27 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1989 The B-52s release Cosmic Thing, their first album following the death of guitarist and band co-founder Ricky Wilson. It features two of their biggest hits with "Roam" and "Love Shack."

1989 Tom Jones gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1986 Black Flag play their final ever gig in Detroit, Michigan. The band will go on to confirm their split two months later, in August 1986.

1976 John Lennon receives his "green card" from the US Department of Naturalization.

1976 Leigh Nash (lead vocalist for Sixpence None the Richer) is born in New Braunfels, Texas.

1975 Fandango becomes ZZ Top's second gold album.

1966 Led by Frank Zappa, the Mothers of Invention release their debut album Freak Out! Critics and music fans alike are baffled by what they hear.

1959 Country singer Lorrie Morgan is born Loretta Lynn Morgan in Nashville, Tennessee. Her dad is country singer George Morgan.

1956 At Master Recorders in Hollywood, Fats Domino records "Blueberry Hill," a song popularized by Gene Autry in 1940. Domino's version, with his famous piano intro, becomes his biggest hit and the definitive version of the song.

1951 Gilson Lavis (drummer for Squeeze) is born in Bedford, England.

1942 Bruce Johnston (of The Beach Boys) is born Benjamin Baldwin in Peoria, Illinois. He is adopted by William and Irene Johnston and grows up in Los Angeles.

1925 Doc Pomus, a blues singer and songwriter who would pen several hits of the rock and roll era, is born Jerome Solon Felder in Brooklyn, New York.

1729 French composer Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, known for her harpsichord pieces, dies at age 64.

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Whitney Houston Lands Fourth #1 Hit


Whitney Houston charts her fourth #1 on the Hot 100 with "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," the debut single from her second album.

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