Sunday, June 20, 2021

Today's

events - June 20

Year Artist
1948
1948, Toast Of The Town, which would later be called The Ed Sullivan Show, premiered on CBS-TV. The first show...
1949
1949 : Lionel Richie is born in Tuskegee, Alabama. He would become a member of The Commodores before find...
1953
1953, Eddie Fisher was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Walking Behind You'. The American singer had ...
1955
1955 : The Four Lads record "Moments To Remember"...
1956
1956 : Elvis Presley appears on Wink Martindale's local Memphis TV show to promote a benefit concert....
1962
1962 : Rick Nelson records "Teenage Idol"...
1963
1963, Gerry And The Pacemakers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Like It', the group's second No.1....
1965
1965, The Beatles began a 14-day European tour with two performances at the Palais Des Sports in Paris, Fran...
1966
1966 : The Beatles release Yesterday and Today...
1966
1966 - It was reported that both George Harrison and Brian Jones had taken up the Indian instrument, the sitar...
1967
1967 : The Buckinghams record "Susan" and "Hey Baby They're Playing Our Song"...
1969
1969, David Bowie recorded 'Space Oddity' at Trident Studios London. The track went on to become a UK No.1 w...
1969
1969 : David Bowie records "Space Oddity," which wrote after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A ...
1969
1969 : Jimi Hendrix is paid $125,000 for a single performance, at Newport Jazz Festival....
1969
1969 - David Bowie recorded "Space Oddity" at Trident Studios London....
1969
1969, The first of a three day Festival in Newport, California, featuring: Ike And Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye,...
1970
Today in 1970, Neil Young picked up a Gold record for "Cinnamon Girl" from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere....
1971
1971, On this week's UK singles chart, No.5, Tammi Lynn, 'I'm Gonna Run Away From You', No.4, Blue Mink, 'The ...
1972
1972 : The Tallahatchee Bridge in Money, Mississippi, made famous in Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe," col...
1973
1973 - Neil Diamond appeared on the 20th anniversary show of American Bandstand....
1973
1973, Neil Diamond appeared on the 20th anniversary show of American Bandstand. The US TV show also featured L...
1974
1974, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Ba...
1976
1976 : Jerome Earl Fontamillas (Switchfoot)...
1980
In 1980, "It's Still Rock & Roll" became Billy Joel's first No. 1 hit....
1981
1981, Stars on 45 went to No.1 on the US singles chart, a medley of Beatles songs set to a disco beat. It was ...
1986
1986, Phil Collins, Dire Straits, Tina Turner and Elton John all appeared at the fourth annual 'Prince's Trust...
1987
1987, The Firm were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Star Trekkin', a novelty song parodying the characte...
1987
1987, Aerosmith appeared at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, the first night on their Permanent Vacation 147 ...
1988
1988 : Saxon release their Destiny album on the EMI label....
1992
1992, Mariah Carey scored her sixth US No.1 single with 'I'll Be There', a No.2 hit in the UK. The song was al...
1995
1995 : George Jones and Tammy Wynette, who divorced in 1975 after 6 years of marriage, release an album toge...
1995
1995, Jeff Buckley played the first night of a UK tour at The Queens Hall, Edinburgh....
1997
1997, Lawrence Payton of The Four Tops died from liver cancer aged 59. (1965 US No.1 single 'I Can't Help Myse...
1997
1997 : Lawrence Payton (The Four Tops)...
1998
1998, Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Three Lions '98' released ...
1998
1998, Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, Korn, Pantera, Soulfly, Slayer, Fear Factory, Coal Chamber, Life of Agony, ...
1999
1999, Jamiroquai went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Synkronized', the group's second No.1 album....
1999
1999, Dutch-based dance act The Vengaboys went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!'...
2000
2000, The Ronettes were awarded $2.6 million (£1.5 million) in back earnings from Phil Spector. New York judg...
2001
2001 : The Cult return with their seventh studio album, and first new recording in seven years, Beyond Goo...
2003
2003 : For his 54th birthday, Lionel Richie receives a special gift: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...
2004
2004, Britney Spears went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Everytime', the singers fifth UK No.1. Velvet ...
2004
2004, Organisers at a Paul McCartney gig hired three jets to spray dry ice into the clouds so it wouldn't ra...
2004
2004 - Organisers at a Paul McCartney gig hired three jets to spray dry ice into the clouds so it wouldn't rai...
2004
2004 : Paul McCartney performs his 3,000th live show in Saint Petersburg, Russia....
2006
2006, Claydes Charles Smith, co-founder and lead guitarist of Kool & the Gang died aged 57 after a long illnes...
2008
2008, American singer songwriter Jimmy Buffett announced that his Margaritaville Holdings has partnered with N...
2009
2009, Dave Matthews Band went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King', the band...
2010
2010 : The Backstreet Boys join New Kids On The Block at NKOTB's show in Radio City Music Hall. The response w...
2012
2012 : The film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter sees its theatrical release in the United States, notable i...
2014
2014 : The BBC screens the documentary Billy Joel: The Bridge To Russia about his1987 tour in the Soviet U...
2014
2014, Songs by Elvis Presley, Abba and The Spice Girls were among those being used in research that hoped to u...