EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 26 IN MUSIC HISTORY
On this day June 26 in 1961 – Garry U.S. Bonds went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Quarter to Three’. In the UK the song reached No.7 in September.
1965 – With their rendition of Bob Dylan‘s song ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, The Byrds topped the US singles chart on this day June 26. A chart-topper in Ireland, South Africa, and the UK as well.
1977 -- Elvis Presley performed for the last time in front of a crowd on this day June 26 in music history. He sang at a show at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. The King of Rock And Roll died two months later on August 16, aged 42.
1982 -- Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder went to No.1 in the US for the seventh and last consecutive week with ‘Ebony and Ivory’. The song was a worldwide hit and it topped the singles charts in 11 more countries.
1988 – Boy band Bros went to number one on the UK singles chart with ‘I Owe You Nothing’ on this day June 26.
1990 – Rock group Nelson released their debut studio album ‘After the Rain’ on the DGC Records label. It reached No.17 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
1993 – Singer-songwriter Gabrielle topped the UK singles chart with ‘Dreams’. The song went to No.1 in Canada as well, while in the US it peaked at No.26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
2004 – With their debut studio album ‘Contraband’, hard rock band Velvet Revolver went to number one in the US on this day June 26. Also a chart-topper in Canada that year.
2010 – The cast of the musical comedy-drama TV series Glee went to No.1 in the US with the soundtrack album ‘Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstopeprs’.
2020 – With his 39th studio album ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’, Bob Dylan went to number one in the UK on this day June 26 in music history. The album became a chart-topper in nine more countries around the world, and it peaked at No.2 in the US.
2020 – American soul singer Gloria Jean Brown also known professionally as Tami Lynn died at the age of 81. Best remembered for her hit song ‘I’m Gonna Run Away From You’.
2021 – American rapper Polo G topped the US Billboard 200 chart with his third studio album ‘Hall of Fame’ on this day June 26.
2021 – American singer-songwriter Johnny Solinger died at the age of 55 from liver failure. Best remembered as the lead vocalist of the band Skid Row from 1999 until 2015.
BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 26 IN MUSIC HISTORY
1909 – Dutch musical entrepreneur Cornelis van Kuijk also known as Thomas Andrew Parker was born in Breda. Best known as the manager of Elvis Presley.
1938 – American musician Billy Davis Jr. was born on this day June 26 in St. Louis, Missouri. He rose to fame as a member of the vocal group The 5th Dimension.
1942 – American bass guitarist Lawrence “Larry” Taylor was born in New York City on this day June 26 in music history. Best known as a member of the blues rock band Canned Heat.
1943 – R&B and jazz musician Clive Powell also known professionally as Georgie Fame was born in Leigh, England.
1946 – American singer and songwriter Brenda Holloway was born on this day in Atascadero, California. Best known for songs such as ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy’, ‘When I’m Gone’ and ‘Every Little Bit Hurts’.
1955 – British singer and songwriter Michael “Mick” Jones was born on this day June 26 in London, England. Best known as the co-founder of the punk rock bands The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite.
1955 – Founding member of the band Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Ivan Julian was born in Washington, DC.
1956 – American musician Christopher “Chris” Isaak was born on this day June 26 in Stockton, California. Best known for hit songs such as ‘Wicked Game’ and ‘Somebody’s Crying’.
1961 – Lead singer of the new wave band Berlin, Terri Nunn was born on this day in Baldwin Hills, California.
1969 – English musician Colin Greenwood was born in Oxford on this day June 26 in music history. He rose to fame as a founding member and bassist of the alt rock band Radiohead.
1972 – Finnish guitarist Jussi Sydanmaa also known by his stage name as Amen was born in Espoo. He rose to fame as a founding member of the rock band Lordi.
1979 – Frontman of the pop rock band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder was born on this day in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1993 – Singer and songwriter Ariana Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida on this day June 26 in music history.