10 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1967 Outdoor rock: California's Magic Mountain Music Festival, considered the first rock music festival, features Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and The Byrds - the crowd of 15,000 is dwarfed by the 200,000 at the Monterey Pop Festival the following weekend.

1966 Steve Marriott of Small Faces collapses while performing on the British show Ready Steady Go!, forcing the band to cancel a week of shows.

1966 Janis Joplin makes her singing debut with Big Brother & the Holding Company at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom.

1965 Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago is born in Manila, Philippines.

1964 Elvis Presley records "Puppet On A String," "The Meanest Girl In Town," and "Girl Happy."

1964 Jimmy Chamberlin (drummer for The Smashing Pumpkins) is born in Joliet, Illinois.

1961 Identical twins Kim and Kelley Deal are born in Dayton, Ohio. Together, they form The Breeders; Kim is also the bass player in the Pixies.

1961 Maxi Priest is born Max Elliott in Lewisham, London, England. His song "Close To You" goes to #1 in America in 1990.

1958 Elvis Presley records "I Need Your Love Tonight," "A Big Hunk O' Love," "Ain't That Loving You, Baby?," and "A Fool Such As I."

1950 The Ames Brothers' "Sentimental Me" hits #1.

1944 Rick Price (bassist for The Move, Wizzard) is born in Birmingham, England.

1941 Janet Vogel (soprano singer of The Skyliners) is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1941 Shirley Owens Alston of The Shirelles is born in Henderson, North Carolina.

1934 English composer Frederick Delius dies at age 72.

1910 Chicago blues singer Howlin' Wolf is born Chester Arthur Burnett in White Station, Mississippi.

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The Sopranos Comes Full Stop With Journey Song


In the last scene of the HBO series The Sopranos, "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey plays on the jukebox while Tony Soprano sits at a diner. It cuts to black on the line, "Don't Stop."

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