Sunday, June 28, 2020

Music History Today: June 29, 2020

June 29, 1984: 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.
Long before 'Friends' was even a thought, a young fresh-faced model named Courteney Cox shot to fame as the wide-eyed woman pulled up onstage to dance during Bruce Springsteen's 'Dancing in the Dark' video. 
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The clip became so iconic that everyone wanted to cast the fledgling actress, but her early choices with the 'Misfits of Science' TV series and films like 'Masters of the Universe' and 'Cocoon: The Return' didn't exactly pan out. 
Read more:  Ultimate Classic Rock
June 29, 1957:  Buddy Holly began recording "Peggy Sue" in Clovis, New Mexico.
Peggy Sue Gerron, the inspiration for Buddy Holly's 1957 hit song, has died in Lubbock, Texas, aged 78. While she was the focus of the single, Peggy Sue was in fact in a relationship with Buddy Holly's band mate in The Crickets, Jerry Allison. She and Allison would marry in 1958, inspiring Holly's song, Peggy Sue Got Married, released after Holly was killed in a plane crash in 1959.  
Read more: BBC-UK (October 2, 2018)


June 29, 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 & Nash.
By the late 60s, Morocco was fast becoming an essential stop-off point on the new hippie trail. It was a place frequented by seekers of all stripes, from travelers and the more adventurous tourists through to artists, writers, fashionistas and rock stars.  In 1966, Graham Nash made a pilgrimage of his own, one that sparked off one of his most famous songs. On holiday from his day job as leader of The Hollies, Nash bought himself a ticket and hopped aboard a train from Casablanca to Marrakesh.    
Read more:  Loudersound


June 29,1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played in public for the final time at the Denver Pop Festival in Colorado. 

To this day, Woodstock still may be the most remembered and talked about music festival, but during that same year, several other places played host to their own events of the like — including Colorado, where the Denver Pop Festival went down as the eighth rock festival of 1969.  
Read more: 99.9 The Point


June 29,1976:  Boz Scaggs released the single "Lowdown.'
Boz Scaggs frustrated critics and pop fans for several years. Was he a soul man, a blues man, a rock star, what? On "Silk Degrees," his sixth album, the artist showed he was all of those things. The elements just needed time to coalesce, and a good coat of urban polish certainly helped.  
Read more: The Virginian-Pilot


Dancing In The Dark 
Bruce Springsteen 


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