Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Today in Music History...June 26, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: June 26th:
  

 
 
1990 Nelson release their debut album After the Rain, which sells over 2 million copies thanks to the #1 single "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection." Nelson is the duo of Gunnar and Matthew, the twin sons of Rick Nelson.More

1979 Nathan Followill (drummer for Kings of Leon) is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to a family that will later include younger brothers - and future bandmates - Caleb and Jared.

1979 Two years after his son's death, Vernon Presley dies of heart failure at age 63.

1976 Peter Frampton releases "Baby, I Love Your Way."

1975 Sonny & Cher's divorce becomes final.

1973 Country singer Gretchen Wilson is born in Pocahontas, Illinois.

1973 A model files an unsuccessful paternity suit against Mick Jagger.

1969 Mark Decloedt (drummer for EMF) is born in Gloucester, England.

1969 Colin Greenwood (bassist for Radiohead) is born in Oxford, England. Brother and future bandmate Jonny Greenwood is born two years later.

1961 Terri Nunn (lead singer of Berlin) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1961 Elvis Presley records "His Latest Flame" and "Little Sister."

1959 Stef Burns, who replaces Chris Hayes as guitarist for Huey Lewis and the News, is born in Oakland, California.

1957 Scandal lead singer Patty Smyth is born in New York City.

1956 Chris Isaak is born in Stockton, California.

1955 Mick Jones (lead guitarist, vocalist of The Clash) is born in Wandsworth, London, England.

1946 Motown singer-songwriter Brenda Holloway is born in Atascadero, California.

1943 R&B/jazz musician Georgie Fame is born Clive Powell in Leigh, Lancashire, England.

1938 R&B singer Billy Davis, Jr. (of The 5th Dimension) is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

1909 Colonel Tom Parker, the controversial talent manager who managed Elvis Presley's career, is born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk in Breda, Netherlands.

1893 Country-blues musician Big Bill Broonzy is born Lee Conley Bradley in Lake Dick, Arkansas.

1870 At the National Theatre in Munich, Wagner's opera Die Walk├╝re is performed for the first time, introducing the famous piece "The Ride Of The Valkyries."
 

Pearl Jam Hits With Cover Of '60s Song

 
1999Pearl Jam's cover of "Last Kiss" goes to #2 in America, the band's highest-charting song.

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2015 President Barack Obama sings "Amazing Grace" at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at his church in Charleston, South Carolina.More

2005 Pink proposes to her boyfriend, motocross rider Carey Hart, by holding up a sign that says "Will You Marry Me?" while he is racing in Mammoth, California. On the next lap, she adds, "I'm Serious." He pulls out of the race to say yes; the couple get married the following year.

1996 Sammy Hagar is replaced as Van Halen's lead vocalist by the man he replaced 11 years earlier, David Lee Roth.

1993 Ariana Grande is born in Boca Raton, Florida. After starring on the Nickelodeon TV show Victorious, she becomes a popular singer with a huge social media presence.

1977 Elvis Presley's last concert takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana. He dies on August 16.

1965 The Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man" goes to #1 on the Hot 100. It's the only song written by Bob Dylan ever to top that chart.

1963 John Lennon and Paul McCartney compose "She Loves You" in a hotel room in Newcastle, England, while on tour there.

1943 Thanks to Dooley Wilson's rendition as piano-playing Sam in Casablanca, Rudy Vallee's 12-year-old version of "As Time Goes By" lands at #1 on the charts, where it stays for four weeks.

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