June 15 – June 21st – This Week In Rock History

Trivia Question Answer:

After not playing for seven years, Santana releases “Supernatural” which had a lot of chart-topping hits. June 15, 1999

June 15 – June 21st – BORN THIS WEEK IN ROCK 

Erroll Garner – June 15, 1923 (Jazz Pianist)

Kai Eckhardt – June 15, 1961 (Bassist, Garaj Mahal/freelance)

Waylon Jennings – June 15, 1937 (Country Singer-Songwriter & Guitarist)

Happy Birthday Gregg Rolie!

Gregg Rolie – June 17, 1947 (keyboards, Santana and Journey)

Carl Radle – June 17, 1942 (bass, Derek and the Dominos)

Jerry “boogie” McCain – June 18, 1930 (Blues Harmonica Player)

Paul McCartney – June 18, 1942 (bass, The Beatles)

Rod De’Ath – June 18,1950 (drummer, Rory Gallagher)

Peter Bardens – June 19, 1944 (keyboards, Camel)

Happy Birthday Ann Wilson!

Ann Wilson – June 19, 1950 (vocals, Heart)

Simon Wright – June 19, 1963 (drums, AC/DC)

Chet Atkins – June 20, 1924 (Guitarist aka Mister Guitar, Country Gentleman )

Eric Dolphy – June 20, 1928 (Jazz Saxophone)

Happy Birthday Brian Wilson!

Brian Wilson – June 20, 1942 (vocals, The Beach Boys)

Joey Kramer – June 21, 1950 (drums, Aerosmith)

Don Airey – June 21, 1948 (keyboards, Deep Purple)

Nils Lofgren – June 21, 1951 (The E Street Band, Crazy Horse, guitar)

June 15 – June 21st – DIED THIS WEEK IN ROCK 

Wes Montgomery – June 15, 1968 (Jazz guitarist)

Ella Fitzgerald – June 15, 1996 (Jazz Vocalist)

Clarence Clemons-June 18, 2011 (sax, The E Street Band)

Duane Roland – June 19, 2006 (guitar, Molly Hatchet)

Slim Whitman – June 19, 2013 (Country Singer)

Billy Preston – June 20, 2006 (Musician, Songwriter, Producer)

Angus Maclise June 21, 1979 (drums, The Velvet Underground)

John Lee Hooker June 21, 2001 (blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist)

MUSIC RELEASES AND THE TOP OF THE CHARTS…

The Beatles’ “Today and Yesterday” gets released: June 15, 1966

“Best of the Guess Who” is awarded Gold: June 15, 1971

Rolling Stones released first UK single June 17, 1963

The Rolling Stones’ LP Exile On Main Street hits #1 June 17, 1972

Steve Winwood’s debut solo album is released June 17, 1977

Fleetwood Mac Hits #1

Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” hits #1: June 18, 1977

Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” goes gold June 19. 1973

Foreigner releases Double Vision: June 20, 1978

Bob Dylan / The Band, Before The Flood is released June 20, 1974

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers loses its main guitarist, Peter Green, who quits to form a new band called Fleetwood Mac: June 15, 1966

“Ray Charles makes music history when “My World” hits the Billboard Hot 200, marking the sixth decade he had a charted album” June 15, 1993

After not playing for seven years, Santana releases “Supernatural” which had a lot of chart-topping hits. June 15, 1999

Bob Dylan records “Like a Rolling Stone” June 16, 1965

The Blues Brothers Movie Premieres!

The film The Blues Brothers premieres in Chicago June 16, 1980

Led Zeppelin embark on what will become their last tour – June 17, 1980

Bruce Springsteen plays his longest gig ever! The epic show is played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid. It lasted 3 hours and 48 minutes and spanned 32 songs. The second encore featured the rock and roll classic “Twist and Shout.” June 17, 2012

Jimi Hendrix Is on Fire in Monterey!

After wrestling the coveted closing spot from the Who, Jimi Hendrix goes to wow concertgoers at the Monterey Pop music festival by closing his set with a rousing rendition of “Wild Thing” and then setting his guitar on fire during his set. He also smashed the flaming instrument and sent its remains flying into the audience – June 18, 1967

For the first time, Ringo Starr uses his new Ludwig drum kit, complete with the famous “Beatles” logo, onstage as the group performs at London’s Playhouse Theatre. The set included the classic “From Me To You”- June 19, 1963

David Bowie records “Space Oddity” in London at Trident Studios. The song is the first of three David Bowie tunes to feature the character of “Major Tom.” David Bowie had asked George Martin to produce the track, but he declines. It’s ultimately produced by Gus Dudgeon June 20, 1969

The Rolling Stones sue fourteen New York City hotels for refused to admit the band during their North American tour, disingenuously accusing them of “discrimination on account of national origin” June 21, 1966

San Fran Celebrates Summer Solstice!

San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park celebrates the Summer Solstice with a free concert, featuring entertainment by The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Quicksilver Messenger Service June 21, 1967

Who guitarist Pete Townshend is waiting for his flight at the airport in Memphis, likens the band’s latest album, Tommy, to the atomic bomb, causing officials who misheard the remark to search the facilities for a real bomb June 21, 1970

Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple. While thinking about recording as a solo artist, he decides to start another band called Rainbow. June 21, 1975

Elton John surprises crowds by appearing at a Doobie Brothers/ Eagles concert June 21, 1975

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