This Week in Music History
June 7th, 1972 - Elvis Presley makes history by performing four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. George Harrison, John Lennon, David Bowie, Bob Dylan were among music stars to attended the shows. The shows were recorded and would become the album, Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden.
June 8th, 1974 – Dolly Parton's hit "I Will Always Love You," was number one on the U.S. charts.
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 and the final band consisted of Garry Tallent (bass), Clarence Clemons (saxophone), Danny Federici (keyboards, accordion), Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez (drums), and David Sancious (keyboards).
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 psychedelic music scene that also produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane.
June 11th, 1988 – Nelson Mandela throws a huge birthday bash in which stars like Whitney Houston, Phil Collins and Stevie Wonder were in attendance. An estimated one billion people watched from 40 different countries.
June 12th, 1965 – The Supremes score their 5th consecutive US No.1 single with ‘Back in My Arms Again goes to the top of the charts. They also became the first American group to accomplish this great feat.