June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album

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Teddy Pendergrass
1959 – Chuck Berry releases his third studio album, Chuck Berry Is On Top.

1963 – The Beach Boys record “Surfer Girl” and “Little Deuce Coupe.”
1964 – The Zombies record “She’s Not There.”
1965 – The Supremes become the first group to score a fifth consecutive US #1 single when “Back In My Arms Again” goes to the top of the charts.
1966 – Pink Floyd’s future co-manager Peter Jenner sees the band perform for the first time at The Marquee Club in London.The band goes on to sign a contract with Jenner and Andrew King on October 31st of this year.
1972 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Some Time In New York City. It is Lennon’s third post-Beatles solo album, his fifth with Ono, and third with producer Phil Spector.
1972 – With the help of her mother, a bare footed Ronnie Spector leaves her husband Phil’s Beverly Hills mansion for the last time, leaving behind her adopted sons: three year old Donté, and six year old twins, Louis and Gary. A few days later, she files for a divorce that would be granted in 1974.
1973 – Grand Funk Railroad record “We’re An American Band.”
1977 – Teddy Pendergrass releases his self-titled, debut solo album.
2008 – Coldplay release Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.
Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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