This Week in Music History: June 13 through 19

Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week.

Here's "This Week in Music History" for June 13 through 19.

June 13:
1970: The Beatles have their last number one hit, "The Long and Winding Road."
2005: Michael Jackson is acquitted of charges that he molested 13 year-old Gavin Arvizo by a jury in Santa Maria, California.
Births: British folk rock musician David Gray (1968); Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo (1970)
Deaths: American musician Benny Goodman (1986)

See the rest of the week after the jump...

June 14:

Births: Saxophonist and singer

Junior Walker



singer Steve Walsh and Danish black metal singer

King Diamond

(1956); Culture Club singer

Boy George


June 15:

Births: Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843); Waylon Jennings (1937); Slade singer Noddy Holder (1946); Air Supply singer Russell Hitchcock (1949); Turbonegro singer Hank Von Helvete (1972)

June 16:
1967: The Monterey Pop Festival begins.
Births: O'Jays singer Eddie Levert (1942); Dream Theater singer Charlie Dominici (1951); Tupac Shakur (1971); Ben Kweller (1981)
Deaths: Jazz drummer Chick Webb (1939); Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff (1994); Screaming Lord Sutch (1999)

June 17:
Births: Russian composer Igor Stravinsky (1882); Barry Manilow (1943); Pogues guitarist Phil Chevron (1957); Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra (1958); Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Krayzie Bone (1973)

June 18:
Births: Lyricist Sammy Cahn, known for working with Frank Sinatra (1913); Paul McCartney (1942); English pop singer Alison Moyet (1961); former Guns 'N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed (1963); country singer Blake Shelton (1976)

June 19:
Births: British singer/songwriter Nick Drake (1948); Ann Wilson of Heart (1950); former Korn guitarist Brian Welch (1970)

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