Saturday, June 19, 2010

This Date In Music History - June 19


Tommy Devito - Four Seasons (1936)

Elaine McFarlane - Spanky And Our Gang (1942)

Robin Box - White Plains (1944)

Ann Wilson - Heart (1951)

Larry Dunn - Earth, Wind & Fire (1953)

Mark Debarge - Debarge (1959)

Paula Abdul (1963)

Simon Wright - AC/DC, joined in 1983. Joined Dio in 1989 (1963)

Brian Vander Ark - Verve Pipe (1964)

Brian Welch - Korn (1970)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1948, Nick Drake UK singer, songwriter. Drake committed suicide on November 25th 1974 (age 26).

Bobby Helms ("My Special Angel") died of emphysema in 1997.

Original Molly Hatchet guitarist Duane Roland dies at age 53 of natural causes at his residence in St. Augustine, FLin 2006. Roland was part of the Southern-rock group's three-guitar attack from ‘76 until ‘90. "We are terribly shocked and saddened by the loss of Duane,” reads the band’s online post. "He was and always will be part of the Molly Hatchet family."

Born on this day in 1939, Al Wilson, US singer. Died on April 21, 2008.


Buddy Holly cuts his first tracks without the Crickets. 1958

Pat Boone went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1961 with the immortal crooner "Moody River."

Bobby Darin recorded "Things" and "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" in 1961.

Nat "King" Cole recorded the classic cut "Ramblin' Rose" in 1962.

In 1964, touring Australia for the first and only time, The Beatles played a second night at Sydney Stadium in Sydney.

The Who, Manfred Mann, Long John Baldry, The Birds, Solomon Burke, Zoot Money and Marianne Faithfull all appeared at Uxbridge Blues Festival, England in 1965.

The Four Tops went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1965 with "I Can't Help Myself." Lead singer Levi Stubbs had not been satisfied with the recording session and was promised that he could do it again the following day, but no other session ever took place. The track that became a hit was just the second take of the song.

During an interview with Life Magazine in 1967, Paul McCartney admitted that he had taken the drug LSD. Far out man....

Carole King started a five week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1971 with "It's Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move." Both songs were from her 'Tapestry' album.

The Jackson Five played two shows at the Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland in 1974.

Blue Oyster Cult released the album, "Agents of Fortune" in 1976. The LP contains the darkly majestic “Don’t Fear The Reaper.”

In 1977, six men wielding knives and iron bars outside Shepherd's Bush underground station beat up Paul Cook from The Sex Pistols. Cook required 15 stitches to a head wound.

In 1980, singer Donna Summer became the first act to be signed by David Geffen to his new Geffen record label.

Asia’s self-titled debut album topped the LP charts in 1982.

Guns N' Roses made their UK live debut at a sold out Marquee Club in London in 1987.

In 1988 - Over 3,000 East Germans gathered at the Berlin Wall to hear Michael Jackson. Jackson was performing a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin.

In 2000, Eminem was to be immortalised in animation, with a new cartoon series, which would be hosted on a new web site. 26 weekly 'webisodes' would be broadcast on the site, featuring Eminem providing all the voices.

Red Hot Chili Peppers play the first of three shows at London`s Hyde Park in 2004. The concerts earn more than $17 million with tracks recorded for the group`s first official concert album, the double-disc "Live in Hyde Park."

The White Stripes release their sixth album, "Icky Thump" in 2007. Frontman Jack White says his decision to record the album on vintage reel-to-reel equipment was a stylistic choice. "In the technological age, everyone wants to find out what the newest toy is," says White. "That attitude doesn’t really coincide with what sounds the best."

In 2007, lawyers for Britney Spears demanded a Florida radio station remove "offensive" advertisements, which featured her with a shaved head. The WFLZ billboards included the slogans "Total nut jobs", "Shock Therapy" and "Certifiable", which ran across pictures of a bald Spears. Law firm Lavely and Singer demanded the "immediate removal" of the banners in a letter to the station. Spears was photographed shaving her own head in a Californian hair salon earlier this year.

The iTunes Music Store reached 5 billion songs sold in 2008.

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