3 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1950 Soul singer Deniece Williams is born June Deniece Chandler in Gary, Indiana.

1950 Florian Pilkington-Miksa (original drummer for Curved Air) is born in Roehampton, South West London, England.

1947 T. Rex drummer Mickey Finn is born Michael Norman Finn outside of London, England.

1947 Dave Alexander (original bassist for The Stooges) is born in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, and will be raised in nearby Ann Arbor.

1946 Eddie Holman, known for his 1970 hit "Hey There Lonely Girl," is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

1946 Michael Clarke (original drummer for The Byrds) is born Michael James Dick is born in Spokane, Washington.

1942 Curtis Mayfield is born in Chicago, Illinois.

1939 Ian Hunter (lead singer of Mott the Hoople) is born Ian Hunter Patterson in Shropshire, England, to a Scottish father.

1930 Jazz singer Dakota Staton is born in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Known for the 1957 hit "The Late, Late Show."

1927 Boots Randolph, popular saxophonist and pioneer of the Nashville Sound, is born Homer Louis Randolph III in Paducah, Kentucky.

1906 Josephine Baker is born in in St. Louis, Missouri, but makes her mark in France, where she becomes a renowned singer, dancer and actress.

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Bill Clinton Plays Sax On Arsenio


Arkansas governor Bill Clinton, campaigning for US president, makes a whistle stop on The Arsenio Hall Show, where he plays the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone to a cheering, youthful audience. The appearance is later seen as the definitive moment when Clinton captured the trust and support of young voters, and locked the election on charisma points.

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