June 18 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy 68th Birthday Sir Paul McCartney!

Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Paul McCartney Birthday June 18

Musician’s Born On June 18

1942 Paul McCartney
1961 Alison Moyet (Love Resurrection)
1971 Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men)

Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Paul McCartney Birthday June 18

Number 1 In The Charts On June 18

1977 Kenny Rogers: Lucille UK 45
1977 Beatles: Live at Hollywood Bowl UK LP
1977 Fleetwood Mac: Dreams US 45
1988 Timelords: Doctorin’ the Tardis UK 45
1994 2 Unlimited : Real Things : UK LP
1994 Beastie Boys : Ill Communication : US LP

Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Paul McCartney Birthday June 18

Various Music Events On June 18

1956 Clyde McPhatter (formerly with the Drifters) enters chart with his only UK hit, Treasure Of Love

1976 Phil May quits Pretty Things

1977 Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook of Sex Pistols are stabbed and beaten in the car park of a London pub, causing a delay in the completion of the group’s debut LP

1977 James Taylor hits US chart with update of Jimmy Jones’s 1960 No. 1, Handy Man

1988 Julia Fordham album hits UK LP chart

1995 Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace) is arrested in Camden, N.J. on charges of robbery and aggravated assault

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