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26th June 2008, Total Guitar magazine voted Celine Dion’s rendition of the AC/DC track ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ as the world’s worst cover version ever. In the best cover versions list, Jimi Hendrix was voted into first place with his version of the Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ The Beatles rendition […]

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, […]

Michael Jackson left this world 9 years ago today on June 25, 2009. He had such an amazing career. He still ends up in the news, but usually these days it is someone trying to dig up dirt or trying to get money from his estate. 2 questions for you about Michael. 1. Do you […]

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 […]

By the beginning of June in 1974, The Beach Boys were nowhere near as popular as they once had been. They had a new record label, but that hadn’t done much for them. On June 24 of 1974, their former label, Capitol Records decided to release another ‘greatest hits’ LP. But they did it a […]

23rd June 1937, Born on this day, Niki Sullivan, guitarist, singer, one of the three original members of Buddy Holly’s backing group, The Crickets. He co-wrote a number of his hit songs and sang back-up vocals on 27 of the 32 songs Buddy recorded over his brief career. Sullivan died suddenly of a heart attack […]

On June 23, 1979, the battle was on between Rock and Disco. When the Billboard Album chart came out on that day, Supertramp’s LP “Breakfast In America” returned to the top spot. ‘Breakfast’ first went to #1 on the May 19th chart were it stayed until Donna Summer’s LP “Bad Girls” overtook it on the […]

Happy birthday to Todd Rundgren, born on 22nd June 1948. American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer . Member of Nazz and Utopia. Had the solo 1972 US No.16 & 1973 UK No.36 single ‘I Saw The Light’. Rundgren engineered / produced many notable albums for other acts, including The Band’s Stage Fright (1970), Badfinger’s […]

On June 22, 1957, there was a street party in Liverpool. There was a live band who were making their first public appearance. The band was called “The Quarrymen”. The following is from the Beatles Bible about the day: The Quarrymen played twice on this day. In the afternoon they performed on the back of […]

Happy birthday to Nils Lofgren, born on 21st June 1953, American musician. He joined Neil Young’s band aged 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. From 1971 to 1974 he recorded four albums with his own band, Grin. He had the 1976 solo album, ‘Cry Tough’. Joined Bruce Springsteen E Street Band […]


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