Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 23 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Steve Shelley!

Steve Shelley, Sonic Youth Drummer, Steve Shelley Birthday June 23

Musician's Born On June 23

1929 June Carter (Carter Family)
1940 Adam Faith (What Do You Want)
1940 Stuart Sutcliffe (The 5th Beatle)
1957 Lee John (Imagination)
1962 Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 23

1960 Eddie Cochran: Three Steps to Heaven UK 45
1962 West Side Story soundtrack UK LP
1962 Ray Charles: Modern Sounds in Country and Western US LP
1966 Beatles: Paperback Writer UK 45
1973 George Harrison; Living in the Material World US LP
1973 10CC: Rubber Bullets UK 45
1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes UK 45
1984 Duran Duran: The Reflex US 45
1990 Pavarotti : The Essential Pavarotti : UK LP
1997 Puff Daddy / Faith Evans : I'll Be Missing You : UK single

Various Music Events On June 23

1848 Antoine Joseph Sax granted patent for his invention, the saxophone

1956 Cadets release Stranded in the Jungle

1959 In a session at Goldstar Studios in Los Angeles, Eddie Cochran records Something Else

1967 Arthur Conley receives gold disc for Sweet Soul Music

1967 John Entwistle marries Alison Wise

1970 Ringo Starr begins sessions in Nashville for country Beaucoups of Blues LP

1973 George Harrison replaces Paul McCartney at top of US LP chart with Living in the Material World

1981 Robert Fripp announces reformation of King Crimson after seven years

1984 Alison Moyet debuts solo on UK chart with Love Resurrection

1984 Lionel Richie's Stuck On You hits UK chart

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