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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 1

Published 2 months 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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