Cyndi Lauper

June 22nd 1953, Born on this day, Cyndi Lauper, US singer, (1984 US No.1 single ‘Time After Time’, UK No.2 single ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’). Bob Egan Pop Spots

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Todd Rundgren

June 22nd 1948, Born on this day, Todd Rundgren, US guitarist, singer, producer, Nazz, Utopia, solo, (1972 US No.16 & 1973 UK No.36 single ‘I Saw The Light’). Produced Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell album.


The Edge

June 22nd 2002, U2 guitarist ‘The Edge’ married his girlfriend of ten years Morleigh Steinberg in Eze in the south of France. The couple first met when she was a belly dancer on the bands Zoo TV tour. Guest’s included Bono, Eurythmics Dave Stewart and Lenny Kravitz.


Don McLean

June 22nd 1980, Don McLean had his second UK No.1 single with the Roy Orbison song ‘Crying’. The song had been a No.2 US hit for Orbison in July 1961. In 1987, Orbison re-recorded the song as a duet with k.d. lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture, Hiding Out. Their collaboration won the Grammy Award.


Stevie Wonder

22nd June 1963, 13-year old Stevie Wonder first entered the US singles chart as Little Stevie Wonder with ‘Fingertips Parts One and Two.’ ‘Fingertips’ which featured a young Marvin Gaye on drums was the first live, non-studio recording to reach No.1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in the United States since Johnny Standley’s 1952 comic monologue ‘It’s in the Book’

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Otis Redding

22nd June 1968, The Otis Redding album Dock Of The Bay went to No.1 in the UK. The posthumously released album, and his sixth studio album contained a number of singles and B-sides dating back to 1965 and one of his best known songs, the posthumous hit (Sittin’ On The Dock) Of The Bay