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27th June 2002, One day before the scheduled first show of The Who’s 2002 US tour, bass player John Entwistle, died aged 57 in his hotel room at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Entwistle had gone to bed that night with a stripper, who woke at 10am to find Entwistle cold […]

June 27th is a bad day for legendary bass players. Three years ago today, on June 27, 2015 the music world lost Chris Squire. Chris was a founding member of, the bassist for and the only person to appear on all of the album of Yes. Chris has said that he was influenced by Jack […]

27th June 2015, Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, died at the age of 67 after battling leukemia. He was the only member to appear on each of their 21 studio albums, released from 1969 to 2014. Read it here

June 27, 1971, was a sad day for many. Bill Graham closed the legendary Fillmore East, the New York version of his equally legendary San Francisco “rock ballroom.” The Allman Brothers Band, The J. Geils Band, Albert King, The Beach Boys, Edgar Winter, Country Joe McDonald and Mountain (Leslie West Mountain) were on the bill […]

27th June 1970, The newly formed Queen featuring Freddie Mercury (possibly still known as Freddie Bulsara) on vocals, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Mike Grose on bass played their first gig at Truro City Hall, Cornwall, England. They were billed as Smile, Brian and Roger’s previous band, for whom the booking had been […]

26th June 1972, During sessions at Olympic Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track which was released and became a hit single in the UK in September of this year was not released in America, being judged too […]

June 26th is a HUGE day in the history of Elvis Presley. The man who took him to where he was, his manager Col. Tom Parker was born on June 26, 1909. On June 26, 1954, Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, called Elvis, who had recorded a few songs there earlier in the […]

26th June 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 […]

25th June 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, […]

Michael Jackson left this world 9 years ago today on June 25, 2009. He had such an amazing career. He still ends up in the news, but usually these days it is someone trying to dig up dirt or trying to get money from his estate. 2 questions for you about Michael. 1. Do you […]


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