This Day in Music

June 21st

June 21

2011Bon Iver release their second album.  It peaks at #2 on the album charts.  The band earned four nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album and both Song of the Year and Record of the Year for the song Holocene.

2001: Bluesman John Lee Hooker dies.  One of his big hits is Boom, Boom.

1994Bone Thugs-N-Harmony release the EP Creepin on ah Come Up, which eventually goes platinum four times.

1990Exodus releases their album Impact Is Imminent.

1966Elvis Presley records Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child.

1966: The Beatles record She Said She Said.

1961Bobby Vee records Take Good Care Of My Baby.

1948: Columbia Records announces a technological breakthrough: a “long-playing” vinyl phonograph record that can hold up to 23 minutes of music on a side. playing at 33 revolutions per minute.  The 33 rpm “LP” is born.

1958Bobby Darin releases, Splish Splash.

Songs of The Day:

Boom, Boom (John Lee Hooker); Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (Elvis Presley); She Said She Said (Beatles); Take Good Care Of My Baby (Bobby Vee); Splish Splash (Bobby Darren); Holocene (Bon Iver)