Today in Music June 21st 2013
Late Night Tunes on the Tube
David Letterman hosts the comedic and musical duo of – Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
Jay Leno is hosting Joseph Arthur tonight who will be in town next Wednesday at Rams Head.
Conan welcomes von Grey, who seem to be making the rounds of the late night shows.
Ray Davies of the Kinks turns 69 today. He really got me.
Greg Munford of Strawberry Alarm Clock turns 64. I got him Incense And Peppermints for his birthday.
Nils Lofgren turns 60 – Happy Birthday.
And Brandon Flowers of the Killers turns 31 today.
Today in Music
In 1966, Jimmy Page made his live concert debut with The Yardbirds at the Marquee Club in London.
In 1967, to celebrate the Summer Solstice, The Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Quicksilver played outside at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park- Wish I coulda been there for that one.
On this day in 1975, Captain and Tennille started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the Neil Sedaka song ‘Love Will Keep Us Together’. The husband and wife duo of “Captain” Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette “Toni” Tennille had worked as backup musicians for Elton John and Neil Sedaka prior to venturing out on their own.
In 1986, Genesis released ‘Invisible Touch’ and it stayed on the charts for nearly two years and birthed five No. 1 singles.
In 1998, Bobby Brown was arrested on charges of sexual battery after an incident at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel.
In 2000, Karen McNeil was sentenced to a year in prison for stalking- She claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically.
And today is a bit of a sad day in music- In 2001, blues legend John Lee Hooker passed away.