Music History for

June 16

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1858 - Composer Eugene Ysaye was born.

1962 - The Isley Brothers released "Twist and Shout."

1967 - The Monterey Pop Festival began at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Northern California. The festival lasted three days.

1970 - Woodstock Ventures, the sponsors of the original Woodstock, announced that they lost more than $1.2 million on the festival.

1972 - The New York Jazz Museum opened.

1972 - The Who's "Join Together" was released in the U.K.

1972 - David Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" was released.

1975 - John Lennon sued the U.S. government, he charged that officials tried to deny his immigration through selective prosecution.
John Lennon Merchandise

1976 - The TV show "The Jacksons" began airing for four weeks on CBS.

1977 - Beatlemania opened on Broadway.

1978 - The film adaptation of "Grease" premiered in New York City.

1982 - James Honeyman Scott (Pretenders) died of drug overdose at the age of 25.

1982 - Donnie Van Zant (.38 Special) was arrested on stage in Tulsa, OK, for public drinking.

1989 - Smokey Robinson introduced a new woman's fragrance.

1992 - Sister Souljah called future U.S. President Bill Clinton a "draft dodging, pot smoking womanizer." Clinton had criticized Sister Souljah on June 13, 1992.

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley.

1995 - Pearl Jam began a tour without using Ticketmaster. They chose to use a mail order ticket service.

1997 - The Radiohead album "OK Computer" was released in the U.K.

1998 - The Spice Girl's movie "Spice World" went on sale at video stores.

1998 - Sunhawk Corp. signed a multiyear agreement with Warner Bros. Publications to sell Warner-owned sheet music via the internet the Sunhawk Website.

1999 - Phil Collins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2004 - Scotland's University of St. Andrews announced that it would make Bob Dylan an honorary doctor of music at its June 23 summer graduation ceremony.

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