Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 20

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1963 Gerry and the Pacemakers: I Like It UK 45
1981 Stars on 45: Stars on 45 Medley US 45
1987 Firm: Star Trekkin' UK 45
1998 Embrace : The Good Will Out : UK LP
2009 Dave Matthews Band : Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King : US LP

Births
1924 Chet Atkins
1942 Brian Wilson (Beach Boys)
1949 Lionel Richie
1954 Mchael Anthony (Van Halen)
1958 Kelly Johnson (Girlschool)
1960 John Taylor (Duran Duran)  
1960 Chris Gibson (Gibson Brothers)
1966 Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
1967 Murphy Karges (Sugar Ray)
1968 Jeordie Osborne White (Marilyn Manson Band)
1979 Charlotte Hatherley (Ash)

Miscellany
1957 Buddy Holly releases Words of Love in the US รน
Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
 
1964 Buddy Holly song, Not Fade Away, released in US by Rolling Stones
 
1969 David Bowie signs with Phillips Records and that day begins re-recording work on previously completed Space Oddity at Trident Studio
 
1969 Newport Festival (US) begins with Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker and Albert King.
 
1971 First Glastonbury Fayre held with appearance by David Bowie as the highlight
 
1973 US night of TV nostalgia as Dick Clark celebrates twenty years of American Bandstand
 
1980 Bob Dylan releases his 'born again' LP Saved
 
1981 Bernie Torme leaves Gillan
 
1983 Duane Eddy -plays gig in San Francisco at the start of his first US tour for fifteen years
 
1985 Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr married Angela Brown in San Francisco, California.
 
1986 Prince's Trust concert at Wembley Arena with Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tina Turner, Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler
 
1996 The Furthur Festival kicks off in Atlanta. The show marks the first time the members of The Grateful Dead perform together since the death of Jerry Garcia.
 
2004 Organisers at a Paul McCartney gig hired three jets to spray dry ice into the clouds so it wouldn’t rain during the concert.

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