This Day In Music History

This Day In Music History
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JUNE 10TH
1966 - Janis Joplin, performs for the first time since joining Big Brother & the Holding Company as their new lead singer. Big Brother & the Holding Company were part of the 1965 San Francisco  p…
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June 9th
1972 - Bruce Springsteen begins assembling the E Street Band after being signed to Columbia Records.   Various Asbury Park  ex-band members soon join
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June 8th
1967 - British band Procol Harum hit No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale'. With little promotion, it reached #5 on the US charts as well, and became one of fewer than 30 singles to sell more then 10 million copies.
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June 3rd
1969 - It's a very sad day for singer Diana Ross of The Supremes. She discovers her two pet dogs had eaten rat poison and died in her dressing room.
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June 2nd
1967 - David Bowie releases his self titled debut album in the UK. This is the same day The Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", came out. "David Bowie" would later be released in the US in August and was a commercial failure at…
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June 1st
1964 - The Rolling Stones land at Kennedy Airport for their debut US tour.  They are met by over 500 fans as they exited the airplane.
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May 27th
1957 - Buddy Holly releases his only No. 1 hit, "That'll Be the Day." The song had its genesis in a trip to the movies by Holly, Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956.
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May 26th
1969 - John and Yoko began their famous eight-day "bed in" to promote world peace. It was in room 1742 of The Hotel La Reine Elizabeth in Montreal, Canada.
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May 25th
1969 - Simon & Garfunkel's Bookends hits No. 1 on the American albums chart. This knocks down their soundtrack to The Graduate from the top spot.
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May 20th
1967 - Aretha Franklin's "Respect" returns to the top of the charts after being dislodged by Martha & the Vandellas. Aretha's signature song is her version of Otis Redding's original which tells a much different story.

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