29 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1979 Lowell George (frontman for Little Feat) dies of a heart attack at age 34.

1978 Nicole Scherzinger (of The Pussycat Dolls) is born Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1978 Peter Frampton gets in a bad car accident in the Bahamas, breaking his arm and suffering internal injuries. On the bright side, he gets to miss the premiere of the film he starred in, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which is derided by critics and anyone unfortunate enough to see it.

1976 The Memphis City Council votes to change Elvis' home street, Highway 51 South, to "Elvis Presley Boulevard."

1975 Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a Doobie Brothers/Eagles concert at Oakland Coliseum, where he joins on the Doobies hit "Listen To The Music."

1975 Rocker Tim Buckley dies of a drug overdose at age 28.

1974 Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown" hits #1.

1973 Deep Purple "Mark II," the most famous incarnation of the band, comes to an end after a show in Osaka, Japan, with lead singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover abruptly quitting the group.

1970 NBC-TV presents the Liza Minnelli special Liza, also starring songwriters Anthony Newley, Jimmy Webb, and Randy Newman.

1969 Soul singer Shorty Long, known for the 1968 hit "Here Comes The Judge," age 29, drowns along with his friend when their boat capsizes on the Detroit River in Michigan.

1969 Jimi Hendrix's Experience band play their last gig together at the Denver Pop Festival and then breaks up. Noel Redding announces he has quit the band.

1968 Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" enters the charts.

1967 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones are both found guilty on drug charges and sentenced in a London court; Richards gets one year, Jagger three months. Neither serve any time as an appeals court throws out the Richards conviction and reduces Jagger's sentence to probation.

1967 While on tour with The Hollies, Graham Nash writes a song called "Marrakesh Express" which will later find a home (and a hit) with his new band, Crosby Stills and Nash.

1966 Neil Diamond makes his TV debut, performing his hit "Cherry, Cherry" on American Bandstand.

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Springsteen Dances (In The Dark) With Courteney Cox


After a failed attempt shooting a studio video for "Dancing In The Dark," Bruce Springsteen does it live at his concert in St. Paul, Minnesota. During Clarence Clemons' sax solo, he brings a doe-eyed, 19-year-old Courteney Cox on stage to dance with him.

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