Saturday, June 2, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 2

Charlie Watts
No.1
1962 Ray Charles: I Can't Stop Lovin' You US 45
1966 Frank Sinatra: Strangers in the Night UK 45
1973 Paul McCartney: My Love US 45
1973 Paul McCartney: Red Rose Speedway US LP
1979 Donna Summer: Hot Stuff US 45
1984 Wham!: Wake Me Up Before You Go-go UK 45
1997 Hanson  : MmmBop : UK single


Births
1937 Jimmy Jones (Handyman)
1941 William Guest (Gladys Knight and the Pips)
1941 Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones)
1949 Lionel Richie  
1950 Chubby Tavares (Tavares)
1960 Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
1962 Thor Eldon Jonsson (The Sugarcubes)
1976 Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane)
1980 Fabrizio Moreti (The Strokes)

Deaths
2008 Bo Diddley

Miscellany
1961 In Hackensack, New Jersey, two men are sentenced to prison for a year and a day, and a third man is given a suspended sentence in the first successful conviction of record bootleggers.
Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
 
1962 Island label releases its first single, Owen Gray's Twist Baby. Founded in London by Chris Blackwell only weeks before, the label is initially a UK outlet for West Indian records
 
1967 David Bowie released his debut album, 'David Bowie', which failed to make the UK charts.
 
1972 Dion and the Belmonts reunite for special show at Madison Square Garden
 
1989 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman secretly married 19-year-old Mandy Smith. The marriage lasted 17 months.
 
1995 Stone Roses guitarist John Squire smashed his collarbone in a cycling accident causing the band to pull out of major gigs.
 
2005 Franz Ferdinand's frontman, Alex Kapranos was detained by Russian police after being suspected of being a spy. Kapranos was attempting to board a plane in Moscow when the altercation took place. Travelling under his actual surname, Huntley, Alex was accused of being an MI6 agent who was previously suspected of stealing information on Russian weaponry.

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