Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun20,1920 Danny Cedrone#BTD Jun20,1920 #DannyCedrone (Donato Cedrone) RIP guitar, bandleader; Jun14,1951 "Rocket 88" guitarist considered to be 1st rock n roll recording. Lead guitar Rock Around the Clock & Shake, Rattle and Roll Bill Haley & His Comets. 2012 inducted @rockhall of Fame with the Comets
BTD Jun20,1924 Chet Atkins#BTD Jun20,1924 #ChetAtkins (Chester Atkins) known as "Mr. Guitar" and "The Country Gentleman" RIP guitarist, over 100 LPs; 1960 UK #46 "Teensville", 1965 US Country #4 "Yakety Axe", +5 US Country Top40 singles. Created smoother country music style called the #NashvilleSound
BTD Jun20,1936 Billy Guy#BTD Jun20,1936 #BillyGuy (Frank Phillips) RIP lead singer The #Coasters 1957 US #8 & R&B #1 "Young Blood", 1958 US #1 & UK #12 "Yakety Yak", 1959 US #7 & R&B #1 "Poison Ivy" & 1959 US #2 & UK #6 "Charlie Brown" 1987 Inducted in @rockhall of Fame as a member of The Coasters
BTD Jun20,1937 Jerry Keller#BTD Jun20,1937 #JerryKeller singer, songwriter 1959 UK #1 & US #14 "Here Comes Summer", branded as a #OneHitWonder in Britain. As a songwriter he co-wrote a few hits such as 1966 "Turn-Down Day" for The #Cyrkle. A vocalist for TV jingles throughout the 1970s and 1980s
BTD Jun20,1942 Brian Wilson#BTD Jun20,1942 #BrianWilson songwriter, singer, record producer The #BeachBoys 1st hit US #14 Surfin' Safari, 1st US #1 1964 I Get Around, +41 US Top40s with 3 more #1s; 16 Top10 LPs & 2 #1s; produced "Pet Sounds" 1988 inducted in @rockhall @TheBeachBoys #HBday @BrianWilsonLive
BTD Jun20,1946 Anne Murray#BTD Jun20,1945 #AnneMurray (Morna Anne Murray) #Canadian singer, songwriter 1978 US #1 & UK #22 "You Needed Me", +10 US Top40s; 37 US Country Top40s with 9 #1s and 50 CAN Country Top40s with 22 #1s. The 1st #Canadian female solo singer with a US #1 single #HBday @annemurray1
BTD Jun20,1949 Lionel Richie#BTD Jun20,1949 #LionelRichie Jr. singer, keyboards The #Commodores 1978 #1 "Three Times A Lady", +16 US Top40 singles with 1 more #1 & solo career 1st #1 hit 1984 #1 1981 "Endless Love" with Diana Ross, +15 US Top40s with 4 more #1s #HBday @LionelRichie
BTD Jun20,1952 John Goodman#BTD Jun20,1952 #JohnGoodman most known for his role as Dan Conner on TV series #Roseanne from 1988–1997 & in many movies such as 1992 "The Babe" playing George Herman "Babe" Ruth and 1994 as Fred Flintstone in "The Flintstones"
BTD Jun20,1953 Alan Longmuir#BTD Jun20,1953 #AlanLongmuir RIP bass guitarist Bay City Rollers 1975 UK #1 "Bye Bye Baby" and "Give a Little Love", +11 UK Top20 singles & 1976 US #1 "Saturday Night" His younger brother Derek Longmuir played drums in the group
OTD Jun20,1942 Harry James#OTD Jun20,1942 #HarryJames & His Orchestra starts a 4wk run at #1 on the Top40 Singles chart with "Sleepy Lagoon" 1930 British composer Eric Coates wrote the song "By the Sleepy Lagoon"; 1940 songwriter Jack Lawrence added lyrics with Coates approval creating "Sleepy Lagoon"
OTD Jun20,1948Toast Of The Town, Ed Sullivan#OTD Jun20,1948 The debut of "Toast Of The Town" later the #EdSullivan Show on the #CBS network. On the first show are Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis, singer Monica Lewis and Rodgers & Hammerstein
OTD Jun20,1959 Gogi Grant#OTD Jun20,1959 #GogiGrant is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Wayward Wind" for the 2nd week of a 6wk run at #1
OTD Jun20,1963Gerry And The Pacemakers #OTD Jun20,1963 Gerry And The Pacemakers start a 4wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "I Like It" written by Mitch Murray and produced by George Martin
OTD Jun20,1964Dixie Cups#OTD Jun20,1964 The #DixieCups are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Chapel of Love" for the last week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Jun20,1965New York Folk Festival#OTD Jun20,1965 Day 4 (the final day) at Carnegie Hall of The 1st New York Folk Festival. Today's artist: Chuck Berry; Hamilton Camp; Jim & Jean; Sarah Ogan Gunning; The Beers Family; The Staple Singers. Chuck Berry is on stage all 4 days @carnegiehall
OTD Jun20,1965Beatles#OTD Jun20,1965 The #Beatles begin their 14-day European tour with two performances at the Palais Des Sports in Paris, France
OTD Jun20,1966 Bob Dylan#OTD Jun20,1966 #BobDylan releases the album "Blonde On Blonde"; reaching #9 in the US charts and #3 in the UK. Rock's first double album
OTD Jun20,1966Beatles#OTD Jun20,1966 The #Beatles "Yesterday and Today" LP with the controversial butcher cover is released in the US. It is the #Beatles own idea of pop art. Later Capitol Records will pull the album @CapitolRecords
OTD Jun20,1966Beatles#OTD Jun20,1966 The #Beatles re-release the LP "Yesterday and Today" Capitol Records already printed 750k copies with the Butcher Cover, they simply pasted a new cleaner image over the original covers. Despite the controversy, the LP reached #1 in the US Jul30 1966 staying 5wks
OTD Jun20,1968 John Lennon#OTD Jun20,1968 #JohnLennon works on creating the master tape of "Revolution 9" 100 effects & a tape loop of voice saying number 9, number 9, number 9 ...
OTD Jun20,1969 David Bowie#OTD Jun20,1969 #DavidBowie records "Space Oddity" written by David Bowie. The song would be released to coincide with Apollo 11 moon landing. The track went on to become a UK #1 on Nov10,1975 when it was re-released in 1975
OTD Jun20,1969Newport 69#OTD Jun20,1969 The 1st day of the 3 day #Newport69 festival in Northridge, Ca at Devonshire Downs. Jimi Hendrix Experience receives $125k for appearing one of the largest sums for an artist at the time. An estimated attendance of 200,000 to see Hendrix, Spirit, Joe Cocker & more
OTD Jun20,1970Beatles#OTD Jun20,1970 The #Beatles are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 single chart with "The Long And Winding Road" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1 and their 20th US #1 single
OTD Jun20,1971 ELP, Emerson Lake and Palmer#OTD Jun20,1971 #ELP #EmersonLakeandPalmer are at #1 on the UK album chart with their 2nd album "Tarkus" Emerson Lake and Palmer will spend 18wks on the UK Charts
OTD Jun20,1975Ramones#OTD Jun20,1975 The #Ramones start a weekend gig at the #CBGB (Country, BlueGrass, and Blues) Club. Also on the bill introducing the Talking Heads. On the poster Blondie coming on Jul17
OTD Jun20,1976 Peter Frampton#OTD Jun20,1976 #PeterFrampton's LP "Frampton Comes Alive" peaks at #6 on the UK Album Charts. Personnel: Peter Frampton lead vocals & guitar, talk box, producer; Bob Mayo rhythm guitar, piano; Stanley Sheldon bass, vocals; John Siomos drums. Great LP a US #1 Apr10 @peterframpton
OTD Jun20,1981 Stars On 45#OTD Jun20,1981 #StarsOn45 MEDLEY: Intro Venus/Sugar Sugar/No Reply/I’ll Be Back/Drive My Car/ Do You Want To Know A Secret/We Can Work It Out/I Should Have Known Better/Nowhere Man/You’re Going To Lose That Girl/Stars On 45 at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart
OTD Jun20,1982 Charlene#OTD Jun20,1982 #Charlene (Charlene Oliver) is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "I've Never Been To Me" written by Ron Miller and Kenneth Hirsch. Recorded in 1976 released and did not do well then reissued by Motown records in 1982 @motown
OTD Jun20,1987 Aerosmith#OTD Jun20,1987 #Aerosmith is at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Aerosmith's 1st night on their Permanent Vacation 147 date world tour, home to the "TexxasJam '87" @Aerosmith
OTD Jun20,1987 Lisa Lisa, Cult Jam#OTD Jun20,1987 #LisaLisa and #CultJam are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 single chart with "Head to Toe" written by Curt Bedeau, Gerry Charles, Hugh L Clarke, Brian George, Lucien George & Paul George. Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam will have another #1 Oct17,1987 with "Lost in Emotion"
OTD Jun20,1992 Mariah Carey#OTD Jun20,1992 #MariahCarey scores her 6th US #1 single and starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 single chart with "I'll Be There" written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Bob West and Willie Hutch. The song was a US #1 for the #Jackson5 for 5wks on Nov14,1970 @MariahCarey
OTD Jun20,1993 Aerosmith#OTD Jun20,1993 #Aerosmith releases the single "Cryin'" written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Taylor Rhodes on Geffen Records. The song went Gold in the United States for selling over 500,000 copies @Aerosmith
1966Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton1966 Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton