June 18th: On this Day In Music History
|1948, Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could |
contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc.
|1955, Jimmy Young was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of 'Unchained Melody', (a theme for the obscure|
prison film Unchained and a hit for the Righteous Brothers in 1965). Young scored another ten Top 40 hit singles and went
on to become one of UK's favourite radio DJ's
1964, Touring Australia The Beatles played at Sydney Stadium in Sydney. This was Paul McCartney's 22nd birthday and after
the show his guests included 17 girls who were winners of the Daily Mirrors "Why I would like to be a guest at a Beatles
birthday party" competition.
1966, This weeks Top 5 UK singles: No.5, Percy Sledge, 'When A Man Love's A Woman', No.4, The Mersey's, 'Sorrow', No.3,
The Mamas and the Papas, 'Monday Monday', No.2, The Beatles, 'Paperback Writer', No.1, Frank Sinatra, 'Strangers In The Night.'
1974, Peter Hoorelbeke drummer with US band Rare Earth was arrested after a concert for throwing his drumsticks into the crowd.