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June 11, 1968: Work on the Beatles “White Album” continued at the EMI studios in London. Rather than work together on their new songs as a united band, the sessions quickly dissolved into each member, particularly John and Paul, doing their own thing and working on their own songs, with only occasional help from the […]

June 7, 1954: With Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" riding high on the Billboard R&B chart, Bill Haley And His Comets enter Decca Records' New York studio to record their version of the song. It will enter the Pop chart in August 1954 for an amazing 27 week run, peaking at #7, and […]

June 7, 1969: The Who’s fourth album, “Tommy” entered the UK charts, where it would peak at #2. The album would go to #4 on the US charts, selling 200,000 copies in the first two weeks in the US alone; it was awarded a gold record for sales of 500,000 on August 18, 1969. The […]

June 8, 1963: The Crystals' “Da Doo Ron Ron” peaked at #3 on the US singles chart. Produced by Phil Spector, who used a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that become known as a "wall of sound". Backing musicians included members of The Wrecking Crew, including […]

June 8, 1969: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts visited Brian Jones at his home in Cotchford Farm to discuss his future in the group. Because of his continued substance abuse, Brian had become erratic and undependable; he was sacked from the band. It was agreed by all that Brian would issue a statement, […]

June 8, 1974: Wings had the #1 album in the US with “Band On The Run”. The title track was also at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Paul McCartney & Wings – Jet [Rehearsal] [High Quality] From "One Hand Clapping" 1974 Article reposted from

June 5, 2002: Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone was found dead in his home in Hollywood, California. The cause of death was listed by the medical examiner as a heroin overdose. Dee Dee was 50 years old. RAMONES – Wart Hog (Live 1985) HD Ramones live at The Old Grey Whistle Test 1985 Like us […]

June 5, 1964: The future David Bowie (only 17 years old) released his first single in the UK; "Liza Jane" was performed by his band, Davie Jones and The King Bees. Despite promoting the single on the television shows Juke Box Jury, Ready Steady Go! and The Beat Room, and receiving good radio coverage, the […]

June 5, 1956: Elvis made his second appearance on Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theatre, where his hip swinging gyrations during his performance of "Hound Dog" provoked howls of outrage from across the country. TV critics panned him, saying his performance looked "like the mating dance of an aborigine" while others said he had "no future […]

June 5, 1947: Remembering the late Tom Evans, bassist/vocalist with Badfinger, on what would have been his 72nd Birthday. Badfinger – Come And Get It Merry Xmas to all music lovers and friends of the Beat Club! Here we go again with another live track of the legendary German TV show from Bremen. This time […]

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