Monday, June 12, 2023

Music History Today: June 13, 2023

June 13, 1975: Peter Frampton played the first of two nights at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. Recordings from these two shows, and several others, made up the singer, songwriter, and guitarist’s legendary double live album, Frampton Comes Alive!. 

Peter Frampton San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom 1975
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June 13, 1950: Bo Donaldson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods was ten years old when their cover of  Paper Lace's "Billy, Don't Be a Hero" sold three million copies. They'd already performed as the opening act for artists like Herman's Hermits, the Box Tops, the Osmond Brothers, the Rascals, the Grass Roots, and Paul Revere & the Raiders. The single spent two weeks on the top charts and was the band's greatest success. 
Read more: Songfacts

June 13, 1975: John Lennon made his final TV appearance on the special Salute to Sir Lew – The Master Showman. The concert, taped in New York City Hilton on April 8, featured appearances from Julie Andrews, Peter Sellers, and Tom Jones. 

June 13, 1995: Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette released her breakthrough album, the alt-rock classic Jagged Little Pill.
At its core, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill is the work of an ambitious but sophomoric 19-year-old, once burned by love but still willing to open her heart a second time. 

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill photoshoot

All of this adds up to a surprisingly effective record, an utterly fascinating exploration of a young woman's psyche. As slick as the music is, the lyrics are sincere, and Morissette unflinchingly explores emotions so familiar most people would be ashamed to articulate them. 
Read more: Allmusic


June 13, 2014: Enrique Iglesias uploaded an English version of Bailando to YouTube featuring Sean Paul, Descemer Bueno, and Gente De Zona.

Do You Feel Like We Do
Peter Frampton

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