Friday, June 11, 2010

June 11 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Frank Beard!

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Musician's Born On June 10

1940 Joey Dee (Peppermint Twist)
1946 John Lawton (Uriah Heep)
1949 Frank Beard (Z.Z. Top)
1951 Lynsey De Paul (Sugar Me)
1965 Joey Santiago (The Pixies)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 10

1966 Rolling Stones: Paint it Black US 45
1969 Beatles: Ballad of John and Yoko UK 45
1977 KC and the Sunshine Band: I'm Your Boogie Man US 45
1994 Ace of Base : The Sign : US LP

Various Music Events On June 10

1958 Eddie Cochran releases Summertime Blues in US

1964 John Lee Hooker debuts on UK chart with Dimples

1966 Confusing reports of a minor accident involving Pete Townshend, continental radio stations report the death of Roger Daltrey

1968 Fire breaks out at Olympic Studios while Rolling Stones are recording Beggar's Banquet

1970 American tour planned for Ginger Baker's Airforce cancelled eight days before it is due to begin. Only 3,000 tickets have been sold

1977 Bob Marley's Exodus hits UK LP chart

1983 George Benson's In Your Eyes hits UK LP chart

1988 Tracy Chapman and Ziggy Marley debut on UK chart with Fast Car and Tomorrow People

1988 Whitney Houston, Dire Straits, Tracy Chapman, Stevie Wonder and many others appear at Wembley Stadium for the 'Nelson Mandela 70th birthday party'

1993 "What's Love Got To Do With It", the film biography of Ike and Tina Turner, opens nationally in America.

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