This Day in Music History: June 1st

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2007: On the fortieth anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band the BBC organized contemporary musicians including Bryan Adams, Oasis, & The Fray to re-record the album using the same one-inch four-track equipment which recorded the original album.


2003: Paul McCartney completed his world tour near the banks of the River Misery in Liverpool, which was his first concert in his hometown in 13 years.


2003: Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson made a cameo appearance on Canadian television program Trailer Park Boys where he was kidnapped & held as punishment for not providing the characters with free tickets to a Rush concert.


1991: Queensryche peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Silent Lucidity”, their first and only top ten single in the U.S.


1985: Bruce Springsteen kicked off the European leg of the Born in the U.S.A. tour at Dublin’s Slane Castle.


1977: Rush kicked off their first tour of Europe at City Hall in Sheffield, U.K.


1975: The Rolling Stones kicked off their Tour of the Americas in Baton Rouge, LA. This would be their first tour with Ron Wood, who happened to turn 28 on this day.


1972: Pink Floyd entered Abbey Road Studios in London to begin recording Dark Side of the Moon.


1969: John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band record “Give Peace a Chance” during their bed-in in Montreal.


Birthdays:
Ron Wood-guitarist for The Faces & the Rolling Stones born in 1947
Mike Levine-bassist for Triumph born in 1949

 

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