Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15 - Today In Rock Music History

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Noddy Holder, Slade, Noddy Holder Birthday June 15

Musician's Born On June 15

1933 Waylon Jennings (US country singer)
1941 Harry Nilsson (Without You)
1943 Johnny Halliday (French pop singer)
1946 Ian Matthews
1947 Demis Roussos (singing tent)
1949 Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply)
1950 Noddy Holder (Slade)
1951 Steve Walsh (Kansas)
1954 Garry Roberts (Boomtown Rats)
1958 Neil Arthur (Blancmange)
1963 Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche)

Deaths On June 15

1968 Wes Montgomery (jazz guitarist)
1996 Ella Fitzgerald

Number 1 In The Charts On June 15

1956 Pat Boone: I'll Be Home UK 45
1963 Kyu Sakamoto: Sukivaki US 45
1968 Andy Williams: Love Andy UK LP
1974 Ray Stevens: The Streak UK 45
1974 Bo Donaldson: Billy Don't Be a Hero US 45
1985 Crowd: You'll Never Walk Alone UK 45
1985 Bryan Ferry: Boys and Girls UK LP
1991 Paula Abdul: Rush Rush US 45
1996 Metallica : Load : UK LP
1998 Baddiel & Skinner / Lightning Seeds : Three Lions 98 : UK single

Various Music Events On June 15

1958 Television pop show Oh Boy first broadcast on ITV

1961 Eddie Cochran's Weekend hits UK chart

1962 Elektra label opens West Coast office in Los Angeles, from where they sign Love and Doors

1965 Bob Dylan records Like A Rolling Stone, his first 'electric' hit, with Mike Bloomfield on guitar and Al Kooper on piano and organ

1967 Peter Green leaves John Mayall Band

1974 Bad Company LP hits UK chart

1982 Pete Farndon (bass) leaves the Pretenders

1985 Simply Red debut on UK chart with Money's Too Tight to Mention

1992 Bruce Springsteen starts his first tour in four years with a show in Stockholm, Sweden. The tour, the first time he has ever toured without the E Street Band, is in support of his "Human Touch" and "Lucky Town" LP's

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