Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun17,1930 Cliff Gallup#BTD Jun17,1930 #CliffGallup (Clifton E. Gallup) RIP lead guitarist for Gene Vincent and His #BlueCaps 1956 US #7 & UK #16 single "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
BTD Jun17,1942 Norman Kuhlke#BTD Jun17,1942 #NormanKuhlke drummer with The #SwingingBlueJeans 1963 UK #2 & US #24 single "Hippy Hippy Shake", 1964 UK #11 & US #43 "Good Golly Miss Molly" and UK #3 "You're No Good", +2 UK Top40 singles
BTD Jun17,1943 Barry Manilow#BTD Jun17,1943 #BarryManilow (Barry Pincus) singer, songwriter, 1st US #1 in 1975 also a UK #11 "Mandy", +24 other US Top40 singles with 2 other US #1s and 12 US Adult Contemporary #1 singles. Manilow has sold over 75M records #HBday @barrymanilow
BTD Jun17,1944 Chris Spedding#BTD Jun17,1944 #ChrisSpedding (Peter Robinson) singer, guitarist, songwriter. Studio session work with many artists such as Donovan, Dusty Springfield and Jack Bruce & solo artist song such as 1975 UK #4 single "Motor Biking"
BTD Jun17,1947 Gregg Rolie#BTD Jun17,1947 #GreggRolie singer, keyboardist #Santana 1969 US #9 "Evil Ways", US #4 "Black Magic Woman" and #Journey 1975 Album "Journey" Rolie is a 2 time inductee of the @rockhall of Fame 1998 with Santana and 2017 with Journey #HBday @greggrolieband
BTD Jun17,1957 Philip Chevron#BTD Jun17,1957 #PhilipChevron (Philip Ryan) RIP guitarist The #Pogues 1987 UK #8 single "The Irish Rover", 1987 UK #2 single with #KirstyMaCcoll "Fairytale Of New York" @poguesofficial and as the frontman for the 1970s punk rock band The Radiators from Space
BTD Jun17,1958 Jello Biafra#BTD Jun17,1958 #JelloBiafra (Eric Boucher) songwriter, lead singer for the San Francisco punk rock group the #DeadKennedys 1980 UK album #33 "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables"
OTD Jun17,1885Statue of Liberty#OTD Jun17,1885 The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor from Paris, France. The copper & iron statue is in 350 individual pieces packed in 200 cases. Designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (modeled after his mother); framework was built by Gustave Eiffel
OTD Jun17,1954 Danny Cedrone#OTD Jun17,1954 #DannyCedrone dies 3 days before his 34th Bday. Fell down a flight of stairs & broke his neck, dying instantly. Lead guitar break on “Rock Around The Clock” Paid $21 for his work on the session. 2012 inducted into the @rockhall of Fame as a member of the Comets
OTD Jun17,1954 Rocky Marciano#OTD Jun17,1954 #RockyMarciano age 30 successfully defends his heavyweight boxing title, defeating former champ Ezzard Charles age 33 at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York. Marciano's 3rd title defense
OTD Jun17,1955 Tom Parker#OTD Jun17,1955 Colonel #TomParker arranges a meeting with Elvis Presley's manager Bob Neal. The Colonel will handle all gigs & career strategy for Elvis
OTD Jun17,1957Danny & the Juniors#OTD Jun17,1957 Danny & the Juniors release “At the Hop” written by Artie Singer, John Medora, and David White. Danny And The Juniors will start a 7wk run at #1 on the US Singles Chart Dec28,1957
OTD Jun17,1962West Side Story#OTD Jun17,1962 The Soundtrack for "West Side Story" starts a 5wk run at #1 on the UK album charts for the 1st time. Eventually the LP will spend 13wks at #1 on 7 different dates
OTD Jun17,1963Beatles#OTD Jun17,1963 The #Beatles are photographed by Dezo Hoffman during a recording session for "Pop Goes the Beatles"
OTD Jun17,1964Beatles#OTD Jun17,1964 The #Beatles perform at Festival Hall Melbourne Australia. The 2nd show is filmed for "The Beatles Sing for Shell" The TV show will be screened on Jul1,1964 as an hour-long special, named after the oil company which sponsored the broadcast
OTD Jun17,1964Supremes#OTD Jun17,1964 The #Supremes release the single “Where Did Our Love Go” written by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. The Supremes' song will become their 1st US #1 on Aug22
OTD Jun17,1965Beatles#OTD Jun17,1965 The #Beatles song "Yesterday" has additional vocal track added by Paul McCartney and a string quartet are overdubbed on take 2 that was recorded on Jun14. This version is eventually released on Aug6,1965 with the UK "Help!" album & on Sep13 as a US single
OTD Jun17,1965Kinks#OTD Jun17,1965 The #Kinks arrive at Kennedy International airport in New York City for their American invasion on behalf of Reprise Records to start their first US tour @TheKinks
OTD Jun17,19651st New York Folk Festival#OTD Jun17,1965 The 1st New York Folk Festival with 60 of the nations top folk artists over four days; Day 1: Chuck Berry; Dave Van Ronk; Johnny Cash; Mississippi John Hurt; Muddy Waters; Son House at Carnegie Hall @carnegiehall
OTD Jun17,1966 Paul McCartney#OTD Jun17,1966 #PaulMcCartney buys a High Park Farm in Kintyre, Scotland. The Wings song "Mull of Kintyre" written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine in tribute to the Kintyre peninsula in Scotland and its headland the Mull of Kintyre @PaulMcCartney
OTD Jun17,1967 Gladys Knight & The Pips#OTD Jun17,1967 #GladysKnight & the Pips record the single "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records. Gladys Knight & the Pips will peak at #2 for 3wks on Dec16,1967 @MsGladysKnight
OTD Jun17,1967Young Rascals#OTD Jun17,1967 The #YoungRascals (changed to The Rascals in early 1968) return to #1 for another 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Groovin'" The Young Rascals had been at #1 on May20 for 2wks for a total of 4wks at #1
OTD Jun17,1971 Carole King#OTD Jun17,1971 #CaroleKing went to #1 on the US album chart with "Tapestry" for the 1st of 15wks. Over 14 million sales worldwide, reaching Diamond status in 1995. King received four Grammy Awards in 1972 including Album of the Year
OTD Jun17,1972 Wings#OTD Jun17,1972 #Wings enters the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #33 with "Mary Had a Little Lamb / Little Woman Love" both written by Paul and Linda McCartney. Wings will peak #28 in the US on Jul22
OTD Jun17,1972Rolling Stones#OTD Jun17,1972 The #RollingStones start 4wk run at #1 on US album charts with "Exile On Main Street" The Rolling Stones double LP is considered to be one of their best @RollingStones
OTD Jun17,1976 Blondie#OTD Jun17,1976 #Blondie releases their debut single "X Offender" (originally called Sex Offender) written by Gary Valentine and Debbie Harry. Blondie's Label Private Stock insisted on the name change. The song did not chart @BlondieOfficial
OTD Jun17,1978 Andy Gibb#OTD Jun17,1978 #AndyGibb is the 1st solo artist to have his 1st three releases reach #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart. The 3 #1 singles; Jul30,1977 - "I Just Want to Be Your Everything"; Mar4,1978 - "(Love Is) Thicker Than Water"; Jun17,1978 - "Shadow Dancing"
OTD Jun17,1978 Andy Gibb#OTD Jun17,1978 #AndyGibb starts a 7wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Shadow Dancing" written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Andy Gibb. Andy "We literally sat down and in ten minutes, we had a group going, (singing) the chorus part"
OTD Jun17,1979 Anita Ward#OTD Jun17,1979 #AnitaWard is still at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Ring My Bell" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1. Basically a #Onehitwonder The single will reach #1 in the US on Jun30 staying for 2wks
OTD Jun17,1989 Ringo Starr#OTD Jun17,1989 #RingoStarr announces a tour as "Ringo and the All-Starr Band" Each a star in their own right; they are Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, Dr John, Billy Preston, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Clarence Clemons, Jim Keltner and many guests @ringostarrmusic
OTD Jun17,1989 NKOTB, New Kids on the Block#OTD Jun17,1989 New Kids on the Block #NKOTB are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles chart with "I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)" written and produced by Maurice Starr (Larry Curtis Johnson) who is known for his work creating songs and albums with pop and soul bands @NKOTB