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This Week In Music History June 23-29

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JUNE 23: Today in 1990, a Gibson acoustic owned by Buddy Holly went on the auction block. Sotheby’s sold it for $237,419! A tooled leather case handcrafted by Holly himself was included.😮🎸😮
JUNE 24: Happy birthday to Mick Fleetwood, born today in 1947! 🎂🥁 The drummer, co-founder, and de facto leader of the band bearing half of his name is still going strong. He is the only member to stay through the different lineups. Fleetwood along With Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
JUNE 25: Happy birthday to Carly Simon, born today in 1945!🎂🎤 She came to prominence in the 70s with a string of hits, including "You're So Vain", "Nobody Does It Better", and "Anticipation" Most impressively she became the first single artist to have a song that they composed, wrote, and performed to win a Grammy, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe! That was for the song "Let The River Run" from the 1988 film Working Girl.
JUNE 26: Today in 1974, Cher divorced Sonny Bono. The couple were married for ten years and had a successful television show, as well as multiple hits. Four days after the divorcing Bono, Cher married Gregg Allman.
JUNE 27: Today in 2002, John Entwistle of The Who was found dead in his hotel room in Las Vegas. The bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer knew Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend from school and joined Daltrey's band, the Detours, which would become The Who. Entwistle was the only member of the band that had fomal music training. He was the first member of The Who to release a solo album and he also played with other artists, including Joe Walsh, Keith Emerson, and Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. The night before The Who was to begin their 2002 U.S. tour Entwistle was found unresponsive in his Las Vegas hotel room. His death was due to a heart attack due to a cocaine overdose.
JUNE 28: Today in 1965,The Byrd’s were at #1 with “Mr. Tambourine Man”. Written by Bob Dylan, the song was first released in March of 1965 by Dylan on his album, but not as a single, and then by The Byrd’s in April 1965. It has been recorded by many other artists over the years.
JUNE 29: On this day in 1963, The Beatles hit the top of the official UK chart for the first time with “From Me To You”. Technically, it would be cited as their second #1 as “Please, Please Me” hit some of the other UK charts first, but not the official chart. 
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