Monday, June 14, 2010

June 14 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Rod Argent!

Musician's Born On June 14

1909 Burl Ives (folk singer/actor)
1943 Muff Winwood (Spencer Davis Group)
1945 Rod Argent (Zombies/Argent)
1947 Barry Melton (Country Joe & the Fish)
1949 Alan White (Yes)
1952 Jim Lea (Slade)
1961 Boy George (Culture Club)
1963 Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche)

Deaths On June 14

1969 Wynonie Harris (country performer)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 14

1975 America: Sister Golden Hair US 45
1980 Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel UK 45
1980 Billy Joel: Glass Houses US LP
1986 Queen: A Kind of Magic UK 45
1986 Labelle and McDonald: On My Own US 45
1997 Puff Daddy/Faith Evans : I'll Be Missing You : US single
1997 Wu Tang Clan : Wu Tang Forever : UK LP

Various Music Events On June 14

1953 Elvis Presley graduates from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis. His graduation photo shows him to be the only student in his class with a split curl in the middle of his forehead. It is later to become his trademark

1957 Rock You Sinners, UK-made rock-and-roll film, opens in London

1970 Derek and the Dominoes play debut gig at Lyceum. (David Mason plays second guitar)

1974 David Bowie begins Diamond Dogs tour in Montreal

1975 Janis Ian releases At Seventeen in the US

1981 No Nukes concert with Bruce Springsteen, Gary 'US' Bonds and Jackson Browne held at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles

1984 Madame Tussaud's waxworks unveils a model of Boy George on his 23rd birthday

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