Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17 - Today In Rock Music History

Barry Manilow

Musician's Born On June 17

1942 Norman Kohlke (Swinging Blue Jeans)
1944 Chris Spedding (UK guitarist/singer)
1946 Barry Manilow (Looks like We Made It)
1956 Paul Young
1969 Kevin Thornton (Color Me Badd)

Barry Manilow Singing

Number 1 In The Charts On June 17

1965 Elvis Presley: Crying in the Chapel UK 45
1972 Don McLean: Vincent UK 45
1972 Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street US LP
1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John: You're the One that I Want UK 45
1978 Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing US 45

Barry Manilow Singer

Various Music Events On June 17

1954 UK weekly pop paper Record Mirror publishes first edition in UK

1965 Byrds debut on UK chart with Mr. Tambourine Man

1965 Kinks arrive in US for first tour

1966 Beatles Yesterday and Today' LP released in US, featuring 'Butcher' sleeve

1966 Peter Green joins John Mayall's Blues Breakers

1968 Ohio Express go gold in US withYummy Yummy Yummy

1976 Ian Dury plays last live gig with Kilburn and the High Roads

1980 Led Zeppelin begin final European tour

Barry Manilow Birthday June 17

1980 'Roadie Day' in Los Angeles

1989 New Kids on the Block become first teen group since the Osmonds topped the chart in 1971 to land a US No. 1 - I'll Be Loving You (Forever)

1989 Def Leppard's Hysteria LP logs its 96th consecutive week on the Billboard LP Top 40, tying with Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA for the longest run of any LP of the last twenty years

1989 Ringo Starr announces that he will tour again under the guise of "Ringo and the All-Starr Band." The band will include Joe Walsh, Billy Preston and Nils Lofgren.

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