Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This Date In Music History - June 1


Pat Boone (1934)

James William McCarty - Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels (1945)

Ron Wood - Jeff Beck Group, The Faces. Joined The Rolling Stones in 1975 (1947)

Graham Russell - Air Supply (1950)

John Ellis - Vibrators (1952)

Ronnie Dunn - Brooks and Dunn (1953)

Alan Wilder - Depeche Mode (1959)

Simon Gallup - The Cure (1960)

Mike Joyce - The Smiths (1963)

Alanis Morissette, singer, songwriter- Her LP 'Jagged Little Pill' has sold more then 30 million copies, making it the best ever selling record by a female performer. (1974)

They Are Missed:

The late Nelson Riddle ("Lisbon Antigua") was born in 1921.

The late Johnny Bond ("Hot Rod Lincoln") was born in 1915.

Soul singer David Ruffin died of a drug overdose in 1991. After taking a large amount of cocaine Ruffin passed out, a friend drove him to a hospital in Philadelphia, where he later died.


Doris Day signed a 5-year recording contract with Columbia Records in 1956 for the cool sum of $1 million.

Elvis Presley's two-sided hit single, "Teddy Bear" and "Loving You" was released in 1957.

Sam Cooke recorded his signature cut "You Send Me" in 1957.

In 1958, Private Elvis Presley completed basic Army training at Ft. Hood, Texas, earning a two-week furlough.

"The Battle Of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton went to #1 on both the Country and Pop charts in the US in 1959, where it stayed for two months. The song was originally a poem written by high school teacher James Morriss in 1936, which he put to the music of an old fiddle tune known as "The Eighth Of January." Horton later won a Grammy Award for the song.

Lesley Gore started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1963 with the Quincy Jones (then a staff producer for Mercury Records) produced "It's My Party."

In 1964, the Rolling Stones arrived on BA flight 505 at Kennedy Airport for their debut US tour. The first date was on 5th of June in San Bernardino, California.

During a 12 hour session at Abbey Road studios in 1966, the Beatles added overdubs on "Yellow Submarine," with John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water and shouting "Full speed ahead Mister Captain!" Roadie Mal Evans played on a bass drum strapped to his chest, marching around the studio with The Beatles following behind (conga-line style) singing "We all live in a yellow submarine."

The Beatles released their "Sgt. Pepper" album in England in 1967 (it's released in the U.S. the next day).

Simon and Garfunkel went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1968 with "Mrs Robinson." Featured in the Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft film 'The Graduate,' the song was also a hit for the Lemonheads in 1992.

“All we are saying is give peace a chance.” The anti-war anthem “Give Peace A Chance” was recorded during John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s bed-in for peace in Montreal in 1969. Holed up in room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel with John and Yoko are acid guru Timothy Leary, singer Petula Clark, comedian Dick Gregory, poet Allen Ginsberg and comedian Tommy Smothers (who plays acoustic guitar with Lennon).

The two-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, where Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 was opened to the public as a tourist attraction in 1971.

Pink Floyd were working at Abbey Road studios, London on their 'Dark Side Of The Moon' album in 1972.

“Eagles,” the band’s self-titled debut containing “Take It Easy,” was issued in 1972.

In 1973, former Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt broke his spine after attempting to leave a party by climbing down a drainpipe and falling three stories. It left Wyatt permanently crippled and confined to a wheelchair.

In 1975, The Rolling Stones kicked off their biggest ever US tour at Louisiana State University. The tour would take in 45 shows in 26 cities. Guitarist Ron Wood joined The Stones on tour for the first time, replacing Mick Taylor.

Bob Marley and The Wailers played the first of four nights at the Rainbow Theatre in London in 1977 There were six nights booked at the Rainbow, but the last two shows were cancelled due to a serious toe injury Marley received, (in a friendly football game with French journalists just before the tour's start in Paris). Subsequently the tour's second leg in the United States was postponed and then cancelled.

Prince & The Revolution started a three-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1985 with 'Around The World In A Day.'

In 1991, Sting appeared on the first airing of a new Soviet TV rock show, called 'Rock Steady'.

Blink 182 released “Enema Of The State” in 1999, with singles “Adam’s Song” and “All The Small Things.”

Staind were at #1 on the US album chart in 2003 with ‘14 Shades Of Gray’, the bands second US #1.

Pink Floyd's latter-day lineup reunited onstage in 2006 when drummer Nick Mason makes a surprise appearance during the last of guitarist David Gilmour's solo concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. Gilmour, Mason and Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright perform during the encore.

In 2007, contemporary musicians recorded their own versions of songs from the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album to mark 40 years since it was released. Acts including Oasis, Travis, The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bryan Adams and The Magic Numbers all worked with Geoff Emerick - the engineer in charge of the original 1967 sessions, using the original analogue 4-track equipment to demonstrates the techniques employed for the recording at Abbey Road studios in 1967.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl joined Paul McCartney onstage at the Liverpool Sound Concert in 2008. Grohl played guitar on the Wings hit "Band On The Run," then moved to the drums for the Beatles classics "Back In The U.S.S.R." and "I Saw Her Standing There." Liverpool, McCartney’s hometown, is the ‘08 European Capital of Culture. The show also marks the 41st anniversary of the U.K. release of "Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band."

In 2008, ZZ Top appeared on the two-hour NBC special America United: In Support of Our Troops. The show's finale features ZZ Top teaming up with soul legend Sam Moore.

Surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr make a surprise appearance at the E3 electronics-industry expo in L.A. in 2009 to mark the unveiling of The Beatles: Rock Band. The video game goes on sale a few months later.

The Rough Guide To Jimi Hendrix, a reference book written by music journalist Richie Unterberger, was published in 2009. The 288-page volume includes in-depth analyses of the guitarist's albums and playing style.

In 2010, Lamb Of God celebrate their fifteenth anniversary with the a "best of" compilation titled, 'Hourglass.'

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