Friday, June 9, 2023

Music History Today: June 10, 2023

June 10, 1922: Actress and singer Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
With her two older sisters, Judy Garland began performing as part of the Gumm Sisters. The Gumm sisters became the Garland sisters at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1934. The following year, she would become a solo act, signing a movie contract with MGM at 13. In 1939, Garland scored one of her greatest on-screen successes with The Wizard of Oz. She received a special Academy Award for portraying Dorothy, the girl from Kansas transported to Oz. 

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She soon made several more musicals, including Strike Up the Band (1940), Babes of Broadway (1942) with Rooney, and For Me and My Gal (1943), with Gene Kelly. Garland also tried her hand at series television. From 1963 to 1964, she starred in The Judy Garland Show. For her work on the show, she earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program in 1964. On June 22, 1969, she died in London of what was reported to be an accidental overdose. 
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June 10, 1975: The Eagles released their fourth studio album, One of These Nights. Featuring the US Top Ten hits "Lyin' Eyes," "Take It to the Limit," and the title track, it became the band's first LP to top the Billboard 200.

June 10, 2000: Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP, featuring "Stan" and "The Real Slim Shady," began an eight-week run at Number 1 in the US.

Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP,

June 10, 2012: The 2012 Tony Awards' opened with "Hello," a number from the musical Book of Mormon.

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