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30th JUNE

1952: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Delicado,” Percy Faith Orchestra.

1962: Mike Sarne and Wendy Richards were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Come Outside.’ Richards went on to become a famous tv actress.

1966: The Supremes make the studio recording of “You Keep Me Hangin’ On.”

1966: The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan.

1969: Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle and Duster Bennett all appeared at London’s Royal Albert Hall ‘Pop Proms.’

1973: George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with ‘Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth’.

1973: Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Skweeze Me Pleeze Me’, the group’s fifth UK No.1 and second single to enter the chart at No.1.

1974: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Rock the Boat,” The Hues Corporation.

1975: The Jackson Five announced that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records.

1976: Stuart Goddard, (Adam Ant), placed the following ad in the classified section of the Melody Maker, ‘Beat on a bass, with the B-Sides.’

1977: Marvel Comics launched a comic book based on the rock group Kiss.

1978: United Artists released The Buzzcocks single ‘Love You More’, at 1 minute 29 seconds it was the second shortest single ever released.

1979: Tubeway Army started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’. The song by Gary Numan was the first electronic/synthesizer-based record to become a hit in the post-punk era.

1979: One hit wonder Anita Ward started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ring My Bell’, also a UK No.1.

1984: Huey Lewis and the News went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Sports’.

1985: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Sussudio,” Phil Collins.

1989: The Stone Roses played at Leeds Polytechnic in England. The gig almost didn’t take place after a security man wouldn’t let singer Ian Brown into the gig.

1990: New Kids On The Block started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Step By Step’.

1995: Garth Brooks was given a star on Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame.

1996: Neil Young premieres his album, “Broken Arrow” via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.

1998: The Warped Tour, with Bad Religion and the Specials, opens in Phoenix.

1999: Eric Clapton performs a benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for his Crossroads rehab center in Antigua. His guests include Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige, and Bob Dylan.

2001: Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lady Marmalade.’ A hit for LaBelle in 1975; then it was at No 1 in 1998 for All Saints.

2007: R.E.M. played a five-night series of shows at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Dubbed ‘working rehearsals’ by the band, many songs from their forthcoming album ‘Accelerate’ were debuted, with many of them still as works in progress.