June

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On June 21, 1966, The Yardbirds played their last show at London’s Marquee Club. But, this was also the first time that Jimmy Page played live with the band. With Jeff Beck playing lead, Jimmy did this show as the bands bass player. Here is a picture from that show 52 years ago tonight. Where […]

By June of 1962, The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein was working hard to get the band more exposure by having them open for more established acts. On June 21 of that year, Brian arranged to have the lads open for Bruce Channel of “Hey! Baby!” fame at the Tower Ballroom, in New Brighton, England. Backstage, […]

21st June 2001, John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep aged 83. Had hits with ‘Boom Boom’, ‘Dimples’ and ‘I’m In The Mood’. His songs have been covered by many artists including Cream, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, The Yardbirds, The Doors and The White Stripes. […]

On June 20, 2008, The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page became Dr. Page. Here is the story from the school: The University of Surrey is proud to confer the honorary degree of Doctor of the University to Jimmy Page for services to the music industry. The award was made on Friday, June 20 […]

June 20,1996, the day radio as we knew it died. It was on that day that Westinghouse Electric became the first entity to cash in on the new 1996 Telecommunications Act by purchasing Infinity Broadcasting for 3.9 billion dollars. The act relaxed restrictions on how many radio and TV stations one company could own in […]

Happy birthday to Brian Wilson, born on 20th June 1942, American singer, songwriter with The Beach Boys who scored the 1966 UK & US No.1 single ‘Good Vibrations’, plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles. The 1966 classic album Pet Sounds is widely considered to be one of the most influential albums in music […]

On Friday June 20, 1969, a music festival known as “Newport 69” started. It was the 2nd year for the festival, with the first being held in Costa Mesa, CA. The 1969 festival was held at Devonshire Downs in Northridge, CA. Attended by an estimated 200,000 fans, the festival on June 20–22, 1969 was the […]

19th June 2014, Gerry Goffin, who penned chart-topping songs with his then-wife Carole King died at the age of 75 in Los Angeles. He wrote dozens of hits over two decades, including ‘The Loco-Motion’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ and ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’. After their divorce in 1968, Goffin continued […]

The second day of the Monterey International Pop Festival was Sat. June 17, 1967. The bands / artists performing that day were: Canned Heat Big Brother and the Holding Company Country Joe and the Fish Al Kooper The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Electric Flag Quicksilver Messenger Service Steve Miller Band Moby Grape Hugh Masekela The […]

19th June 1948, Born on this day, English singer-songwriter and musician, Nick Drake. He signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. Drake committed suicide on November 25th 1974 aged […]


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