This Day in Music, June 19: I Can't Help Myself

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On this day in 1965, The Four Tops went to No.1 on the US singles chart with "I Can't Help Myself". Lead singer Levi Stubbs had not been satisfied with the recording session and was promised that he could do it again the following day, but no other session ever took place. The track that became a hit was just the second take of the song.

In 1971, Carole King started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with "It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move". Both songs were from her Tapestry album.

Today in 1976, future Smiths singer Steve Morrissey had a letter published in this week's music magazine Record Mirror and Disc asking the editor why the paper had not included any stories on The Sex Pistols.

In 1987, Guns N' Roses made their UK live debut at a sold out Marquee Club in London. The band have now sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Their 1987 major label debut album, Appetite for Destruction, has sold in excess of 28 million copies worldwide and reached No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 and is also the highest selling debut album of all time both in the US and worldwide.

On this day in 2007, lawyers for Britney Spears demanded a Florida radio station remove "offensive" advertisements, which featured her with a shaved head. The WFLZ billboards included the slogans "Total nut jobs", "Shock Therapy", and "Certifiable", which ran across pictures of a bald Spears. Law firm Lavely and Singer demanded the "immediate removal" of the banners in a letter to the station. Spears was photographed shaving her own head in a California hair salon earlier in the year.

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A former musician, Neil was in the 80's group The Cheaters who were once signed to EMI's Parlophone label, and released three albums. He was also a radio presenter and is still a regular music pundit on various BBC stations. Neil is the founder of the award winning web site This Day in Music which is…

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