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Today in Rock: June 1

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1945 and 2010.

On this day in 1945 future pop singer Linda Scott is born in New York, New York.

On this day in 1950 future songstress Charlene is born in L.A., California.

On this day in 1961 Elvis Presley's “Surrender” hits number one on the UK singles chart.

On this day in 1963 Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" hits number one in the US a few weeks after her 17th birthday.

On this day in 1968 Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" hits number one on the US singles chart.

On this day in 1972 Pink Floyd begin recording Dark Side Of The Moon.

On this day in 1974 future singer-songwriter/actress Alanis Morissette is born in Ontario, Canada. Also on this day The UK music magazine NME publishes its list of 100 Great Albums: at number 3 The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, number 2, Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde and The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is voted in at number 1.

On this day in 1997 Spice Girl, Baby Spice arrives back in the UK in a wheelchair after breaking her ankle during a Turkish TV show.

On this day in 2003 Staind's 14 Shades Of Gray hits number 1 on the US album chart.

On this day in 2007 Contemporary musicians record their own versions of songs from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album to mark 40 years since it was released. Acts including Oasis, Travis, The Fray, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bryan Adams and The Magic Numbers all work with Geoff Emerick - the engineer in charge of the original 1967 sessions, using the original analogue 4-track equipment to demonstrate the techniques employed for the recording at Abbey Road studios in 1967.

On this day in 2010 Scottish musician, stonemason and actor Tam White does not actually die at the age of 67 as at one source reports.


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