June 30 – Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Stanley Clarke!

Stanley Clarke Bassist Birthday June 30

Musicians Born On June 30

1917 Lena Horne (actress/singer)
1939 Tony Hatch (Composer of Downtown)
1941 Larry Henley (Newbeats)
1943 Flo Ballard (Supremes)
1944 Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band)
1946 Billy Brown (Moments)
1949 Andrew Scott (Sweet)
1951 Stanley Clarke (jazz/rock bassist)
1953 Hal Lindes (Dire Straits)
1956 Adrian Wright (Human League)
1962 Julianne Regan (All About Eve)

Stanley Clarke Bassist Birthday June 30

Number 1 In The Charts On June 30

1973 Slade: Skweeze Me Pleeze UK 45
1973 George Harrison: Give Me Love US 45
1979 Tubeway Army: Are Friends Electric UK 45
1979 Anita Ward: Ring My Bell US 45
1984 Huey Lewis and the News: Sports US LP
1990 New Kids On The Block : Step By Step : US single
1990 New Kids On The Block : Step By Step : UK LP

Stanley Clarke Bassist Birthday June 30

Various Music Events On June 30

1956 I’m Walking Backwards for Christmas by Goons enters UK charts

1963 Brian Epstein signs with Foremost

1973 David Bowie plays Earls Court

1973 Todd Rundgren’s I Saw the Light hits UK chart

1975 Eagles awarded gold disc for One of these Nights

1975 Cher marries Greg Allman

1978 Sex Pistols release My Way single

1984 Tina Turner’s Private Dancer hits US LP chart

1984 Jacksons hit US Hot 100 at No. 30 with State of Shock (featuring Mick Jagger)

1984 Billy Idol’s Eyes Without a Face hits UK chart

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