Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun21,1904 Mack Gordon#BTD Jun21,1904 #MackGordon (Morris Gittler) RIP songwriter, lyricist stage & film. Nominated for the best original song #Oscar 9 times in 11yrs, including 5 consecutive years from 1940-44; won 1 Oscar for "You'll Never Know" written by Harry Warren with lyrics by Mack Gordon
BTD Jun21,1921 Jane Russell#BTD Jun21,1921 #JaneRussell (Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell) RIP Actress her 1st film role in 1943 in the movie "The Outlaw" and many other movies such as "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" One of Hollywood's leading sex symbols of the 1940-1950s
BTD Jun21,1925 Maureen Stapleton#BTD Jun21,1925 #MaureenStapleton RIP actress appeared in many movies such as "Bye Bye Birdie", "Interiors", "Reds" won #Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and "Cocoon"
BTD Jun21,1933 Bernie Kopell#BTD Jun21,1933 #BernieKopell actor main known roles; Siegfried in the TV series Get Smart from 1966 to 1969 and as Dr. Adam Bricker ("Doc") in ABC networks "The Love Boat" from 1977 to 1986
BTD Jun21,1936 O C Smith#BTD Jun21,1936 #OCSmith (Ocie Lee Smith) RIP singer 1968 US #1 "Little Green Apples", 1968 UK #2 & US #40 "The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp", 1969 US #34 "Daddy's Little Man", +9 R&B Top40 singles
BTD Jun21,1941 Joe Flaherty#BTD Jun21,1941 #JoeFlaherty actor, comedian regular member of the TV sketch comedy series SCTV & appeared in movies such as "Stripes" and "Happy Gilmore"
BTD Jun21,1944 Jon Hiseman#BTD Jun21,1944 #JonHiseman RIP recording engineer, producer & publisher. Drummer for the band #Colosseum 1969 album "Valentyne Suite"
BTD Jun21,1944 Miguel Vicens#BTD Jun21,1944 #MiguelVicens bass guitarist #LosBravos 1966 UK #2 & US #4 single "Black Is Black" The 1st Spanish rock band with a UK & US hit single
BTD Jun21,1944 Ray Davies#BTD Jun21,1944 Sir #RayDavies singer, songwriter, guitarist The #Kinks 1964 UK #1 You Really Got Me, 1967 UK #2 Waterloo Sunset, +20 UK Top40s & other songs such as 1966 Dandy by Hermans Hermits and 1978 You Really Got Me Van Halen. 1990 inducted in @rockhall of Fame @TheKinks
BTD Jun21,1945 Chris Britton#BTD Jun21,1945 #ChrisBritton lead guitarist, founding member The #Troggs 1966 US #1 & UK #2 single "Wild Thing", 1966 UK #1 "With a Girl Like You", +6 other UK Top40 singles
BTD Jun21,1947 Meredith Baxter#BTD Jun21,1947 #MeredithBaxter actress film/TV; film such as 1972 Ben, 1976 All the President's Men; TV such as 1972–1973 Bridget Loves Bernie, 1976–1980 Family, 1982–1989 Family Ties as Elyse Keaton 171 episodes, 1996 The Faculty, 2014–2015 Finding Carter
BTD Jun21,1947 Michael Gross#BTD Jun21,1947 #MichaelGross actor film/TV; film such as 1987 Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz, 1989 Tremors; TV such as 1982–89 Family Ties as Steven Keaton 171 episodes, 2000 Law & Order, 2003 Tremors, 2008–09 The Young and the Restless, 2013 Call Me Fitz, 2015-17 The Stanley Dynamic
BTD Jun21,1948 Joey Molland#BTD Jun21,1948 #JoeyMolland guitarist, vocals The #Iveys (renamed Badfinger) #Badfinger 1969 UK #4 & US #7 Come And Get It, 1970 US #8 & UK #5 No Matter What, 1971 US #4 & UK #10 Day After Day, 1972 US #14 "Baby Blue" last original member @Badfinger_Offcl #HBday @BadfingerJoey
BTD Jun21,1950 Joey Kramer#BTD Jun21,1950 #JoeyKramer drummer #Aerosmith 1976 US #6 "Dream On", 1988 US #3 "Angel", 1989 US #4 "Janie's Got a Gun", +16 other US Top40s and 42 US Rock Top40s with 9 #1s. 2001 inducted in @rockhall of fame with Aerosmith @Aerosmith #HBday @joeykramer
BTD Jun21,1951 Alan Silson#BTD Jun21,1951 #AlanSilson lead guitarist, vocals #Smokie 1975 UK #3 & US #96 "If You Think You Know How To Love Me", +12 UK Top40 singles
BTD Jun21,1952 Marcella Detroit#BTD Jun21,1952 #MarcellaDetroit (Marcella Levy) vocals, guitarist, songwriter #ShakespearsSister 1992 UK #1 & US #4 "Stay" and solo 1994 UK #11 "I Believe", +2 UK Top40 singles. Part of Eric Clapton's backing band in the 1970s #HBday @marcelladetroit
BTD Jun21,1953 Nils Lofgren#BTD Jun21,1953 #NilsLofgren guitarist, piano, vocals, solo artist from 1971-74; member of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since 1984. Worked with Neil Young's backing band #CrazyHorse. 2014 inducted in @rockhall Fame as a member of the E Street Band #HBday @nilslofgren
BTD Jun21,1957 Mark Brzezicki#BTD Jun21,1957 #MarkBrzezicki drummer #BigCountry 1983 UK #10 "Fields of Fire (400 Miles)", +14 other UK Top40 singles @BigCountryUK and a member of the groups such as The #Cult, #Ultravox, #ProcolHarum #HBday @MarkBrzezicki
OTD Jun21,1941 Sammy Kaye#OTD Jun21,1941 #SammyKaye and his orchestra is at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Daddy (Papito)" Vocal refrain by The Kaye Choir. Written by Bobby Troup who was a member of the Mask and Wig Club at the University of Pennsylvania, the song was for one of the Club's shows
OTD Jun21,1947Harmonicats#OTD Jun21,1947 The #Harmonicats are at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Peg O' My Heart" written by Fred Fisher with lyrics by Alfred Bryan; published Mar15,1913 and featured in the 1913 musical Ziegfeld Follies
OTD Jun21,1952 Al Martino#OTD Jun21,1952 #AlMartino with orchestra directed by #MontyKelly start a 2wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Here In My Heart" written by Pat Genaro, Lou Levinson & Bill Borrelli. The Al Martino song made history as the 1st #1 single in the Nov14,1952 staying 9wks
OTD Jun21,1954 Dickie Dawson#OTD Jun21,1954 #DickieDawson (Colin Emm) later known as Richard Dawson, makes his 1st TV appearance on the BBC series Benny Hill Showcase. 1965-1971 Dawson will be on Hogan's Heroes as Cpl. Peter Newkirk then from 1976-1985 host of Family Feud
OTD Jun21,1955 Elvis Presley#OTD Jun21,1955 #ElvisPresley plays two shows in Beaumont, Texas, with bassist Bill Black and guitarist Scotty Moore
OTD Jun21,1958 Dion#OTD Jun21,1958 #Dion and the #Belmonts peak at #22 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "I Wonder Why" written by MelviAnderson with lyrics by Ricardo Weeks
OTD Jun21,1958 Sheb Wooley#OTD Jun21,1958 #ShebWooley is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Purple People Eater" for the 4th week of a 6wk run at #1
OTD Jun21,1959 Johnny Horton#OTD Jun21,1959 #JohnnyHorton is still at #1 for the week ending Jun21 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Battle Of New Orleans" for the 3rd week of a 6wk run
OTD Jun21,1962Bruce Channel, Beatles#OTD Jun21,1962 #BruceChannel backed by Delbert McLinton on harmonica & the Barons are at the Tower Ballroom New Brighton. Direct from America! Also on the bill were The Beatles, The Big Three, The Statesmen and The Four Jays. Most believe the #Beatles were the real draw
OTD Jun21,1963Rolling Stones#OTD Jun21,1963 The #RollingStones play at the Ricky Tick Club, Star and Garter Hotel, Windsor, Berks @RollingStones
OTD Jun21,1966 Jimmy Page#OTD Jun21,1966 #JimmyPage made his live debut with The #Yardbirds at the Marquee Club, London @JimmyPage
OTD Jun21,1966Beatles#OTD Jun21,1966 The #Beatles at Abbey Road studios recording from start to finish "She Said She Said" From 1966 LP Revolver; written by John Lennon with help from George Harrison. Lennon, an acidy song with lyrics inspired by Peter Fonda's comments during an LSD trip in Aug1965
OTD Jun21,1969Beatles#OTD Jun21,1969 The #Beatles with #BillyPreston are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Get Back" for the last week of a 5wk run at #1
OTD Jun21,1969Newport 69#OTD Jun21,1969 The 2nd day of the three day #Newport69 festival at Devonshire Downs with Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppnwolf, Jethro Tull, Eric Burdon, Burre St. Marie, Friends of Distiction, Charity, Sweetwater, Lee Michaels, Albert Collins, Love and Brenton Wood
OTD Jun21,1975 James Taylor#OTD Jun21,1975 #JamesTaylor enters the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #86 with “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” written by the Motown team of Holland-Dozie-rHolland. James Taylor will peak at #5 in the US on Aug30 @JamesTaylor_com
OTD Jun21,1975 Midsummer Music#OTD Jun21,1975 #MelBush in association with #JohnReid presents Midsummer Music at Wembley Empire Stadium with Elton John, The Beach Boys, Joe Walsh, Rufus, The Eagles, Stackridge Midsummer Music at Wembley Empire Stadium
OTD Jun21,1975Captain and Tennille#OTD Jun21,1975 The #CaptainandTennille start a 4wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Love Will Keep Us Together" written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield; produced by Daryl Dragon. The song was first recorded by Sedaka in 1973
OTD Jun21,1980 Bert Kaempfert#OTD Jun21,1980 #BertKaempfert (Berthold Kämpfert) RIP dies at the age of 57. Elvis & Sinatra covered his songs. 1961 US #1 "Wonderland By Night"; 1961 hired The Beatles to back up Tony Sheridan while they were in Germany & Kämpfert produced the Beatles 1st recording session
OTD Jun21,1980 Lipps Inc#OTD Jun21,1980 #LippsInc is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Funkytown" for the last week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Jun21,1980Knebworth '80#OTD Jun21,1980 The 1st #Knebworth festival of the decade called Knebworth '80 with The Beach Boys, Mike Oldfield, Elkie Brooks, Lindisfarne, The Blues Band plus Special Guest Santana. Last recorded concert featuring the original lineup of The Beach Boys @TheBeachBoys
OTD Jun21,1981 Michael Jackson#OTD Jun21,1981 #MichaelJackson has his 1st solo #1 in the UK and Jackson starts a 2wk run at #1 on the UK Singles Chart with "One Day In Your Life" written by Sam Brown III and Renée Armand
OTD Jun21,1986 Patti Labelle, Michael McDonald#OTD Jun21,1986 #PattiLabelle & #MichaelMcDonald are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "On My Own" for the 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Jun21,1990Little Richard#OTD Jun21,1990 The singer, pianist #LittleRichard receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
OTD Jun21,2016 Freddy Powers#OTD Jun21,2016 #FreddyPowers songwriter, producer, musician dies at the age of 84. Wrote #1 hits for Merle Haggard such as Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room, A Place to Fall Apart. A longtime friend of Willie Nelson, co-produced Nelson’s 1981 LP Somewhere Over the Rainbow
OTD Jun21,2016 Wayne Jackson#OTD Jun21,2016 #WayneJackson dies at the age of 74. Trumpet player part of the Memphis Horns with the tenor saxophonist Andrew Love. Horn sound at Stax Records that played on records by Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Sam and Dave, Albert King, and Carla and Rufus Thomas
OTD Jun21,2018Cannabis Act#OTD Jun21,2018 In Canadian Bill C-45 receives Royal Assent. The #Cannabis Act allows legal access, prevent children from accessing cannabis? through strict safety & quality product rules, deter criminal activity and reduce the burden on justice system in relation to Marijuana