Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun18,1904 Keye Luke#BTD Jun18,1904 #KeyeLuke RIP actor. Film such as Lee Chan Number One Son in Charlie Chan films, 1939–1941 Kato in the Green Hornet film serials; many TV shows such as "Star Trek" as Donald Cory in 1969 episode Whom Gods Destroy, 1972-1975 Kung Fu as Master Po, 1986-87 Sidekicks
BTD Jun18,1914 E G Marshall#BTD Jun18,1914 #EGMarshall (Everett Eugene Grunz) RIP actor such as 1957 12 Angry Men as Juror #4, 1961-65 The Defenders as Lawrence Preston, 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora! as Rufus S. Bratton, 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation as Art Smith, 1994–95 Chicago Hope as Dr Thurmond
BTD Jun18,1938 Don Harris#BTD Jun18,1938 #DonHarris (Don "Sugarcane" Harris) RIP violinist, guitarist 1950s duo Don & Dewey; worked with Frank Zappa, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Little Richard. In the 1970s Harris formed the Pure Food and Drug Act band
BTD Jun18,1942 Carl Radle#BTD Jun18,1942 #CarlRadle RIP bass guitarist Derek and the Dominoes 1972 UK #7 "Layla" & worked on all of Eric Clapton's solo projects 1970-1979. Radle a session musician worked with artists such as Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson, George Harrison, Joe Cocker and Buddy Guy
BTD Jun18,1942 Ivan Vaughan#BTD Jun18,1942 #IvanVaughan RIP 1956 part-time with The #Quarrymen playing the tea-chest bass; boyhood friend of John Lennon and later schoolmate of Paul McCartney at the Liverpool Institute. He introduced Paul McCartney to John Lennon at Woolton Garden fête on Jul6,1957
BTD Jun18,1942Paul McCartney#BTD Jun18,1942 Sir James #PaulMcCartney singer, songwriter, bass the Beatles, Wings & solo artist. 60 Gold records (43 Beatles, 17 Wings), wrote 188 charted UK records (91 Top10, 33 #1s), 32 US #1s (20 Beatles, 7 solo & Wings, 5 other), 21 Grammys awards #HBday @PaulMcCartney
BTD Jun18,1953 Jerome Smith#BTD Jun18,1953 #JeromeSmith RIP guitarist K.C. and the Sunshine Band 1975 US & R&B #1s Get Down Tonight & That's the Way (I Like It), 1983 UK #1 Give It Up, +3 US #1s & 2 #2s, +4 US, 12 R&B & 9 UK Top40s @kcandsunshineb Died Jul28,2000 at age 47 crushed by a bulldozer at work
BTD Jun18,1963 Dizzy Reed#BTD Jun18,1963 #DizzyReed (Darren Arthur Reed) keyboards #GunsNRoses, besides Axl Rose, Reed is the longest-standing member of Guns N' Roses. 2012 inducted into the @rockhall of Fame as a member of Guns N' Roses @gunsnroses #HBday @DizzyReed
OTD Jun18,1948Peter Goldmark, 33 1/3 album#OTD Jun18,1948 The 1st LP (long play 12-inch vinyl plastic record) turns at 33-1/3 rpm is demonstrated in New York by #PeterGoldmark
OTD Jun18,1961 Ben E King#OTD Jun18,1961 #BenEKing peaks at #4 for 2wks on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Stand By Me" written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. King said the title was inspired by a spiritual song written by Sam Cooke & J. W. Alexander called "Stand by Me Father"
OTD Jun18,1961 Ricky Nelson#OTD Jun18,1961 #RickyNelson returns to #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Travellin' Man" for 1 additional week. Nelson was at #1 on Jun4 and with this return, the single has been at #1 for 2 total weeks
OTD Jun18,1961Regents#OTD Jun18,1961 The #Regents peak at #13 for 2wks on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Barbara-Ann" written by Fred Fassert of The Regents. The Beach Boys will cover the song as "Barbara Ann" peaking at #2 for 2wks on Jan29,1966 @TheBeachBoys
OTD Jun18,1963Beatles#OTD Jun18,1963 The #Beatles episode 3 of "Pop Go the Beatles" radio program is broadcasted on the #BBC Light Programme service from 5-5.30pm. The Beatles recorded episodes two and three on Jun1 at the corporation’s Paris Studio in London
OTD Jun18,1964Beatles#OTD Jun18,1964 The #Beatles are at Sydney Stadium, Australia. The Beatles are bombarded with jelly beans. John Lennon says “It’s ridiculous. They even throw mini koala bears as we are going round on the revolving stage. We haven’t a chance to get out of the way"
OTD Jun18,1964Beatles#OTD Jun18,1964 The #Beatles play at Sydney Stadium. Paul McCartney's 22nd birthday, after the show Paul's guests include 17 girls who were winners of an essay writing contest in @DailyMirror "Why I would like to be a guest at a Beatles birthday party" competition @PaulMcCartney
OTD Jun18,1965New York Folk Festival#OTD Jun18,1965 Day 2 at Carnegie Hall of The 1st New York Folk Festival. Today's artist: Almeda Riddle; Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys; Chuck Berry; Claude Gauthier; Doc Watson; Grandpa Jones; June Carter Cash; Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs; Mac Wiseman @carnegiehall
OTD Jun18,1965Beatles#OTD Jun18,1965 The #Beatles tape an interview for the #BBC Italian language radio program called "London Ultima Oro" (London Last Gold)
OTD Jun18,1965Dave Clark Five#OTD Jun18,1965 The #DaveClarkFive #DC5 playing at the Academy of Music in New York City
OTD Jun18,1965Rolling Stones#OTD Jun18,1965 The #RollingStones on stage at the Caird Hall, Dundee playing 2 shows. Rolling Stones fans sometimes would cause damage to halls @RollingStones
OTD Jun18,1966 Gary Lewis and the Playboys#OTD Jun18,1966 #GaryLewis and the #Playboys peak at #8 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Green Grass" written by Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
OTD Jun18,1966Rolling Stones#OTD Jun18,1966 The #RollingStones are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Paint It, Black" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1. The Rolling Stones 3rd US #1 single @RollingStones
OTD Jun18,1972 Wings#OTD Jun18,1972 #Wings peaks at #9 on the UK singles chart with "Mary Had a Little Lamb / Little Woman Love" both written by Paul and Linda McCartney
OTD Jun18,1977 Fleetwood Mac#OTD Jun18,1977 #FleetwoodMac is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Dreams" written by Stevie Nicks; Fleetwood Mac's first and only US #1 single @fleetwoodmac
OTD Jun18,1977 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers#OTD Jun18,1977 #TomPetty & The #Heartbreakers supported by The Boomtown Rats appear at Friars, Aylesbury, England
OTD Jun18,1983 Irene Cara#OTD Jun18,1983 #IreneCara is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Flashdance ... What A Feeling" for the 4th week of a 6wk run at #1
OTD Jun18,1988 Rick Astley#OTD Jun18,1988 #RickAstley is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Together Forever" written by Stock Aitken Waterman #SAW an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman @rickastley
OTD Jun18,1989 Paul McCartney#OTD Jun18,1989 #PaulMcCartney scores his 7th UK #1 solo album with "Flowers In The Dirt", featuring the single "My Brave Face" Today is Paul's 47th birthday @PaulMcCartney
OTD Jun18,1989 Soul II Soul#OTD Jun18,1989 #SoulIISoul Soul II Soul starts 4wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" written by Jazzie B (Trevor Beresford Romeo), Caron Wheeler, Nellee Hooper, Simon Law @Soul2SoulUK
OTD Jun18,2020 Vera Lynn#OTD Jun18,2020 #VeraLynn (Vera Margaret Welch) dies at the age of 103. Singer, songwriter, actress 1952 US #1 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart, 1954 UK #1 My Son, My Son, +9 UK & 6 US Top40 singles; Sep13,2009 at #1 on UK LP charts with "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn"