Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun22,1906 Billy Wilder#BTD Jun22,1906 #BillyWilder RIP Producer, director, writer won 6 Oscars. 3 for the movie "The Apartment" @TheAcademy
BTD Jun22,1909 Michael Todd#BTD Jun22,1909 #MichaelTodd RIP Producer Technical innovations in wide-screen photo. 3rd hubby of Elizabeth Taylor
BTD Jun22,1920 Paul Frees#BTD Jun22,1920 #PaulFrees (Solomon Frees) RIP voice actor show such as 1957–68, 1976 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color, 1959–64 The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, 1960 Mister Magoo, 1965–66 The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel, 1965–69 The Beatles, 1969–1970 The Dudley Do-Right
BTD Jun22,1936 Kris Kristofferson#BTD Jun22,1936 #KrisKristofferson songwriter, actor, singer 1973 US Country #1 & US #16 "Why Me"; wrote many songs such as "Me And Bobby McGee" & a member of The #Highwaymen 1985 US Country #1 "Highwayman" Acting: 1976 A Star Is Born, 1997–1999 Dead Man's Gun, 2015 Texas Rising
BTD Jun22,1939 Bobby Harrison#BTD Jun22,1939 #BobbyHarrison (Robert Leslie Harrison) drummer, singer #ProcolHarum 1967 UK #1 & US #5 single "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", 1967 UK #6 & US #34 "Homburg" Left Procol Harum to form the band #Freedom
BTD Jun22,1944 Peter Asher#BTD Jun22,1944 #PeterAsher guitarist, singer part of #PeterandGordon; Peter and Gordon 1964 UK & US #1 "A World Without Love", +5 UK and 8 US Top20 singles. Then became a successful manager, record producer and #CBE The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire of chivalry
BTD Jun22,1947 David Lander#BTD Jun22,1947 #DavidLander (David Landau) RIP actor, musician, comedian 1979 LP "Lenny and the Squigtones" a fictional musical group Michael McKean & David Lander; 1976–83 Laverne & Shirley as Squiggy; movies such as playing the Tanning Intruder in "Christmas with the Kranks"
BTD Jun22,1947 Howard Kaylan#BTD Jun22,1947 #HowardKaylan (Howard Kaplan) founding member, lead singer of The #Turtles 1967 US #1 "Happy Together", +8 Top40 US singles. 1970 a members of The "Mothers of Invention". Created the band "Flo and Eddie" working with Mark Volman #HBday @howardkaylan
BTD Jun22,1948 Todd Rundgren#BTD Jun22,1948 #ToddRundgren songwriter, producer, guitarist, singer 1972 US #5 Hello It's Me & US #16 I Saw The Light, +4 US Top40s. Formed #Utopia 1980 US #27 Set Me Free. Producer, lead guitarist on LP "Bat Out Of Hell" 2021 inducted in @rockhall of Fame #HBday @toddrundgren
BTD Jun22,1949 Alan Osmond#BTD Jun22,1949 #AlanOsmond piano, guitarist, songwriter The #Osmonds 1970 US #1 "One Bad Apple", 1974 UK #1 "Love Me For A Reason", +9 US & 10 UK Top40 singles
BTD Jun22,1953 Cyndi Lauper#BTD Jun22,1953 #CyndiLauper singer, songwriter 1983 US #2 & UK #2 "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", 1984 US #1 & UK #3 "Time After Time", 1986 US #1 & UK #12 "True Colors", +7 US Top40 singles #HBday @cyndilauper
BTD Jun22,1956 Derek Forbes#BTD Jun22,1956 #DerekForbes bass guitarist #SimpleMinds from from 1978–1985 & 1996–1998. 1982 UK #13 "Promised You a Miracle", + 6 UK Top40 singles while he was in the Simple Minds
OTD Jun22,1955 Prez Prado#OTD Jun22,1955 #PrezPrado and His Orchestra are still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" for the last week of a 10wk run at #1
OTD Jun22,1956 Elvis Presley#OTD Jun22,1956 #ElvisPresley starts a 3 day run at the Paramount Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. With bassist Bill Black and guitarist Scotty Moore, Elvis will play ten performances in three days
OTD Jun22,1957 Pat Boone#OTD Jun22,1957 #PatBoone is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with the "Love Letters In The Sand" for the 4th week of a 5wk run at #1 @Pat_Boone
OTD Jun22,1957Everly Brothers#OTD Jun22,1957 The #EverlyBrothers peak at #2 for 2wks then jumps from 2, 3 and 4 for a 12wk run in the Top4 on the US Hot40 Singles Chart with "Bye Bye Love" but never reaching #1 on US Hot40 but will reach #1 on US Country charts on Jul15
OTD Jun22,1957Billboard#OTD Jun22,1957 This week on the #Billboard charts, changes are made, so that charts are shown as the “Week Ending” date, so that the chart will be on the Saturday
OTD Jun22,1959 Chuck Berry#OTD Jun22,1959 #ChuckBerry's single "Memphis" also called "Memphis, Tennessee" is released. Personnel: Chuck Berry vocals and guitar; Johnnie Johnson piano; Willie Dixon double bass; Fred Below drums
OTD Jun22,1961Groucho Marx#OTD Jun22,1961 Final episode of the TV show "You Bet Your Life" sometimes called The Groucho Show is aired. Hosted by #GrouchoMarx
OTD Jun22,1961Beatles#OTD Jun22,1961 The #Beatles record "Cry For a Shadow" an instrumental single at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle while Tony Sheridan's backup band. Written by George Harrison with John Lennon. The song would reach #1 on the Australia charts May30,1964
OTD Jun22,1961Beatles#OTD Jun22,1961 The #Beatles rock and roll arrangement of "Ain't She Sweet" is recorded with John Lennon on lead vocals while recording as Tony Sheridan's backup band at the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg, with Pete Best on drums, produced by Bert Kaempfert @BeatlesPeteBest
OTD Jun22,1963Beatles#OTD Jun22,1963 The #Beatles play 2 shows at the Abergavenny Town Hall Ballroom. John Lennon flies to Abergavenny for the concert after taping an episode of "Juke Box Jury" for the #BBC
OTD Jun22,1963 John Lennon, Juke Box Jury#OTD Jun22,1963 #JohnLennon appears at TV Theatre in London for a taping of the BBC program "Juke Box Jury"
OTD Jun22,1963 Johnny Cash Country Night#OTD Jun22,1963 #JohnnyCash Country Night At The Hollywood Bowl with Loretta Lynn, June Carter, George Jones, The Louvin Brothers, Flat & Scruggs & more with special guest star Walter Brennan @HollywoodBowl
OTD Jun22,1963 Vee Jay Records#OTD Jun22,1963 #VeeJay Records sends out a promo that says; Vee Jay Says Thanks for The Big Hits From Abroad and Come On DJ's Let's Break Them Here! Promos from England The Beatles & Frank Ifield, from Australia Jay Justin, form Holland Roco Granata, and Sweden The Popcorns
OTD Jun22,1963 Stevie Wonder#OTD Jun22,1963 Little #StevieWonder at the age of 14, 1st enters the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #85 with "Fingertips (Part 1 & 2)" written by Clarence Paul, Henry Cosby. By Aug10 Wonder reaches #1 for a 3wks run at the top @StevieWonder
OTD Jun22,1963Safaris#OTD Jun22,1963 The #Safaris releases "Wipe Out" and instrumental written by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson; they will enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #86 and peak at #2 on Aug10. Eventually selling over 1M copies & awarded a gold disc
OTD Jun22,1964Beatles#OTD Jun22,1964 The #Beatles are in New Zealand at Wellington Town Hall. Local police Chief refuses police escort, so only 2 officers control 5,000 fans
OTD Jun22,1966Beatles#OTD Jun22,1966 Final mixing for The #Beatles LP "Revolver" Other titles for the album that were considered "Abracadabra", "Magic Circles", "Beatles on Safari"
OTD Jun22,1968 Herb Alpert#OTD Jun22,1968 #HerbAlpert starts a 4wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "This Guy's in Love With You" written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Alpert's first #1 single was produced by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss creators of A&M records @HerbAlpert
OTD Jun22,1968 Mason Williams#OTD Jun22,1968 #MasonWilliams releases "Classical Gas" an instrumental piece composed and originally performed by Mason Williams with instrumental backing by members of the Wrecking Crew. The single won 3 #Grammys @RecordingAcad
OTD Jun22,1968 Richard Harris#OTD Jun22,1968 #RichardHarris peaks at #2 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "MacArthur Park" written and produced by Jimmy Webb. Donna Summer will reach #1 in the US with "MacArthur Park" on Nov11,1978 for a 3wk run at #1
OTD Jun22,1968Jeff Beck Group#OTD Jun22,1968 The #JeffBeck Group featuring Rod Stewart & Ronnie Wood made their US debut at the Fillmore East @jeffbeckmusic, @rodstewart, @ronniewood
OTD Jun22,1969Monkees#OTD Jun22,1969 The #Monkees with Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, and Mike Nesmith perform with Sam & The Goodtimers, a seven-piece rhythm and blues band at the Milwaukee Pop Festival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in front of 30,000 fans @TheMickyDolenz1
OTD Jun22,1969Newport 69 Festival#OTD Jun22,1969 The 3rd day of the three day #Newport69 festival in Northridge, Ca at Devonshire Downs with Chamber Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Grass Roots, Three Dog Night, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Johnny Winter, Byrds, Poco, Mother Earth, Flock and The Rascals
OTD Jun22,1970 Led Zeppelin#OTD Jun22,1970 #LedZeppelin appears at Laugardalsholl Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland. Led Zeppelin's only visit @ledzeppelin
OTD Jun22,1974 Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods #OTD Jun22,1974 #BoDonaldson & The Heywoods are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Billy, Don't Be A Hero" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Jun22,1975 10 CC#OTD Jun22,1975 #10CC starts a 2wk run at #1 on the UK Singles Chart with "I'm Not In Love" Written by band members Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
OTD Jun22,1975 Wings#OTD Jun22,1975 #Wings are at #1 on the UK Album chart with "Venus And Mars" Wings will fall to #2 for 2wks then return to #1 on Jul13 for 1 additional week at #1 for a total of 2wks at #1. One of my Favorite LPs
OTD Jun22,1980 Don McLean#OTD Jun22,1980 #DonMcLean is still at #1 on the UK singles Chart with "Crying" for the 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1 @donmclean
OTD Jun22,1981 Mark Chapman#OTD Jun22,1981 #MarkChapman pleads guilty to murdering John Lennon in 1980. Sentenced to 20 yrs to life. 2000 Chapman became eligible for parole; he must have a hearing every 2yrs by a 3-member board at Wende correctional facility. Denied parole 11 attempts, next hearing 2022
OTD Jun22,1985 Bryan Adams#OTD Jun22,1985 #BryanAdams starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Heaven" written by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Adams first US #1 single @bryanadams
OTD Jun22,1990 Billy Joel#OTD Jun22,1990 #BillyJoel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium @billyjoel