Thursday, June 21, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 21

Genesis
No.1
1969 Ray Conniff: His Orchestra, His Chorus UK LP
1975 Captain and Tennille: Love Will Keep Us Together US 45
1980 Don McLean: Crying UK 45
1986 Genesis: Invisible Touch UK LP
1997 Hanson : Middle Of Nowhere : UK LP



Births
1944 Ray Davies (Kinks)
1945 Chris Britton (Troggs)
1948 Joey Molland (Badfinger)
1950 Joey Kramer (Aerosmith)
1953 Nils Lofgren
1957 Mark Brzezicki (Big Country)
1976 Michael Einziger (Incubus)
1981 Brandon Flowers (The Killers)

Deaths
1979 Angus MacLise (Velvet Underground)
2001 John Lee Hooker

Miscellany
1948 Columbia Records (US) announces first mass production of 33-1/3-rpm long-players. Sceptics fail to see the company's wisdom as the 78 is at an all-time high
Joey Kramer
 
1957 Chuck Berry debuts on UK chart with School Day
 
1968 Move release Something Else - the first 33-1/3 rpm EP in the UK
 
1969 Joni Mitchell hits US LP chart for the first time with Clouds
 
1971 Celebration of Light festival begins in Louisiana. Pink Floyd and Beach Boys among those appearing
 
1972 Gary Glitter makes his Top of the Pops debut, performing Rock and Roll Part 2
 
1975 Elton John and Beach Boys play triumphant concert at Wembley Stadium
 
1975 Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple to form Rainbow - his replacement is Tommy Bolin
 
1980 French police arrested all members of The Stranglers after a concert at Nice University for allegedly starting a riot.
 
1981 Steely Dan disbands
 
1986 Nanci Griffith scores her first American country hit with Once in a Very Blue Moon
 
1990 Little Richard receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
 
1994 George Michael lost his lawsuit against Sony Records. Michael claimed that his 15-year contract with Sony was unfair because the company could refuse to release albums it thought wouldn't be commercially successful.
 
2000 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically was jailed for one year for stalking the singer.

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