This Day in Music History: June 21st

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1993: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from John Fogerty, who hoped to recoup legal fees from a copyright lawsuit with the other surviving members of Credence Clearwater Revival.


1989: The Who kicked off their first reunion tour in Glen Falls, NY at the Glen Falls Civic Center.



1985: Motley Crue released their third album Theatre of Pain which went on to reach number six on the Billboard 200 Album Chart & sell four million copies in the U.S.


1981: Steely Dan announced that they were splitting up. They later reunited in 1993 & continue to record & tour to this day.



1975: Former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore announced the formation of his new group Rainbow, which featured Ronnie James Dio on vocals.



1975: Elton John headlined a bill at London’s Wembley Stadium which also featured The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Rufus & future Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.



1970: The FBI searched Memphis International Airport after a bystander overheard Who guitarist Pete Townshend refer to their album Tommy as “the bomb” while describing its success. FBI agents thought it was a bomb threat.



1969: The first Toronto Pop Festival was held at Varsity Stadium & featured Chuck Berry, Procol Harum, Johnny Winter, Steppenwolf & The Band.



1966: Jimmy Page made his live debut with The Yardbirds at the Marquee Club in London.


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