29 June

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1962 The Contours release "Do You Love Me."

1960 Disco singer Evelyn "Champagne" King is born in The Bronx, New York City.

1959 Dick Clark announces his first series of four "Caravan of Stars" concerts over the course of the next year, with his first being headlined by The Skyliners of "Since I Don't Have You" fame.

1957 The government of Iran officially bans rock and roll after declaring rock dancing "harmful to health." The ban would stay in place until the 1990s.

1956 Johnnie Ray records "Just Walkin' In The Rain."

1953 Men at Work frontman Colin Hay is born in Kilwinning, Scotland. He moves Down Under with his family when he's 14.

1953 Dokken frontman and namesake Don Dokken (his real name) is born in Los Angeles.

1951 Billy Hinsche of Dino, Desi & Billy is born in Manila, Philippines. After moving to Beverly Hills, he meets future bandmates Desi Arnaz Jr. and Dean Paul Martin.

1948 Ian Paice, Deep Purple's drummer and founding member, is born in Nottingham, England.

1948 Twin brothers Derv and Lincoln Gordon of The Equals are born in Jamaica.

1943 Pop singer Little Eva is born Eva Narcissus Boyd in Belhaven, North Carolina.

1943 Roger Spear (multi-instrumentalist of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) is born in Hammersmith, London, England.

1942 Brazilian musician and songwriter Gilberto Gil is born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

1940 L. Russell Brown, a lyricist and composer known for Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" and "Knock Three Times," is born in Newark, New Jersey.

1938 Billy Storm (of The Valiants, The Alley Cats) is born in Dayton, Ohio. With The Valiants, he released the first version of "Good Golly Miss Molly."

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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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