On This Day, June 7 In Music History

EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 7 IN MUSIC HISTORY

On this day June 7 in 1957 – Singer Johnnie Ray hit No.1 on the UK Singles chart with ‘Yes Tonight Josephine’ for the first of three consecutive weeks.

1963 – The Rolling Stones released their rendition of Chuck Berry‘s song ‘Come On’ as their debut single through Decca Records. It reached No.21 on the UK Singles chart.

1969 – Rock supergroup Blind Faith played their first concert at Hyde Park, London in front of over 100k fans on this day June 7 in music history. The band consisted of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Ric Grech, and Steve Winwood.

1969 – The Johnny Cash Show premiered on this day on ABC. His first guests were Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. The show ran for 2 seasons and 58 episodes in total.

1975 – John Denver went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy’ on this day June 7. The song was also a chart-topper in Canada and Yugoslavia that year.

1975 – British actors Windsor Davies and Don Estelle started a three-week stint at No.1 in the UK with their version of the popular song ‘Whispering Grass (Don’t Tell the Trees)’.

1975 – With his ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy’Elton John hit number one on the US Billboard 200 for the first of six consecutive weeks on this day June 7.

1986 – Glam rock band Doctor and the Medics started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK Singles chart with their rendition of the Norman Greenbaum song ‘Spirit in the Sky’.

1986 – The number one single in the United States on this day June 7 in music history was ‘Live to Tell’ by Madonna. It was her third domestic chart-topper.

1987 – David Bowie played a concert near the Berlin Wall in West Germany so that East Berliners could also listen to his music. Apparently thousands of people behind the “Iron Curtain” stood close to the wall and enjoyed the show.

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1994 – Rock band Stone Temple Pilots released their second studio album ‘Purple’ on this day June 7 on Atlantic Records. The album topped the charts in the US and Australia and it sold over 7 million copies worldwide.

1997 – The Hanson brothers topped the UK Singles chart with ‘MMMBop’. The song was a worldwide hit and it also reached No.1 in over ten countries, including the US, Canada, and Australia.

1997 – With his debut solo studio album ‘Open Road’, singer and songwriter Gary Barlow went to No.1 in the UK on this day June 7.

1998 – American singer, songwriter, record producer and business executive Wally Gold died on this day at the age of 70.

2003 – With their fourth studio album ’14 Shades of Grey’, rock band Staind topped the Billboard 200 chart on this day June 7 in music history. Their second chart-topper in the USA.

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2008 – R&B singer and songwriter Usher scored his third consecutive chart-topper on the UK Albums chart with his fifth studio release ‘Here I Stand’.

2008 – Rock band 3 Doors Down went to number one in the United States on this day June 7 with their eponymous fourth studio album.

2012 – American guitarist, bassist and singer-songwriter Robert “Bob” Welch died at the age of 66. Best known as a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1971 until 1974 and for his solo work (‘Sentimental Lady’, ‘Ebony Eyes’, ‘Precious Love’, etc).

2014 – With ‘Fancy’, rapper Iggy Azalea featuring singer Charli XCX hit No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first of seven consecutive weeks on this day June 7.

2014 – British pop rock band Coldplay started a two-week run at number one on the US Albums chart with their sixth studio release ‘Ghost Stories’. The album was a big worldwide hit that year and became a chart-topper in over twenty countries.

2014 – The number one single in the United Kingdom on this day June 7 in music history was ‘I Wanna Feel’ by the record producer and DJ Rowan Harrington better known professionally as Secondcity

2014 – With his debut studio album ‘In the Lonely Hour’, singer and songwriter Sam Smith reached No.1 in the UK.

BORN ON THIS DAY JUNE 7 IN MUSIC HISTORY

1917 – American singer and actor Dean Martin was born Dino Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio on this day June 7 in music history. Best known for songs such as ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, ‘That’s Amore’, ‘Sway’, ‘Volare’, etc.

1921 – American jazz guitarist Talmage “Tal” Farlow nicknamed “Octopus” was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.

1940 – Singer Thomas Woodward better known professionally as Tom Jones was born in Treforest, Wales on this day June 7. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time with over 100 million records sold worldwide.

1944 – Bluegrass and country guitarist and singer Clarence LeBlanc better known as Clarence White was born in Lewiston, Maine. Best known as a member of the Kentucky Colonels and the Byrds.

1944 – American drummer Melvin Parker was born on this day June 7 in Kinston, North Carolina. Best known for his work with James Brown.

1946 – British songwriter and record producer Phillip Neil Wainman was born in London. Best known for his work with bands such as Sweet, Bay City Rollers, Mud, XTC, etc.

1953 – South African singer, songwriter and anthropologist Jonathan “Johnny” Clegg was born in Bacup, England on this day June 7 in music history.

1955 – American singer and songwriter Joey Scarbury was born on this day in Ontario, California. Best known for his chart-topping 1981 single ‘Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)’.

1958 – Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Prince Rogers Nelson or simply Prince was born on this day June 7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time with over 100 million records sold worldwide.

1962 – American drummer and artist Michael Cartellone was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Best known as a founding member of the Damn Yankees and for playing with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

1966 – Founding member and drummer of Stone Temple PilotsEric Kretz was born on this day June 7 in San Jose, California.

1967 – American guitarist David “Dave” Navarro was born in Santa Monica, California. Best known as a member of the rock band Jane’s Addiction and for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

1985 – English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Charles “Charlie” Simpson was born in Woodbridge on this day June 7 in music history. Best known for fronting the bands Busted and Fightstar.

1990 – Australian rapper Amethyst Amelia Kelly better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea was born in Sydney.

1991 – American rapper Willie Junior Maxwell also known professionally as Fetty Wap was born on this day June 7 in Peterson, New Jersey.

1993 – English singer-songwriter and guitarist George Ezra was born in Hertford. Best known for hit songs such as ‘Budapest’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Shotgun’, ‘Green Green Grass’, etc.

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