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June 30 – July 2 In Music History

Florence Ballard was born, The Band release their debut album and Sinatra goes to No. 1 this weekend in music history.

June 29, 1943, Little Eva was born!

Eva Narcissus Boyd, better known as Little Eva, was born on this day. She was discovered while working as a babysitter for songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

June 26th, 1965 The Byrds at No. 1 with ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’

On June 26th, 1965, The Byrds went to No. 1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’.

June 25th, 1987 Songwriter Boudleaux Bryant Died

On June 25th, 1987, Songwriter Boudleaux Bryant died, his wife and writing partner, Felice Bryant remained active writing songs and in 1991 the Nashville Arts Foundation honoured her with their “Living Legend Award”. 

June 24th, 1967 The Monkees at No. 1 with ‘Headquarters’

On June 24th, 1967, The Monkees went to No. 1 on the US album charts with ‘Headquarters’ the group’s third chart topper.

June 23rd, 1990 Buddy Holly’s Guitar Sold at Auction for $237,419

On June 23rd, 1990, Buddy Holly’s Gibson acoustic guitar sold for £139,658 ($237,419) in a Sotheby’s auction. The guitar was in a tooled leather case made by Holly himself.

June 22, 1936, Kris Kristofferson was born!

Multi-talented musician and actor, Kris Kristofferson was born on this day.

June 18th, 1948 Columbia Records Makes First 33-RPM Long Player

On June 18th, 1948, Columbia Records started the first mass production of the 33-RPM long player. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the three minutes that could be squeezed on to … read more

June 17, 1943 Barry Manilow was born on this day

On June 17, 1946 Barry Manilow was born.

June 16th, 1970 Mungo Jerry are No.1 with ‘In The Summertime’

On June 16th, 1970, Mungo Jerry were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘In The Summertime’.