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Happy birthday to American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer Todd Rundgren, born 22 June 1948. Member of Nazz and Utopia. Had the solo 1972 US No.16 & 1973 UK No.36 single ‘I Saw The Light’. Rundgren engineered / produced many notable albums for other acts, including The Band’s Stage Fright (1970), Badfinger’s Straight Up […]

22 June 2013, ‘Blurred Lines’ by Robin Thicke started a 13 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. Featuring American rapper T.I. and American singer and producer Pharrell Williams, the video was made in two versions; the first video features models Emily Ratajkowski, Jessi M’Bengue, and Elle Evans being topless, the second features […]

22 June 2016, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant told a court hearing the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ copyright dispute that he had a dim memory of the time the song was written. Plant also said he could not remember meeting the band Spirit, who claimed the band stole their guitar riff for Stairway to Heaven in […]

The Who played a warm-up show for their ‘Kids Are Alright Tour: 1964-1989’ on this date in 1989: The Day the Who Kicked Off an Overstuffed, Widely Criticized Tour Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7697731990300104

Happy birthday to Kris Kristofferson, born 22 June 1936, musician, actor, and writer, known for such hits as ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘For the Good Times’, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down’, and ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the […]

21 June 1975, Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’. The duo of husband and wife “Captain” Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille had worked as backup musicians for Elton John and Neil Sedaka. https://youtu.be/_QNEf9oGw8o CAPTAIN […]

Unusual collaboration spawned the Beatles legend’s biggest hit in decades: Odd Couples: How Paul McCartney, Kanye West and Rihanna Hit Top 5 Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7697948046945165

21 June 1966, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded from start to finish, a new John Lennon song ‘She Said She Said’. The song was reportedly based on a bizarre conversation that Lennon had with Peter Fonda while John and George Harrison were tripping on LSD. https://youtu.be/dT–o3o4d5U The Beatles – She […]

Happy birthday to American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Flowers from The Killers, born 21 June 1981, who scored the 2005 UK No.1 with their debut album Hot Fuss. Their 2017 album Wonderful Wonderful peaked at No.1 on the US & UK chart. In 2010, Flowers released a solo album, entitled Flamingo which peaked at […]

Happy 78th birthday to English musician Ray Davies, born 21 June 1944, singer, songwriter with The Kinks, who had the 1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 ‘You Really Got Me’, and the 1967 UK No.2 single ‘Waterloo Sunset’ and the 1983 US No.6 single ‘Come Dancing’. The Kinks have sold over 50 million records worldwide […]


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