Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun15,1929 Nigel Pickering#BTD Jun15,1929 #NigelPickering RIP rhythm guitarist, vocals #SpankyAndOurGang Spanky And Our Gang 1967 US #9 "Sunday Will Never Be The Same Again", +5 other US Top40 singles
BTD Jun15,1933 Waylon Jennings#BTD Jun15,1933 #WaylonJennings (Wayland Jennings) RIP singer, songwriter 1st US Country #1 1974 "This Time", +64 US Country Top40s with 11 #1s. Narrated the Dukes of Hazzard. Bass player with Buddy Holly on that fatefully day Feb3,1959, voluntarily gave up seat to J P Richardson
BTD Jun15,1934 Ruby Nash#BTD Jun15,1934 #RubyNash (Ruby Nash Garnett) singer, led the R&B group Ruby & The #Romantics three hits in 1963 US #1 "Our Day Will Come", #16 "My Summer Love" and #27 "Hey There, Lonely Boy". The original Nash joined a group of male singers in 1961 and toured as The Supremes
BTD Jun15,1941 Harry Nilsson#BTD Jun15,1941 #HarryNilsson III RIP (usually known as Nilsson) singer, songwriter 1969 US #6 & UK #23 "Everybody's Talkin'", 1971 US & UK #1 "Without You" and US #8 "Coconut", + 5 other US Top40 singles & he wrote Three Dog Night's single "One" and many other successful songs
BTD Jun15,1941 Harry Nilsson#BTD Jun15,1941 #HarryNilsson RIP member of The Hollywood Vampires, a celebrity drinking club formed by #AliceCooper 1970s: President-Alice Cooper; VP-Keith Moon; Treasurer-Bob Brown; Main Members-John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Micky Dolenz @alicecooper @TheMickyDolenz1
BTD Jun15,1943 Muff Winwood#BTD Jun15,1943 #MuffWinwood (Mervyn Winwood) producer, guitarist Spencer Davis Group 1966 UK #1 Keep On Running & 1967 US #7 Gimme Some Lovin' 1978 produced 1st Dire Straits LP "Dire Straits" Then became A&R (Artists and repertoire) exec at Island Records, 1978 CBS Records
BTD Jun15,1943 Johnny Hallyday#BTD Jun15,1943 #JohnnyHallyday (Jean-Philippe Léo Smet) RIP singer, actor Icon in French-speaking world "the French Elvis" 1st #1 French Singles Charts 1960 "T'aimer follement", +83 Top40s with 10 #1s and 56 Top40 FR Albums with 32 #1s, 15 #2s & 6 #3s. 5 diamond, 40 golden LPs
BTD Jun15,1946 Noddy Holder#BTD Jun15,1946 #NoddyHolder (Neville John Holder) guitarist, vocals #Slade 1971 UK #1 "Coz I Luv You", +18 UK Top40 singles with 5 other UK #1s. Co-wrote most of Slade's songs with Jim Lea. TV actor The Grimleys radio & presenter
BTD Jun15,1949 Russell Hitchcock#BTD Jun15,1949 #RussellHitchcock singer #AirSupply 1981 US #1 "The One That You Love", 1983 US #2 "Making Love Out of Nothing at All", +9 other US Top40 singles @AirSupplyMusic #HBday @airsupplysinger
BTD Jun15,1951 Steve Walsh#BTD Jun15,1951 #SteveWalsh singer, songwriter, keyboards #Kansas 1976 US #11 & UK #59 "Carry On Wayward Son", 1978 US #6 "Dust In The Wind" (Walsh as lead singer), +4 other Top40 singles @KansasBand
BTD Jun15,1956 David Hinds#BTD Jun15,1956 #DavidHinds (David "Dread" Hinds) founding member, guitarist, lead vocals #SteelPulse 1978 UK #35 single "Prodigal Son" @steelpulse Outside of Steel Pulse, Hinds has written songs for various films such as "Can't Stand It" featured in the film Do The Right Thing
BTD Jun15,1958 Neil Arthur#BTD Jun15,1958 #NeilArthur vocalists, one half of the duo electronic #Blancmange 1982 UK #7 "Living On The Ceiling", +5 UK Top40 singles
OTD Jun15,1955 Prez Prado#OTD Jun15,1955 #PrezPrado and His Orchestra are still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" for the 9th week of a 10wk run at #1
OTD Jun15,1956 Pat Boone#OTD Jun15,1956 #PatBoone starts a 5wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "I'll Be Home" written by Ferdinand Washington and Stan Lewis. Boone peaked at #5 for 2wks in the US starting on Mar21,1956 @Pat_Boone
OTD Jun15,1962Beatles#OTD Jun15,1962 Broadcast of The #Beatles BBC radio program "Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go" from Playhouse Theatre
OTD Jun15,1963 Beatles#OTD Jun15,1963 #Beatles play at City Hall Salisbury Wiltshire for £300. Brian Epstein wants them to appear on TV, so he tries to cancel saying he is concerned about safety & offers Jaybees Club Bill Reid £200 to cancel, its rejected. Beatles arrive by helicopter after TV show
OTD Jun15,1963 Kyu Sakamoto#OTD Jun15,1963 #KyuSakamoto starts a 3wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Sukiyaki" written by Hachidai Nakamura with lyrics by Rokusuke Ei, 1st Japanese song at #1. The title is misprinted as “Sukiyaka” during the 1st pressing by Capitol @CapitolRecords
OTD Jun15,1964 Jimmy Nicol#OTD Jun15,1964 #JimmyNicol at 8am left Southern Cross Hotel in Melbourne with Brian Epstein & driven to the airport, given a final fee of £500 & a gold watch engraved "To Jimmy, with appreciation and gratitude – Brian Epstein and The Beatles." In 9 months he would be bankrupt
OTD Jun15,1964 Jimmy Nicol#OTD Jun15,1964 #JimmyNicol drummer is waiting at the Melbourne Essendon airport after finishing his stint with the Beatles. Nicol sat in for Ringo Starr for 11 days because Ringo was hospitalized with tonsillitis
OTD Jun15,1964 Peter and Gordon#OTD Jun15,1964 #PeterandGordon land in the US to begin their 1st US tour & release "Nobody I Know" written by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon-McCartney. Jun27 Peter and Gordon enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #73 the same day that "A world Without Love" reaches #1
OTD Jun15,1964 Peter and Gordon#OTD Jun15,1964 #PeterandGordon releases in the US "Nobody I Know" written by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon–McCartney. On Jun27 the song enters the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #73 and will peak at #12 on Aug1
OTD Jun15,1964Beatles#OTD Jun15,1964 The #Beatles play in Melbourne, Australia they perform two shows at Festival Hall, with Ringo Starr back on drums @ringostarrmusic
OTD Jun15,1965Beatles#OTD Jun15,1965 The #Beatles are in Studio Two at EMI Studios recording "It's Only Love" written mostly by John Lennon; credited to Lennon–McCartney. The Beatles work on 6 takes of the song
OTD Jun15,1965Rolling Stones#OTD Jun15,1965 The #RollingStones kick off an 8-date mini-European tour at The Odeon Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland, supported by The Hollies @RollingStones
OTD Jun15,1966Beatles#OTD Jun15,1966 DJs are given a copy of the #Beatles new LP "Yesterday and Today" but reaction to The Beatles draped in raw meat & dolls didn't go well with the US public. Subsequently, the original cover is withdrawn & an apology issued. The album will be re-released Jun20
OTD Jun15,1968 Simon and Garfunkel#OTD Jun15,1968 #SimonandGarfunkel are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Mrs. Robinson" for the last week of a 3wk run at #1. In 1969 the song will win a GRAMMY for Record of Year
OTD Jun15,1970 Grand Funk Railroad#OTD Jun15,1970 #GrandFunk Railroad releases the LP "Closer to Home" on Capitol Records. Personnel: Mark Farner guitar, keyboards, vocals; Mel Schacher bass guitar; Don Brewer drums, vocals. Grand Funk Railroad's third studio album and the group's third gold record in one year
OTD Jun15,1974 Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods#OTD Jun15,1974 #BoDonaldson & The #Heywoods start a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" written & composed by British songwriters Mitch Murray & Peter Callander. On Mar10 Paper Lace spent 3wk at #1 in UK with the same single
OTD Jun15,1974 Elvis Presley#OTD Jun15,1974 #ElvisPresley plays the first night of an 18 date US tour. Elvis plays 4 sold-out shows at the Tarrant County Convention Center over a two-day period
OTD Jun15,1980 Don McLean#OTD Jun15,1980 #DonMcLean has his 2nd UK #1 single with "Crying" written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson in 1962. Don McLean will peak at #5 in the US for 3wks starting on Mar21,1981 @donmclean
OTD Jun15,1985 Dire Straits#OTD Jun15,1985 #DireStraits starts a 9wk run at #1 on the US album chart with "Brothers In Arms" Dire Straits: Mark Knopfler guitars, vocals; John Illsley bass guitar, vocals; Alan Clark keyboards; Guy Fletcher keyboards, vocals; Omar Hakim & Terry Williams drums
OTD Jun15,1985 Tears For Fears#OTD Jun15,1985 #TearsForFears are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Jun15,2018 Nick Knox#OTD Jun15,2018 #NickKnox (Nicholas Stephanoff) RIP drummer dies at the age of 60. Played with The Cramps 1989 UK single #35 "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns" and 1986 UK #34 & UK Indie #1 Album "A Date with Elvis"