EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 10 IN MUSIC HISTORY
On this day June 10 in 1934 – English composer Frederick “Fritz” Delius died at the age of 72.
1967 – With their eighth studio album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, The Beatles reached No.1 in the UK for the first of incredible twenty-three consecutive weeks. The album topped every chart it entered that year.
1970 – American organist, pianist, and vocalist Earl Grant died on this day June 10 in music history at the age of 39 in a car accident.
1972 – The Rolling Stones topped the UK Albums chart with ‘Exile on Main St.’. The album also reached No.1 in the US, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, and Spain. In 2010 the record was re-issued and it became a chart-topper once again on May 29.
1972 – With his version of ‘The Candy Man’, Sammy Davis Jr started a three-week stint at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day June 10.
1975 – The Eagles released their fourth studio album ‘One of These Nights’ on Asylum Records. The album reached No.1 in the US and it features three Top 10 singles, including the title-track, “Take It to the Limit”, and “Lyin’ Eyes” which also won the band a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
1978 – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John topped the US Billboard Hot 100 with ‘You’re the One That I Want’ on this day June 10. The song featured in the popular musical ‘Grease’ in which they both starred and it also hit No.1 in a dozen other countries worldwide.
1982 – American singer Addie Harris died of a heart attack at the age of 42. Best known as a member of the R&B girl group The Shirelles.
1989 – With her rendition of ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’, Bette Midler scored her first No.1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart on this day June 10 in music history.
1989 – Australian actor and singer Jason Donovan reached number one on the UK Singles chart with his rendition of ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ for the first of two weeks.
1995 – Rock band Pink Floyd started a two-week stint at number one in the UK on this day June 10 with their third live album ‘Pulse’. It also reached No.1 in fourteen other countries that year.
1998 – American singer and songwriter Steve Sanders died on this day June 10 at the age of 45. Best remembered for his work with The Oak Ridge Boys.
2000 – With his third studio album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’, rapper Eminem hit No.1 on the US Billboard 200 chart for the first of eight consecutive weeks. The album also reached No.1 in eleven other countries, including Australia, the UK, and Canada.
2000 – Rock band Bon Jovi scored their fourth consecutive chart-topper on the UK Albums chart with ‘Crush’ on this day June 10 in music history.
2001 – With their fifth studio album ‘Amnesiac’, Radiohead went to number one in the UK. The album reached No.1 in six more countries worldwide and won the band a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package.
2004 – American singer, songwriter, pianist and composer Ray Charles died on this day June 10, aged 73. He is one of the most influential and commercially successful artists of the 20th century.
2006 – Scottish singer Sandi Thom went to No.1 in the UK with her debut single ‘I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)’.
2006 – The number one album in the United Kingdom on this day June 10 was the debut studio release ‘Bright Idea’ by the pop rock group Orson.
2006 -Country music group Dixie Chicks reached the the top spot on the US Albums chart with their seventh studio release ‘Taking the Long Way’.
2008 – Rapper Lil Wayne released his sixth studio album ‘The Carter III’ on this day June 10 in music history. The album became a chart-topper in Canada and the USA that year and it went on to sell over 9 million copies.
2009 – American session musician, record producer and studio founder Barry Beckett died at the age of 66.
2016 – English singer and songwriter Rick Astley released his seventh studio album ’50’ on this day June 10 on the BMG record label. It became his first chart-topper in the UK since 1987 and second overall.
2016 – American singer Christina Grimmie was murdered by a deranged “fan” after a show at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida while signing autographs, aged 22.
2017 – With their seventh studio album ‘One More Light’, rock band Linkin Park topped the US Billboard 200 on this day June 10.
BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 10 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1910 – Blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player Howlin’ Wolf was born Chester A. Burnett in White Station, Mississippi on this day June 10 in music history.
1922 – American actress and singer Frances Ethel Gumm also known professionally as Judy Garland was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Best known for portraying Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz”.
1940 – English drummer John Stevens was born on this day June 10 in Brentford. Best known as a founding member of the Spontaneous Music Ensemble.
1941 – Soul singer Shirley Reeves better known by her stage name Shirley Owens was born in Henderson, North Carolina. She rose to fame as the main lead singer of The Shirelles.
1941 – Drummer and actor Mickey Jones was born on this day June 10 in Houston Texas. Best known for playing with the likes of Bob Dylan and Trini Lopez, and for being a founding member of The First Edition.
1944 – English bass guitarist Richard “Rick” Price was born in Birmingham. Best known for playing with bands such as The Move and Wizzard.
1961 – English singer Mark Shaw was born in Chesterfield on this day June 10 in music history. Best known as the co-founder and frontman of the rock band Then Jerico.
1961 – Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kimberley “Kim” Deal was born on this day in Dayton, Ohio. Best known for playing with the Pixies and for forming the Breeders.
1961 – Reggae singer and songwriter Max Elliott better known professionally as Maxi Priest was born on this day June 10 in London, England.
1964 – Founding member and drummer of The Smashing Pumpkins, James “Jimmy” Chamberlin was born in Joliet, Illinois.
1967 – English guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Emma Anderson was born on this day June 10 in London. She came to prominence as a member of the shoegaze group Lush.
1965 – Filipino-American guitarist Joseph “Joey” Santiago was born on this day in Manila, Philippines. Best known for his work with the alt rock band Pixies.
1973 – American singer, songwriter and actress Faith Evans was born in Lakeland, Florida on this day June 10 in music history.
1989 – Romanian singer Alexandra Stan was born on this day in Constanta, Romania. Best known for her 2010 worldwide hit single ‘Mr. Saxobeat’.Share