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June 2 in Music History

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June 2 in Music History

On this day today:

1941 - The Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is born Charles Robert Watts in London.

1960 - Tony Hadley (lead singer of Spandau Ballet) is born in Islington, London, England.

1970 - Cypress Hill's lead rapper B-Real, born Louis Freese, enters the world in Los Angeles, California.

1972 - Pink Floyd release their seventh album, Obscured By Clouds, in the UK.
1973 - The Wings album Red Rose Speedway soars to the top of the US albums chart, while the single "My Love" kicks off a four-week reign at #1 on the Hot 100.

1973 - Electric Light Orchestra embark on their first US tour, launching a 40-date journey in San Diego.
1979 - Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" goes to #1 in the US, where it stays for three weeks.

1983 - Men Without Hats achieve a major milestone as the 12-inch remix of "The Safety Dance" reaches #1 on the Billboard Dance chart. With MTV heavily rotating the video's medieval-themed visuals, the song quickly climbs the Hot 100 chart, cementing its place in pop culture.

1984 - Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" hits #1 on the UK singles chart.
1987 - Whitney Houston's sophomore album, "Whitney," hits the shelves. Featuring four chart-topping singles, including the timeless "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," it solidifies her status as a pop sensation.

1990 - Soul II Soul's album Vol. II (A New Decade) begins a three-week reign at the top of the UK album chart. This success solidifies the group's influence on the British music scene, furthering their blend of R&B, soul, and dance music.

1998 - 50 Cent makes his debut on a major label by contributing a verse to the Onyx track "React." This collaboration marks his entrance into the mainstream music scene, setting the stage for his future success as a solo artist.
2002 - Hannah Spearitt, a member of S Club 7, announces her departure from the group, following the recent exit of her boyfriend and bandmate, Paul Cattermole.

2002 - Eminem's The Eminem Show hits #1 on both the UK and US album charts.

2010 - Paul McCartney, honored with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, serenades First Lady Michelle Obama with a rendition of "Michelle" during a special performance at the White House.
2017 - Luke Combs, a former criminal justice student at Appalachian State University, launches his debut album, "This One's For You." Transitioning to music, he finds success, clinching the CMA for New Artist Of The Year and becoming a sought-after performer on the concert circuit.

2018 - BTS achieves a significant milestone as the first K-pop group to claim the #1 spot on the US albums chart with their release "Love Yourself: Tear."

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