Today In Pop Music: June 30 – Beach Boys Bad Vibrations
JUNE 30 BIRTHDAYS
1943 – Florence Ballard (Supremes – died 1976)
1944 – Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band-vocals-guitar)
1946 – Billy Brown (The Moments/vocals – “Love On A Two Way Street”)
1956 – Adrian Wright (The Human League – “Don’t You Want Me”)
ON THIS DAY
1966 – The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concerts were videotaped and available for purchase in Japan foe a short time, but have never been legally available in the United States in any format.
1973 – George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney out of the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 when Give Me Love Give Me Peach On Earth)” displaced “My Love at the top spot.
1975 – Cher married Gregg Allman four days after her divorce from Sonny Bono became final. Gregg and Cher split up 1 days later, and followed with a three year off and on marriage.
1975 – The Jackson Five announced they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. The brothers were forced to changed the name of the group to ‘The Jacksons’ because Motown owned the name ‘The Jackson Five’.
1977 – Marvel Comics launched a comic book based on the rock group Kiss.
1979 – One hit wonder Anita Ward began a two week run atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Ring My Bell”.
1984 – Huey Lewis and the News topped the Billboard album chart with ‘Sports’. (30 years ago today – holy cow!!!!)
2004 – Kinks founding member Dave Davies was left paralyzed on the right hand side of his body after suffering a stroke. The 57 year old brother of fellow Kinks member Ray Davies had been promoting his solo material when he collapsed.
2001 – Beach Boys guitarist Al Jardine went to court to sue his former band mates, claiming he had been frozen out of the each Boys. The $4 million dollar suit was filed against Mike Love, Brian Wilson, the Carl Wilson trust, and Brother Records Incorporated in New York Superior Court. In 1998 a judge temporarily barred Jardine from performing under the name Beach Boys Family and Friends after representatives from Mike Love and Brother Records filed suit. Al lost the case in 2003.