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June 27 – Today In Rock Music History

June 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Beach Boy Bruce Johnston!

Musicians Born On June 27

1925 Jerome ‘Doc’ Pomus (half of Pomus-Shuman writing team)
1944 Bruce Johnston (Beach Boys)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 27

1958 Vic Damone: On the Street Where You Live UK 45
1960 Connie Francis: Everybody’s Somebody’s Sweetheart US 45
1964 Peter and Gordon World Without Love US 45
1970 Jackson Five: The Love You Save US 45
1981 Michael Jackson: One Day in Your Life UK 45
1981 Motorhead: No Sleep Til Hammersmith UK LP
1981 Kim Carnes: Mistaken Identity US LP
1987 Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance (With Somebody Who Loves Me) US 45
1998 The Corrs : Talk on Corners : UK LP

Various Music Events On June 27

1885 Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter apply for patent on their invention, the gramophone. (Patent granted on 9 May 1886)

1964 Drifters enter Hot 100 with Under the Boardwalk

1964 Jan and Dean hit US chart with Little Old Lady from Pasadena

1964 Rolling Stones appear on Juke Box Jury, the only time the panel consisted of five not four

1969 Denver Pop Festival begins at Mile High Stadium, featuring Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Joe Cocker and Creedence Clearwater Revivial

1971 Fillmore East closes

1987 Whitney Houston becomes the first female singer in pop history to debut at No. 1 on LP chart with Whitney and also the first female with four straight No. 1 singles

1989 The Who performs the rock opera, “Tommy” in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The show raised money for a children’s charity as well as the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

1989 Tom Jones is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

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June 20 – Today In Rock Music History

June 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Birthday June 20

Musician’s Born On June 20

1924 Chet Atkins (Nashville guitarist)
1936 Billy Guy (Coasters)
1937 Jerry Keller (Here Comes Summer)
1942 Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
1946 Anne Murray (You Needed Me)
1960 John Taylor (Duran Duran)
1960 Chris Gibson (Gibson Brothers)
1960 Kelly Johnson (Girlschool)

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Birthday June 20

Number 1 In The Charts On June 20

1963 Gerry and the Pacemakers: I Like It UK 45
1981 Stars on 45: Stars on 45 Medley US 45
1987 Firm: Star Trekkin’ UK 45
1992 Mariah Carey : I’ll Be There : US single
1998 Embrace : The Good Will Out : UK LP

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Birthday June 20

Various Music Events On June 20

1957 Buddy Holly releases Words of Love in the US

1964 Buddy Holly song, Not Fade Away, released in US by Rolling Stones

1969 David Bowie signs with Phillips Records and that day begins re-recording work on previously completed Space Oddity at Trident Studio

1969 Newport Festival (US) begins with Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Albert King.

1971 First Glastonbury Fayre held with appearance by David Bowie as the highlight

1973 US night of TV nostalgia as Dick Clark celebrates twenty years of American Bandstand

1980 Bob Dylan releases his ‘born again’ LP Saved

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Birthday June 20

1981 Bernie Torme leaves Gillan

1983 Duane Eddy -plays gig in San Francisco at the start of his first US tour for fifteen years

1986 Prince’s Trust concert at Wembley Arena with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tina Turner, Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler

1996 The Furthur Festival kicks off in Atlanta. The show marks the first time the members of The Grateful Dead perform together since the death of Jerry Garcia.

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