June 20 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Birthday June 20

Musician’s Born On June 20

1924 Chet Atkins (Nashville guitarist)
1936 Billy Guy (Coasters)
1937 Jerry Keller (Here Comes Summer)
1942 Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
1946 Anne Murray (You Needed Me)
1960 John Taylor (Duran Duran)
1960 Chris Gibson (Gibson Brothers)
1960 Kelly Johnson (Girlschool)

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Birthday June 20

Number 1 In The Charts On June 20

1963 Gerry and the Pacemakers: I Like It UK 45
1981 Stars on 45: Stars on 45 Medley US 45
1987 Firm: Star Trekkin’ UK 45
1992 Mariah Carey : I’ll Be There : US single
1998 Embrace : The Good Will Out : UK LP

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Birthday June 20

Various Music Events On June 20

1957 Buddy Holly releases Words of Love in the US

1964 Buddy Holly song, Not Fade Away, released in US by Rolling Stones

1969 David Bowie signs with Phillips Records and that day begins re-recording work on previously completed Space Oddity at Trident Studio

1969 Newport Festival (US) begins with Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Albert King.

1971 First Glastonbury Fayre held with appearance by David Bowie as the highlight

1973 US night of TV nostalgia as Dick Clark celebrates twenty years of American Bandstand

1980 Bob Dylan releases his ‘born again’ LP Saved

Brian Wilson, Beach Boys, Brian Wilson Birthday June 20

1981 Bernie Torme leaves Gillan

1983 Duane Eddy -plays gig in San Francisco at the start of his first US tour for fifteen years

1986 Prince’s Trust concert at Wembley Arena with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tina Turner, Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler

1996 The Furthur Festival kicks off in Atlanta. The show marks the first time the members of The Grateful Dead perform together since the death of Jerry Garcia.

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