Monday, June 19, 2023

Music History Today: June 20, 2023

June 20, 1969: It was the first of a three-day Festival in Newport, California, featuring Ike And Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Byrds, The Rascals, Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter, Eric Burdon, and Love. A three-day ticket costs $15.

Festival in Newport, California 1969
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June 20, 1942: Brian Wilson was born in Inglewood, California.
Brian Wilson formed the Beach Boys in 1961 and had a long string of hit singles and albums. By the mid-60s, however, Wilson looked to move beyond the cheery, simple, teen-based formula. The result was 1966’s Pet Sounds, which is ranked by many as one of the greatest albums of all time.

Brian Wilson

At the peak of his creative powers, substance abuse, and mental illness took their toll on Wilson, who lived in seclusion for much of the next 25 years. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, remarried in 1995, and was honored by the Kennedy Center in 2007 for his lifetime contribution to the performing arts. 
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June 20, 1966: Bob Dylan released the double album Blonde on Blonde, comprised of rockers, ballads, and a woozy brass band on "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35." He would never release a studio record that rocked this hard or had such bizarre imagery again.

Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde photoshoot
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde photoshoot

June 20, 1999: "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" by Dutch Eurodance group Vengaboys debuted at the top of the Official UK Top 40 chart.
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" was written by Vengaboys producers Danski and Delmundo, with the first verse interpolating the ABBA song "Lay All Your Love on Me" written by Benny Andersson and Bj√∂rn Ulvaeus. It was released to radio in the United States in June 1999 and re-released to US radio in June 2017. 
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