Today In Pop Music: June 11 – Paul McCartney’s Biggest Mistake – By Far
JUNE 11 BIRTHDAYS
1940 – Joseph DiNicola (stage name: Joey Dee [and the Starlighters] – ‘Peppermint Twist’ – Jimi Hendrix was a member of the band during 1964)
1946 – John Lawton (Uriah Heap/vocals – “Easy Livin'”)
1947 – Glenn Leonard (Temptations/vocals 1975-1983)
1949 – Frank Beard (ZZ Top/drums)
ON THIS DAY
1960 – Drummer Tommy Moore made made the most fateful decision of his life when he quit The Beatles and returned to his job of driving a forklift at a bottle works company. On August 12, only one day before they were to go to Hamburg to play a series of club dates. Pete Best was hired as their drummer. Then in 1962, along came Ringo………
1966 – The Rolling Stones began a two week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Paint It Back’. it was their their #1 American hit, and the first chart topper to feature a sitar on the recording.
1969 The Beatles hit #1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko, which peaked at #8 here in the United States. Though The Beatles were credited on the record label, only John Lennon and Paul McCartney played on the track.
1977 – KC and the Sunshine Band became only the second group after The Jackson Five to achieve four #1 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 when ‘I’m Your Boogie Man’ claimed the top spot.
2001 – On a day he’d live to regret, Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills against the wished of his own children. The $3.2 million wedding guest list included Ringo Starr, David Gilmour, and Chrissie Hynde. Heather came down the aisle clutching a bouquet of 11 ‘McCartney’ roses. After a tumultuous marriage he two separated on April 25, 2004. When the divorce was final and the dust cleared, Heather was awarded over $33 million cash, $15 million in real estate, and $70,000 a year child support for their child Beatrice, with whom they share joint custody.
Glad he’s happily married again today to someone who loves him for more than his $$$$$.