Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Jeff Beck!

Jeff Beck, Jeff Beck Birthday June 24

Musicians Born On June 24

1944 Jeff Beck (Hi-Ho Silver Lining)
1944 Arthur Brown (Fire)
1944 Chris Wood (Traffic)
1945 Colin Blunstone (Zombies)
1947 Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
1948 Patrick Moraz (Yes/Moody Blues)
1957 Astro (UB40)
1959 Alan McClusky (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark)
1961 Curt Smith (Tears for Fears)
1970 Glen Medeiros (Nothing's Gonna Change my Love for You)

Happy Birthday Mick Fleetwood!

Mick Fleetwood, Mick Fleetwood Birthday June 24

Number 1 In The Charts On June 24

1965 Hollies: I'm Alive : UK 45
1989 Soul II Soul: Back to Life : UK 45
1989` Paul McCartney: Flowers in the Dirt : UK LP
1990 New Kids On The Block : Step By Step : US LP
1995 Pink Floyd : Pulse : US LP
1995 Michael Jackson : HIStory - Past Present and Future Book 1 : UK LP

Happy Birthday Arthur Brown!

Arthur Brown, Fire, Birthday June 24

Various Music Events On June 24

1957 Jerry Lee Lewis debuts on US chart with Whole Lotta Shakin' going On

1960 Second Newport Folk Festival begins, with Joan Baez and John Lee Hooker

1964 Sam Cooke begins two-week engagement at Copacabana Club in New York. A 72-foot billboard is erected in Times Square to advertise the gig

1965 John Lennon publishes A Spaniard in the Works, his second book

1967 Jefferson Airplane hit US chart with White Rabbit

1972 Beach Boys' Carl and the Passions hits UK LP chart

1973 Blues Project, with Al Kooper, Steve Katz, Roy Blumenfeld, Danny Kalib and Andy Kulberg (only Tommy Flanders was missing) reunite for a concert in New York's Central Park. They are filmed for documentary called Reunion

1978 Rolling Stones enter UK chart with Some Girls LP

1990 Roger O'Donnell quits The Cure

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