18 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1985 Weird Al Yankovic's Dare To Be Stupid, featuring the Devo-inspired title track, makes history as the first album of comedic music ever released on compact disc.

1977 Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, the bass player and drummer (respectively) of Talking Heads, get married. It sticks, and in 2002 they become the first married couple inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when the band is inducted.

1976 Electric Light Orchestra's Olé ELO is certified Gold.

1976 Blake Shelton is born in Ada, Oklahoma.

1976 ABBA perform for Sweden's king on the eve of his wedding.

1975 Rapper Silkk The Shocker, brother of Master P, is born Vyshonne King Miller in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1974 Rare Earth's drummer Peter Hoorelbeke is arrested after tossing his drumsticks into a concert crowd.

1971 Nathan Morris (of Boyz II Men) is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1966 The Beach Boys release "Wouldn't It Be Nice" with "God Only Knows" on the flip side.

1963 Darren "Dizzy" Reed (keyboardist of Guns N' Roses) is born in Hinsdale, Illinois.

1961 Alison Moyet is born Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet in Billericay, Essex, England.

1961 Would-be riders of the Hudson Belle break into a stampede after learning that some of them are holding fraudulent tickets. The next day, a young Bob Dylan hears about the story and writes Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues.

1944 Pop singer Sandy Posey, known for the 1966 hit "Single Girl," is born in Jasper, Alabama.

1942 Carl Radle (bass player for Derek and the Dominos) is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1942 Paul McCartney is born James Paul McCartney in Allerton, Liverpool, England.

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