Monday, June 18, 2018

Today in Music History...June 18, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: June 18th:

2014 Johnny Mann - of The Johnny Mann Singers who recorded with Johnny Burnette, The Crickets, and Eddie Cochran - dies of heart failure at age 85.

2012 At a Radiohead concert in a park in Toronto, metal rigging over a stage collapses one hour before show time. Various technicians were setting up the stage equipment when the incident occurred, injuring some and killing one drum technician, Scott Johnson, who was pinned under the rubble.

2011 Amy Winehouse, fresh out of rehab, shows up an hour late for a concert in Belgrade, Serbia, stumbles around on stage and can barely sing.

2011 Leslie West of Mountain has his right leg amputated below the knee at a Biloxi, Mississippi, hospital the day after performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in the city. West later says, "when I play 'Mississippi Queen' now, I think about Jesus Christ."

2009 Hindustani classical musician Ali Akbar Khan dies at age 87 from renal failure.

2008 Lil Wayne accomplishes what was believed to be impossible in a post-Napster world, selling more than a million copies of Tha Carter III in a mere seven days.

2007 Doo-wop singer Hank Medress (of The Tokens) dies of lung cancer at age 68.

2002 Billy Joel checks into an alcohol rehabilitation center in Connecticut for a ten-day stay.

1995 Louise Dean (singer for Shiva) dies in a hit-and-run accident at age 24. Shiva's single "Freedom" peaks at #18 on the UK charts shortly after.

1993 Lollapalooza 1993 kicks off at Thunderbird Stadium, in Vancouver, BC. The main stage acts include the headliner, Primus, as well as Alice in Chains, Dinosaur Jr., Fishbone, Arrested Development, Front 242, Babes in Toyland (first half), Tool (second half), and Rage Against the Machine.

1992 Peter Allen, best remembered for his 1972 hit, "I Still Call Australia Home," which soon made its way into commercials for Qantas Airlines, dies at his home in Sydney, struck down with an AIDS-related throat cancer. He was 48 years old.

1988 Josh Dun (drummer for Twenty One Pilots) is born in Columbus, Ohio.

1987 Bruce Springsteen separates from his wife, actress Julianne Phillips.

1984 The Dolly Parton movie Rhinestone is released, featuring Parton as a country singer trying to mentor a New York cabbie played by Sylvester Stallone.

1976 ABBA perform for Sweden's king on the eve of his wedding.

1976 Electric Light Orchestra's Olé ELO is certified Gold.

1976 Blake Shelton is born in Ada, Oklahoma.

1975 Rapper Silkk The Shocker, brother of Master P, is born Vyshonne King Miller in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1974 Rare Earth's drummer Peter Hoorelbeke is arrested after tossing his drumsticks into a concert crowd.

1971 Nathan Morris (of Boyz II Men) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1966 The Beach Boys release "Wouldn't It Be Nice" with "God Only Knows" on the flip side.

1963 Darren "Dizzy" Reed (keyboardist of Guns N' Roses) is born in Hinsdale, Illinois.

1961 Alison Moyet is born Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet in Billericay, Essex, England.

1944 Pop singer Sandy Posey, known for the 1966 hit "Single Girl," is born in Jasper, Alabama.

1942 Paul McCartney is born James Paul McCartney in Allerton, Liverpool, England.

1942 Carl Radle (bass player for Derek and the Dominos) is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Kazaa User Found Guilty In Landmark Music Sharing Case

2009Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a 32-year-old woman from Minnesota, is found guilty of illegal sharing of music files via the Internet and is ordered to pay $1.92 million, $80,000 per song.

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2011 Clarence Clemons, saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, dies at age 69 after suffering a stroke. He is replaced in the band by his nephew, Jake Clemons.

2006 Paul McCartney turns 64. He's older, but doesn't seem to be losing his hair. McCartney started writing "When I'm 64" when he was 15.

2000 The Experience Music Project, a museum including permanent exhibitions on Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, opens in Seattle.

1999 A judge dismisses a case brought against Prince in 1994 claiming he stole the idea for his symbol-shaped guitar. In the opinion, the judge writes: "Defendant may as well have had this protracted litigation in mind when he lyrically asked: 'Why do we scream at each other. This is what it sounds like. When doves cry.'"

1978 Grace Slick takes the stage with Jefferson Starship at the Lorelei Festival in Hamburg, Germany, in a state of drunkenness. After she taunts the crowd with comments about Nazis and World War II, the crowd riots, destroying much of their equipment. Slick does not return to the band until 1983.

1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" goes to #1 on the Hot 100, the group's only song to top that chart.

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