Saturday, June 9, 2018

Today in Music History...June 9, 2018 (Now with more info)

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Music History: June 9th:


2017 Katy Perry begins live-streaming four days straight to promote the release of her new album, Witness. We learn that of her ex-boyfriends, John Mayer, was the best in bed and Josh Groban was "the one that got away."

2010 Shania Twain's divorce from producer Robert "Mutt" Lange is finalized. The couple announced the split in 2008.

2000 The day after Curve magazine runs an interview with Sinead O'Connor declaring she's a lesbian, the Irish singer appears on The Rosie O'Donnell Show to perform her anthemic single "No Man's Woman."

1998 The Spice Girls play their first concert after the departure of Geri Halliwell, teaming up with opera star Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Italy.

1993 Country/soul singer Arthur Alexander dies of a heart attack at age 53, just a month after signing a new publishing and recording contract.

1978 The Rolling Stones release Miss You.

1977 Divorce final: George and Pattie Harrison.

1971 Paul McCartney's second solo album, Ram, is certified Gold.

1970 Ed Simons (of The Chemical Brothers) is born in Herne Hill, South London, England.

1970 Bob Dylan receives an honorary Doctorate of Music from Princeton University.

1967 Dean Felber (bass guitarist for Hootie & the Blowfish) is born in Bethesda, Maryland.

1967 Dean Dinning (bass guitarist for Toad the Wet Sprocket) is born in Santa Barbara, California.

1966 Elvis Presley's movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style is sneak-previewed in Memphis (it opens nationally a month later).

1963 Johnny Depp is born in Kentucky. He stars in the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers video for "Into The Great Wide Open," and plays guitar on tracks by Oasis, Patti Smith and Ryan Adams.

1963 Andy Williams is the mystery guest on TV's What's My Line.

1962 Tony Bennett plays Carnegie Hall in New York for the first time.

1959 Bobby Darin makes his Las Vegas debut, opening for George Burns at the Sahara Hotel.

1950 Trevor Bolder (bass guitarist for Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash) is born in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

1949 George Bunnell (bass and rhythm guitarist for The Strawberry Alarm Clock) is born.

1947 Mick Box (lead guitarist for Uriah Heep) is born in Walthamstow, East London, England.

1941 Jon Lord, keyboard player for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, is born in Leicester, England.

1934 Jackie Wilson is born in Detroit, Michigan.

1929 R&B singer Johnny Ace is born John Marshall Alexander Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee.

1915 Les Paul is born Lester William Polsfuss in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

1891 Cole Porter is born in Peru, Indiana.

1865 Composer Carl Nielsen is born on the Danish island of Funen.

MC Hammer Pounds Out A Pop-Rap Landmark

1990MC Hammer's Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em becomes just the second rap album to reach #1 in America (Licensed to Ill by Beastie Boys was the first).

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2017 Gene Simmons of Kiss files a trademark application for the devil horns hand gesture, which he claims he invented in 1974.More

2007 Rihanna's "Umbrella" reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks.

1994 After a fight with boyfriend and NFL star Andre Rison, TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes douses Rison's tennis shoes with lighter fluid and sets them on fire in a bathtub. The fire quickly melts the plexiglass tub and catches onto the frame of the house. Rison's mansion is burned to the ground and Lopes is charged with first degree arson. She is sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

1993 Tina Turner's life story, including her stormy relationship with her husband Ike, is portrayed in the film What's Love Got To Do With It, starring Angela Bassett as Tina.

1990 Wilson Phillips hit #1 on the Hot 100 with "Hold On," a feat accomplished by their famous parents in the '60s - Wendy and Carnie Wilson are the daughters of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys; Chynna Phillips was born to John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas.

1986 Genesis release Invisible Touch, their most successful album. The title track gives them their only #1 hit.

1972 After several years playing the New Jersey bar scene, Bruce Springsteen signs with Columbia Records and begins recording his first album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

1969 The Rolling Stones replace founding member Brian Jones with Mick Taylor. Jones, who says he's leaving to "play my kind of music," is found dead less than a month later at his home.

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