22 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2020 Twenty One Pilots release a never-ending video for their song "Level of Concern" that continuously updates using footage uploaded by fans. It does end, but not until December 16 - 178 days later.

2018 Pantera drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul dies at 54.

2015 On the reality dating show The Bachelorette, Jared and Kaitlyn visit Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin, where they are serenaded by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, who perform "Linger." The couple dance and make out as O'Riordan sings: Were you lying all the time? Was it just a game to you?More

2012 The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre opens in Melbourne. Newton-John, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, started raising funds to develop the project in 2003.

2010 Lynyrd Skynyrd release Live from Freedom Hall, their eight live album. It features music performed June 15, 2007 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

2009 Blues bassist Nick Holt (of The Teardrops) dies of brain cancer at age 69.

2008 For his 60th birthday, Todd Rundgren hosts Toddstock, a gathering of his fans at his home in Hawaii. Toddstock returns every five years, with more locations added.

2007 Sarah McLachlan gives birth to her second child, daughter Taja Summer Sood.

2004 Lynyrd Skynyrd release Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Vicious Cycle Tour, their fifth live album. Featuring music from a July 11, 2003 performance at Antioch, Tennessee's Amsouth Amphitheater, it celebrates the band's thirty year anniversary.

1999 Limp Bizkit release the nu metal landmark Significant Other, their second album. Lead by the single "Nookie," it debuts at #1 in America, unseating Millennium by Backstreet Boys.

1993 The Flaming Lips release their sixth studio album, Transmissions From The Satellite Heart, featuring their breakthrough hit, "She Don't Use Jelly."More

1990 Doo-wop singer Corinthian "Kripp" Johnson (of The Dell-Vikings) dies of cancer at age 54.

1988 Robert Palmer releases "Simply Irresistible" in his native UK, where it peaks at #44. It fares much better in the US, where it lands at #2.

1986 Tom Waits' play titled Franks Wild Years debuts at the Briar St. Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Starring Waits as Frank, the play is performed by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and its soundtrack is later released as Waits' ninth studio album (also titled Franks Wild Years).

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Barcelona Opera Plays To Audience Of Plants


The day after Spain lifted a 3-month coronavirus lockdown, the Liceu opera in Barcelona opens its season with an unusual performance: Each of the 2,292 seats is occupied by a houseplant.

This bit of performance art, which is livestreamed for humans, reflects the weary absurdity of life under lockdown. The plants represent nature reclaiming their turf. The show is a 6-minute performance by a string quartet, which plays Puccini's "Chrysanthemum." The plants, which came from local nurseries, are donated to frontline workers after the show. Spain was hard-hit by the pandemic; the performance is a way to bring some levity and introspection to the country as it gradually reopens.



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