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This Day in Music History: June 6th

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2004: ZZ Top was nearly swept offstage by a rainstorm during a performance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival in Dallas.


1993: The play based on The Who’s rock opera Tommy won five Tony Awards at the 47th Tony Awards in New York City.


1992: Guns N’ Roses’ concert from Paris’ Hippodrome featured guest appearances from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Lenny Kravitz & Soundgarden aired live on pay-per-view in North America.


1992: Kiss debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Revenge which was their first album with Eric Singer on drums after longtime drummer Eric Carr passed away the previous November. The album went on to be certified Gold in the U.S.


1987: Bon Jovi peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Wanted Dead or Alive”, their third and final top ten single off of Slippery When Wet.


1987: Genesis became the first band to spend 52 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with songs from only one album Invisible Touch.

 

1979: Def Leppard played a concert at Crookes Workingman’s Club in Sheffield, UK. This concert was reviewed by UK magazine Sounds & led to their recording contract.

 

1972: David Bowie released his fifth album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The album went on to peak at number 75 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & went on to become Bowie’s first Gold album in the U.S.


1971: During Frank Zappa’s concert at New York City’s Fillmore East, John Lennon & Yoko Ono joined Zappa onstage. This was Lennon’s first stage appearance since 1969.


Birthdays:
Steve Vai-guitarist for Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth & Whitesnake born in 1960


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