17 June

Pick a Day


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1943 After planning to return to his hometown and resume his career as a barber, Perry Como is signed to RCA Records.

1943 Barry Manilow is born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York.

1942 Norman Kuhlke (drummer for The Swinging Blue Jeans) is born in Liverpool, England.

1940 Bass player Chuck Rainey is born Charles Walter Rainey III in Cleveland, Ohio.

1939 Dave Alldred (drummer for The Rhythm Orchids, Dickie Doo & the Don'ts) is born.

1933 Elvis' parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, are married.

1930 Electric guitarist Cliff Gallup (of Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps) is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

1910 Country singer Red Foley, known for the 1951 gospel hit "Peace in the Valley," is born Clyde Julian Foley in Blue Lick, Kentucky.

1902 Composer Sammy Fain is born Samuel E. Feinberg in New York City. Known for classic songs like "Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella," "I'll Be Seeing You," and "That Old Feeling."

1882 Composer Igor Stravinsky is born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Katy Perry Gives Up Gospel For Pop


Katy Perry's major-label debut album, One of the Boys, is released, featuring the hit single "I Kissed a Girl." It's not her first album: In 2001 she released a gospel album under her real name, Katy Hudson.

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