Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun6,1890 Ted Lewis#BTD Jun6,1890 #TedLewis (Theodore Friedman) RIP singer, bandleader of a touring band playing a combination of jazz, comedy & nostalgia; a hit in the US. He was known by the moniker "Mr. Entertainment" or Ted "Is Everybody Happy?" Lewis. He recorded for #Columbia from 1919–1933
BTD Jun6,1902 Jimmie Lunceford#BTD Jun6,1902 #JimmieLunceford (James Melvin Lunceford) RIP #Jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era. Many recordings; then signed with #Decca Records having a good career
BTD Jun6,1936 Levi Stubbs#BTD Jun6,1936 #LeviStubbs (Levi Stubbles) RIP singer The #FourTops (Four Aims) 1965 US, R&B #1 & UK #23 I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch), 1966 US, UK & R&B #1 Reach Out I'll Be There, +19 US, 34 R&B & 23 UK Top40s, 1990 inducted in @rockhall of Fame with The Four Tops
BTD Jun6,1939 Gary U S Bonds#BTD Jun6,1939 #GaryUSBonds (Gary Levone Anderson) singer 1960 US #6 & UK #16 "New Orleans", 1961 US #1 & UK #7 "Quarter To Three", +7 Top40 singles #HBday @gary_us_bonds
BTD Jun6,1942 Howie Kane#BTD Jun6,1942 #HowieKane (Howard Kerschenbaum) vocals for Jay and the Americans 1969 US #6 single "This Magic Moment", +9 US Top30 hits
BTD Jun6,1944 Clarence White#BTD Jun6,1944 #ClarenceWhite (Clarence LeBlanc) RIP bluegrass country guitarist, singer. Guitarist for The #Byrds. Considered a pioneer of country rock. Also a session musician appearing on recordings by the Everly Brothers, Ricky Nelson, Pat Boone, the Monkees, Randy Newman
BTD Jun6,1944 Edgar Froese#BTD Jun6,1944 #EdgarFroese RIP artist, electronic music pioneer, founder of the electronic music group the #TangerineDream 1974 UK #15 album "Phaedra"
BTD Jun6,1944 Peter Albin#BTD Jun6,1944 #PeterAlbin guitarist #JanisJoplin's band Big Brother and The Holding Company 1971 US #1 "Me And Bobby McGee", 1971 US #1 LP "Pearl"
OTD Jun6,1944 D Day#OTD Jun6,1944 Over 160k Allied forces land in Nazi-occupied France. Biggest air, land, sea invasion, over 9k are killed or wounded in 1st 24hrs. US hit Omaha Beach & Utah Beach, Great Britain and others Gold & Sword beaches, #Canadians took Juno Beach info from @DeptofDefense TY
OTD Jun6,1956 Elvis Presley#OTD Jun6,1956 #ElvisPresley is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Heartbreak Hotel" for the last week of a 7wk run at #1 @ElvisPresley
OTD Jun6,1959 Gogi Grant#OTD Jun6,1959 #GogiGrant is tied at #1 with Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" but slotted at #2 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Wayward Wind" Orchestra under direction of Duddy Bregman. Next week Jun13 Gogi Grant will start a 6wk run at #1 (7wks if you count the tie)
OTD Jun6,1960 Bing Crosby#OTD Jun6,1960 #BingCrosby is presented with a #Platinum disc to commemorate his 200 millionth record sold
OTD Jun6,1962Beatles#OTD Jun6,1962 The #Beatles 1st recording session takes place at Abbey Road studios for their #EMI #Parlophone audition. Beatles record 4 tracks "Besame Mucho" & 3 Lennon-McCartney songs Love Me Do, P.S. I Love You and Ask Me Why. The Beatles receive $12 for session @AbbeyRoad
OTD Jun6,1964 Rolling Stones#OTD Jun6,1964 During their 1st US tour The #RollingStones are booed off the stage. Performing Monkeys were brought back on stage @RollingStones
OTD Jun6,1964Dixie Cups#OTD Jun6,1964 The #DixieCups start a 3wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Chapel of Love" written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
OTD Jun6,1964Rolling Stones#OTD Jun6,1964 The #RollingStones make their 1st US TV appearance on "The Hollywood Palace" The Rolling Stones are introduced by Dean Martin @RollingStones
OTD Jun6,1965 Hermans Hermits#OTD Jun6,1965 #HermansHermits the top selling pop act at that time, makes their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Performing "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" with 17 year old Peter Noone as the lead singer @peternoone
OTD Jun6,1965 Rolling Stones#OTD Jun6,1965 #RollingStones release in the US the single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Eventually the Rolling Stones 1st US #1 for 4wks on Jul10 @RollingStones
OTD Jun6,1966 Claudette Orbison, Roy Orbison#OTD Jun6,1966 #RoyOrbison's 1st wife, Claudette age 24, is tragically killed in an accident. The two were setting off on a motorcycle holiday when a truck driver pulled out in front of her bike in Gallatin, Tx
OTD Jun6,1966Beatles#OTD Jun6,1966 The #Beatles studio session is devoted to tape copying, mixing; Paul McCartney adds final vocal overdub to the single "Eleanor Rigby" written primarily by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon–McCartney
OTD Jun6,1968Paul McCartney#OTD Jun6,1968 In the studio are #PaulMcCartney & #RingoStarr they are working on the single "Don't Pass Me By" written by Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr); his 1st solo composition @ringostarrmusic @PaulMcCartney
OTD Jun6,1969Blind Faith#OTD Jun6,1969 British super group #BlindFaith made their live debut at a free concert in London's Hyde Park
OTD Jun6,1970 Ray Stevens#OTD Jun6,1970 #RayStevens is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Everything Is Beautiful" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1 @RayStevensMusic
OTD Jun6,1971Ed Sullivan#OTD Jun6,1971 The #EdSullivan Show airs for last time (the last show but not the last live show) after 23yrs on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips are the musical guests @MsGladysKnight
OTD Jun6,1976Wurzels#OTD Jun6,1976 The #Wurzels starts a 2wk run at #1 on the UK Singles Chart with "Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)" written by Brendan O'Shaughnessy country lyrics replacing the theme of roller-skates; a parody of Melanie Safka's 1971 "Brand New Key" Wurzels only UK #1
OTD Jun6,1981 Kim Carnes#OTD Jun6,1981 #KimCarnes is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Bette Davis Eyes" for the 4th week of a 5wk run, she will then fall to #2 on Jun20 for one week and start another 4wk run starting on Jun27. Eventually sitting at #1 for a total of 9wks
OTD Jun6,1981Kerrang!#OTD Jun6,1981 The 1st issue of the Heavy Metal magazine #Kerrang! is published. A one-off supplement in the #Sounds newspaper as a Pull-out Heavy Metal Special @KerrangMagazine
OTD Jun6,1982 Adam Ant#OTD Jun6,1982 #AdamAnt starts a 2wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Goody Two Shoes", his debut solo single & his only UK #1; written by Adama Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) and Marco Pirroni @adamaofficial
OTD Jun6,1987 Kim Wilde#OTD Jun6,1987 #KimWilde is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "You Keep Me Hangin’ On" written by Holland-Dozier-Holland; the Wilde version is a total re-working of the Supremes #1 on Nov19,1966. Kim Wilde is the eldest child of 1950s star Marty Wilde @kimwilde
OTD Jun6,1993 UB40#OTD Jun6,1993 #UB40 starts a 2wk run at #1 & their 3rd UK #1 single with "('I Can't Help), Falling In Love With You" written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; a #1 for Elvis Feb22,1962. UB40 will start a 7wk run at #1 in the US on Jul24,1993 @UB40OFFICIAL