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“The Game”, the eighth studio album by Queen was released on June 30, 1980. It was the only Queen album to reach #1 in the US and became their best selling studio album in the US with four million copies sold to date. The album received very favourable reviews. Notable songs on the album include […]

Stephen Stills released his second solo LP simply called “Stephen Stills 2” on June 30, 1971. The album was not as well received as its predecessor peaking at #8 on the Billboard album chart and with most reviews labeling it as indulgent, or as Rolling Stone put it, “fifth-rate self-indulgence”. About the only thing the […]

KISS released their sixth studio LP “Love Gun” on June 30, 1977. It was the first KISS album to feature a lead vocal performance from Ace Frehley, which made it the first Kiss album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members. It was also the last studio album to feature Peter Criss […]

27th June 1966, The Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album Freak Out! on Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. It was also one of […]

The Mothers of Invention ( Frank Zappa) released their debut LP “Freak Out” on June 27, 1966. Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. The album was produced by […]

The Beatles released their third LP (kinda) “A Hard Day’s Night” in the US on June 26, 1964. The American version of the album was released with a different track listing than the LP that would be released in the UK a couple of weeks later. In 2012, “A Hard Day’s Night” was voted 307th […]

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, […]

Alice Cooper released the “Goes to Hell” album on June 25, 1976. It was kind of a continuation of the “Welcome to My Nightmare” record as it continued the story of Steven. Alice wrote almost all of this album along with his guitar player Dick Wagner and producer Bob Ezrin. With the success of “Only […]

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 […]

The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released in the US on March 25, 1970. Because of the legal problems Jimi had had with his previous manager, the LP was released on Capitol Records as part of a settlement. Due to legal wrangling by the former manager (Ed Chalpin) the album was not released […]


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