June 9 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday John Lord!

John Lord, Deep Purple, Deep Purple Organ Player, John Lord Birthday June 9

Musician’s Born On June 9

1916 Les Paul (Lester Polfus) guitarist
1934 Jackie Wilson (Reet Petite)
1941 John Lord (Deep Purple)
1941 Billy Hatton (Fourmost)
1953 Errol Kennedy (Imagination)
1962 Eddie Lundon (China Crisis)
1967 Dean Felber (Hootie & The Blowfish)
1967 Dean Dinning (Toad The Wet Sprocket)

John Lord, Deep Purple, Deep Purple Organ Player, John Lord Birthday June 9

Number 1 In The Charts On June 9

1958 Sheb Wooley: Purple People Eater US 45
1979 Bee Gees: Love You Inside Out US 45
1984 Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time US 45
1990 New Order: World in Motion UK single
1990 Wilson Phillips : Hold On : US single

John Lord, Deep Purple, Deep Purple Organ Player, John Lord Birthday June 9

Various Music Events On June 9

1954 Robins: Riot on Cell Block No. 9 released in US

1957 Skiffle Sensations of ’57 show, starring Lonnie Donegan, takes place at Royal Albert Hall

1960 Bing Crosby awarded first-ever platinum disc for selling 200 million records

1962 Beatles have ‘Welcome Home’ night at Cavern Club in Liverpool after returning from Star Club in Hamburg

1966 Ike and Tina Turner’s River Deep Mountain High hits UK chart

1970 Bob Dylan awarded honorary Doctorate of Music by Princeton University

1972 Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust LP by David Bowie released

1972 John Hammond signs Bruce Springsteen to Columbia

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