Tuesday, June 9, 2015

This Date in Rock Music History: June 10

1964:  The Rolling Stones recorded tracks for their upcoming album 12 x 5 at Chess Studios in Chicago.
1966:  The Beatles became the first act to feature reversed tape in the background of the song "Rain", which was released on this date in the U.K.
1967:  Bob Dylan and the Band began recording The Basement Tapes.
1967:  "Casino Royale" was #1 on the Easy Listening chart for a second week for Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

                                     The Airplane flew up to #7...

1967:  More of the Monkees remained at #1 for the 18th week in a row on the Album survey.  I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin held steady at #2 while the comedy album Revenge by Bill Cosby was third.  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass moved from #101 to #4 with yet another big seller--Sounds Like.  The rest of the Top 10:  The Mamas & the Papas Deliver, Born Free from Andy Williams up to #6, Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane at #7, the Soundtrack to "Doctor "Zhivago" at 8, Paul Revere & the Raiders from Boise, Idaho moved from 15 to 9 with their Greatest Hits album while The Best of the Lovin' Spoonful was the 10th biggest album.
1967:  The 5th Dimension had a smash with "Up, Up and Away", moving up on the chart from 83 to 44.

                                    The Music Explosion with their contribution to the Rock Era...

1967:  Two new songs reached the Top 10 on this date--"She'd Rather Be With Me" by the Turtles moved from 14-7 while the Music Explosion shot up from 17 to 8 with "Little Bit O' Soul".
1967:  It was week #4 at #1 for Aretha Franklin on the R&B chart with "Respect".

1969:  Gary Lewis & the Playboys performed "This Diamond Ring" on The Tonight Show.
1969:  The Mojo Men, Every Mother's Son, Spanky and Our Gang, Canned Heat, the Doors and Dionne Warwick performed on the opening day of the Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival in Marin County, California.
1972:  Elvis Presley recorded two shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

                                             Neil Young's song about an "Old Man"...

1972:  Jethro Tull enjoyed having the #1 album (Thick as a Brick) for a second week with the former #1 First Take from Roberta Flack remaining at #2.  Harvest by Neil Young remained at #3 with Manassas from Stephen Stills fourth.  The rest of the Top 10:  Joplin in Concert by Janis Joplin was at #5 posthumously, Graham Nash/David Crosby was #6 (giving the former members of CSNY three of the Top 10 albums, A Lonely Man by the Chi-Lites was #7, History of Eric Clapton came in at #8, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway was #9 and the Rolling Stones debuted at 10 with Exile On Main Street.

                                               Gallery celebrated a Top 10 song...

1972:  "The Candy Man" from superstar Sammy Davis, Jr. took over at #1 from "I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers, which enjoyed a brief one-week stint at the top.  "Oh Girl" by the Chi-Lites slipped to #3 but Neil Diamond rocketed up from 12 to 4 with "Song Sung Blue".  The rest of the Top 10:  Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show as they called themselves back then, had #5 with "Sylvia's Mother", Gallery's One-Hit Wonder "Nice To Be With You" was song #6, Roberta Flack's former #1 smash "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" was now at #7, Cat Stevens slipped to 8 with "Morning Has Broken", Billy Preston's instrumental "Outa-Space" soared from 17 to 9 and the 5th Dimension placed at #10 with their 24th career hit "(Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All".

1974:  Elton John released the single "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me".
1974:  The Who appeared at the first of four concerts in New York City's Madison Square Garden.  The shows sold out in a matter of hours after being announced.

1975:  The Eagles released the great album One of These Nights on Asylum Records.
1976:  Paul McCartney & Wings set an indoor record when they performed before 67,100 fans at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington.
1978:  The Rolling Stones opened a tour at the Civic Center in Lakeland, Florida and Bill Wyman became the latest Stone to roll off the stage.
1978:  "Even Now" by Barry Manilow was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the third week in a row.

1978:  "You're the One That I Want", the lead single from the movie Grease by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John, raced up to #1.  "Shadow Dancing" was runner-up for Andy Gibb while the former #1 "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams fell to 3.  Chuck Mangione moved up to 4 with "Feels So Good" and former Stealers Wheel frontman Gerry Rafferty appeared to have a huge hit with "Baker Street" moving from 14-5.  The rest of the Top 10:  Bonnie Tyler had #6--"It's A Heartache", George Benson was at #7 with "On Broadway", ABBA had another Top 10 with "Take A Chance On Me", Wings was down to 9 "With A Little Luck" and Player's excellent "This Time I'm In It For Love" rounded out the list.

1978:  The count was up to 21 weeks in a row for the monumental "Saturday Night Fever" Soundtrack, the album that had dislodged Rumours from its stranglehold at the top on January 21. Fleetwood Mac had spent 31 weeks at #1.  London Town by Wings would never get higher than #2 while Chuck Mangione was enjoying the publicity with Feels So Good at #3.  Showdown by the Isley Brothers was the #4 album, followed by a solid effort from Jefferson Starship--Earth.  The rest of the Top 10:  Slowhand by Eric Clapton, Champagne Jam, an underrated album by Atlanta Rhythm Section, the "FM" Soundtrack at #8, You Light Up My Life by Johnny Mathis at #9 and Heatwave's Central Heating at #10.
1981:  Andy Gibb played the role of Frederic in a Los Angeles production of Pirates of Penzance.
1989:  Howard Jones held down the #1 spot on the Adult Contemporary chart for a second week with "Everlasting Love".

1989:  "Wind Beneath My Wings", the great song from Bette Midler, moved to #1.  Richard Marx reached the Top 10 again with his new song "Satisfied".
1990:  Two members of 2 Live Crew were arrested and charged with obscenity after performing "songs" in Hollywood, Florida.
1991:  The funeral for David Ruffin of the Temptations was held with Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder in attendance.
1991:  Eddie Kendricks was arrested at Ruffin's funeral for non-payment of child support.  Loser.
1995:  "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?" from Bryan Adams was #1 for a second week.
2003:  Radiohead released the album Hail to the Thief.  (Note:  some websites claim the album was released June 9.  While the album was compromised by an Internet link, there is no evidence that the release was moved up a day from its scheduled release of June 10.)
2003:  The Eagles were in concert at the Next Stage in Grand Prairie, Texas.
2004:  Peter Garrett, former lead singer of Midnight Oil, announced he would run for the Australian parliament as a Labour Party candidate.
2004:  Ray Charles died at the age of 73 from acute liver disease in Beverly Hills, California.

Born This Day:
1941:  Shirley Owens of the Shirelles was born in Henderson, North Carolina.  (Note:  several websites report Shirley was born in Passaic, New Jersey, where the Shirelles were formed.  But according to the newspaper 'The Examiner', she was born in Henderson.)
1961:  Maxi Priest was born in Lewisham, London, England.
1964:  Jimmy Chamberlain, drummer of the Smashing Pumpkins and also a producer, was born in Joliet, Illinois.
1967:  Darren Robinson of the Fat Boys; died of a heart attack December 10, 1995 in Queens, New York.
1971:  Joel Hailey of Jodeci and also K-Ci & Jojo was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1973:  Faith Evans was born in Lakeland, Florida.
1973:  LeMisha Grinstead of 702

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