June 8 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Nancy Sinatra!

Musician’s Born On June 8

1940 Nancy Sinatra (These Boots Were Made for Walking)
1942 Chuck Negron (Three Dog Knight)
1944 Boz Scaggs (Lowdown)
1947 Mick Box (Uriah Heep)
1951 Bonnie Tyler (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
1960 Mick Hucknell (Simply Red)
1962 Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
1965 Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli)
1966 Doris Pearson (5 Star)
1967 Neil Mitchell (Wet Wet Wet)

Deaths On June 8

1967 Laverne Andrews (Andrews Sisters)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 8

1967 Procol Harum: A Whiter Shade of Pale UK 45
1974 David Bowie: Diamond Dogs UK LP
1974 Wings: Band on the Run US 45
1985 Style Council: Our Favourite Shop UK LP
1985 Tears for Fears: Everybody Wants to Rule the World US 45
1991 Extreme: More than Words : US single
1991 Color Me Badd : I Wanna Sex You Up : UK single

Various Music Events On June 8

1955 Faron Young scores his first American country No. 1 with Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

1961 Elvis Presley’s seventh film, Wild in the Country, opens in Memphis

1962 NME begins LP chart:
1. Blue Hawaii soundtrack
2. West Side Story soundtrack
3. I t’s Trad Dad soundtrack
4. South Pacific soundtrack
5. The Young Ones Cliff Richard

1965 Bob Dylan records an hour-long show for BBC in London – broadcast in two half-hour segments, on 12 June and 24 June

1967 Aretha Franklin debuts on UK chart with Respect

1969 Brian Jones leaving Rolling Stones

1969 Oz ‘School Kids’ issue published

1974 Rick Wakeman leaves Yes to concentrate on a solo career. He rejoins two years later

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