Monday, June 12, 2017


In Music History

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2012Rush release a concept album titled Clockwork Angels, their 20th studio effort. On the album Neil Peart uses a new method in which producer Nick Raskulinecz "conducts" Peart's drumming during recordings.
2011Coasters lead singer Carl Gardner ("Charlie Brown," "Yakety Yak"), dies of heart failure at age 83.
2007Canada issues postage stamps honoring Gordon LightfootJoni MitchellAnne Murray and Paul Anka.
2004Adrian Belew joins Primus on stage during their set at Bonnaroo 2004 for three songs: Primus' "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers," Belew's own "The Lone Rhinoceros," and King Crimson's "Thela Hun Ginjeet."
2003Little RichardVan MorrisonQueen, and Phil Collins are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
2000Bruce Springsteen debuts his new song "American Skin (41 Shots)," which protests the NYPD killing of unarmed suspect Amadou Diallo, to resounding boos at Madison Square Garden.
1994Cab Calloway suffers a stroke that leads to his death a few months later.
1992Jordan and Danny of New Kids on the Block are acquitted in copyright-infringement charges stemming from their song "I'll Be Your Everything," which the estate of Percy Sledge claimed borrowed heavily from Sledge's 1975 song of the same name.
1989Italian American singer Lou Monte dies of emphysema at age 72.
1989The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, a section of Graceland devoted to twenty of the King's vintage cars, opens to the public.
1987The Los Angeles Coroner's Office rules that blues legend Paul Butterfield died from a heart attack caused by decades of drug and alcohol abuse.
1984Howard Jones' debut album, Human's Lib, is released in the US.
1979Electropop singer Robyn is born Robin Miriam Carlsson in Stockholm, Sweden.
1978Country singer Johnny Bond, known for the 1965 hit "10 Little Bottles," dies of a stroke at age 63.
1977Blues rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd is born Kenny Wayne Brobst in Shreveport, Louisiana.
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Rockers Rally For "No Nukes" 

As part of the "No Nukes" movement during the Cold War, the largest political rally in US history takes place when about 750,000 people go to New York's Central Park for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament, which features performances by Bruce SpringsteenJackson BrowneJames TaylorLinda Ronstadt, and Gary "U.S." Bonds.

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