21 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1976 Mike Einziger (guitarist for Incubus) is born in Los Angeles, California.

1975 Justin Cary (bassist for Sixpence None the Richer) is born in New York's Catskill Mountains.

1975 Captain and Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" hits #1 for the first of four weeks.

1973 The band Bread, already having decided to break up, play their last live gig ever in Salt Lake City after one of its tour trucks flips over and destroys most of its gear.

1972 Allison Moorer is born in Monroeville, Alabama.

1972 Billy Preston's "Outa-Space" is certified Gold.

1970 Art Garfunkel makes his acting debut in the movie Catch-22. Paul Simon was also slated for a role in the film, but was dropped, leading to a rift that broke up Simon & Garfunkel.

1968 Sonique, known for the 1998 electronic hit "It Feels So Good," is born Sonia Marina Clarke in Crouch End, North London, England.

1966 The Beatles record "She Said She Said," a song inspired by a party where Peter Fonda, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrisonn were taking acid. Paul McCartney, who did not partake at the party, finds himself frozen out of the recording session and leaves, so Harrison plays bass on the track.

1965 The Charlatans begin a six-week residency at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada. These are the first psychedelic shows ever, and the poster promoting the event (later called "the Seed") is the world's first-ever psychedelic music poster.More

1961 The Hayley Mills movie The Parent Trap (with her hit "Let's Get Together") opens in theaters.

1959 Country singer Kathy Mattea, known for chart-toppers like 1988's "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," is born in South Charleston, West Virginia.

1957 Mark Brzezicki (drummer for Big Country) is born in Slough, Berkshire, England.

1952 Marcy Levy is born in Detrot. She co-writes and sings on Eric Clapton's "Lay Down Sally," and using the name Marcella Detroit, forms the duo Shakespears Sister with Siobhan Fahey (ex-Bananarama). Levy's year of birth is often incorrectly listed as 1959.

1951 Multi-instrumentalist Nils Lofgren (of Grin, E Street Band, All Starr Band) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

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