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On June 20, 2008, The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page became Dr. Page. Here is the story from the school: The University of Surrey is proud to confer the honorary degree of Doctor of the University to Jimmy Page for services to the music industry. The award was made on Friday, June 20 […]

June 20,1996, the day radio as we knew it died. It was on that day that Westinghouse Electric became the first entity to cash in on the new 1996 Telecommunications Act by purchasing Infinity Broadcasting for 3.9 billion dollars. The act relaxed restrictions on how many radio and TV stations one company could own in […]

Happy birthday to Brian Wilson, born on 20th June 1942, American singer, songwriter with The Beach Boys who scored the 1966 UK & US No.1 single ‘Good Vibrations’, plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles. The 1966 classic album Pet Sounds is widely considered to be one of the most influential albums in music […]

On Friday June 20, 1969, a music festival known as “Newport 69” started. It was the 2nd year for the festival, with the first being held in Costa Mesa, CA. The 1969 festival was held at Devonshire Downs in Northridge, CA. Attended by an estimated 200,000 fans, the festival on June 20–22, 1969 was the […]

19th June 2014, Gerry Goffin, who penned chart-topping songs with his then-wife Carole King died at the age of 75 in Los Angeles. He wrote dozens of hits over two decades, including ‘The Loco-Motion’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ and ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’. After their divorce in 1968, Goffin continued […]

The second day of the Monterey International Pop Festival was Sat. June 17, 1967. The bands / artists performing that day were: Canned Heat Big Brother and the Holding Company Country Joe and the Fish Al Kooper The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Electric Flag Quicksilver Messenger Service Steve Miller Band Moby Grape Hugh Masekela The […]

19th June 1948, Born on this day, English singer-songwriter and musician, Nick Drake. He signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. Drake committed suicide on November 25th 1974 aged […]

17th June 1971, Carole King went to No.1 on the US album chart with Tapestry for the first of 15 consecutive weeks. The album contained ‘It’s Too Late’, ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’’ and ‘You’ve Got a Friend’. The cover photograph taken at King’s Laurel Canyon home shows her sitting […]

The beginning of summer, 1967. By June 15th, school was out for the summer and the fun was beginning. Part of that fun was the ‘summer soundtrack’ that most of us heard on an AM radio station. Here is the top records in Chicago 51 years ago today. We are pretty sure the local charts […]

The Beatles released their LP “Yesterday and Today” on June 15, 1966. (Some sources say the 14th, others say the 20th). The album featured a cover by photographer Robert Whitaker where the group, dressed in butcher smocks, is surrounded by decapitated baby dolls and raw meat. There were some people who weren’t very happy about […]


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