12 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Some Time In New York City.

1971 Honey Cone's "Want Ads" hits #1 in America.

1969 Bardi Martin (bassist for Candlebox) is born.

1968 Elvis Presley's 27th film, Speedway, starring Nancy Sinatra, premieres in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1966 The Dave Clark Five break a record by becoming the first rock band to make 12 appearances on Ed Sullivan Show.

1966 Elvis Presley records "Indescribably Blue," "I'll Remember You," and "If Every Day Was Like Christmas."

1965 The Supremes' "Back in My Arms Again" hits #1 in America, giving them five consecutive chart-toppers.

1964 The Zombies record "She's Not There."

1963 Brenda Lee graduates from the showbiz-friendly high school Hollywood Professional, having already earned 12 Top 10 records.

1963 Along with "Little Deuce Coupe," The Beach Boys record "Surfer Girl" at Western Recorders in Hollywood. They first recorded the song in February 1962 with terrible results.

1962 Drew "Grandmaster Dee" Carter (of Whodini) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

1962 Brenda Lee dislocates her neck while performing at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and is hospitalized.

1961 Frankie Avalon begins a 12-day tour of South America, one of the first rock tours to play on the continent.

1960 Michael Hausman (drummer for 'Til Tuesday) is born.

1959 John Linnell of They Might Be Giants is born in New York City.

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Rockers Rally For "No Nukes"


As part of the "No Nukes" movement during the Cold War, the largest political rally in US history takes place when about 750,000 people go to New York's Central Park for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament, which features performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Gary "U.S." Bonds.

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