On this Day June 23, 2004

was awarded an honorary degree by the University of St. Andrews Scotland’s oldest University and made a “Doctor of Music.” Source link

On this Day June 22, 1963

13-year old first entered the US singles chart as Little Stevie Wonder with ‘Fingertips Parts One and Two.’ ‘Fingertips’ which featured a young on drums was the first live, non-studio recording to reach No.1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States since Johnny Standley’s 1952 comic monologue ‘It’s in the Book’. Source…

On this Day June 22, 1968

The Otis Redding album Dock Of The Bay went to No.1 in the UK. The posthumously released album, and his sixth studio album contained a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965 and one of his best known songs, the posthumous hit Source link

On this Day June 22, 1971

released her fourth studio album Blue. The album is now generally regarded by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In July 2017, Blue was chosen by NPR as the greatest album of all time made by a woman. Source link

On this Day June 22, 1980

Don McLean had his second UK No.1 single with the song ‘Crying’. The song had been a No.2 US hit for Orbison in July 1961. In 1987, Orbison re-recorded the song as a duet with k.d. lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture, Hiding Out. Their collaboration won the Grammy Award. Source…

On this Day June 22, 1992

Nirvana’s was rushed to hospital after a gig in Belfast, Northern Ireland suffering from acute stomach pains brought on by ulcers. Source link

On this Day June 22, 2002

guitarist ‘The Edge’ married his girlfriend of ten years Morleigh Steinberg in Eze in the south of France. The couple first met when she was a belly dancer on the bands Zoo TV tour. Guest’s included Bono, Eurythmics Dave Stewart and Lenny Kravitz. Source link

On this Day June 22, 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, 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 them covered. The topless…

On this Day June 21, 1948

Columbia Records launched a new vinyl disc that played at thirty-three and one third RPM in New York City, sparking a music-industry standard so strong that the digital age has yet to kill it. Source link

On this Day June 21, 1966

Working at Abbey Road studios in London, recorded from start to finish, a new song She Said She Said. The song was reportedly based on a bizarre conversation that Lennon had with Peter Fonda while John and were tripping on LSD. Source link