This Weekend in Music History
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 7th, 1964 – Bob Dylan records Mr. Tambourine Man at a studio in New York City. This is the first song recorded for the Another Side Of Bob Dylan, which saw Dylan recording 14 original compositions that night. The Byrds later recorded a version of Mr. Tambourine Man that was released as their first single and reached No.1 on both the US & UK charts.
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, 1987 – Yogi Horton, drummer for Luther Vandross’ band, who also played on albums with Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross, jumped to his death from the window of a New York hotel.
June 8th, 2002 – The whereabouts of Paul McCartney’s secret wedding were revealed after months of secrecy. The owner of the castle at which the wedding took place, had let the info slip during an interview.
June 9th, 1998 – The Ronettes appear in Court for their lawsuit against Phil Spector. The Ronettes were suing Spector for not paying royalties since 1963 and would go on to win the case. The case would later be appealed and overturned in 2002 stating that their contract was still technically legally binding.