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This Day in Music History: June 29th

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1978: Peter Frampton was in a car accident in the Bahamas in which Frampton suffered a broken arm and cracked ribs.

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This Day in Music History: June 26th

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1973: Keith Richards & his girlfriend Anita Pallenberg were arrested at Richards’ home in London on gun & drugs charges.

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This Day in Music History: June 25th

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1983: Kiss performed the last concert in makeup until 1996 at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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This Day in Music History: June 24th

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1967: Pink Floyd made their television debut on the BBC’s Top of the Pops where they performed “See Emily Play”.

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This Day in Music History: June 23rd

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1973: George Harrison reached number on the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the second time with Living in the Material World which spent five weeks on top of the chart.

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This Day in Music History: June 22nd

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1975: Eric Clapton joined the Rolling Stones onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City to jam on “Sympathy for the Devil”.

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This Day in Music History: June 19th

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1965: The Kinks & The Moody Blues each made their American live debut at the Academy of Music in New York City. 

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This Day in Music History: June 18th

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1977: Fleetwood Mac reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Dreams” which spent one week on top of the chart.

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This Day in Music History: June 17th

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1980: Led Zeppelin kicked off their Tour Over Europe at the Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. This would be their final tour.

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This Day in Music History: June 16th

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1979: Bad Company peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy” their last top forty single.

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This Day in Music History: June 15th

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1967: Peter Green left the John Mayall Blues Breakers. Green shortly went on to form Fleetwood Mac.

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This Day in Music History: June 12th

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1972: John Lennon released his third post-Beatles album Some Time in New York City his fourth album with Yoko Ono.

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This Day in Music History: June 11th

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1971: Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson accidentally put his right hand through a window pane & severed some nerves that kept him from drumming for three years.

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This Day in Music History: June 10th

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1984: Rush and Ozzy Osbourne co-headlined the Texxas Jam Festival at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The other acts on the bill were Bryan Adams, .38 Special & Gary Moore.

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This Day in Music History: June 9th

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2002: It was announced that Mick Jagger would be knighted the following year for his services to music.

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This Day in Music History: June 8th

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1974: Rick Wakeman announced he was leaving Yes. Over the next three decades he would rejoin & leave the band again multiple times.

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This Day in Music History: June 5th

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2002: Ramones bassist Dee Dee Ramone was found dead by his wife Barbara in his Hollywood, CA. An autopsy would reveal the cause of death to be a heroin overdose.

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This Day in Music History: June 4th

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1986: The producers of Broadway’s Beatles tribute Beatlemania! were forced to pay $10 million in royalties to Apple Corps Ltd.

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This Day in Music History: June 3rd

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1998: Van Halen canceled a concert in Hamburg, Germany after drummer Alex Van Halen bruised his arm when plaster chunks fell from the ceiling during a soundcheck.

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This Day in Music History: June 2nd

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1978: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their American television debut on The Midnight Special.

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This Day in Music History: June 1st

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1972: Pink Floyd entered Abbey Road Studios in London to begin recording Dark Side of the Moon.

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This Day in Music History: May 29th

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2002: David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar kicked off their co-headlining tour at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH outside of Cleveland.

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This Day in Music History: May 28th

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1977: Bruce Springsteen reached a settlement with former manager Mike Appel, which freed him to enter the recording studio. Their legal entanglements prevented him from recording.

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This Day in Music History: May 27th

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1977: Declan McManus made his live debut as Elvis Costello at the Nashville in London.

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This Day in Music History: May 26th

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1973: Deep Purple released “Smoke on the Water” which went on to peak at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

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