Today in Music History: June 7
1963 The Rolling Stones released their debut single, 'Come On'. Recorded the previous month, the track was originally written and released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The B-side was also a cover version, Willie Dixon’s 'I Want to Be Loved'. The single reached No.21 in the UK chart.
Tidbits of Music Trivia from '64...
1964 During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some of the Monkeys who had been the act performing before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance.
1964 During a world tour, The Beatles flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong. When the plane stopped to refuel in Beirut, police turned firefighting foam on hundreds of fans who had invaded the runway at the airport.
1975 Elton John's ninth studio album 'Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys', went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. (where it stayed for seven weeks). Captain Fantastic' is a concept album that gives an autobiographical glimpse at the struggles John (Captain Fantastic) and Taupin (the Brown Dirt Cowboy) had in the early years of their musical careers in London.
1975 John Denver went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Thank God I'm A Country Boy', the singers third US No.1.
1986 Doctor And The Medics started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK charts with their version of the Norman Greenbaum 1969-70 hit 'Spirit In The Sky'.
Tidbits of Music Trivia from '87...1986 Madonna went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Live To Tell', her third US No.1 single, a No.2 hit in the UK.
1987 David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened.
1997 Hanson started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'MMMbop'. Originally called The Hanson Brothers, lead singer Zak Hanson was just 13-years-old at the time of the hit. One of the biggest debut singles of all time; reaching No.1 in 27 countries.
2000 Top 10 songs in the USA on June 7
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...