Saturday, June 20, 2020

Music History Today: June 21, 2020

June 21, 1966: The Beatles record "She Said She Said," a song inspired by a party where Peter Fonda, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrisonn were taking acid. 
Regarding “She Said She Said,” John Lennon remembers: “That was written after an acid trip in L.A. during a break in The Beatles tour where we were having fun with The Byrds and lots of girls. 
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Peter Fonda came in when we were on acid and he kept coming up to me and sitting next to me and whispering, ‘I know what it’s like to be dead.’ He was describing an acid trip he’d been on. We didn’t want to hear about that!  
Read more: Beatles E-book 
June 21, 1961:  Bobby Vee recorded "Take Good Care Of My Baby."
‘Take Good Care Of My Baby’ was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and was made famous by the singer Bobby Vee.  It was released as a single by Vee in 1961, with ‘Bashful Bob’ as its b-side. Vee’s version reached number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 in September 1961. 
Read more:  Beatles' Bible


June 21, 1965: The Charlatans begin a six-week residency at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada. These are the first psychedelic shows ever, and the poster promoting the event (later called "the Seed") is the world's first-ever psychedelic music poster.

In June 1965, The Charlatans had secured a six week residency at at the Red Dog Saloon in Virginia City, Nevada. For this residency, two members of The Charlatans had to produce a concert poster. 
What Mike Ferguson and George Hunter came up with, is regarded as the first psychedelic rock poster. Since  then, ordinal copies of The Seed have become prized items among collectors of psychedelia. However, the Red Dog Saloon residency marked a first for The Charlatans. 
Read more: Derek's Music Blog


June 21, 1967: It's the Summer of Love: There's a free concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park celebrating the Summer Solstice. The Grateful Dead, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Quicksilver Messenger Service all perform.
After twice rejecting an independent producer’s plan to hold a free concert in Golden Gate Park to honor the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will throw its own free concert on June 21. 
Read more: San Francisco Chronicle June 1967
June 21, 1967 - Crowds of hippies gather in Golden Gate Park during the "Summer of Love" to welcome the first day of that season. A huge inflated ball, painted to represent a globe, is kept aloft by the celebrants.  Photo: Photo Credit:, Associated Press/1967
June 21, 1971:  Rare Earth released their new single "I Just Want to Celebrate."
"I Just Want to Celebrate" was the lead single on Rare Earth's 1971 album One World and was the band's fifth single overall. It reached #7 on the pop charts and was Rare Earth's final top 10 single.  It was the opening song on their live album, Rare Earth in Concert, released later that year. The song was included on various live and best-of compilations in later years.  
Read more: Wikipedia


June 21, 1972: The first time Gary Glitter performed "Rock & Roll Part 2" on British TV's Top Of The Pops.
Despite being one of the most controversial films of the year, Joker broke box office records over its weekend, earning $96 million and the best October debut ever.  But the movie's sparked another controversy since its release, due to the fact that it features a song by glam rocker Gary Glitter, who in recent decades has received multiple criminal convictions for child pornography and pedophilia. 
Read more: Esquire


June 21, 1986:  Heart posted the sixth Top 10 hit of their career when "Nothin' At All" jumped into the list on this date.
"Nothin' at All" is a song written by Mark Mueller (words & music) and recorded by rock band Heart.  A Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit peaking at #10, it was released as the fourth single from the band's self-titled 1985 album Heart, and was the fourth song from the album to hit the U.S. Top 10. 
Read more: Wikipedia

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