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  • June 25 in music history
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    On This Day, June 25 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 25 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 25 in 1964 – Roy Orbison scored his second number one single in the UK with ‘It’s Over’. He also topped the Irish singles chart for three weeks. 1966 – The Beatles went to number one on the US singles chart with ‘Paperback Writer’. The song became a chart-topper in 9 countries that year, including the UK. 1969 – The Hollies recorded ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’ on this day June 25. The song peaked at No.3 in the UK and No.7 in the US, and it features Elton John on piano who was working as a session musician at the time. 1975 – Frank Zappa and the Mothers of…

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  • June 24 in music history
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    On This Day, June 24 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 24 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 24 in 1965 – The Hollies topped the UK singles chart with ‘I’m Alive’. A No.1 hit in Ireland as well that year. 1967 – With their third studio album ‘Headquarters’, The Monkees topped the US Billboard 200 chart on this day June 24 in music history. Also a chart-topper in Canada and a hit in the UK where it reached No.2. 1972 – Sammy Davis Jr. entered the third and last consecutive week at No.1 in the US with his version of ‘The Candy Man’. 1974 – The Beach Boys released the compilation album ‘Endless Summer’ on this day June 24. It features hits from the 1962-65 period and it…

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    On This Day, June 23 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 23 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 23 in 1951 -- Nat King Cole was at number one in the US with ‘Too Young’. 1962 -- Ray Charles topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for the fourth consecutive week with his rendition of Don Gibson‘s song ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’. The song also went to No.1 in Australia, Sweden, and the UK. 1966  – With ‘Paperback Writer’, The Beatles went to number one on the UK singles chart. The song became a chart-topper in eight countries that year. 1973 -- Paul McCartney & Wings topped the US singles chart for the fourth and last consecutive week with ‘My Love’ on this day June 23 in…

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  • June 22 in music history
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    On This Day, June 22 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 22 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 22 in 1959 -- Johnny Horton topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘The Battle of New Orleans’ for the fourth consecutive week. The song was a chart-topper in Canada and Australia that year as well. 1968  – With his seventh studio album ‘The Dock of the Bay’, Ottis Redding went to No.1 in the UK. The album was posthumously released after the artist’s untimely death in an airplane accident few months prior. 1968 -- Herb Alpert went to number one on the US singles chart with ‘This Guy’s in Love With You’ on this day June 22 in music history. 1969  – American actress and singer Frances…

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  • June 21 in music history
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    On This Day, June 21 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 21 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 21 in 1966  – The Beatles recorded John Lennon‘s song ‘She Said She Said’. It featured on their seventh studio album ‘Revolver’. 1969  – The cast of the Broadway rock musical Hair topped the US Billboard 200 chart with their eponymous album. The album stayed for 13 consecutive weeks at No.1 and its the last album by a Broadway cast to top the chart. 1975 -- Captain & Tennille topped the US Hot 100 chart with ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’ on this day June 21 in music history. 1975 -- Elton John went to number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with his ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic and the…

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  • June 20 in music history
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    On This Day, June 20 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 20 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 20 in 1965  – The Beatles kicked off their European tour with a show in Paris, France. 1969 -- David Bowie signed with Phillips Records. On his first day with the label he recorded ‘Space Oddity’ at their studio in London. The song featured on his self-titled second studio album and it peaked at No.5 in the UK that year. 1969  – The three-day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California on this day June 20. It was the first music festival to sell more than 200,000 tickets. The likes of Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Albert King and Ike & Tina Turner among others…

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    On This Day, June 19 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 19 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 19 in 1961 -- Pat Boone topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Moody River’. The song was a chart-topper in Canada and New Zealand as well that year, while in the UK it peaked at No.18. 1965  – With his version of Artie Glenn‘s song ‘Crying in the Chapel’, Elvis Presley went to number one on the UK singles chart. He also topped the charts in Australia, Ireland, Italy, Norway, South Africa, and the US that year with the song. 1965  – The Four Tops went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey…

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    On This Day, June 18 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 18 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 18 in 1955  – With his rendition of ‘Unchained Melody’, Jimmy Young topped the UK singles chart. 1966  – The Beach Boys released the singles ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ (A-side) and ‘God Only Knows’ (B-side). The songs featured on the band’s 11th studio album ‘Pet Sounds’. 1976  – The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded Electric Light Orchestra with a Gold plaque for their compilation album ‘Ole ELO’ which sold half a million units in its first week of release. 1977 -- Fleetwood Mac went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart with ‘Dreams’ on this day June 18 in music history. The song was a chart-topper in…

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    On This Day, June 17 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 17 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 17 in 1954  – American guitarist and bandleader Donato “Danny” Cedrone died at the age of 33 after falling down a staircase. Best remembered for his work with Bill Halley & His Comets and playing guitar on the rock and roll classic ‘Rock Around the Clock’. 1965 -- The Beatles finished recording Paul McCartney‘s song ‘Yesterday’. The song became a chart-topper in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the US. Its also one of the most covered songs in music history with over 2,200 official covers. 1967  – Instrumental group Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass topped the US Billboard 200 chart with their eight album ‘Sounds…

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    On This Day, June 16 In Music History

    EVENTS THAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY JUNE 16 IN MUSIC HISTORY On this day June 16 in 1956 -- Gogi Grant went to number one on the US singles chart with ‘The Wayward Wind’. 1965 -- Bob Dylan finished recording ‘Like a Rolling Stone’. He released the song on July 20 and it reached No.2 in the US and No.4 in the UK that year. 1967 -- Pink Floyd released their second single ‘See Emily Play’ on this day June 16 in music history. Its a Syd Barrett penned song and it was issued as a non-album single. Today the single is considered a classic psychedelic pop song. 1970  – American blues and jazz singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alonzo “Lonnie” Johnson died at the age…

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