A girl group first! -- Yet another Beatles protest... -- We miss this drummer being in this band quite a lot actually...

George just wants to go home; Fab Four, 1965. (Fox Photos/Getty Images)

6/12/1965 (53 years ago today) - The Beatles were included in The Queen's Birthday Honours List to receive the prestigious MBE: Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (given for outstanding service to the community or local 'hands on' service) -- Naturally, protests poured into Buckingham Palace with Member of Parliament and Liberal Party member Hector Dupuis {cool name?} famously quoting "British Royalty has put me on the same level as a bunch of vulgar numbskulls". Four months later, the boys receive their awards anyway, but not without getting high first...

6/12/1965 (53 years ago today) - The Supremes become the very first all-female recording act to score five consecutive Number One singles when "Back In My Arms Again" his the top spot on the singles chart -- In fact, they would go on to score eleven more No. 1's(!), a totally astonishing/bad-ass achievement during the height of what was then the unstoppable British Invasion! Worth noting: after they break up, Diana Ross would score an additional eight Number One's as a solo artist. Amazing, honestly...

6/12/1951 - Here's a cold, hard fact of rock 'n' roll: when you replace either the lead singer or the drummer, you end up changing the entire dynamic of the band. Happy Birthday to original Cheap Trick percussionist, the ridiculously under-appreciated Bun E. Carlos, 67 years old today. The band doesn't look or sound the same without him...

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