This Month in Music History: June

Posted: 28th February 2011 by Webmaster in This Month in Music History

June 1, 1967:  The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock music’s first concept albums, is released.

June 2, 1942:  Capitol Records is launched. It’s founder, Glenn Wallichs starts the revolutionary practice of sending promotional copies of Capitol’s records to the 50 most influential radio DJ’s in the U.S..

June 6, 1955:  Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” hits #1 in the U.S.. It takes almost a year to make the top of the charts but finds success after being used in The Blackboard Jungle.

June 10, 1966:   The Beatles’ “Rain,” the first song to use backward recording, is released.

June 15, 1956:   John Lennon (age 15) and Paul McCartney (age 13) meet for the first time when John Lennon’s band, The Quarrymen, play a Woolton Parish church dinner in Liverpool, England.

June 16, 17, and 18, 1967:   The Monterey Pop Festival, featuring the Who and The Mamas and Papas, takes place at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, CA. The 3-day festival attracts over 50,000 fans and brings attention to Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The festival is immortalized in the documentary, Monterey Pop.

June 21, 1948:  Columbia Records begins mass production of 33 1/3 RPM records.

June 25, 1966:   The Beatles “All You Need is Love” is recorded during a worldwide live television broadcast from EMI Studios, London, England. Donovan, Marianne Faithful, and Mick Jagger can be seen in the resulting video, singing along on the chorus.

June 27, 1885: Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter file a patent application for their new invention, the Gramophone.

Happy Birthday:

June 1:   Alanis Morissette (b. Ottawa, Ontario Canada 1974).
June 1:  Ron Wood (b.  Middlesex, England 1947).
June 2: Charlie Watts (b. London, England 1941).
June 5: Sebastien LeFebvre (Simple Plan) (b. Montreal, Canada 1981).
June 5:  Pete Wentz (b. Wilmette, IL 1979)
June 5:  Mark Wahlberg (b. Dorchester, MA 1971).
June 5:  Brian McKnight (b. Buffalo, NY 1969).
June 5:  Kenny G (b. Seattle, WA 1956).
June 7:  Prince (b. Prince Rogers Nelson, Minneapolis, MN 1958).
June 7:  Dave Navarro (b. Santa Monica, CA 1967).
June 8:  Kanye West (b. Atlanta, GA 1977)
June 8:  Alex Band (The Calling b. California 1981
June 8:  Nick Rhodes (b. Moseley, Birmingham 1962).
June 8:  Alex Van Halen (b. Netherlands 1950).
June 9:  Les Paul (b. Lester Polfus, Waukesha, WI 1923)
June 10:  Howlin’ Wolf (b. Chester Burnett, West Point, Mississippi 1910).
June 10:  Faith Evans (b. Lakeland, FL 1973).
June 10: Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins b. 1964)
June 14:  Chris Degarmo (Queensryche) (b. Wenatchee, WA 1963).
June 15:  Ice Cube (b. South Central Los Angeles, CA 1969).
June 17:   Barry Manilow (b. Barry Alan Pincus, Brooklyn, NY 1946).
June 18:   Paul McCartney (b. James Paul McCartney in Liverpool, England 1942).
June 19:   Paula Abdul (b. San Fernando, CA 1962).
June 20:  Michael Anthony   (b. Michael Anthony Sobolewski Chicago, IL 1954).
June 20:  Brian Wilson (b. Hawthorne, CA 1942).
June 21:   Kathy Mattea (b. Cross Lanes, WV 1959).
June 21:   Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) (b. Manhattan, NY 1950).
June 22:   Cyndi Lauper (b. Brooklyn, NY 1953).
June 23: Randy Jackson (b. 1956)
June 24:   Jeff Beck (b. Wallington, England 1944).
June 24:  Mick Fleetwood (b. London, England 1942).
June 25:  George Michael (b. Georgios (Yorgos) Kyriacos Panayiotou, Bushey, England 1963).
June 25:  Carly Simon (b. NYC, NY 1945).
June 26:  Chris Isaak (b. Stockton, CA 1956).
June 30:   Stanley Clarke (b. Philadelphia, PA 1951).

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