June 12 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Bun E. Carlos!

Musician’s Born On June 12

1939 Archie Bleyer (founder of Cadence label)
1941 Roy Harper (UK folk singer)
1942 Len Barry (1-2-3 and Like a Baby)
1943 Reg Presley (Troggs)
1951 Brad Delp (Boston)
1951 Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)
1959 John Linnell (They Might Be Giants)

Deaths On June 12

1957 Jimmy Dorsey (bandleader)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 12

1965 Supremes: Back in My Arms Again US 45
1976 Wurzles: Combine Harvester UK 45
1982 Adam Ant: Goody Two Shoes UK 45
1993 UB 40 : (I Cant Help) Falling In Love With You : UK single
1993 2 Unlimited : No Limits : UK LP

Various Music Events On June 12

1959 Chess release two LPs in US – Chuck Berry on Top and Go Bo Diddley

1965 Beatles awarded MBEs while filming Help. ‘I didn’t think you got MBEs for playing rock and roll,’ says George Harrison

1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival awarded gold disc in the US for Mardi Gras LP

1972 Sometime in New York City LP released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, featuring Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

1972 The Sound Broadcasting Act, providing for 21 commercial stations, passed in the UK
1978 Sales of Abba – The Album pass one million in the UK

1982 Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Gary ‘US’ Bonds and others play to 450,000 at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York

1989 The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opens atGraceland. The museum contains over 20 cars which were owned by Presley.

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