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June 9 in Music History

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June 9 in Music History

On this day today:

1891 - Cole Porter, born in Peru, Indiana, becomes one of America's most iconic songwriters. His timeless classics include "It's De-Lovely," "Anything Goes," and "Begin The Beguine."
1941 - Jon Lord, keyboard player for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, is born in Leicester, England.

1947 - Mick Box (lead guitarist for Uriah Heep) is born in Walthamstow, East London, England.

1962 - Tony Bennett performs at Carnegie Hall in New York for the first time.
1970 - Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers is born in Herne Hill, South London, England.

1971 - Paul McCartney's second solo album, "Ram," earns a Gold certification.

1978 - Matt Bellamy, the dynamic frontman of Muse known for his powerful vocals and distinctive guitar work, was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

1978 - The Rolling Stones released "Some Girls," marking their first studio album featuring Ronnie Wood as a full member of the band.

1979 - The Bee Gees achieved their ninth No.1 hit on the US singles chart with 'Love You Inside Out.' Although it reached No.13 in the UK, the song solidified the group's continued success internationally.

1984 - Cyndi Lauper began a two-week reign at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Time After Time,' a track she co-wrote with Rob Hyman of The Hooters, based in Philadelphia. Despite reaching No.3 in the UK, the song became a timeless classic in both countries.

1986 - Genesis releases "Invisible Touch," their most successful album to date. The title track propels them to their first and only #1 hit.

1990 - MC Hammer's "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em" achieves a significant milestone by becoming the second rap album to reach #1 in America, following the success of Beastie Boys' "Licensed to Ill."

1990 - Wilson Phillips achieves a remarkable milestone as their song "Hold On" reaches #1 on the Hot 100 chart. Notably, Wendy and Carnie Wilson are the daughters of Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys, while Chynna Phillips is the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips from The Mamas & the Papas, echoing the success of their famous parents from the '60s.

1993 - Tina Turner's tumultuous life, notably her turbulent marriage to Ike Turner, is vividly depicted in the film "What's Love Got To Do With It," featuring Angela Bassett in the role of Tina.

1998 - The Spice Girls perform their first concert without Geri Halliwell, joining opera star Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy.
2007 - Rihanna's "Umbrella," featuring a guest verse from her label boss Jay-Z, ascends to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100, reigning for an impressive seven weeks.
2007 - George Michael made history by becoming the first music artist to grace the stage of the newly constructed Wembley Stadium in London. This milestone occurred during his '25 Live Tour,' where he performed two unforgettable shows at the venue.
2017 - Katy Perry embarks on a four-day live stream to promote her upcoming album, "Witness." During the stream, she candidly reveals that of her ex-boyfriends, John Mayer was the most memorable in bed, while Josh Groban was "the one that got away."

2022 - Britney Spears, aged 40, ties the knot with actor/model Sam Asghari, aged 28. Their wedding boasts celebrity guests like Madonna, Selena Gomez, and Drew Barrymore. However, an unexpected attendee crashes the ceremony: Jason Alexander, Spears' ex-husband from her brief marriage lasting 55 hours in 2004. Unfortunately, Spears and Asghari part ways just 14 months after their union.

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