Sunday, June 25, 2023

Music History Today: June 26, 2023

June 26, 1974: Cher divorced Sonny Bono after ten years of marriage. Four days later, Cher married guitarist Gregg Allman. The couple split ten days later, got back together, and broke up again. They stayed married for three years, producing Elijah Blue Allman.

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June 26, 1963: John Lennon and Paul McCartney composed "She Loves You" in a hotel room in Newcastle, England, while on tour there.

"She Loves You"  set a record in the US as one of the five Beatles songs that simultaneously held the top five positions. It's their best-selling single and the best-selling single of the 1960s in the UK. In November of 2004, Rolling Stone ranked "She Loves You" Number  64 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. BBC Radio 2 announced in August of 2009 that "She Loves You" was the Beatles' all-time best-selling single in the UK based on information compiled by The Official Charts Company. 
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June 26, 1972: During Olympic Studios, London, England sessions, David Bowie recorded "John, I'm Only Dancing," with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The original video, directed by Mick Rock, was banned by the British music show Top Of The Pops.

June 26, 2008: Total Guitar magazine's best cover versions list, Jimi Hendrix was voted into first place with his version of the Bob Dylan song "All Along the Watchtower," The Beatles' rendition of "Twist and Shout" was in second place, followed by the Guns N' Roses version of the Wings song "Live and Let Die."

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