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On this day in music June 28 th
1959 -Bobby Darin was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dream Lover’. The American singers first UK No.1 which featured Neil Sedaka on piano also reached No.2 on the US chart.
1968 –Pink Floyd released their second album A Saucerful Of Secrets in the UK. It is both the last Pink Floyd album on which Syd Barrettwould appear and the only studio album to which all five band members contributed
1968 – The Beatles Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Good Night’, John Lennon’s lullaby for his 5-year-old son Julian with Ringo singing the lead vocal. The track appeared on The White Album.
1969 -Henry Mancini started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love Theme from Romeo And Juliet
1969 – John Mayall Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, The Nice, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Ten Years After, Taste, The Liverpool Scene and Chicken Shack all appeared at The Bath Festival of Blues in England, with DJ John Peel.
1975 -The Eagles started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fourth studio album ‘One Of These Nights
1975 -Wings went to No.1 on the UK chart with their fourth album ‘Venus And Mars’. The follow up to Band On The Run featured the US No.1 single ‘Listen What The Man Said
1975 – Tim Buckley American singer songwriter Tim Buckley completed the last show of a tour in Dallas, Texas, playing to a sold-out crowd of 1,800 people. This was Buckley’s last ever show, he died the following day of a heroin and morphine overdose aged 28
1977 –Elton John achieved a life long ambition when he became the Chairman of Watford Football Club
1980 – Paul McCartney The Paul McCartney single ‘Coming Up’ became one of the few ‘live’ recordings to reach the top of Billboard’s Hot 100
1985 – Sister SledgeSister Sledge were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Frankie
1986 -Wham! were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1 ‘The Edge Of Heaven’. Also on this day Wham! played their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London.
1997 – Pink Floyd The Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of The Moon spent its 1056th week on the US album chart
1997 – Puff Daddy Puff Daddy and Faith Evans started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’ll Be Missing You
1997 – Radiohead went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album OK Computer
2007 – Spice Girls The Spice Girls confirmed they would reform for a world tour to take place in December 2007 and January 2008 with the original line-up who had not performed on stage since Ginger Spice Geri Halliwell quit in May 1998
2007 – The Rolling Stones Benno Goldewijk, from Holland, and Spaniard Alfredo Pecina Matias were killed and two other men were injured during an accident dismantling the stage after a Rolling Stones concert in Madrid. Three of the workers fell 10m (33ft) from a metal structure and landed on a fourth. The Stones were currently on the European leg of their A Bigger Bang world tour
2012 – Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe was arrested before the band’s scheduled show at Prague’s Hard Rock Cage and charged with manslaughter
2013 – Coldplay‘s 2011 headline appearance on the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage was voted the top Glastonbury moment by BBC Radio listeners. Radiohead and Blur’s 2009 Pyramid Stage appearances polled second and third respectively, with Bruce Springsteen‘s performance of Thunder Road in 2009 coming fourth
This weeks theme is Canadiana
In in lieu of the Canada Day Long Weekend
Enough Bullshit Let’s Get This Party Started
Let’s kick it off with a few of my favorites