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Old 06-28-2021, 06:19 AM   #3475
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This Day In Music History: June 20th


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1966 ● The Beatles —— Yesterday…And Today ► Pop-Rock

1969 ● Grateful Dead —— Aoxomoxoa ► Psychedelic Rock

1974 ● Bob Dylan & The Band —— Before The Flood ► Folk-Rock

1975 ● Neil Young —— Tonight’s The Night ► Folk-Rock

1980 ● Peter Frampton —— Rise Up ► Arena Rock

1985 ● Scorpions —— World Wide Live ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock

1988 ● Chicago —— Chicago 19 ► Jazz-Rock

1989 ● The Allman Brothers Band —— Dreams ► Southern Rock

1989 ● Prince —— Batman ► Dance-Pop


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1944 Ray Davies (rhythm guitarist, vocalist for The Kinks) is born in Fortis Green, London, England.

1947 Joey Molland of Badfinger is born in Edge Hill, Liverpool, England. He's the only member of the group to live into his 60s. Lead singer Pete Ham (27) and guitarist Tom Evans (36) both commit suicide, and drummer Mike Gibbins dies of a brain aneurysm at 56.

1950 Joey Kramer (drummer for Aerosmith) is born in The Bronx, New York City.

1951 Rock multi-instrumentalist Nils Lofgren (of Grin, E Street Band, All Starr Band) is born in Chicago, Illinois.



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1972 The first Stonehenge Free Festival was held at Stonehenge, England culminating on the summer solstice. Staged between 1972 and 1984, acts who have appeared include Hawkwind, Gong, Doctor and the Medics, Flux of Pink Indians, Buster Blood Vessel, Crass, Selector, Dexys Midnight Runners, Thompson Twins, The Raincoats, Amazulu, Wishbone Ash, Man, Benjamin Zephaniah, The Enid, Roy Harper, Jimmy Page, Ted Chippington, Zorch and Ozric Tentacles.

1979, Angus MacLise, Velvet Underground's first drummer died of tuberculosis aged 34. He quit the band in 1965.

2001, John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits with 'Boom Boom', 'Dimples' and 'I'm In The Mood'. His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. He appeared and sang in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers.

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1965 ● The Byrds —— Mr. Tambourine Man ► Country-Rock

1968 ● John Mayall —— Bare Wires ► Blues-Rock

1969 ● Deep Purple —— Deep Purple ► Hard Rock

1982 ● Crosby, Stills & Nash —— Daylight Again ► Folk-Rock

1987 ● Judas Priest —— Priest…Live! ► Heavy Metal

1987 ● White Lion —— Pride ► Hard Rock/Hair Metal

1990 ● Poison —— Flesh & Blood ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal

1994 ● John Mellencamp —— Dance Naked ► Roots Rock


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1971 The second Glastonbury Festival in England took place. Held over 5 days to coincide with the summer solstice, (the weather was, for a British 'summer' very good). Acts who appeared included: Melanie, Quintessence, David Bowie, The Edgar Broughton Band, Pink Fairies, Terry Reid - with David Lyndley and Linda Lewis, Gong, Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Brinsley Schwarz, Fairport Convention, Family and Traffic. Over 7,000 fans attended the event.

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1948 Todd Rundgren is born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the '70s, he becomes a top solo artist and one of the most celebrated producers in music, with Meat Loaf's Bat Out Of Hell his biggest commercial success.

1957 INXS bass player Garry Beers is born in Manly, New South Wales, Australia.

1988 Robert Palmer releases "Simply Irresistible" in his native UK, where it peaks at #44. It fares much better in the US, where it lands at #2.

2018 Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54.

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This Day In Music History: June 22nd


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1988 ● Robert Palmer —— Heavy Nova ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1998 ● Genesis —— Genesis Archive 1967-75 ► Prog Rock

2004 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour ► Southern Rock

2004 ● Heart —— Jupiter’s Darling ► Album Rock

2004 ● Motörhead —— Inferno ► Heavy Metal

2010 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Live From Freedom Hall ► Southern Rock


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1965 Motown Records releases "Tracks Of My Tears" by Smokey Robinson And The Miracles. The song was written by the group, based on a riff that Miracles guitarist Marv Tarplin had come up with. Their version would reach number 16 on the US Pop charts, while Johnny Rivers' rendition would reach number 10 two years later.

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1971 ● The Byrds —— Byrdmaniax ► Country-Rock

1972 ● Jethro Tull —— Living In The Past [UK] ► Prog Rock

1987 ● Sammy Hagar —— I Never Said Goodbye ► Hard Rock

2009 ● Cheap Trick —— The Latest ► Hard Rock/Power Pop


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1944 Chris Wood (flutist/saxophonist/keyboardist for Traffic) is born in Quinton, Birmingham, England.

1944 Rock guitarist Jeff Beck is born in Wallington, England.

1945 Colin Blunstone (lead singer of The Zombies) is born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.

1947 Mick Fleetwood (drummer for Fleetwood Mac) is born in Redruth, Cornwall, England, though he'll grow up in locales around the world due to his father's career as a Royal Air Force fighter pilot.

1948 Patrick Moraz (keyboardist for Yes, The Moody Blues) is born in Morges, Switzerland.

1949 John Illsley (bass guitarist for Dire Straits) is born in Leicester, England.

1967 Jeff Cease (former guitarist for The Black Crowes) is born in Nashville, Tennessee.

2010 JoJo Billingsley (backing vocalist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies of cancer at age 58.

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1967 The beginning of the end came for The Lovin' Spoonful when guitarist Zal Yanovsky quit after a performance in New York at the Forest Hills Music Festival. One year later, John Sebastian would also leave the band to go solo. Although he made several unannounced guest appearances during John Sebastian concerts, Yanovsky gradually withdrew from music altogether and eventually became a restaurateur. He was 58 years old when he suffered a fatal heart attack on December 13th, 2002 at his farm near Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

2013 Alan Myers, drummer for the New Wave band Devo on their 1980, Billboard #14 hit, "Whip It", died of cancer at the age of 58.

2018 George Cameron, drummer and vocalist for The Left Banke on their hits "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina", died of cancer at the age of 70.

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1968 ● The Rascals —— Time Peace: The Rascals Greatest Hits ► Blue-Eyed Soul

1980 ● Jackson Browne —— Hold Out ► Folk-Rock

1988 ● Elton John —— Reg Strikes Back ► Pop-Rock

1997 ● Mötley Crüe —— Generation Swine ► Heavy Metal

2008 ● Mötley Crüe —— Saints Of Los Angeles ► Heavy Metal


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1984 Prince released his sixth studio album Purple Rain the first to feature his band the Revolution, and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The first two singles from the album, 'When Doves Cry' and 'Let's Go Crazy', topped the US singles charts, and were hits around the world, while the title track went to No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

2009 Michael Jackson died at the age of 50, after suffering heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills. The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964. Jackson is credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool, four of his solo albums are among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995), while his 1982 Thriller is the world's best-selling record of all time with sales of over 50 million.



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1946 Rock multi-instrumentalist Ian Mc****** (of Foreigner, King Crimson) is born in Osterley, Middlesex, England.

1946 Allen Lanier (keyboardist, rhythm guitarist for Blue Öyster Cult) is born in Long Island, New York.

1954 David Paich (keyboardist for Toto) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1963 George Michael is born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, England.

1972 Mike Kroeger (bassist for Nickelback) is born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.


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2007 Hank Medress, best known as the voice behind The Tokens' "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", died of lung cancer at the age of 68.

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2009 Sky Saxon (lead singer of The Seeds) dies at age 71 when an untreated infection leads to heart and renal failure.


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1971 ● Supertramp —— Indelibly Stamped ► Prog/Art Rock

1973 ● Chicago —— Chicago VI ► Jazz-Rock

1976 ● Alice Cooper —— Alice Cooper Goes To **** ► Hard Rock

1991 ● The Moody Blues —— Keys Of The Kingdom ► Prog Rock

1996 ● Kiss —— You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best!! ► Hard Rock

2002 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Live At Budokan ► Hard Rock


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1974 Cher divorced Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage. Four days later, Cher married guitarist Gregg Allman, the couple split 10 days after that, got back together and split again. They did stay married for three years, producing Elijah Blue Allman.

2005 Tickets for a forthcoming Rolling Stones gig at the Hollywood Bowl were set to become the most expensive in rock 'n' roll history. Fans would have to pay up to £249 for a seat - £2 per minute to watch the Stones.

2008 Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world's worst cover version ever. In the best cover versions list, Jimi Hendrix was voted into first place with his version of the Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ The Beatles rendition of ‘Twist and Shout’, (first recorded by the Top Notes), was in second place, followed by the Guns N' Roses version of the Wings song ‘Live and Let Die’.

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