26 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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2021 Bruce Springsteen performs Springsteen On Broadway at the St. James Theater, becoming the first person to perform a full-length show on Broadway since the pandemic hit in 2020. The audience is required to show proof of vaccination.

2020 At 79, Bob Dylan becomes the oldest artist to top the UK albums chart with an album of original songs when Rough And Rowdy Ways hits the top spot.

2018 Barry Gibb of Bee Gees is knighted by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

2015 Florence + the Machine become the first female-fronted band to headline the Glastonbury festival since Shakespear's Sister in 1992.

2010 Gary Clark, Jr., little known outside of Austin, Texas, performs at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival. The performance earns raves and leads to a deal with Warner Bros. Records.

2004 Defying predictions of musical and personal implosion, Velvet Revolver, fronted by Scott Weiland and with three ex-Guns N' Roses members in the lineup, debuts at #1 in America with their first album, Contraband.More

1990 Sonic Youth release Goo. With songs like "Kool Thing," the album is a seminal landmark in alternative rock.

1988 Despite missing 75 days of school her senior year so she could tour, Debbie Gibson graduates from Calhoun High School in Merrick, Long Island, with honors. The previous day, her song "Foolish Beat" went to #1 in America.

1979 The Village People become the first disco act to play Madison Square Garden.

1979 Two years after his son's death, Vernon Presley dies of heart failure at age 63.

1979 Nathan Followill (drummer for Kings of Leon) is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to a family that will later include younger brothers - and future bandmates - Caleb and Jared.

1976 Peter Frampton releases "Baby, I Love Your Way."

1976 With his breakout album Live Bullet climbing the charts, Bob Seger plays his first headlining stadium show, performing to 59,000 at the Pontiac Silverdome.

1975 Sonny & Cher's divorce becomes final.

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Nelson Release Debut Album


Nelson release their debut album After the Rain, which sells over 2 million copies thanks to the #1 single "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection." Nelson is the duo of Gunnar and Matthew, the twin sons of Rick Nelson.

The twins, whose father died in a plane crash in 1985, got a record deal with Geffen in 1988 and spent about two years recording demos before the label's famous A&R man, John Kalodner, gave them the green light to make the album. Thanks to incessant airplay on MTV, "Love and Affection" takes off, making Gunnar and Matthew the third generation of Nelsons to hit it big in music (their grandfather, Ozzie Nelson, was a star bandleader in the '30s and '40s). The next Nelson album doesn't appear until 1995, by which time their brand of long-haired power pop has been superseded by grunge.



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