June 2017

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1 June

1914–41: Sonny Boy Williamson
1947: Ronnie Wood
1967: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles to be officially released in the UK.

2 June
1941: Charlie Watts
1964: The Beatles’ second album (With The Beatles in the UK and Australia) becomes the quickest album to make No.1 on the US charts – in its second week of release.

3 June
1924: James ‘Jimmy’ Rodgers
1942: Curtis Mayfield
1946: John Paul Jones (John Baldwin)
1964: The Beatles embark on a world tour – leaving Ringo behind suffering from exhaustion and tonsillitis. He joins them in time for some of the Australian shows.

4 June
1937: Freddie Fender
1965: The Rolling Stones’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ – their first US No.1 hit – enters the US charts.

5 June
1954: Billboard reports that from next month major record labels will supply radio stations with 45 rpm singles rather than the popular 78 rpm singles.
1957: Dale Hawkins‘Suzie Q’debuts on the pop charts and peaks at No.29. Creedence Clearwater Revival revive it 11 years later.
1959: Bob Zimmerman graduates from Hibbing High School in Minnesota enrols at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.
1976: The eponymous debut album by New York punk pioneers, The Ramones, enters the album charts.
1979: Muddy Waters, aged 64, marries Mavis Jean Brooks on her 25th birthday.

6 June
1939: Gary ‘US’ Bonds
1944–73: Clarence White
1952: Dwight Twilley
1956: Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps’ first and biggest hit, ‘Be Bop A Lula’, is released.
1962: The Beatles, following an unsuccessful audition for Decca Records, audition for EMI producer George Martin at Parlophone Studios in London.
1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on stage for the first time since 1969, joining Frank Zappa for a jam at the Fillmore East.

7 June
1921: Tal Farlow
1940: Tom Jones
1958: Prince (Rodgers Nelson)
1963: Decca Records releases ‘C’mon/I Want to be Loved’ – the Rolling Stones’ first record release.
1969: The Who’s rock opera Tommy enters the charts.

8 June
1940: Nancy Sinatra
1944: Boz Scaggs
1946: James Harman
1969: Brian Jones announces his departure from the Rolling Stones. Jones’ replacement is Mick Taylor, ex–John Mayall guitarist.

9 June
1902: Nehemia ‘Skip’ James
1929: Johnny ‘Ace’ Alexander
1934–84: Jackie Wilson
1944: Jon Lord (Deep Purple)
1947: Mitch Mitchell
1972: John Hammond of Columbia Records signs a singer/songwriter from Asbury Park, New Jersey, Bruce Springsteen.

10 June
1910–76: Howlin’ Wolf
1964: The Rolling Stones record at Chicago’s Chess Recording Studio.
1966: The Beatles’ ‘Rain’ – their first song to use the reversed-tape effect – is released.
1967: In Woodstock, NY, Bob Dylan and the Band begin recording the long–unreleased sessions that eventually become The Basement Tapes.

11 June
1920: Shelly Manne, drummer
1965: The Rolling Stones EP Got Live if You Want It is released in the UK.

12 June
1932: Charlie Feathers
1941: Chick Corea, pianist/composer
1941: Reg Presley of the Troggs
1947: Rocky Burnette
1965: The Beatles are awarded their MBEs at Buckingham Palace.

13 June
1905: Doc Cheatham, jazz trumpeter
1940: Bobby Freeman (‘Do You Want to Dance’)
1972: Clyde McPhatter dies (born 15 November 1933)
1986: Benny Goodman dies aged 87.
1970: The Beatles’ last No.1 single in US, ‘The Long and Winding Road’.
1980: The Blues Brothers movie released in the US.

14 June
1943: Muff Winwood
1949: Alan White
1964: The Beatles arrive in Melbourne for their Australia–NZ tour.

15 June
1939: Waylon Jennings
1941: Harry Nilsson
1965: Bob Dylan records ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ at Columbia A Studio in New York.
1968: Peter Green leaves the Bluesbreakers.

16 June
1941: Lamont Dozier
1964: The Beatles appear at Melbourne’s Festival Hall. Rhythms Editor encounters Ringo’s Teddy Bear in elevator.

17 June
1928: James Brown
1944: Chris Spedding
1966: Peter Green joins John Mayall’s Blues Breakers.

18 June
1942: James Paul McCartney
1938: Don ‘Sugarcane’ Harris
1948: Nick Drake (died 25 Nov 1974)

19 June
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis records ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’.
1965: Lee Dorsey’s ‘Ride Your Pony’ enters the R&B chart in the US.

20 June
1928: Eric Dolphy, jazz reedman
1933: Leslie ‘Lazy Lester’ Johnson
1942: Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
1949: Bob Andrews (currently working in New Orleans)
1964: The Rolling Stones release ‘Not Fade Away’ in the US.
1965: The Beatles open their tour of Europe in Paris.

21 June
1941: Jon Hiseman
1944: Ray Davies (the Kinks)
2001: (d) John Lee Hooker (Born August 22, 1917)
1981: Steely Dan disbands.

22 June
1937: Kris Kristofferson
1948: Todd Rundgren
1979: Mick Taylor releases first solo LP.

23 June
1910: Milt Hinton, bassist
1940: Adam Faith (Jerry Nelhams)
1848: The saxophone patented by Antoine Joseph Sax.

24 June
1944: Jeff Beck
1945: Colin Blunstone of the Zombies
1947: Mick Fleetwood
1960: The second annual Newport Folk Festival opens with Joan Baez, John Lee Hooker, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, the Weavers and Mahalia Jackson.

25 June
1925: Clifton Chenier
1935: Eddie Floyd
1966: The Yardbirds release ‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down.’

26 June
1893: Big Bill Broonzy
1937: Reggie Workman, bassist
1942: Larry Taylor
1956:Chris Isaak
1942: CBS introduces 33–1/3 RPM records.

27 June
1929: Big Moose Walker
1944: Bruce Johnston – the Beach Boys
1971: Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East after three years.

28 June
1969: Jimi Hendrix announces a new basisst, Billy Cox, and a new approach.

29 June
1948: Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
1975: Tim Buckley dies.
1979: Lowell George of Little Feat dies at age 34 of a heart attack related to drug problems and obesity.

30 June
1936: Dave Van Ronk
1951: Stanley Clarke
1961: Johnny O’Keefe quits the rock show Six O’Clock Rock on the ABC after hosting it for three years.
1975: Skyhooks’ ‘Ego is Not a Dirty Word’ is released.

 

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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