On This Day In Music 30th June

1939 Tony Hatch born in Pinner, Middlesex. UK record producer/songwriter. He & his former wife Jackie Trent, had a big hit in 1967 with “The Two Of Us”. Tony & Jackie wrote some of Petula Clark’s bigest hits.’Don’t Sleep In The Subway’,’Colour My World’, ‘I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love’ & ‘The Other Man’s Grass Is Always Greener’. Hatch by himself wrote, ‘Downtown’, ‘I Know A Place’ ‘A Sign Of The Times’ & ‘Round Every Corner’. He also wrote ‘Forget Him’ for Bobby Rydell.
1941 Larry Henley born in Texas. High-pitched vocalist with the US band the Newbeats. He co-wrote ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ for Bette Midler. On December 18, 2014, Henley died of Lewy Body Dementia in Nashville, Tennessee at age 77. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
1941 Larry Hall born in Hamlett, Ohio. US Singer. Only One Hit with ‘Sandy’ in 1959. Died of cancer 24 September 1997.
1943 Florence Ballard born in Detroit, Michigan. Vocalist with The Supremes, (1964 US & UK No.1 single ‘Baby Love’ plus 11 other US No.1 singles). She died February 21st 1976. 
1944 Glenn Shorrock born in Kent, England. Australian Singer. He was lead vocalist for the Australian Bands – The Twlights, Axion and Little River Band, Australian group, (1978 US No.3 single ‘Reminiscing’ plus 12 other US Top 40 singles). 
1946 Billy Brown born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. US singer with The Moments and Ray Goodman & Brown. (1970 US No. 3 single ‘One Way Street’, 1975 UK No.3 single ‘Girls’). 
1951 Andy Scott born in Wexham, Wales. Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals.Sweet, (1973 UK No.1 single ‘Blockbuster’, plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles). 
1951 Stanley Clarke born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jazz Bass Player, worked with Chick Corea, Santana, Keith Richards, Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney. 
1956 Philip Adrian Wright born in Wakefield, England. UK Keyboard Player with The Human League. He left in 1986
1957 Doug Sampson born in Hackney, London. Drummer with Iron Maiden. 
1962 Julianne Regan born in Coventry, England. Vocalist with All About Eve, (1988 UK No.10 single ‘Martha’s Harbour’). 
1962 Mike Sarne and Wendy Richards were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Come Outside.’ Richards went on to become a famous tv actress. 
1966 The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day’s first performance was also filmed; with The Beatles wearing white suits. There was a strict police presence with 3,000 police observing each concert played in front of 10,000 fans. 
1966 Tommy Roe recorded ‘Hooray For Hazel’. Most of his hits featured girls’ names, including ‘Sheila’, ‘Carol’, ‘Heather Honey’, ‘Jack & Jill’ and ‘Suzie Darlin’.
1966 The Supremes make the studio recording of “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.” The song tops Billboard’s Hot 100 for two weeks and R&B singles chart for four weeks.
1967 Peter James Camell, guitar, The La’s, (1990 UK No.13 single ‘There She Goes’). 
1968 Philip Anselmo born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Lead vocalist with Pantera from 1986–2003. 1994 UK No.19 single ‘I’m Broken’). 
1969 Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle and Duster Bennett all appeared at London’s Royal Albert Hall ‘Pop Proms.’ 
1973 George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with ‘Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth’. His second US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK was the opening track on his 1973 album Living in the Material World. 
1973 Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Skweeze Me Pleeze Me’, the group’s fifth UK No.1 and second single to enter the chart at No.1. 
1975 Cher married Greg Allman four days after her divorcing Sonny Bono, the couple split after ten days, followed by a three year on and off marriage. 
1975 The Jackson Five announced that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. The brothers were forced to change their name to The Jacksons since Motown owned the other name. 
1976 Police raided the home of Neil Diamond searching for drugs, they found less than one ounce of marijuana. 
1976 Stuart Goddard, (Adam Ant), placed the following ad in the classified section of the Melody Maker, ‘Beat on a bass, with the B-Sides.’ Andy Warren answered the ad and the pair went on to form Adam and The Ants. 
1976 Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons released ‘Hit & Run’. 
1976 Marvel Comics launched a comic book based on the rock group Kiss. 
1978 United Artists released The Buzzcocks single ‘Love You More’, at 1 minute 29 seconds it was the second shortest single ever released. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs 1960 hit ‘Stay’ was the shortest hit at one minute 28 seconds. 
1978 Dan Hall born in London, England. Australian Singer with Taxi Ride who had their debut hit with ‘Get Set’ in 1999. 
1979 Andrew Burrows, drummer, Razorlight, (2005, UK No.2 single ‘Somewhere Else’, 2006 UK No.1 album ‘Razorlight’). 
1979 Tubeway Army started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’. The song by Gary Numan was the first electronic/synthesizer-based record to become a hit in the post-punk era. 
1979 One hit wonder Anita Ward started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ring My Bell’, also a UK No.1. 
1983 Anton Gordon, One True Voice, (2002 UK No.2 single ‘Sacred Trust/After You’re Gone’). 
1983 Cheryl Cole, vocals, Girls Aloud, 2002 UK No.1 single ‘Sound Of The Underground’ and over 20 UK Top 20 singles. Became a judge on the UK version of The X Factor in 2008. Scored the 2009 UK No.1 solo single ‘Fight For This Love.’ 
1983 The Everly Brothers announced plans for a reunion tour, ten years after they had split up. 
1984 Huey Lewis and the News went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Sports’. It included ‘If This Is It’, ‘Heart and Soul’ & ‘I Want A Knew Drug’. 
1984 Fantasia Barrino, singer, American Idol winner, (2004 US No.1 single ‘I Believe’). The first time in US history a debut single has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 
1985 T-Pain, (Faheem Najm), American hip-hop and R&B singer, (2007 US No.1 ‘Buy U a Drank, Shawty Snappin’). 
1989 The Stone Roses played at Leeds Polytechnic in England. The gig almost didn’t take place after a security man wouldn’t let singer Ian Brown into the gig. 
1989 Police were called in to control over 4,000 Bobby Brown fans trying to see him at the HMV Record store in London’s Oxford Street, six fans were hospitalised and one had to be given the kiss of life. 
1990 New Kids On The Block started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Step By Step’. The group’s third US No.1, a No.2 hit in the UK. Their album ‘Step By Step’ also went to No.1 on the UK album chart today 
1990 Police raided Chuck Berry’s estate and seized homemade porn videos, drugs and guns. 
1995 American soul singer Phyllis Hyman committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital in her New York City apartment aged 45. She was found hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Apollo Theatre, in New York. 
1995 Garth Brooks was given a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame. The Country singer buried the master tapes of his ‘Hits’ album under the star. 
2001 American guitarist and producer Chet Atkins died in Nashville aged 77. Recorded over 100 albums during his career, produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves and Waylon Jennings. Was a major influence on George Harrison and Mark Knopfler. 
2001 Beach Boys member Al Jardine went to court in a bid to sue his former band mates, claiming he had been frozen out of the Beach Boys. The $4 million (£2.35 million) suit was filed against Mike Love, Brian Wilson, the Carl Wilson Trust and Brother Records Incorporated in a New York Superior Court. In 1998 a US judge temporarily barred Jardine from performing under the name Beach Boys Family And Friends after representations from Mike Love and Brother Records. Jardine lost the case in 2003.
2001 Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lady Marmalade.’ A hit for LaBelle in 1975; then it was at No 1 in 1998 for All Saints. This version was from the Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge.
2004 Kinks founder member Dave Davies was left paralysed on the right-hand side of his body after suffering a stroke. The 57-year-old guitarist and brother of fellow Kinks star Ray Davies had been promoting his solo material when he collapsed.
2004 Pete Doherty was sacked from The Libertines due to his well known addiction problems specifically with crack cocaine and heroin.
2005 Nick Carter from The Backstreet Boys was fined $1,200 (£664) after admitting to drink-driving in California. The 25-year-old singer was also put on probation for three years, ordered to attend an alcohol education course and banned from driving for 90 days.
2007 R.E.M. played a five-night series of shows at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Dubbed ‘working rehearsals’ by the band, many songs from their forthcoming album ‘Accelerate’ were debuted, with many of them still as works in progress.
2014 Ed Sheeran’s second album X became the fastest-selling UK album of the year so far after selling 182,000 copies in its first week, 14,000 more thanColdplay managed with Ghost Stories which was released in May.

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