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30th June 1978, United Artists released The Buzzcocks single ‘Love You More’, at 1 minute 29 seconds it was the second shortest single ever released. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs 1960 hit ‘Stay’ was the shortest hit at one minute 28 seconds. Read it here

“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 […]

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 […]

30th June 1966, The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day’s first performance was also filmed; with The Beatles wearing white suits. There was a strict police presence with 3,000 police observing each concert played in […]

The music world lost one of the greats, Lowell George on June 29, 1979. Lowell is best known for his work with Little Feat. But there was so much more to him. (This is from wikipedia): Initially funded by the sale of his grandfather’s stock, George’s first band The Factory formed in 1965 and released […]

29th June 1979, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Lowell George died of a heart attack. The Little Feat front man was found dead at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. George joined Zappa’s Mothers of Invention as rhythm guitarist in 1968, played guitar on John Cale’s 1973 album Paris 1919, Harry Nilsson’s Son […]

A wise man once said “All things must pass”. From June 27 thru the 29th in 1969, the Denver Pop Festival was held in Denver’s Mile High Stadium. On Sunday the 29th, the headlining act was The Jimi Hendrix Experience. From the stage, Jimi Hendrix made the infamous announcement: “This is the last gig we’ll […]

There are Rolls Royces and then there are “Rolls Royces.” On June 29, 1985, John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V sold for $2,299.000.00 at an auction for New York’s Cooper-Hewitt museum. The car was famous for the painted groovy psychedelic colors that resembled a Romany Gypsy wagon that was done by Apple associates The […]

28th June 2016, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley’s longtime guitarist died at his home in Nashville, aged 84. Moore had been in poor health in recent months. He formed the Starlite Wrangers with bassist Bill Black and in 1954, Sun Records impresario Sam Phillips paired Moore with a teenaged Elvis Presley. Together, along with Black, they […]

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 […]


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