Monday, June 18, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 18

Paul McCartney
No.1
1977 Kenny Rogers: Lucille UK 45
1977 Beatles: Live at Hollywood Bowl UK LP
1977 Fleetwood Mac: Dreams US 45
1988 Timelords: Doctorin' the Tardis UK 45
2006 Keane : Under The Iron Sea : UK LP

Births
1942 Paul McCartney
1942 Carl Radle (Derek & The Dominoes)
1948 Nick Drake
1961 Alison Moyet





Miscellany
1956 Clyde McPhatter (formerly with the Drifters) enters chart with his only UK hit, Treasure Of Love
 
1976 Phil May quits Pretty Things
Pretty Things
 
1977 Johnny Rotten and Paul Cook of Sex Pistols are stabbed and beaten in the car park of a London pub, causing a delay in the completion of the group's debut LP
 
1977 James Taylor hits US chart with update of Jimmy Jones's 1960 No. 1, Handy Man
 
1983 Swiss band Yello released the first three- dimensional picture disc, complete with 3-D glasses.
 
1988 Julia Fordham album hits UK LP chart
 
1993 A&M Records chairman Jerry Moss and vice-chairman Herb Alpert announced they were leaving the company they founded more than 30 years earlier.
 
1995 Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace) is arrested in Camden, N.J. on charges of robbery and aggravated assault.

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