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June 29 : This Day in Music History
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Health Issues

1998 : George Harrison announces that he is undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer, with assurances that, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet." He succumbed to the disease three years later.
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Awards and Honors (1)

1976 : The Memphis City Council votes to change Elvis' home street, Highway 51 South, to "Elvis Presley Boulevard."

Band Dynamics (3)

1969 : Jimi Hendrix's Experience plays its last United States concert and then breaks up. Noel Redding announces he has quit the band.
1973 : Deep Purple "Mark II," the most famous incarnation of the band, comes to an end after a show in Osaka, Japan, with lead singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover abruptly quitting the group.
1974 : Neil Peart replaces John Rutsey as the drummer for Rush.

Banned (1)

1957 : The government of Iran officially bans rock and roll after declaring rock dancing "as harmful to health." The ban would stay in place until the 1990s.

Births (20)

1901 : Nelson Eddy
1910 : Frank Loesser
1911 : Bernard Herrmann
1922 : Elmer J. "Mousey" Alexander
1922 : Ralph Burns
1935 : Lee (Shirley & Lee)
1938 : Billy Storm (The Valiants, The Alley Cats)
1940 : L. Russell Brown
1942 : Gilberto Gil
1943 : Little Eva
1943 : Roger Spear (The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band)
1947 : Carlo Santanna (Paper Lace)
1948 : Ian Paice (Deep Purple, Whitesnake)
1948 : Derv Gordon (The Equals)
1948 : Lincoln Gordon (The Equals)
1953 : Colin Hay (Men at Work)
1954 : Billy Hinsche (Dino, Desi & Billy)
1960 : Evelyn "Champagne" King
1964 : Stedman Pearson (Five Star)
1978 : Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls)

Certifications and Milestones (1)

1994 : Barbra Streisand sets a new record after grossing $16 million for a series of Madison Square Garden comeback shows.

Charts (3)

1968 : Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man enters the charts.
1974 : Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown hits #1.
1991 : De La Soul's second album De La Soul Is Dead debuts at #24 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Concerts and Festivals (3)

1959 : Dick Clark announces his first series of four "Caravan of Stars" concerts over the course of the next year, with his first being headlined by The Skyliners of Since I Don't Have You fame.
1969 : Jimi Hendrix' Experience band play their last gig together at the Denver Pop Festival.
1975 : Elton John appears onstage with The Doobie Brothers in Oakland, CA, for an impromptu duet on the Doobies hit Listen To The Music.

Deaths (6)

1969 : Shorty Long
1975 : Tim Buckley
1979 : Lowell George (Little Feet)
1998 : Horst Jankowski
2002 : Rosemary Clooney
2007 : George McCorkle (The Marshall Tucker Band)

Debuts (1)

2001 : Dream A Little Dream: The Almost-True Story of the Mamas & the Papas, a stage musical penned by former Papas member Denny Doherty, premieres in Toronto.

Health Issues (1)

1998 : George Harrison announces that he is undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer, with assurances that, "I'm not going to die on you folks just yet." He succumbed to the disease three years later.

Incidents (2)

1978 : Peter Frampton gets in a bad car accident in the Bahamas, breaking his arm and suffering internal injuries. On the bright side, he got to miss the premiere of the film he starred in, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was derided by critics and anyone unfortunate enough to see it.
2000 : The casket holding Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zandt is stolen from its mausoleum in Jacksonville, FL, but left after vandals were unable to open it; member Steve Gaines' ashes are spilled from his urn, which is also stolen.

Legal Issues (3)

1967 : Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones are both found guilty on drug charges and sentenced in a London court; Richards gets one year, Jagger 3 months. Neither serve any time as an appeals court throws out the Richards conviction and reduces Jagger's sentence to probation.
1988 : Lionel Richie's wife Brenda is arrested for assault after allegedly striking her husband after finding him in bed with another woman. She is later released on $5,000 bail.
1999 : Former teen heartthrob Leif Garrett is arrested in Los Angeles for possession of cocaine.

Miscellaneous (4)

1928 : The famous Winterland Ballroom opens in San Francisco, California. It's an ice-skating rink that can be converted into a general entertainment venue for opera, boxing, and other events, costing a whopping (for 1928) $1 million to build. It will go on to become a concert location for many famous acts, including The Sex Pistols, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, and Pink Floyd, to name just a few.
1967 : While on tour with The Hollies, Graham Nash writes a song called Marrakesh Express which will later find a home (and a hit) with his new band, Crosby Stills and Nash.
1985 : New York's Cooper-Hewitt museum fetches a record $2,299,000 for John Lennon's "Roller," a 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V painted groovy psychedelic colors by Apple associates The Fool.
1987 : Meeting at a London pub, a group of record label executives decide to use the term "World Music" to promote their international artists. This new designation becomes a section in many record stores and makes it much easier to classify artists that don't fit traditional genres.

Recordings (3)

1956 : Johnnie Ray, Just Walkin' In The Rain
1966 : Elvis Presley: "Double Trouble," "I Love Only One Girl," "It Won't Be Long," "Long Legged Girl"
1985 : Mick Jagger and David Bowie, "Dancing in the Street." The song was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London for the Live Aid charity.

Releases (3)

1959 : Elvis Presley, "A Big Hunk O' Love"
1963 : Elvis Presley, "(You're The) Devil In Disguise"
1968 : Pink Floyd, A Saucerful Of Secrets

TV, Radio, Press (3)

1966 : Neil Diamond plays American Bandstand for the first time, performing his hit "Cherry, Cherry."
1970 : NBC-TV presents the Liza Minnelli special Liza, also starring songwriters Anthony Newley, Jimmy Webb, and Randy Newman.
1995 : Ringo Starr's first-ever TV commercial, for Pizza Hut, debuts in the US, as does a similar spot by the newly-reformed Monkees.
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