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Today In Pop Music: June 11 – Paul McCartney’s Biggest Mistake – By Far

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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 $$$$$.

 

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