Category Archives: Music

June 20 Music et al

June 20 Music et al

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June 20 Music et al

June 20, 1966: Capitol Records released the “Yesterday...and Today” album, but refused to keep the original cover of the Beatles sitting in butcher smocks and holding baby doll parts. John Lennon’s response was that the cover was a relevant as Vietnam.” (Beatles, see June 25; Vietnam, see June 29)
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The [bumpy] Road to Bethel

June 20 - 22, 1969: Newport ‘69 Festival held Northridge, CA. On Sunday at the festival which attracted approximately 60,000 paid admissions, police attempted to break up a small group who had tried to rush the gates. Thousands of sympathizers started throwing bottles and rocks at the police. 165 arrested. 45 charged with assaulting an officer. 90 arrested for drug-related offenses. 402 injuries. The Times Herald Record reported the incident as a “battle” and referred to alleged charges of “attempted  murder and assault with a deadly weapon.” (see June 21)

Jimi Hendrix

June 20 Music et al

June 20, 1969: Hendrix earned the largest paycheck (to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single set at the Newport ‘69 Festival. (see January 28, 1970)
June 20 Music et al

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June 20 Music et al

June 20 – 22, 1969: the Newport ‘69 Festival was the 2nd year for the festival, with the first, the Newport Pop Festival being held in Costa Mesa, CA. The 1969 festival was held at Devonshire Downs in Northridge, CA. Attended by an estimated 200,000 fans, the festival was the largest pop concert up to that time and is considered the more famous of the two Newport Pop Festivals, possibly because of the appearance of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, which got top billing at the venue. Hendrix was the headline act for the Friday night opening, but he played so poorly - supposedly from an LSD-laced drink - that he returned to the stage on Sunday. His Sunday performance with Buddy Miles, Eric Burdon, and several others lasted more than two hours. (see June 21)

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June 19 Music et al

June 19 Music et al

Pat Boone

June 19 – 25, 1961, “Moody River” by Pat Boone #1 Billboard Hot 100. From Wikipedia:  It was written by and originally performed by country rockabilly singer Chase Webster (real name Gary Daniel Bruce, not to be confused with Gary Bruce of the Knack). Webster was a label-mate of Boone's at Dot Records.

This was the title track from one of Boone's better-selling albums. Boone sang this song as if he were in pain. It was covered some years later by Johnny Burnette in 1962, also Frank Sinatra and Johnny Rivers. In August 2009, John Fogerty covered the song in the album entitled The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again."



Four Tops

June 19 – 25, 1965: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by the Four Tops #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. From Wikipedia: Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song is one of the most well-known Motown tunes of the 1960s. The song reached number one on the R&B charts and was also the number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks, from June 12 to June 19 and from June 26 to July 3 in 1965. It replaced "Back in My Arms Again" by label-mates The Supremes, was first replaced by "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds, then regained the top spot before being replaced by "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones. 

 
June 19 Music et al

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June 19, 1967: during his stay in California on a houseboat in Sausalito, while listening to the Beatles' Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band, Otis Redding was inspired to compose "Sitting On the Dock of the Bay."  From Performing Songwriter site: While on the West Coast for an engagement at the Fillmore in June 1967, Redding and his road manager “Speedo” Sims escaped for a few days of R&R on a rented houseboat near Sausalito.

In that idyllic setting, Redding relaxed, gently strumming his acoustic guitar and singing two lines over and over:

Sittin’ in the morning sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes

Sims recalled, “We must have been out there three or four days before I could get any concept as to where he was going with the song. I just didn’t understand it. And lyrically, it sounded weird. He was changing with the times. And I was looking at the times change.” (see June 25)



The [Bumpy] Road to Bethel: June 19, 1969

June 19 Music et al

  • Michael Lang, Artie Kornfeld, and Joel Rosenman meet with Abbie Hoffman. Hoffman demanded $50,000. They agree to $10,000. 
  • Stanley Goldstein was served with a summons ordering the festival’s principals to appear before the State Supreme court in Goshen, NY on July 7.
  • At the informal meeting the Wallkill town board lays out its three concerns: 1. traffic control,   2. sanitation, and 3. water supply. (see June 20 – 22)

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June 13 Music et al

June 13 Music et al

Hello Dolly!
June 13 – July 24, 1964, Louis Armstrong’s Hello Dolly! the Billboard #1 album.

From All Music: Louis Armstrong's commercial resurgence with the song "Hello, Dolly!" -- a number one hit that unseated the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" from the top spot -- came as such a surprise that Kapp Records hastened to produce an album to go along with it. The resulting long-player, appropriately titled Hello, Dolly!, also went to number one and produced a second hit, the inferior "I Still Get Jealous." 

 
“Marijuana in Miami”
June 13, 1967: a local TV news special in Miami airs “Marijuana in Miami.” The special included the head shop of Michael Lang.
Michael Lang
In the late summer of 1968, Lang moved to Woodstock, NY. (see February 6, 1969)
seeThe Balled Of John and Yokofor more
June 13, 1969, The Beatles after live performances: over 100 US radio stations banned The Beatles new single 'The Balled Of John and Yoko' due to the line 'Christ, you know it ain't easy', calling it offensive. The following video is the story. (see July 1)

 

June 13 Music et al

Beatles June 13, 1970
‘The Long And Winding Road’ single

June 13 Music et al

The Beatles started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Long And Winding Road,' the group's 20th US No.1.
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June 13 Music et al

The album 'Let It Be' started a four-week run at No.1 the US album chart on the same day. The 12th and final studio album by The Beatles, was recorded in January 1969, before the recording and release of Abbey Road. (see Nov 27)
John Lennon, June 13, 1975
‘Salute To Sir Lew Grade’
The TV broadcast of 'Salute To Sir Lew Grade' (recorded on April 18). John Lennon performed 'Slippin And Slidin', and 'Imagine'. The performance was Lennon's last one before a live audience. (see Oct 7)

 

June 13 Music et al