George Harrison knocked out Paul McCartney in 1973 for the No.1 US music single chart with ‘Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth’. His second US No.1 music hit.
Cher married Greg Allman in 1975. This was just four days after her divorce from Sonny. Cher and Greg split after only ten days. But went on to have a three year on and off again relationship.
The Jackson Five announced in 1975 that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. The brothers were forced to change their name to The Jacksons since Motown the other name.
Police raided the home of Neil Diamond in 1976 looking for drugs. The only thing they came up with was less than one ounce of marijuana.
Stuart Goddard (Adam Ant) placed an ad in the classified section of the Melody Maker in 1976, ‘Beat on a bass, with the B-sides’. Andy Warren answered the ad and the pair went on to form Adad and The Ants.
Marvel Comics launched a comic book based on the rock group KISS in 1977.
One hit wonder Anita Ward started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles music chart with ‘Ring My Bell’ in 1979.
Huey Lewis and the News went to No.1 on the US album music chart with ‘Sports’ in 1984.
New Kids On The Block started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles music chart with ‘Step By Step’ in 1990. The group’s third US No.1.
RCA release K.T. Oslin’s ‘80’s Ladies’ music album in 1987.
Kenny Chesney signs his first recording contract in 1993 with Capricorn Records.
Garth Brooks was given a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame in 1995. The country singer buried the master tapes of his ‘Hits’ album under the star.
Beach Boys member Al Jardine went to court in 2001 to sue his former band members claiming he had been frozen out of the Beach Boys. The $4 million law suit was filed against Mike Love, Brian Wilson, the Carl Wilson Trust and Brother Records Incorporated in a New York Superior Court. In 1998 a US judge temporarily barred Jardine from performing under the name Beach Boys Family And Friends after representations from Mike Love and Brother Records. Jardine lost the case in 2003.
The Rick Schroder-directed video for ‘Whiskey Lullaby’, Brad Paisley’s duet with Alison Krauss, debuts on CMT in 2004.
Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney gets engage to Tiffany Fallon while aboard a cruise ship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2005.
Nick Carter from The Backstreet Boys was fined $1,200 in 2005 after admitting to drinking and driving in California. The 25-year-old singer was also put on probation for three years, ordered to attend an alcohol education course and banned from driving for 90 days.
Arista releases Brad Paisley’s music album ‘American Saturday Night’ in 2009.
Dot releases Maddie & Tae’s debut music single, ‘Girl In A Country Song’ to the radio listeners in 2014.
And now it is time to say Happy Birthday to the people that brought us great music or had a hand in creating the music we all love. Those born today, June 30th are:
1939 – Tony Hatch – UK composer and producer.
1943 – Florence Ballard – vocals for The Supremes.
1944 – Glenn Shorrock – Little River Band. They had the US No.3 music single ‘Reminiscing’.
1946 – Billy Brown – The Moments who had the US No.3 music single ‘One Way Street’.
1951 – Stanley Clarke – jazz bass player who worked with Chick Corea, Santana, Keith Richards, Quincy Jones and Paul McCartney.
1956 – Adrian Wright – The Human League who had the 9182 – US No.1 music single ‘Don’t You Want Me’.
1957 – Doug Sampson – drummer for Iron Maiden.
1962 – Julianne Fegan – vocals for All About Eve.
1963 – Dwayne O’Brien – Country music guitarist and singer, he joins the harmony-rich Little Texas, perform on the pop-influenced music singles ‘What Might Have Been’, ‘You And Forever And Me’ and ‘God Blessed Texas.
1967 – Peter James Camell – guitarist for The La’s.
1979 – Andrew Burrows – drummer for Razorlight.
1983 – Anton Gordon – One True Voice.
1983 – Cheryl Cole – vocals for Girls Aloud.
1984 – Fantasia Barrino – singer and American Idol winner who had the 2004 US music single ‘I Believe’.
1985 – T-Pain (Faheem Najm) – American hip-hop and R&B singer.