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June 24, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 24.06.10

EVENTS ..
1972 – “I Am Woman,” by the HELEN REDDY is released
1990 – the PERRY BAMONTE replaces the ROGER O’DONNELL in the THE CURE
2000 – the KISS auction off memorabilia from their touring days – the items brought in $876,000 on the first day of the two day event
2003 – the BEYONCE‘s debut solo long_one DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE is released

BIRTHS ..
1942 – the ARTHUR BROWN
1944 – the JEFF BECK
1944 – the JOHN “CHARLIE” WHITNEY
1944 – the TRAFFIC‘s CHRIS WOOD
1945 – the THE ZOMBIES COLIN BLUNSTONE
1947 – the MICK FLEETWOOD
1948 – the YES‘ PATRICK MORAZ
1949 – the DIRE STRAITS‘ JOHN ILLSLEY
1960 – retired American he-singer the SIEDAH GARRETT
1961 – the TEARS FOR FEARS‘ CURT SMITH
1966 – the HOPE SANDOVAL
1967 – the RAMMSTEIN‘s lead guitarist the RICHARD Z. KRUSPE
1970 – American he-singer the GLENN MEDEIROS
1978 – the ARIEL PINK
1986 – the SOLANGE KNOWLES (pictured)

DEATHS ..
2008 – the IRA TUCKER dies from cardiovascular disease (b. May 17, 1925)

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June 23, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 23.06.10

EVENTS ..
1965 – the THE SUPREMES make the studio recording of “Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart”
1965 – the SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES release “Tracks Of My Tears”
1967 – the THE WHO‘s JOHN ENTWISTLE marries the ALISON WISE
1970 – the CHUBBY CHECKER and three others are arrested in Niagra Falls after marijuana and unidentified drug capsules were found in the CHECKER‘s car
1975 – the ALICE COOPER falls off the set of his “Welcome To My Nightmare” tour in Vancouver and breaks six ribs
1998 – the AQUA release THE DIARY home video
2003 – in London, the EMINEM gives a $450,000 necklace to a fan in the front row of a concert – he had announced while from the stage that “I’m going to give this to the sexiest woman I see”

BIRTHS ..
1937 – the NIKI SULLIVAN
1940 – the THE BEATLES‘ original bass-player the STUART SUTCLIFFE
1941 – the GRATEFUL DEAD‘s ROBERT HUNTER
1948 – the APRIL WINE‘s MYLES GOODWYN
1955 – the MISFITS‘ GLENN DANZIG
1956 – the RANDY JACKSON
1960 – the DONALD HARRISON
1962 – the CHUCK BILLY
1962 – the SONIC YOUTH‘s drummer the STEVE SHELLEY
1965 – one of the OASIS‘ founding members the PAUL ARTHURS
1966 – the CHICO DEBARGE
1970 – the YANN TIERSEN
1975 – the KT TUNSTALL
1976 – the JOE BECKER
1977 – the JASON MRAZ
1978 – he-rapper the MEMPHIS BLEEK
1981 – the ANTONY COSTA (pictured)
1984 – the DUFFY

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June 22, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 22.06.10

EVENTS ..
1959 – the CHUCK BERRY‘s MEMPHIS is released
1963 – FINGERTIPS – PT 2 by the STEVIE WONDER is released
1967 – the drug possession trial of the MICK JAGGER and the KEITH RICHARDS opens in London
1968 – the THE JEFF BECK group make its U.S. debut in New York at The Fillmore East
1969 – the BLIND FAITH‘s first and only LP is released
1981 – the MARK DAVID CHAPMAN pleads guilty to killing the JOHN LENNON
1990 – the BILLY JOEL becomes the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium

BIRTHS ..
1936 – the KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
1944 – the PETER ASHER
1947 – the THE TURTLES‘ HOWARD KAYLAN
1949 – the THE OSMONDS‘ ALAN OSMOND
1953 – the CYNDI LAUPER
1956 – the SCRITTI POLITTI‘s frontman the GREEN GARTSIDE (pictured)
1957 – the INXS‘ GARRY GARY BEARS
1961 – the JIMMY SOMERVILLE
1962 – the BOBBY GILLESPIE
1966 – American he-rapper the SCHOOLLY D
1970 – the BARENAKED LADIES‘ STEVEN PAGE
1976 – the BLOC PARTY‘s GORDON MOAKES
1981 – the EDITORS‘ CHRIS URBANOWICZ

DEATHS ..
1977 – the PETER LAUGHNER had severe drug and alcohol abuse problems that ultimately led to his death by acute pancreatitis (b. August 22, 1952)
1988 – Irish-American he-singer the DENNIS DAY dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (b. May 21, 1916)

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June 21, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 21.06.10

EVENTS ..
1948 – Columbia Records begin the first mass production of the 33 1/3 RPM LP
1952 – the FATS DOMINO‘s GOIN’ HOME becomes his first #1 hit
1955 – the JOHNNY CASH‘s first CRY CRY singled_ladies is released
1975 – the RITCHIE BLACKMORE quits the DEEP PURPLE to form the RAINBOW
1975 – the JAMES TAYLOR‘s HOW SWEET IT IS is released
1979 – the MICK TAYLOR releases his debut solo long_one, four years post leaving the ROLLING STONES
1981 – the DONALD FAGAN and the WALTER BECKER announce the break-up of the STEELY DAN
1985 – the RON HOWARD erects his first music avi for GRAVITY by the MICHAEL SEMBELLO
1989 – the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK release HANGIN’ TOUGH
1990 – the LITTLE RICHARD receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
1999 – the PANTERA ride a float in the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup victory parade in downtown Dallas

BIRTHS ..
1944 – the RAY DAVIES
1946 – the BRENDA HOLLOWAY
1947 – the BADFINGER‘s JOEY MOLLAND
1950 – the AEROSMITH‘s JOEY KRAMER
1952 – the SHAKESPEARS SISTER‘s MARCELLA DETROIT
1959 – the KATHY MATTEA
1961 – the WINGER‘s KIP WINGER
1961 – the MANU CHAO
1968 – the SONIQUE
1971 – the NIGHTWISH‘s ANETTE OLZON
1974 – the TILLY & THE WALL‘s NEELY JENKINS
1981 – the BRANDON FLOWERS (pictured)
1985 – the KRIS ALLEN

DEATHS ..
2001 – American blues-he-singer the JOHN LEE HOOKER falls ill on tour then passes away (b. August 22, 1917)

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June 19, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 19.06.10

EVENTS ..
1976 – the BLUE OYSTER CULT release their AGENTS OF FORTUNE long_one
1980 – the DONNA SUMMER becomes the first act to sign with Geffen Records
1988 – over 3,000 East Germans gather at the Berlin Wall to hear the MICHAEL JACKSON perform a concert on the other side of the wall in West Berlin
1998 – the LORETTA LYNN appears on the Friday Night Opry
2008 – the iTunes Music Store reaches 5 billion songs sold

BIRTHS ..
1936 – the TOMMY DEVITO
1936 – the SHIRLEY GOODMAN
1939 – American he-soul-singer the AL WILSON
1950 – the HEART‘s lead singer the ANN WILSON
1956 – American he-country musician the DOUG STONE
1959 – the MARK DEBARGE
1962 – the PAUL ABDUL (pictured)
1966 – the THE VERVE PIPE‘s lead singer the BRIAN VANDER ARK
1970 – the KORN‘s BRIAN WELCH

DEATHS ..
1997 – American he-country singer the BOBBY HELMS dies from emphysema and asthma (b. August 15, 1933)

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June 18, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 18.06.10

EVENTS ..
1948 – Columbia Records publicly unveil its new long-playing phonograph record, the 33 1/3, in New York City
1967 – the THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE make its debut performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in California
1976 – the ABBA perform for Sweden’s King and his Queen-to-be on the eve of their Royal Wedding
1977 – the JOHNNY ROTTEN is slashed on his face and hands by some kids armed with knives
1987 – the BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN officially separated from wife the JULIANNE PHILLIPS
1987 – a woman sues the MOTLEY CRUE for $5,000 claiming that she lost her hearing because a concert was too loud
1995 – the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. is arrested in Camden, NJ, on robbery and aggravated assault charges
1996 – the BECK‘s fourth long_one the ODELAY is released
1998 – the DAVID CASSIDY begins selling a two-CD set exclusively on the cable TV shopping network QVC

BIRTHS ..
1910 – American jazz-drummer the RAY MCKINLEY
1942 – the PAUL MCCARTNEY (pictured)
1942 – American bass guitarist the CARL RADLE
1944 – American she-popper the SANDY POSEY
1949 – Jamaican singer the LINCOLN THOMPSON
1950 – Scottish he-folker the JACKIE LEVEN
1961 – the ALISON MOYET
1963 – the JEFF MILLS
1963 – the GUNS N’ ROSES DIZZY REED
1969 – the TURBONEGRO‘s PAL POT PAMPARIUS
1973 – the RAY LAMONTAGNE
1975 – Welsh she-singer the JEM
1989 – American she-singer the RENEE OLSTEAD

DEATHS ..
1992 – gay-he-singer the PETER ALLEN dies from AIDS-related throat cancer (b. February 10, 1944)
2007 – Quebec he-singer the GEORGES THURSTON dies of colorectal cancer (b. December 29, 1951)

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June 17, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 17.06.10

EVENTS ..
1965 – the THE KINKS arrive in NYC to start their first US your
1967 – the MOBY GRAPE releases five singles simultaneously on CBS Records
1967 – the THE HOLLIES‘ CARRIE ANN is released
1969 – the CHARLES MINGUS comes out of a two-year, self-imposed retirement to make a concert appearance at the Village Vanguard in New York City
1972 – the PAUL MCCARTNEY releases MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
1977 – the STEVE WINWOOD releases his first solo self-titled long_one
1980 – the LED ZEPPELIN commence their last tour
1995 – the ROD STEWART sets an attendance record for Wembley Stadium with a concert crowd of 90,000

BIRTHS ..
1943 – the BARRY MANILOW
1947 – the PAUL YOUNG
1949 – the SNAKEFINGER
1957 – Irish he-singer the PHIL CHEVRON
1967 – the ERIC STEFANI, ex-member of the NO DOUBT
1971 – Mexican she-singer the PAULINA RUBIO
1974 – the BONES THUGS-N-HARMONY‘s KRAYZIE BONE
1983 – the LEE RYAN (pictured)

DEATHS ..
1986 – American she-singer the KATE SMITH dies (b. May 1, 1907)
2005 – the SOUL ASYLUM‘s bassist the KARL MUELLER loses his battle with throat cancer and dies (b. July 27, 1963)

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June 16, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 16.06.10

EVENTS ..
1962 – the DAVID BOWIE makes his stage debut when his band, the KONRADS, perform at Bromley Technical in Kent, England
1970 – the organisers of the Woodstock music festival report that they have lost over $1.2 million on the event (money which they will later make up through movie and soundtrack rights)
1975 – the JOHN LENNON sues US Attorneys General John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst for alleged harassment during his recent deportation investigation
1976 – no longer just five, the THE JACKSONS -all six sons and three daughters- get their own summer replacement variety show on CBS-TV
1987 – the JERRY GARCIA of the GRATEFUL DEAD officially gives permission for Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream to name a new flavour after him
1989 – the CLIFF RICHARD performs in front of 72,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London to celebrate his 30th year in show business
1989 – the SMOKEY ROBINSON launches his own perfume for women, entitled simply “Smoke”
1990 – the THE ROLLING STONES‘ PAINT IT BLACK is re-released in the Netherlands as a single, climbs to the top of the charts 24 years after its initial release
1993 – the USPS issues a series of commemorative stamps honoring early rock heroes the BUDDY HOLLY, the the BILL HALEY, the RITCHIE VALENS, the CLYDE MCPHATTER and the DINAH WASHINGTON
1997 – the RADIOHEAD‘s OK COMPUTER album is released
1998 – the SPICE GIRLS‘ movie “Spice World” goes on sale at video stores
2002 – a remixed virgin of the ELVIS PRESLEY‘s ’67 A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION single_ladies hits #1 in the UK, released as part of a plan by his estate to regain the UK record for Number Ones from the THE BEATLES
2004 – The original members of the NEW YORK DOLLS reunite on stage after nearly 30 years, in a concert arranged by their #1 fan, the MORRISSEY
2004 – Scotland’s University of St. Andrews announces that it’ll make the BOB DYLAN an honorary doctor of music at its June 23 summer graduation ceremony
2007 – the ROD STEWART (61) marrieshis third wife, 35-year-old model the PENNY LANCASTER, on board the yacht Lady Ann Magee in Portofino, Italy

BIRTHS ..
1939 – he-rockabilly-singer the BILLY “CRASH” CRADDOCK
1942 – the THE O’JAYS‘ lead vocalilst the EDDIE LEVER
1951 – the DOMINICI‘s lead singer the CHARLIE DOMINICI
1952 – italian-canadian he-singer the GINO VANNELLI
1953 – the MARILLION‘s drummer the IAN MOSLEY
1962 – the FEMI KUTI
1971 – the 2PAC (pictured)
1981 – the BEN KWELLER
1982 – the MATT COSTA
1987 – ’04 American Idol runner-up the DIANA DEGARMO
1991 – ’09 X-FACTORy winner-slash-loser the JOE MCLEDERRY

DEATHS ..
1999 – english-he-musician the SCREAMING LORD SUTCH committs suicide by hanging himself (b. November 10, 1940)

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June 15, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 15.06.10

EVENTS ..
1966 – the THE BEATLES‘ YESTERDAY & TODAY long_one is released by Capitol Records
1967 – the PETER GREEN quits the JOHN MAYALL’s BLUES BREAKERS to form the FLEETWOOD MAC
1968 – the THE BEATLES announce the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as a public mistake at a press conference in New York
1974 – the PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS announce the addition of the GEOFF BRITTON, who replaced the DENNY SEIWELL
1989 – the NIRVANA‘s BLEACK long_one is released
1989 – the PUBLIC ENEMY break up post group member the PROFESSOR GRIFF makes anti-semetic remarks – they reassemble 2 months later
1998 – the SPICE GIRLS begin their first North American tour in Miami
1999 – Epic Records release “No Boundaries”, a compilation album created for the benefit of refugees of Kosovo
2004 – the iTunes Music Store launches in France, Germany and the UK

BIRTHS ..
1933 – italian she-singer the SERGIO ENDRIGO
1941 – american he-songwriter the HARRY NILSSON
1946 – the SLADE‘s lead-vocalist the NODDY HOLDER
1951 – the KANSAS‘ he-singer the STEVE WALSH
1961 – german he-composer the KAI ECKHARDT
1969 – the ICE CUBE
1971 – canadian she-rocking-singer the BIF NAKED
1976 – the SNOW PATROL‘s frontman the GARY LIGHTBODY
1982 – ex-american-idol-er the HALEY SCARNATO
1983 – the LAURA IMBRUGLIA
1985 – the NADINE COYLE (pictured)

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June 14, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 14.06.10

EVENTS ..
1953 – the ELVIS PRESLEY graduates from Humes High School in Memphis, TN
1957 – the AVA GARDNER divorces the FRANK SINATRA
1961 – post a performance at the Majestic Theatre in Newcastle, England, the GENE VINCENT is mobbed by admirers who accidentally push him down a flight of stairs, where he is knocked out
1961 – the PATSY CLINE is involved in an infamous head-on collision on Old Hickory Boulevard in Nashville, TN; she is thrown into the windshield by the impact and sustains major head, wrist, and hip injuries – she’ll be hospitalised for a month, during which time she will become a convert to Christianity
1964 – workers at a London railway station open a tea chest addressed to the THE BEATLES and find 12-year-old CAROL DRYDEN, a fan who’d decided to mail herself to the group
1968 – the ROD STEWART becomes a star in the US post the JEFF BECK GROUP, for which he sings lead, opens at New York’s Fillmore East
1969 – in London’s Hyde Park, the MICK TAYLOR attends his first photo shoot as a new member of the THE ROLLING STONES
1970 – the BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS become the first Western rock band to perform “behind the iron curtain” in a Soviet country
1971 – the FRANK SINATRA announces his retirement from show business, only to return a year and a half later with the legendary comeback album Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back
1972 – yet another unruly crowd at the THE ROLLING STONES concert, with cops dispensing tear gas into the audience at today’s gig in Tucson, AZ
1979 – the LITTLE FEAT announce their breakup
1988 – the CHUCK BERRY is sued for five million dollars by a woman who claimed he punched her in the mouth during an argument
1993 – PEPSI’s famous “You got the right one, baby!” ads featuring the RAY CHARLES are pulled after medical waste begins showing up in some cans of the product
1995 – the MICHAEL JACKSON appears on TV with his wife the LISA MARIE PRESLEY in a live interview with the DIANNE SAWYER
2002 – the MICK JAGGER is made a knight by Queen Elizabeth II; one year later to the day, the GERRY MARSDEN is awarded the MBE
2002 – in Lubbock, TX, a power failure ends the BRITNEY SPEARS concert post only two mp3s
2006 – the RUFUS WAINWRIGHT recreates the whole of the JUDY GARLAND’s legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall concert at the famous institution in order to mark the show’s 35th anniversary

BIRTHS ..
1936 – American he-soul-singer the RENALDO “OBIE” BENSON
1943 – the SPOONER OLDHAM
1945 – the THE ZOMBIES‘ ROD ARGENT
1947 – the BARRY MELTON
1949 – the SLADE‘s JIM LEA
1949 – the YES‘ drummer the ALAN WHITE
1956 – the KING DIAMOND
1957 – the FAITHLESS‘ lead-vocalist the MAXI JAZZ
1959 – American jazz composer the MARCUS MILLER
1961 – the BOY GEORGE (pictured)
1969 – the N.W.A.‘s MC REN
1975 – the BOB NANNA
1984 – the SIOBHAN DONAGHY

DEATHS ..
1995 – Irish blues-multi-instrumentalist the RORY GALLAGHER dies from an MRSA infection developed post a liver transplant (b. March 2, 1948)
2009 – the THE VENTURES‘ founding member the BOB BOGLE dies from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (b. January 16, 1934)

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June 13, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 13.06.10

EVENTS ..
1958 – the FRANK ZAPPA graduates from Antelope Valley High in Lancaster, CA
1964 – the THE ROLLING STONES make a television appearance on “Hollywood Palace” which was show hosted by the DEAN MARTIN
1969 – the MICK TAYLOR joins the THE ROLLING STONES as the BRIAN JONES’ replacement
1970 – the CHRISTINE MCVIE releases a solo album and then announced her retirement from music – she later comes out of retirement
1975 – the JOHN LENNON makes his last TV appearance to sing IMAGINE
1980 – the PAT BENATAR opens a home game for the Philadelphia Phillies by playing a brief set
1984 – the THE JACKSONS‘ STATE OF SHOCK is released – the MICK JAGGER guest vocals
1985 – the LIVE AID concerts take place in Philadelphia, PA and London
1989 – the JERRY LEE LEWIS gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1992 – future U.S. President BILL CLINTON criticises the SISTER SOULJAH for making remarks “filled with hatred” towards whites
1992 – law enforcement officials in Texas call for a ban on the ICE-T‘s COP KILLER long_onie
1995 – the TY HERNODON is arrested by an undercover officer on drug possession charges
1995 – the ALANIS MORISSETTE releases her JAGGED LITTLE PILL long_one
2004 – Warner Music Group announce that it’ll buy the MADONNA‘s shares of the Maverick Records label – the MADONNA had co-founded the label 12 years earlier

BIRTHS ..
1940 – African American he-soul-singer the BOBBY FREEMAN
1941 – the ESTHER OFARIM
1949 – the DR HOOK & THE MEDICINE SHOW‘s lead-singer the DENNIS LOCORRIERE
1963 – the SMASH MOUTH‘s bassist the PAUL DE LISLE
1968 – English she-singer-songwriter the DENISE PEARSON
1970 – the WEEZER‘s RIVERS CUOMO
1973 – Swedish musician the MATTIAS HELLBERG
1976 – the FIVE‘s JASON “J” BROWN
1976 – the KYM MARSH (pictured)
1978 – American he-country-singer the JASON MICHAEL CARROLL
1980 – German she-singer the SARAH CONNOR
1985 – the B2K‘s RAZ-B
1989 – ex-American Idol contestant the LISA TUCKER

DEATHS ..
1986 – American jazz musician the BENNY GOODMAN dies from a heart attack (b. May 30, 1909)

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June 12, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 12.06.10

EVENTS ..
1935 – at age 17, the ELLA FITZGERALD records her first two mp3s – “Love and Kisses” and “I’ll Chase the Blues Away”
1959 – the SAM COOKE insists on racially integrated seating for tonight’s dual-headlining show with Jackie Wilson in Norfolk, VA
1962 – the BRENDA LEE dislocates her neck while performing at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ, and is hospitalised; one year later to the day, the teen idol finally graduates from the showbiz-friendly high school Hollywood Professional
1965 – the THE ROLLING STONES‘ I CANT GET NO SATISFACTION is released
1965 – the SONNY and the CHER make their US television debut, singing “Just You” on ABC-TV’s American Bandstand
1982 – the largest political rally in US history occurs when three-quarters of a million people cram into New York’s Central Park for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament, a musical protest featuring the BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, the JACKSON BROWNE, the JAMES TAYLORM, the LINDA RONSTADT and the GARY “U.S.” BONDS
1987 – the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office rules that blues legend the PAUL BUTTERFIELD died from a heart attack caused by decades of drug and alcohol abuse
1989 – the ELVIS PRESLEY Autoland Museum, a section of Graceland devoted to twenty of the King’s vintage cars, opens to the public
1990 – the MARIAH CAREY‘s self-titled debut long_one is released
1992 – the JORDAN and the DANNY of the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK are acquitted in copyright-infringement charges stemming from their song “I’ll Be Your Everything,” which the estate of the PERCY SLEDGE claimed borrowed heavily from Sledge’s 1975 song of the same name
1994 – the CAB CALLOWAY suffers a stroke in his hometown of Rochester, NY, the beginning of a series of medical events which will lead to his death a few months later
2000 – the BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN debuts his new song, “American Skin (41 Shots),” which protests the NYPD killing of unarmed suspect the AMADOU DIALLO, to resounding boos at Madison Square Garden
2003 – in New York, the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame inducts new members the LITTLE RICHARD, the VAN MORRISON, the QUEEN, and the PHIL COLLINS

BIRTHS ..
1941 – American jazz composer the CHICK COREA
1941 – English he-rock-folk-er the ROY HARPER
1941 – the THE TROGGS lead-singer the REG PRESLEY
1942 – the LEN BARRY
1951 – the CHEAP TRICKS drummer the BUN E. CARLOS
1951 – the BOSTON‘s lead vocalist the BRAD DELP
1952 – the THE PRETENDERS‘ bassist the PETE FARNDON
1953 – American he-rock-n-roll-er the ROCKY BURNETTE
1959 – the THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS‘ JOHN LINNELL
1961 – the THE BLACK FLAG‘s KIRA ROESSLER
1965 – the THE CHARLATANS‘ keyboardist the ROB COLLINS
1972 – the BOUNTY KILLER
1979 – the ROBYN (pictured)
1982 – the THE DIRTBOMBS‘ drummer, and nephew of the JACK WHITE’s, the BEN BLACKWELL
1985 – American country he-singer the CHRIS YOUNG
1992 – American teen-multi-instrumentalist the ALLIE DIMECO

DEATHS ..
1957 – prominent American big-band composer the JIMMY DORSEY dies of throat cancer (b. February 29, 1904)
1989 – American-Italian he-singer the LOU MONTE dies (b. April 2, 1917)

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June 11, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 11.06.10

EVENTS ..
1949 – the HANK WILLIAMS shoots into superstardom overnight when he performs his new single, “Lovesick Blues,” at Nashville’s “Grand Old Opry” – he’s called back for a record six encores
1958 – the JERRY LEE LEWIS finds that the marriage scandal involving his 14-year-old second cousin has migrated back to the States when he is booed off a New York stage – the second show is canceled due to poor ticket sales, and the LEWIS‘ career, for the time being anyway, is ruined
1964 – the THE ROLLING STONES hold an attention-grabbing “press conference” in the middle of Michigan Avenue in Chicago, just outside Chess Studios; it’s promptly broken up by the local police
1965 – Buckingham Palace announces that the THE BEATLES are to be awarded the MBE (Members of the British Empire) award by Queen Elizabeth II, an award traditionally only presented to upper-crust members of the community – several members immediately return their awards, complaining that they have become “debased”
1966 – the JANIS JOPLIN debuts on-stage
1966 – the ELVIS PRESLEY begins shooting his 26th film, Double Trouble, in Hollywood
1966 – Melody Maker reports that one of the first “supergroups,” the CREAM, has formed
1966 – European radio is abuzz with rumors that the ROGERT DALTREY, lead singer of the THE WHO, has been killed in an auto accident days earlier – in fact, guitarist the PETE TOWNSHEND was in the wreck, butt survives with minor injuries
1968 – during the recording of the THE ROLLING STONES‘ new mp3, “Sympathy For The Devil,” London’s Olympic Studio mysteriously catches fire
1969 – the DAVID BOWIE‘s SPACE ODDITY single_ladies is released, to coincide with the first lunar landing
1971 – a drunken Dennis Wilson, drummer for the THE BEACH BOYS, accidentally puts his hand through the glass door of his home, severing nerves that keep him from his instrument for the better part of three years
1990 – the United Nations appoints the OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN as its first Goodwill Ambassador to the environment
1992 – the U2 has the ABBA‘s BJORN ULVAEUS and the BENNY ANDERSON join them onstage at their concert in Stockholm for a rendition of ABBA’s 1975 smash “Dancing Queen”
1995 – the COURTNEY LOVE is hospitalised post receiving a reaction to a prescription medicine
1996 – the METALLICA perform at a small club in San Francisco and broadcast it live via the internet
1998 – AMAZON.COM expands its product line from books only to compact discs as well
2008 – the NANCY SINATRA appears before the US Congress pleading for legislation that would require all performers, not just songwriters, to get paid for songs played on commercial analog radio

BIRTHS ..
1947 – the KING CRIMSON‘s lyricist the RICHARD PALMER-JAMES
1949 – the ZZ TOP‘s drummer the FRANK BEARD
1950 – Brit-she-singer the LYNSEY DE PAUL
1952 – American rock vocalist the DONNIE VAN ZANT
1956 – American free-jazz-bassist the JAMAALADEEN TACUMA
1969 – the THE FLAMING LIPS‘ lead guitarist the STEVEN DZOZD (pictured)
1985 – the DREAM TEAM‘s CHRIS TROUSDALE
1987 – Japanese she-singer the TIA

DEATHS ..
1970 – American easy listening pianist the EARLY GRANT dies in a car accident (b. January 20, 1931)
1982 – the AL RINKER dies (b. December 20, 1907)

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June 10, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 10.06.10

EVENTS ..
1964 – Capitol Records release the THE BEATLES‘ single “A Hard Days Night” and the album of the same name
1966 – the THE BEATLES were first heard using reversed tape in the song “Rain” – twas a ‘B’ side to the song “Paperback Writer”
1967 – the STEVIE WONDER‘s “I Was Made To Love Her” is released
1976 – the PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS set a record for an indoor concert crowd when 67,100 fans gathered in Seattle, WA
1977 – the JOE STRUMMER and the TOPPER HEADON of the THE CLASH are arrested for painting the band’s name on a wall in London
1978 – the JOE WALSH‘s “Life’s Been Good” is released
1985 – the FRANK SINATRA is portrayed as a friend of organised crime in a “Doonesbury” comic strip – over 800 newspapers carry the panel
1990 – two members of the 2 LIVE CREW are arrested in Hollywood, FL, on obscenity charges – the album had been judged as obscene by a federal judge
1992 – a judge in Los Angeles, CA, throws out a $25 million palimony suit against the ROD STEWART – the suit had been brought by the KELLY EMBERG
1998 – the DMX is arrested in New York on charges of rape, sodomy and unlawful imprisonment -the DMX denies the charges

BIRTHS ..
1941 – the THE SHIRELLES‘ SHIRLEY OWENS
1961 – the MAXI PRIEST
1961 – the KIM DEAL and the KELLEY DEAL of the THE BREEDERS
1964 – the SMASHING PUMKINS‘ JIMMY CHAMBERLIN
1965 – the JOEY SANTIAGO
1968 – American he-rapper the THE D.O.C.
1970 – the MIKE DOUGHTY
1971 – the JOJO of the K-CI & JOJO duo
1971 – the MORBID ANGEL‘s ERIK RUTAN
1973 – the FAITH EVANS (pictured)
1973 – American he-rapper the FLESH-N-BONE
1977 – Canadian he-rapper the DAN-E-O
1984 – the JOSH RAMSAY

DEATHS ..
1998 – the STEVE SANDERS (of the THE OAK RIDGE BOYS) is found dead, he apparently has died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound
2004 – the RAY CHARLES dies of liver cancer (b. September 23, 1930)

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June 9, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 09.06.10

EVENTS ..
1958 – the JERRY LEE LEWIS takes out a full-page ad in Billboard Magazine to explain about his second divorce and third marriage to his 14 year old cousin the MYRA
1962 – the TONY BENNETT makes his debut in Carnegie Hall
1969 – the BRIAN JONES announces that he’s leaving the THE ROLLING STONES because he doesn’t agree with the band’s musical direction
1970 – an honorary Doctrate in Music is given to the BOB DYLAN by Princeton University
1989 – the PRINCE releases his BATDANCE mp3
1992 – the BEN VEREEN is nearly killed in an accident when he is struck by a car driven by producer the DAVID FOSTER
1993 – the U.S. Postal Service debuted its Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues stamp collection
1994 – the LISA “LEFT-EYE” LOPES sets fire to her boyfriend’s house – her boyf is the ANDRE RISON of the ATLANTA FALCONS
1998 – the SPICE GIRLS play their first show since the departure of the GINGER SPICE – the event is a charity show, “Pavarotti and Friends,” for poor children in Liberia
1998 – the THE RONETTES appear in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York in their lawsuit vs. producer the PHIL SPECTOR – the case charged that the producer, his record label, and successor labels breached a contract by not paying royalties since 1963

BIRTHS ..
1934 – American he-singer the JACKIE WILSON
1941 – English he-composer the JON LORD
1954 – Welsh rock-guitarist the PAUL CHAPMAN
1978 – the MUSE‘s MATTHEW BELLAMY (pictured)
1984 – the KEITH MORALES
1989 – Irish she-singer the CHLOE AGNEW

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June 8, 2010 – On A Day Like Today 08.06.10

EVENTS ..
1927 – the PAUL WHITEMAN and his orchestra record “When Day is Done”
1942 – the BING CROSBY records “Adeste Fideles” and “Silent Night”
1961 – the ELVIS PRESLEY‘s seventh film, “Wild in the Country” premiers
1963 – the THE ESSEX release “Easier Said Than Done”
1966 – the ELVIS PRESLEY‘s film “Paradise Hawaiian Style” premiers
1968 – the THE ROLLING STONES release “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
1974 – the RICK WAKEMAN quits the YES to pursue a solo career
1990 – the MARIAH CAREY releases her self-titled debut long_one
1991 – the BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and the PATTI SCIALFA marry – it’s the SPRINGSTEEN‘s second marriage
1999 – “The Hits Collection” home video, by the PRINCE, is released
2000 – the SINEAD O’CONNOR reveals that she’s a lesbian in an article that would later be published by “Curve” in their July-August 2000 issue

BIRTHS ..
1940 – the NANCY SINATRA
1942 – the THREE DOG NIGHT‘s lead vocalist the CHUCK NEGRON
1951 – the BONNIE TYLER
1951 – the TONY RICE
1951 – the BLACK FLAG‘s GREG GINN
1960 – the SIMPLY RED lead-singer the MICK HUCKNALL
1962 – the DURAN DURAN‘s NICK RHODES
1965 – the ROB PILATUS
1966 – the FIVE STAR‘s DORIS PEARSON
1977 – the KANYE WEST (pictured)
1979 – the THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND‘s guitarist the DEREK TRUCKS
1981 – the THE CALLING‘s ALEX BAND
1983 – OZtralian he-popper the LEE HARDING

DEATHS ..
1972 – the JIMMY RUSHING dies after battling a year long illness with leaukemia (b. August 26, 1901)

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