June 1 – Today In Rock Music History

Musician’s Born On June 1

1921 Nelson Riddle (orchestra leader)
1934 Pat Boone (April Love)
1947 Ron Wood (Rolling Stones)
1950 Graham Russell (Air Supply)
1960 Simon Gallup (The Cure)
1963 Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode)
1963 Mike Joyce (Smiths)
1968 Jason Donovan
1974 Alanis Morissette

Deaths On June 1

1948 John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson
1991 David Ruffin (Temptations)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 1

1959 Johnny Horton: Battle of New Orleans US 45
1961 Elvis Presley: Surrender UK 45
1963 Leslie Gore: It’s My Party US 45
1968 Simon and Garfunkel: Mrs. Robinson US 45
1985 Prince. Around the World in a Day US LP
1991 Seal : Seal : UK LP
1998 B*witched : C’est La Vie : UK single

Various Music Events On June 1

1950 Decca introduce the 33-1/3 LP to the UK

1964 Rolling Stones arrive at John F. Kennedy Airport at the start of their first US tour

1967 Traffic debut on UK chart with Paper Sun

1967 Beatles release Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

1971 Elvis Presley’s birthplace – a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi – is opened to the public

1973 Robert Wyatt breaks his spine falling from a window during a party

1974 Bad Company debut on UK chart with Can’t Get Enough

1975 Guitarist Ron Wood joins Rolling Stones on tour for first time replacing Mick Taylor as Stones open in US at Baton Rouge Louisiana

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