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This Day In Rock: June 15

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This Day In Rock: June 15

1963 Kyu Sakamoto became the first Japanese artist to hit the top of the US singles chart with “Sukiyaki”.
1964 Peter And Gordon arrive in the US to perform at New York’s World Fair.
and Ringo Starr re-joins The Beatles in Melbourne, Australia after being hospitalized for tonsillitis.
1966 The Beatles‘ “Yesterday and Today” is released with the controversial “butcher” cover.
1971 The Guess Who‘s “Best of the Guess Who” LP goes Gold.
1977 Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. host a Summer variety TV show on CBS.
1990 The Rolling Stones song, “Paint It Black”, hit number 1 in the Netherlands for the second time, twenty-four years after it first topped their chart. The song was included on the Stones’ “Singles Collection” box set the previous year.
1993 Ray Charles’ album “My World” debuted on Billboard’s Hot 200, marking his sixth decade of charted LPs.
1996 George Martin received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
2002 A rare autographed copy of “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” sold at a UK auction for $57,800.
2005 Jerry Lee Lewis is granted a divorce from his sixth wife.
2014 Casey Kasem longtime host of American Top 40 and Casey’s Countdown for nearly 40 years, died at age 82.


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