joseph Mack, a dancer in Hammer’s entourage was shot on stage during a concert in Nevada. 
1992 Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was rushed to hospital after a gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland suffering from acute stomach pains brought on by ulcers. 
1992 Three members of M.C. Hammer’s tour crew were wounded in a drive in shooting incident, three days later Joseph Mack, a dancer in Hammer’s entourage was shot on stage during a concert in Nevada. 
1995 The Woman In Me” album by Shania Twain was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Including “(If You’re Not in It for Love) I’m Outta Here!”, “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?” and “You Win My Love”.
1996 Songwriter Arthur Ross was murdered by suffocation. Wrote songs for Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Madonna and others, brother of Diana Ross. 
1996 The brother of singer Diana Ross, Arthur Ross and his wife were murdered by suffocation in the basement of their rented Detroit home. The badly decomposed bodies were discovered after neighbors complained of a foul odor coming from the house. Two men were later charged with murder and robbery. Arthur Ross had written songs for Marvin Gaye, The Miracles and Madonna. 
1997 Hanson went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album ‘Middle Of Nowhere.’ 
2000 After giving himself various new identities’ during the 90’s, The Artist Formally Known As Prince announced he wanted to be known as Prince again.
2000 Mick Jagger was ordered to reveal his financial worth and income to a New York court in his child support battle with the mother of his last child, Brazilian model Luciana Morad.
2002 U2 guitarist ‘The Edge’ married his girlfriend of ten years Morleigh Steinberg in Eze in the south of France. The couple first met when she was a belly dancer on the bands Zoo TV tour. Guest’s included Bono, Eurythmics Dave Stewart and Lenny Kravitz. 
2003 Clay Aiken, runner-up in the 2003 US American Idol went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘This Is The Night.’ Luther Vandross was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Dance With My Father’. 
2003 Evanescence were at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Fallen.’ 
2003 Luther Vandross was at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Dance With My Father.’ 
2008 Coldplay went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Viva La Vida’, their first UK No.1. History was made by this single, as it had no physical CD-single release in the UK, being available by internet download only. The song won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 2009.
2011 It was reported in the Irish press that Bono’s wandering peahen was causing havoc for some south Dublin residents. The peahen the less spectacular-coloured female partner to a male peacock had arrived in the Ard Mhuire housing estate in Killiney near to where the singer lived. One newspaper ran the headline: “Bono’s cock drives me nuts”. Local woman Susan McKeon said she first noticed the bird at night. “It had a tiny head and a huge body. It was actually quite ugly but I don’t think it’s fully grown.”
2012 MP Andrew Turner called for a review of procedures after thousands of rock fans were delayed for hours heading to the Isle of Wight Festival. After heavy rain cars were unable to park on waterlogged fields – leading to gridlock as about 55,000 people headed to the site. Some fans were stuck in traffic for up to 16 hours on the way to the festival. Elbow, Lana Del Rey, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam all appeared at this year’s festival.
2013 Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke started a 13 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Featuring American rapper T.I. and American singer and producer Pharrell, the video was made in two versions; the first video features models Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M’Bengue, and Elle Evans being topless, the second features them covered. The topless version of the video was removed from YouTube for violating the site’s terms of service regarding nudity, though it was later restored, but flagged as inappropriate. ‘Blurred Lines” peaked at No.1 in 14 countries. 
2015 P Diddy was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles. The alleged incident occurred on the University of California campus where his son was on the football team. The weapon in question was a kettlebell, which is used for weight training. Diddy – whose real name is Sean Combs – was released on $160,000 (£101,000) bail. 
2016 Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant told a court hearing the ‘Stairway To Heaven’copyright dispute that he had a dim memory of the time the song was written. Plant also said he could not remember meeting the band Spirit, who claimed the band stole their guitar riff for Stairway to Heaven in the 1970s. “I don’t have a recollection of almost anyone I’ve hung out with,” Plant said, causing roars of laughter in the court. The case was brought on behalf of Spirit’s late guitarist, Randy Wolfe. His estate claimed the opening riff of the 1968 song Taurus is fundamentally the same as the iconic opening bars of Stairway to Heaven.

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