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30th June2011


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THIS DAY IN MUSIC 30th June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brought to you by this day in music .comBorn on this day:
1943, Florence Ballard, vocals, The Supremes
1951, Stanley Clarke, jazz bass player
1962, Julianne Regan, vocals, All About Eve
1979, Andrew Burrows, drummer, Razorlight

1966, The Beatles played the first of three concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Japan. The concert was filmed with The Beatles wearing black suits. The following day’s first performance was also filmed; with The Beatles wearing white suits. There was a strict police presence with 3,000 police observing each concert played in front of 10,000 fans.

1973, George Harrison knocked Paul McCartney from the top of the US singles chart with “Give Me Love, Give Me Peace On Earth,” his second U.S. #1, a #8 hit in the U.K.

1975, The Jackson Five announced that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. The brothers were forced to change their name to The Jacksons since Motown owned the other name.

1976, Stuart Goddard, (Adam Ant), placed the following ad in the classified section of the Melody Maker, “Beat on a bass, with the B-Sides.” Andy Warren answered the ad and the pair went on to form Adam and The Ants.

1977, Marvel Comics launched a comic book based on the rock group Kiss.

1978, United Artists released The Buzzcocks single “Love You More’,” at 1 minute 29 seconds it was the second shortest single ever released. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs 1960 hit “Stay’”was the shortest hit at one minute 28 seconds.

1984, Huey Lewis and the News went to #1 on the U.S. album chart with Sports.

1989, The Stone Roses played at Leeds Polytechnic in England. The gig almost didn’t take place after a security man wouldn’t let singer Ian Brown into the gig.

1995, American soul singer singer Phyllis Hyman committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital in her New York City apartment aged 45. She was found hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Apollo Theatre, in New York.

2001, American guitarist and producer Chet Atkins died in Nashville aged 77. Atkins recorded over 100 albums during his career, produced records for Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Don Gibson, Jim Reeves and Waylon Jennings and was a major influence on George Harrison and Mark Knopfler.

2004, Kinks founder member Dave Davies was left paralysed on the right-hand side of his body after suffering a stroke. The 57-year-old guitarist and brother of fellow Kinks star Ray Davies had been promoting his solo material when he collapsed.

John Lennon ‘No Longer a Radical’ at the End of His Life?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

At the time of his death, John Lennon had largely moved beyond the radical spirit of his early years, his former personal assistant has revealed. As reported by Jam!Showbiz, Lennon assistant Fred Seaman says that, by 1980, Lennon enjoyed arguing with left-wing radicals who reminded him of his former self.“John, basically, made it very clear that if he were an American he would vote for Reagan, because he was really sour on Jimmy Carter,” Seaman says in a new documentary titled Beatles Stories. “He’d met Reagan back, I think, in the ’70s at some sporting event. Reagan was the guy who had ordered the National Guard, I believe, to go after the young [peace] demonstrators in Berkeley, so I think that John maybe forgot about that.”

Seaman went on to say Lennon retained his provocative nature, but that he was “a different person” in 1980 from the artist who wrote “Imagine.” “By 1979 he looked back on that guy and was embarrassed by that guy’s naivete,” Seaman said.

Liam Gallagher Loves The Beatles, Hates Umbrellas

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher recently gave his list of “10 Essentials” to GQ magazine. So what did the former Oasis singer recommend? Beatles albums, the Quadrophenia movie, Judge Judy, ginger ale and New York City are among his favorites.“My favorite album would have to be something from The Beatles,” he said. “[Expletive] Abbey RoadA Hard Day’s Night! John Lennon’s Imagine. I like everything they’ve done.”

Also, one of his essentials is Gibson Guitars. Gallagher said: “I like guitars that are [expletive] loud. I’ve got a Gibson 1962 Hummingbird, which is a bit beat up. It’s probably my favorite.”

Of course, Liam being Liam, he also named some “inessential” things. He complained about gadgets (“I’ve got no apps. I don’t even know how to download music”) before expressing his distaste for umbrellas.

“An umbrella? I only use those to stick up people’s [expletive],” he said.

Miley Cyrus Covers Fleetwood Mac (with Video)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

You can believe the Rumours. Pop star Miley Cyrus recently covered Fleetwood Mac while on tour in Australia. The “Party in the USA” singer performed her version of the 1975 hit “Landslide” while in Brisbane, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Check out the video below.“Landslide” is not the only well-known song Cyrus has trotted out lately. The former Hannah Montana actress has made headlines for singing Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Poison’s “Every Rose Has its Thorn.” She even recorded a version of the latter with Poison frontman Bret Michaels.

Robby Krieger, John Densmore Work on Doors Tribute Album

Thursday, June 30, 2011    12:01

Former Doors Robby Krieger (guitar) and John Densmore (drums) are lending their talents to a unique tribute album to the legendary band. The two musicians are contributing to All Wood and Doors, a release that will include acoustic versions of some of The Doors’ most famous songs.The album is by acoustic players James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt, and other special guests include Peter Tork (The Monkees), Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney and Wings) and others. All Wood and Doors is due out on July 12.

“James Lee Stanley and Cliff Eberhardt are excellent pickers and what they did to our songs is unique and refreshing,” Densmore said in a press release. “It was a pleasure to be part of the project.”

The press release also suggests that the album will marry The Doors’ tunes with harmonies and styles akin to The Beach Boys, The Beatles and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

Sir Cliff Richard Offered Chef Job in Memphis

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Veteran British pop superstar Sir Cliff Richard so impressed a Tennessee restaurant owner with his culinary skills, that she offered him work as a chef.According to, Britain’s “Peter Pan of Pop” was recently in Memphis working on a soul album (Soulicious) with producer David Gest and singers Freda Payne and Candi Staton.

While visiting Gus’s Fried Chicken in Memphis, Gest bet Richard that he couldn’t cook Southern food. Sir Cliff, however, cooked up a feast and Staton said she had, “never seen a white man cook Cajun fried rice and southern potato salad like Cliff; he’s obviously got a lot of soul in that rather lean body of his.”

The 70-year-old pop star served dinner to 20 customers and owner Wendy McCrory offered him a job on the spot.

Sir Cliff’s new album, Soulicious, featuring both Payne and Staton, is set for release on  October 5.

Stars Come Out for Jeff Bridges at the Troubadour

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges played songs to a celebrity audience from his upcoming new album to a celebrity audience Tuesday night.Bridges debuted tracks from his new, self-titled album at The Troubadour in Los Angeles. According to, the actor-turned-singer sang tracks from his recent movie Crazy Heart as well as “Slow Boat” from the new record, as well as a version of Bob Dylan’s “The Man in Me” which he dedicated to his wife. The Dylan song has a famous connection to Bridges, because it appeared in The Big Lebowski, which starred Bridges as The Dude.

Celebrities looking on included Pierce Brosnan, Ryan Reynolds and Olivia Wilde.

Update: Metallica Gig Gets Green Light

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Metallica concert that looked in jeopardy will take place after all, after promoters and authorities in Canada came to an agreement over a previous dispute.The band’s July 11 Halifax, Nova Scotia, concert is no longer facing cancellation, according to The Chronicle Heraldnewspaper.

A spokesperson for Halifax Regional Municipality said in a statement: “In recent days, issues have been raised with respect to the provision of services associated with the concert. Any outstanding issues have been resolved. We look forward to residents and visitors enjoying a great time at a great concert in a great city.”

As previously reported, Wilco have formed a record label, dBpm, to release their forthcoming record. And, now, the album has a name.Wilco will release The Whole Love on September 27 on their new label. You can check out the tracklist below.

The alt-rockers – who were just named one of’s Top 50 American Rock Bands – also have announced a run of fall tour dates. Rock legend Nick Lowe will open the shows.

Wilco, The Whole Love tracklist:
1. “Art of Almost”
2. “I Might”
3. “Sunloathe”
4. “Dawned on Me”
5. “Black Moon”
6. “Born Alone”
7. “Open Mind”
8. “Capitol City”
9. “Standing O”
10. “Rising Red Lung”
11. “Whole Love”
12. “One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend)”

Wilco tour dates:
September 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
September 16-17 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
September 18 – Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
September 20 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
September 22 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
September 25 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 27 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Amphitheater
September 28-29 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
October 1-2 – Nashville, TN – The Ryman
October 4 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
October 5 – Madison, WI – Overture Hall

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