Friday, June 11, 2010

June 10 - Today In Rock Music History

Howlin Wolf

Musician's Born On June 10

1910 Howlin' Wolf (blues performer)
1941 Shirley Aston (Shirelles)
1946 Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)
1961 Mark Shaw (Then Jerico)
1967 Human Beatbox (Darren Robinson) (Fat Boys)
1967 Jimmy Chamberlain (formerly of Smashing Pumpkins)
1967 Faith Evans

Deaths On June 10

2004 Singer-musician Ray Charles died at age 73.

Number 1 In The Charts On June 10

1965 Beatles: Beatles VI US LP
1967 Beatles: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band UK LP
1972 Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street UK LP
1972 Sammy Davis Jr: Candy Man US 45
1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: You're the One that I Want US 45
1989 Jason Donovan: Sealed with a Kiss UK 45
1989 Bette Midler: Wind Beneath My Wings US 45
1995 Pink Floyd : Pulse : UK LP

Various Music Events On June 10

1964 Rolling Stones visit Chess Studios for the first time, recording It's All Over Now among others

1964 Beatles' Hard Day's Night LP and single released in US

1966 Rain by Beatles (flip of Paperback Writer), the first record to use backward tapes, released

1966 Janis Joplin plays for the first time with Big Brother and the Holding Company, at Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco

1967 15,000 people gather at Mt Tamalpais in California for the Magic Mountain Music Festival, where performers include Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Smokey Robinson and Byrds. The first event of its kind, it is a prototype for Monterey the following week.

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