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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 17

Published 22 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN

GREGG ROLIE of Santana/Journey/Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band
PAUL YOUNG of Sad Café/Mike + The Mechanics

 

THIS HAPPENED

In 1965, The Kinks and The Moody Blues made their US concert debut at the Academy of Music in New York City.

In 1965, Working at Abbey Road Studios in London, The Beatles completed work on the new Paul McCartney song, “Yesterday” on the day before his 23rd birthday; they also recorded “Act Naturally,” Ringo’s vocal contribution to the Help! album, and “Wait,” which was included on Rubber Soul.

 

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 3

Published 35 days ago by Jim Nelson

Born:


CURTIS MAYFIELD
IAN HUNTER of Mott The Hoople
MICHAEL CLARKE of The Flying Burrito Brothers/The Byrds

 

This happened:


In 1964, During a photo session Ringo Starr was taken ill with tonsillitis and pharyngitis just days before a world tour was about to start. Session drummer Jimmy Nichol quickly rehearsed six songs from The Beatles’ tour repertoire and became a Beatle for 11 days.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 1

Published 37 days ago by Jim Nelson

Born:


ALANIS MORISSETTE
BRANDI CARLILE
MIKE JOYCE of The Smiths
RON WOOD of Jeff Beck Group/Faces/The Rolling Stones
SIMON GALLUP of The Cure

This happened:


In 1964, The Rolling Stones were met by over 500 fans as they arrived in NYC for their first US tour. The first gig took place four days later in San Bernardino, California.

In 1967, David Bowie released his self-titled debut album.

In 1967, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in the US (according to the Beatles official website, though some sources say it came out here on June 2). Sgt. Pepper’s went on to win four Grammys, including being the first rock album to win Album Of The Year. Rolling Stone ranked it as the greatest album ever, and it’s one of the best-selling albums ever, with more than 32 million copies sold worldwide.

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The Evolution Of Great Musicians

Published 6 years ago by Jeff Penfield

When you hear The Beatles, you know it's The Beatles. Same with David Bowie. Same with Pearl Jam.

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Beatlemania In America Turns 50

Published 6 years ago by Jeff Penfield

Friday marked the 50th anniversary of The Beatles first trip to the United States, just a few weeks after releasing Meet The Beatles.

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