This Week's Music History Highlights...

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This Week In Music History...

June 16th : 1972, David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album which reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US has been consistently considered one of the greatest albums of all time.


June 17th : 1987, Born on this day, Kendrick Lamar American hip hop artist. Lamar is also known as a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards (2015), Lamar won Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his single, "i".


June 18th : 1942, Born on this day, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Wings, solo.  He is the most successful rock composer of all time.  With The Beatles he scored 21 US #1 & 17 UK #1 singles plus McCartney has scored over 30 US & UK solo Top 40 hit singles. He has written and co-written 188 charted records, with 91 reaching the Top 10 and 33 making #1.


June 19th : 1987, Guns N' Roses made their UK live debut at a sold out The Marquee Club in London.


June 20th: 1942, Born on this day, Brian Wilson American singer, songwriter with The Beach Boys who scored over 25 UK Top 40 singles. 


June 21st : 2001, John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83.  Had hits with 'Boom Boom', 'Dimples' and 'I'm In The Mood'.  His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes.


June 22nd : 1968, The Jeff Beck group featuring Rod Stewart made their US debut at the Fillmore East, New York.