On This Day, June 1 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 1 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 1 in 1957 – Sam Cooke recorded ‘You Send Me’ at Radio Recorders studio. It was released as a single on September 7 and it topped the US Pop Singles chart later that year.

1959 – Johnny Horton hit No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘The Battle of New Orleans’ for the first of six consecutive weeks. The song also topped the singles charts in Canada and Australia that year.

1961 – Elvis Presley started a four-week stint at No.1 on the UK Singles chart with ‘Surrender’ on this day June 1 in music history. It was a chart-topper in the US and Belgium as well.

1963 – Seventeen-year-old Lesley Gore topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘It’s My Party’. The song was an international hit and it  also reached No.1 in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand while in the UK it peaked at No.9.

1967 – David Bowie released his eponymous debut studio album on this day June 1 via Deram Records. The album was received positively by the music critics but it didn’t fare well commercially as it lacked promotion.

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1968 – With ‘Mr. Robinson’Simon and Garfunkel hit No.1 in the US for the first of three consecutive weeks. Also a chart-topper in Canada that year while in the UK it peaked at No.4.

1972 – Rock band the Eagles released their self-titled debut studio album on this day June 1 on Asylum Records. It went on to sell over 1 million copies and it peaked at No.22 on the Billboard 200.

1972 – The “Queen of Soul”Aretha Franklin released her live album ‘Amazing Grace’. The album was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles on January 13-14. It sold over 2 million copies.

1975 – Ronnie Wood celebrated his 28th birthday by playing live for the first time with his new band The Rolling Stones at a show in Louisiana on this day June 1 in music history.

1985 – With ‘Around the World in a Day’, Prince and the Revolution scored their second number one album of the year in the US. They previously topped the Billboard 200 chart with ‘Purple Rain’ on January 5.

1987 – Grunge band Soundgarden released their debut single ‘Hunted Down’ on this day June 1 on Sub Pop Records

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1991 – American soul singer and drummer David Ruffin died at the age of 50. Best remembered as a member of The Temptations from 1964 until 1968.

1991 – British singer Seal went to number one in the UK on this day June 1 with his eponymous debut studio album for the first of three consecutive weeks.

1996 – With ‘Three Lions (The Official Song of the England Football Team)’, comedians Baddiel and  Skinner ft. rock band Lightning Seeds topped the UK Singles chart.

1999 – Singer-songwriter Dido released her debut studio album ‘No Angel’ on this day June 1 in music history. The album went on to sell over 15 million copies worldwide and was a chart-topper in several countries.

1999 – American rapper Jeffrey Atkins also known professionally as Ja Rule released his debut album ‘Venni Vetti Vecci’ which peaked at No.3 on the Billboard 200 and topped the HIp Hop LPs chart.

2002 – With ‘Without Me’Eminem topped the UK Singles chart. The rapper also started a five-week stint at number one in the US on this day June 1 with his fourth studio album ‘The Eminem Show’.

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2002 – Irish singer and songwriter Ronan Keating reached number one in the UK with his second solo studio album ‘Destination’.

2007 – American singer and songwriter Anthony “Tony” Thompson died on this day June 1 at the age of 31. Best remembered as the lead vocalist of the R&B quintet Hi-Five.

2013 – French electronic music duo Daft Punk started a two-week stint at number one on the UK Albums chart with their fourth studio release ‘Random Access Memories’.

2013 – Indie rock band Vampire Weekend topped the US Billboard 200 chart with their third studio album ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ on this day June 1 in music history.

2013 – Record producer and DJ Naughty Boy featuring singer Sam Smith reached the top spot on the UK Singles chart with ‘La La La’.

2019 – With his fifth studio album ‘Igor’, rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator went to number one in the US for the first time on this day June 1.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 1 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1921 – American composer, bandleader, arranger and orchestrator Nelson Riddle was born in Oradell, New Jersey on this day June 1 in music history. Best known for his work with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Dean martin, etc.

1934 – American singer, composer, writer, actor and TV personality Patrick “Pat” Boone was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Best known for chart-topping songs such as ‘Moody River’, ‘April Love’, ‘Don’t Forbid Me’, ‘I Almost Lost My Mind’ and ‘Ain’t That a Shame’.

1943 – Singer, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer Thomas Lee Bahler was born in Inglewood, California on this day June 1.

1945 – Pop singer and actress Linda Sampson also known professionally as Linda Scott was born in Queens, New York. She rose to fame with her chart-topping rendition of ‘I’ve Told Every Little Star’ in 1961.

1947 – Guitarist and songwriter Ronald “Ronnie” Wood was born on this day June 1 in in Hillingdon, England. Best known as a member of the Rolling Stones, Faces, and the Jeff Beck Group.

1950 – American R&B singer, songwriter and pianist Charlene was born on this day in Los Angeles, California. Best known for her chart-topping single ‘I’ve Never Been to Me’.

1952 – British guitarist and songwriter John Ellis was born in London on this day June 1 in music history. He rose to fame as a founding member of the bands The Vibrators and Bazooka Joe.

1953 – Country music singer-songwriter and record executive Ronald “Ronnie” Dunn was born in Coleman, Texas.

1959 – Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and record producer Alan Wilder was born on this day June 1 in London, England. Best known as a member of Depeche Mode from 1982 until 1995.

1960 – English bass guitarist Simon Gallup was born in Duxhurst, Surrey. Best known as a longtime member of the alternative rock band The Cure.

1960 – Guitarist and founding member of the group The TimeJesse Johnson was born on this day June 1 in Rock Island, Illinois

1963 – English drummer Michael “Mike” Joyce was born in Manchester. He came to prominence as a member of the rock band The Smiths.

1967 – Dominican-American house music DJ and producer Roger Sanchez also known as S-Man was born in New York City on this day June 1 in music history.

1974 – Canadian singer-songwriter and actress Alanis Morissette was born on this day in Ottawa, Ontario. She is one of the best-selling artists with over 75 million records sold worldwide.

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