This Day in Music History: June 13th

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2003: Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour & Sting were awarded as Commanders of the British Empire at the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for their services to music.


1987: Whitesnake peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their self-titled album which went on to sell eight million copies in the U.S.


1983: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble released their debut album Texas Flood which was recorded in just three days. The album, which peaked at number 64 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, would later go on to be certified double platinum.


1980: Roadie opened in movie theaters across the U.S. Among those appearing in the movie include Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Blondie & Roy Orbison.


1979: The Cars released their second album Candy-O which went on to peak at number three on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell four million copies in the U.S.


1975: Peter Frampton recorded the first of four concerts that were recorded for Frampton Comes Alive! at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, CA.


1975: John Lennon made his final television performance on Salute to Sir Lew Grade. He performed “Slippin’ and Slidin’” and “Imagine”.


1964: The Rolling Stones made their first major U.S. television appearance on ABC’s Hollywood Palace. The show’s host Dean Martin mocked the Stones for their long hair and seeming delinquency. After acrobat Larry Griswold performed some death-defying stunts, Martin said “That’s the father of the Rolling Stones. He’s been trying to kill himself ever since.”


1958: Frank Zappa graduated  high school from Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, CA. One of Zappa’s classmates was Captain Beefheart.

Howard Leese-guitarist for Heart born in 1951

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