This week we find the Clash in court! Whitney Houston setting records! Elvis’s cool cars! Plus, AC/DC, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Waylon Jennings and Harry Nilsson historic happenings!
Legacy Recordings Week in Music June 10- June 16
June 10 1977, Joe Strummer and Nicky “Topper” Headon from The Clash were each fined $8.50 by a London court for spray-painting The Clash on a hotel wall. Hey, $8.50 was apparently a lot of money back in 1977!
June 11 1976, AC/DC appeared at Glasgow City Hall, Scotland, on the first night of their Lock Up Your Daughters 19 date Summer UK tour. Fans tore the seats from the first two rows of the venue.
June 12 1989, The Elvis Presley Automobile Museum opened at Graceland. The museum contains over 30 cars which were owned by Presley including his famous Pink Cadillac.
June 13 1987, Whitney Houston began a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with her second LP “Whitney.” This album set various records on the US charts. Houston became the first female artist, to debut at No.1 with an album and its first four singles, ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)’, ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, ‘So Emotional’ and ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, all hit No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first female artist to achieve that feat.
June 14 1980, Billy Joel began a six-week stay at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Glass Houses’, his second US No.1 album.
Two music legends were born on June 15. In 1937, Born on this day, the king of the country music Outlaws, Waylon Jennings and in1941, Born on this day, the great vocalist/songwriter Harry Nilsson
June 16 1965, Bob Dylan recorded ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, in the second day of sessions for the ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ album. Session musicians included Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ has been described as “one of the great moments of pop music serendipity”. How does it feel? It feels pretty good!