Monday, June 26, 2017

Today in Music History...June 26, 2017 (Now with more info & links)

Music History: June 26


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

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, garnering over 35 million Twitter followers.

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."

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.

1965 The Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man" goes to #1 on the Billboard singles chart.

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.

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 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.

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."

Obama Sings "Amazing Grace"

2015President 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.
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1996 Sammy Hagar is replaced as Van Halen's lead vocalist by the man he replaced 11 years earlier, David Lee Roth.

1977 Elvis Presley's last concert is in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1975 Sonny & Cher's divorce becomes final.

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

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