June 2 – Today In Rock Music History

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Musician’s Born On June 2

1937 Jimmy Jones (Handyman)
1941 William Guest (Gladys Knight and the Pips)
1941 Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
1949 Lionel Richie (All Night Long)
1950 Chubby Tavares (Tavares)
1960 Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
1962 Thor Eldon Jonsson (The Sugarcubes)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 2

1962 Ray Charles: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You US 45
1966 Frank Sinatra: Strangers in the Night UK 45
1973 Paul McCartney: My Love US 45
1973 Paul McCartney: Red Rose Speedway US LP
1979 Donna Summer: Hot Stuff US 45
1984 Wham!: Wake Me Up Before You Go-go UK 45
1990 Soul II Soul : Vol II (1990 A New Decade): UK LP
1997 Hanson : MmmBop : UK single

Various Music Events On June 2

1961 In Hackensack, New Jersey, two men are sentenced to prison for a year and a day, and a third man is given a suspended sentence in the first successful conviction of record bootleggers.

1962 Island label releases its first single, Owen Gray’s Twist Baby. Founded in London by Chris Blackwell only weeks before, the label is initially a UK outlet for West Indian records

1972 Dion and the Belmonts reunite for special show at Madison Square Garden

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