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This Day in Music History: June 19th

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2007: The Illinois Senate passed Senate Resolution 255 which designated that April 1st of every year as Cheap Trick Day in the State of Illinois. 


2000: During Bob Dylan’s concert in Portland, OR, Professor Patrick Ladd a British sign-language expert “signed” Dylan’s lyrics for the hearing impaired.


1987: Guns N’ Roses performed their first concert outside of the U.S. at London’s legendary Marquee Club.


1984: Tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s ten night stand at Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ went on sale. In the first 24 hours, 202,000 tickets were sold.


1982: The Steve Miller Band kicked off their first tour in three years in Lake Tahoe.


1982: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with their cover of Tommy James and the Shondells’ “Crimson and Clover”. It was their second top ten single in the U.S.


1977: Led Zeppelin played a concert at the San Diego Sports Arena in between six concerts at Madison Square Garden & six concerts at The Forum in Los Angeles. Jimmy Page was reportedly so out of it due to his heroin habit that he was physically carried on the plane to San Diego.


1967: Paul McCartney admitted in an interview on British television that he had taken LSD.


1965: The Kinks & The Moody Blues each made their American live debut at the Academy of Music in New York City. 


Birthdays:
Ann Wilson-singer for Heart born in 1950
Simon Wright-drummer for AC/DC & Dio born in 1963


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