Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun12,1890 Junius Matthews#BTD Jun12,1890 #JuniusMatthews RIP actor, original voice of Rabbit in the Winnie the Pooh shorts 1966-77. 1946 movie "Black Angel" he played Dr. Courtney
BTD Jun12,1916 Irwin Allen#BTD Jun12,1916 #IrwinAllen RIP director, producer known as "Master of Disaster" disaster epics include "Poseidon Adventure" & "Towering Inferno"
BTD Jun12,1928 Vic Damone#BTD Jun12,1928 #VicDamone (Vito Farinola) RIP singer 1949 US #1 You're Breaking My Heart, 1958 UK #1 & US #4 On The Street Where You Live, +39 Top40 singles
BTD Jun12,1930 Jim Nabors#BTD Jun12,1930 #JimNabors RIP actor, singer; played Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show & sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" prior to the Indianapolis 500 and reached US #34 LP "Jim Nabors Sings Love Me with All Your Heart"
BTD Jun12,1935 Larry Vecchio#BTD Jun12,1935 #LarryVecchio RIP electronic organ The #Viscounts (far left in image) an American pop/garage group from New Jersey. 1959 instrumental single "Harlem Nocturne" reached #52 on the @billboard Top100 Singles chart and re-released 1966 US single #39
BTD Jun12,1941 Chick Corea#BTD Jun12,1941 #ChickCorea (Armando Corea) RIP jazz, pianist, keyboardist. Worked with Miles Davis 1960s, 1970s formed "Return to Forever" and has compositions such as "Spain", "500 Miles High", "La Fiesta" Corea died of a rare form of cancer on Feb9,2021 at the age of 79
BTD Jun12,1941 Reg Presley#BTD Jun12,1941 #RegPresley (Reginald Ball) RIP songwriter, lead singer The #Troggs 1966 US #1 & UK #2 single "Wild Thing", 1966 UK #1 "With a Girl Like You", +6 other UK Top40 singles
BTD Jun12,1941 Roy Harper#BTD Jun12,1941 #RoyHarper singer, songwriter, guitarist 32 albums (10 live LPs) over a 50-year career. 1971 LP "Stormcock" is regarded as a masterpiece
BTD Jun12,1944 Harold Cowart#BTD Jun12,1944 #HaroldCowart RIP bass guitarist John Fred and His Playboy Band 1968 US #1 & UK #3 single "Judy In Disguise" and a member of the Andy Gibb Band
BTD Jun12,1948 Barry Bailey#BTD Jun12,1948 #BarryBailey lead guitarist Atlanta Rhythm Section #ARS hit singles from 1977 US #7 "So In To You", 1978 US #7 "Imaginary Lover", 1979 US #17 "Spooky", +4 other US Top40 singles
BTD Jun12,1951 Brad Delp#BTD Jun12,1951 #BradDelp RIP guitarist, songwriter, lead singer #Boston 1976 US #5 & UK #22 "More Than A Feeling", 1978 US #4 "Don't Look Back", 1986 US #1 single "Amanda", +6 US Top40 singles
BTD Jun12,1951 Bun E Carlos#BTD Jun12,1951 #BunECarlos (Brad M. Carlson) original drummer #Cheaptrick 1979 UK #29 & US #7 "I Want You To Want Me", 1988 US #1 "The Flame" Bun E. Carlos appeared with Cheap Trick Apr4,2016 as the band was inducted into The @rockhall of Fame @cheaptrick
BTD Jun12,1952 Pete Farndon#BTD Jun12,1952 #PeteFarndon RIP bass, founding member The #Pretenders 1979 UK #1 Brass In Pocket, +7 UK Top40s. Dismissed Jun14,1982, died Apr14,1983 drowning in his bath after loosing consciousness due to overdosing on heroin. 2005 Inducted in @rockhall of Fame with Pretenders
BTD Jun12,1953 Rocky Burnette#BTD Jun12,1953 #RockyBurnette (Jonathan Burnette) singer, guitarist 1980 US #8 "Tired of Toein' the Line" Rocky is the son of rockabilly singer Johnny Burnette who had the 1960 US #8 "You're Sixteen"
OTD Jun12,1935Ella Fitzgerald#OTD Jun12,1935 17yo #EllaFitzgerald records her 1st songs "Love and Kisses" written by Herbert Baker, George Stoll and Paul Francis Webster and "I'll Chase the Blues Away" written by Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish and Will Hudson
OTD Jun12,1943 Benny Goodman#OTD Jun12,1943 #BennyGoodman & His Orchestra starts a 3wk run at #1 on the Top40 Singles chart with "Taking A Chance On Love" vocal chorus by Helen Forrest. Originally written by Vernon Duke with lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter for 940 Broadway show "Cabin in the Sky"
OTD Jun12,1954 Joe Turner#OTD Jun12,1954 Big #JoeTurner is at #1 for 3wks on the R&B Juke Box charts with the original version of "Shake, Rattle & Roll" written by Charles F. Calhoun (Jesse Stone)
OTD Jun12,1957 Pat Boone#OTD Jun12,1957 #PatBoone is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with the "Love Letters In The Sand" for the 2nd week of a 5wk run at #1 @Pat_Boone
OTD Jun12,1960Everly Brothers#OTD Jun12,1960 The #EverlyBrothers are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Cathy's Clown" for the 3rd week of a 5wk run at #1 and the last week of a simultaneously run at #1 in the US & the UK since May5
OTD Jun12,1963Beatles#OTD Jun12,1963 The #Beatles perform at The New Grafton Rooms, Liverpool, in a special concert to aid a children's charity called the “National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children” The Beatles accepting no pay for the gig
OTD Jun12,1964Beatles#OTD Jun12,1964 An estimated 250,000 fans greet The #Beatles in Adelaide, Australia. Ringo Starr is on his way but Jimmy Nicol is still standing in for Ringo on the drums @ringostarrmusic
OTD Jun12,1965 Sonny and Cher#OTD Jun12,1965 #SonnyandCher perform "I Got You Babe" on Episode #8.40 of American Bandstand. Also on the show, Eddie Hodges performs New Orleans; Actress Cheryl Miller is interviewed; Dick Clark talks by phone to disc jockey Dave Shafer of CKLW radio in Windsor, Ontario Canada
OTD Jun12,1965Beatles#OTD Jun12,1965 The #Beatles are included on the Queens birthday list to receive a #MBE (Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) award
OTD Jun12,1965Supremes#OTD Jun12,1965 The #Supremes score their 5th consecutive #1 single on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Back In My Arms Again" written by Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland. The Supremes become the 1st US group to have 5 consecutive #1 singles
OTD Jun12,1967 Bob Dylan#OTD Jun12,1967 #BobDylan's Greatest Hits album peaks at #10 on the US LP charts. The cover photo is by Rowland Scherman at Dylan's Nov28,1965 concert in Washington, DC @bobdylan
OTD Jun12,1971Honey Cone#OTD Jun12,1971 The #HoneyCone are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Want Ads" The song on the Detroit-based Hot Wax label was written by Greg Perry, Barney Perkins and General Norman Johnson & features a young Ray Parker, Jr. of "Ghostbusters" on rhythm guitar
OTD Jun12,1976 AC DC#OTD Jun12,1976 #ACDC are at Edinburgh Leith Theatre the 2nd night of ACϟDC's "Lock Up Your Daughters" Tour in England @acdc
OTD Jun12,1977 Kenny Rogers#OTD Jun12,1977 #KennyRogers is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Lucille" written by Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum. Rogers was at #1 on the US Country charts Apr2 for 2wks
OTD Jun12,1982 Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney#OTD Jun12,1982 #StevieWonder & #PaulMcCartney are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Ebony And Ivory" for the 5th week of a 7wk run at #1 @PaulMcCartney @StevieWonder
OTD Jun12,1987 Clem Burke, George Harrison#OTD Jun12,1987 #ClemBurke & #GeorgeHarrison backstage after the Eurythmics Revenge tour show at Wembley Arena @clem_burke