6 July, 2019 Grupo Stereo Siete
2019.- With 13 weeks at #1, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X breaks the record for longest-running hip-hop song on the Hot 100. “Lose Yourself,” “Boom Boom Pow” and “See You Again” all had runs of 12 weeks.
2016.- In a small ceremony at Peckforton Castle in Liverpool, England, Ciara marries Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks.
2009Alanis Morissette begins an eight-episode stint on the Showtime drama Weeds, playing obstetrician Audra Kitson.
2009 Guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker announce they are leaving Panic At The Disco. That leaves vocalist Brendon Urie and drummer Spencer Smith to continue the band.
2003 Skip Battin (bassist for The Byrds, NRPS, Flying Burrito Brothers) dies of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at age 69.
1999 Folk singer Richie Havens publishes his autobiography, They Can’t Hide Us Anymore.
1998 Roy Rogers, star of many Western films in which he sang, dies of heart failure at 86. The other singing cowboy of his era, Gene Autry, dies a few months later.
1994 The light-hearted drama Forrest Gump hits theaters. Aside from becoming the top-grossing film of the year in North America and winning multiple Academy Awards, the movie spawns a hit soundtrack with songs from Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, The Doors, The Byrds, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, and more.
1991 Grunge music takes baby steps into the mainstream as the Alice in Chains album Facelift peaks at #42 in the US, and “Man In The Box” goes to #18 on the Mainstream Rock chart.
1987Neil Young & Crazy Horse release Life, their last album under the Geffen label. With the exceptions of studio recordings “Cryin’ Eyes” and “We Never Danced,” the tracks are all taken from live performances.
1985 Phil Collins’ “Sussudio” – a song about a girl with a funny name – hits #1. It holds the position for one week.
1979 Van McCoy, known for the 1975 disco hit “The Hustle,” dies of a heart attack at age 39.
1967 Pink Floyd appear on the British TV show Top Of The Pops for the first time, performing “See Emily Play.”
1966Elvis Presley’s Paradise Hawaiian Style movie opens nationwide.
1965 Marty Balin starts recruiting members for the band that will become Jefferson Airplane.
1965.- Jackie Wilson releases “Higher And Higher.”
1964The Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night debuts in London.
1963 Guitarist Tim Bricheno (of The Sisters Of Mercy) is born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.
1959 John Keeble (drummer for Spandau Ballet) is born in Hampstead, London, England.
1953Nanci Griffith is born in Seguin, Texas.
1949 Mike Shrieve (drummer for Santana) is born in San Francisco, California.
1945 Rik Elswit (lead guitarist for Dr. Hook) is born in California.
1943 Soul singer Jan Bradley, who becomes popular by covering Curtis Mayfield tunes before writing her own songs, is born Addie Bradley in Byhalia, Mississippi.
1937Gene Chandler is born Eugene Dixon in Chicago, Illinois.
1932 Big Dee Irwin is born DiFosco T. Ervin Jr. in Harlem, New York. Recorded a popular version of “Swinging on a Star” with Little Eva.
1931Della Reese is born Delloreese Patricia Early in the Black Bottom neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.
1925Bill Haley is born in Highland Park, Michigan.
1924 Jazz drummer Louie Bellson, famous for his work with Duke Ellington, is born in Illinois.
1911 Contralto singer LaVerne Sophia Andrews (firstborn of The Andrews Sisters) is born in Mound, Minnesota.
1865 Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, a composer who developed Dalcroze Eurhythmics to teach music to students, is born in Vienna, Austria.