Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Music History Today: June 16, 2022

June 16, 1979: Donna Summer's album Bad Girls hits Number 1 in the US.

Every producer/DJ has the dream of creating an album like Donna Summer’s Bad Girls—whether they admit it or not.

Donna Summer's album Bad Girls
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This is partly due to the fact that the flawless, multi-genre songs on Bad Girls blend into each other without any gaps much like a most technically smooth DJ. 
Read more: Rock & Roll Globe

June 16, 1965: Bob Dylan finishes recording "Like A Rolling Stone."

"Like a Rolling Stone" was the second of three songs in the famous 'Dylan goes electric' controversy at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965; right after 'Maggie's Farm' and before 'Phantom Engineer.' He then left the stage and came back to play two more songs on an acoustic guitar.

June 16, 1967: The first Monterey International Pop festival begins at the County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California.

First 1967 Monterey International Pop festival poster

June 16, 1972: David Bowie unveils his landmark album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.

Most fans and music critics agree David Bowie's real breakthrough came in 1972 with the release of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Ziggy Stardust, Bowie clearly rivaled contemporaries like Mark Bolan (T.Rex), Roxy Music, and Gary Glitter for dominance over the glam rock movement, which fused catchy guitar rock with theatrical production and glitzy gender-bending fashion. 
Read more: Pop Matters

 

June 16, 1984: Prince protégé Sheila E. enters Billboard's Hot 100 with "The Glamorous Life." written by the Purple One.

"The Glamorous Life" is the title track and closing song on Sheila E.'s debut solo album, and reached number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The track earned two Grammy Award nominations and three MTV Award nominations. 
Read more: Wikipedia

Bad Girls
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