Saturday, June 26, 2010

June 26 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Mick Jones!

Mick Jones, The Clash, Mick Jones Birthday June 26

Musician's Born On June 26

1893 'Big Bill' Broonzy (US blues performer)
1910 Colonel Tom Parker (Elvis Presley's manager)
1940 Billy Davis, Jr. (Fifth Dimension)
1942 Larry Taylor (Canned Heat)
1943 George Fame (Yeah Yeah)
1949 John Illsley (Dire Straits)
1955 Mick Jones (Clash)
1956 Chris Isaak
1960 Chris Duffy (Waterfront)
1968 Colin Greenwood (Radiohead)

Mick Jones, The Clash, Mick Jones Birthday June 26

Deaths On June 26

1979 Vernon Presley (Elvis' father)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 26

1961 Gary 'US' Bonds: Quarter to Three US 45
1965 Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man US 45
1971 ELO: Tarkus UK LP
1974 Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown US LP
1976 Real Thing: You To Me Are Everything UK 45
1982 Charlene: I've Never Been to Me UK 45
1983 Flashdance soundtrack US LP
1993 Gabrielle : Dreams : UK single
1993 Jamiroquai : Emergency on Planet Earth : UK LP

Mick Jones, The Clash, Mick Jones Birthday June 26

Various Music Events On June 26

1959 Dion and the Belmonts' hits UK chart

1963 Beatles' Twist and Shout EP released

1964 Rolling Stones release It's All Over Now in the UK, their first No. 1 single

1965 Chet Atkins scores biggest US country hit with Yakety Yak

1971 Medicine Head debut on UK chart with (And The) Pictures in the Sky

1975 Sonny and Cher's divorce finalised. She married Gregg Allmann four days later

1982 Bryan Ferry marries Lucy Helmore

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