Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Jun1,1919 Lafayette Leake#BTD Jun1,1919 #LafayetteLeake RIP blues and jazz pianist, organist, singer, composer; played for #Chess Records as a session musician, and piano on many of #ChuckBerry's recordings such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Rock and Roll Music"
BTD Jun1,1926 Marilyn Monroe#BTD Jun1,1926 #MarilynMonroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson) RIP actress, model, singer. Famous for playing comic blonde bombshell characters, one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962
BTD Jun1,1934 Pat Boone#BTD Jun1,1934 #PatBoone singer, actor 1st US #1 1955 "Ain't That a Shame", +35 Top40 singles with 5 more #1s, 2nd charting artist of 1950s behind Elvis Presley and has a @billboard record 220 consecutive weeks on the charts with 1 or more songs each week #HBday @Pat_Boone
BTD Jun1,1945 Jim McCarty#BTD Jun1,1945 #JimMcCarty (James William McCarty) guitarist for #MitchRyder and The Detroit Wheels & recorded with Bob Seger and Jimi Hendrix; has performed with the Buddy Miles Express, Cactus, The Rockets, the Detroit Blues Band
BTD Jun1,1947 Ronnie Wood#BTD Jun1,1947 #RonnieWood guitarist, songwriter, 1964-67 The #Birds, 1968-69 #JeffBeck Group, 1969–1975 The #Faces and from 1975 The Rolling Stones 1978 US #1 & UK #3 Miss You @RollingStones Inducted in @rockhall of Fame 1989 Rolling Stones and 2012 The Faces #HBday @ronniewood
BTD Jun1,1950 Charlene#BTD Jun1,1950 #Charlene (Charlene Marilynn D'Angelo) singer 1982 UK #1 & US #3 "I've Never Been To Me", +3 US AC (Adult Contemporary) Top40 singles
BTD Jun1,1950 Tom Robinson#BTD Jun1,1950 #TomRobinson singer, songwriter, broadcaster 1977 UK #5 with Tom Robinson Band "2-4-6-8- Motorway" #HBday @freshnet
BTD Jun1,1952 John Ellis#BTD Jun1,1952 #JohnEllis guitarist, founding member of The #Vibrators 1978 UK #35 single "Automatic Lover" formed #Chanoyu Records #HBday @KingEbow
BTD Jun1,1959 Alan Wilder#BTD Jun1,1959 #AlanWilder keyboards, vocals #DepecheMode from 1982 to 1995; 1984 UK #4 single "People Are People", +25 UK Top40 singles. Inducted in @rockhall of Fame as a member of Depeche Mode @depechemode #HBday @recoilofficial
BTD Jun1,1963 Mike Joyce#BTD Jun1,1963 #MikeJoyce drums The #Smiths 1984 UK #10 "Heaven Knows", +15 UK Top40 singles. 1996 sued former Smiths' colleagues for an equal share of performance and recording royalties. Joyce won the case and was awarded 1M pounds #HBday @mikejoycedrums
OTD Jun1,1925 Lou Gehrig#OTD Jun1,1925 #LouGehrig enters the game as a pinch hitter, for short stop Paul "Pee Wee" Wanninger. The next day Jun2, New York Yankees manager #MillerHuggins starts Gehrig in place of regular 1st baseman #WallyPipp. 14yrs later, Gehrig played 2,130 consecutive games @Yankees
OTD Jun1,1955 Prez Prado#OTD Jun1,1955 #PrezPrado and His Orchestra are still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" for the 7th week of a 10wk run at #1
OTD Jun1,1959Juke Box Jury #OTD Jun1,1959 The 1st edition of the Juke Box Jury airs on the #BBC network. Host #DavidJacobs lead a different weekly panel of guests critiquing the weeks top record releases. 4 judges decide whether songs would be a HIT or a MISS. Songs were not fully played
OTD Jun1,1961 Elvis Presley#OTD Jun1,1961 #ElvisPresley starts a 4wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Surrender" Elvis' 8th UK #1. 1902 Neapolitan ballad by Giambattista and Ernesto de Curtis "Torna a Surriento" ("Come Back to Sorrento")
OTD Jun1,1963 Lesley Gore#OTD Jun1,1963 #LesleyGore starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "It's My Party" written by Walter Gold, John Gluck Jr, Herb Weiner, Seymour Gottlieb and produced by Quincy Jones @QuincyDJones
OTD Jun1,1963Beatles#OTD Jun1,1963 After recording two radio programs, the #Beatles have 2 shows at night with the #RoyOrbison tour at the Granada Cinema, Tooting, London
OTD Jun1,1963Beatles#OTD Jun1,1963 The #Beatles tape the 2nd & 3rd "Pop Go the Beatles" radio programs for the #BBC. The 2nd is broadcast on Jun11, 3rd on Jun18
OTD Jun1,1964 Dolly Parton#OTD Jun1,1964 #DollyParton moves to Nashville, TN, one day after Dolly Parton graduated from high school @DollyParton
OTD Jun1,1964Beatles#OTD Jun1,1964 The #Beatles recording 5 takes of the #CarlPerkins song "Matchbox" Perkins is on tour and visits the Beatles session, seeing them record his song
OTD Jun1,1964Rolling Stones#OTD Jun1,1964 The #RollingStones arrive in New York to begin their 1st tour in the US, they arrived on British Airways BA flight 505 @RollingStones
OTD Jun1,1964Beatles#OTD Jun1,1964 The US release of the single "Sweet Georgia Brown / Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby" With #Beatles & #TonySheridan. There was no chart appearance
OTD Jun1,1967 David Bowie#OTD Jun1,1967 #DavidBowie's self-titled debut solo album "David Bowie" is released in the UK. The album and its singles were commercial failures; #Deram Records would drop him by April 1968. Bowie did not release another record until 1969
OTD Jun1,1967Beatles#OTD Jun1,1967 The official UK release date for the #Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", although the LP was actually rush-released on May26
OTD Jun1,1968 Simon and Garfunkel#OTD Jun1,1968 #SimonandGarfunkel starts a 3wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Mrs. Robinson" written by Paul Simon. In 1969 the song won the #GRAMMY for Record of Year
OTD Jun1,1968Rolling Stones#OTD Jun1,1968 The #RollingStones release in the US "Jumpin' Jack Flash" written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Rolling Stones enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #62 on Jun8 & peaks at #3 for 3wks on Jul6 @RollingStones
OTD Jun1,1969Plastic Ono Band#OTD Jun1,1969 The #PlasticOnoBand records "Give Peace A Chance" during a bed-in; Room 1742, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, #Canada
OTD Jun1,1971Elvis Presley#OTD Jun1,1971 The 2-room shack in Tupelo, Mississippi, where #ElvisPresley was born opens as a tourist attraction
OTD Jun1,1972Pink Floyd#OTD Jun1,1972 At Abbey Road Studios in London, #PinkFloyd begins recording of their album "The Dark Side of the Moon" Pink Floyd's eighth studio album. The LP charted for 950 weeks in total with an estimated sales of over 45 million copies @pinkfloyd
OTD Jun1,1973 Robert Wyatt#OTD Jun1,1973 Drummer #RobertWyatt of the #MatchingMole (formally from #SoftMachine) fell from a 4th-floor window paralyzing him from the waist down and wheelchair-bound. Later he felt the accident may have saved his life by altering his heavy drinking.
OTD Jun1,1974 June1,1974#OTD Jun1,1974 #KevinAyers, #JohnCale, #BrianEno & #Nico record the live LP "June1,1974" at the Rainbow Theatre London. Other musicians: Mike Oldfield, Ollie Halsall, John "Rabbit" Bundrick, Robert Wyatt, Doreen Chanter, Archie Leggatt, Eddie Sparrow, Liza Strike, Irene Chanter
OTD Jun1,1974 Ray Stevens#OTD Jun1,1974 #RayStevens is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with the novelty song "The Streak" for the last week of a 3wk run at #1. Next week Stevens will be at #1 in the UK for 1wk @RayStevensMusic
OTD Jun1,1975 Windsor Davies#OTD Jun1,1975 #WindsorDavies and #DonEstelle start a 3wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Whispering Grass" written by Fred Fisher and his daughter Doris Fisher; first recorded by Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra in 1940
OTD Jun1,1977 Bob Marley and The Wailers #OTD Jun1,1977 #BobMarley and The #Wailers play the 1st of 4 nights at the Rainbow Theatre in London. 6 nights were originally scheduled but 2 were cancelled due to Bob Marley injuring his toe @bobmarley
OTD Jun1,1985 Bruce Springsteen#OTD Jun1,1985 #BruceSpringsteen and the E. Street Band kicks off their European leg of the Born in the USA tour at Slane Castle in Dublin, Ireland @springsteen
OTD Jun1,1985 Prince#OTD Jun1,1985 #Prince & The Revolution start a 3wk run at #1 on US album chart with "Around The World In A Day" featuring hit singles "Raspberry Beret", "Paisley Park", "Pop Life" and "America"
OTD Jun1,1985 Wham!#OTD Jun1,1985 #Wham! is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Everything She Wants" the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Jun1,1987Beatles#OTD Jun1,1987 US & UK re-release of The #Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" On this day one could really say, "It was twenty years ago today"
OTD Jun1,1988Bird, Charlie Parker#OTD Jun1,1988 The movie "Bird" is released. Bio/drama about #Jazz artist #CharlieParker The director is #ClintEastwood and Slim Jim Phantom plays Grainger @officialslimjim
OTD Jun1,2014 Ann B Davis#OTD Jun1,2014 #AnnBDavis (Ann Bradford Davis) actress dies at the age of 88. Achieved prominence for her role in the #NBC situation comedy The Bob Cummings Show from 1955–1959 & best known as Alice Nelson, the housekeeper on the #ABC Network TV series The Brady Bunch 1969–1974