June

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The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia on June 12, 1964 to start their tour there. It is said that about 250,000 fans were there, well along the 10 mile ride from the airport to the hotel, to meet them. It was the biggest greeting that the Lads had ever got. Well for 3 of the […]

14th June 1943, Born on this day, Spooner Oldham, American songwriter and session musician, organist, best known as part of the studio backing band known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama. He played on many hits including, Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Aretha Franklin (Respect,, Wilson Pickett (Mustang Sally) and […]

14th June 1964, Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans. Another 20,000 fans lined the route from the airport to the hotel, army and navy units were brought in to help control the crowds, cars were crushed, hundreds of girls fainted and over 50 people […]

On June 12, 1972, John Lenno and Yoko Ono, along with Elephant’s Memory released the studio LP “Some Time in New York City.” It was paired with the live album Live Jam as a double album. It is Lennon’s third post-Beatles solo album, fifth with Ono, and third with producer Phil Spector. “Some Time in […]

On June 12, 1976, Peter Frampton and Yes headlined an outdoor concert at Philadelphia’s JFK stadium. Officially, it was 110 thousand people! But it is heavily ‘rumored’ that an extra 15 thousand tix were sold which managers / promoters didn’t report and kept $$$ for themselves. It was the largest crowd ever at the stadium. […]

15th June 1941, Born on this day, American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, who had the 1972 UK & US No.1 single with his version of The Badfinger song ‘Without You’, and the 1969 US No.6 single ‘Everybody’s Talkin’ from the film Midnight Cowboy’. The Monkees, Three Dog Night & Ronettes all covered his songs. He died […]

On June 13, 1983, the world was exposed to an up and coming guitarist and his band for the first time. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released their debut album “Texas Flood”. The album was named after a cover featured on the album “Texas Flood,” recorded by blues singer Larry Davis in 1958. Produced […]

15th June 1996, US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died in Beverly Hills, California, aged 79. Already blinded by the effects of diabetes, Fitzgerald had both her legs amputated in 1993. Winner of 13 Grammy Awards, the 1956 ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook’ was the first of eight “Songbook” sets. Appeared in the TV […]

On June 13, 1965, incredible greatness was released in the US. However, nobody realized it at the time. It was on that day, The Yardbirds released their debut LP in the states. The album was titled “For Your Love”. The album was released as The Yardbirds were getting ready for their first US tour. The […]

15th June 1985, Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, ‘Brothers In Arms’. The album is the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history and won two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also won Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards. Do you have […]


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