This Day in Music

June 24th

 

June 24

2001: Blink 182 have their second #1 album with Take Off Your Pants And Jacket.  The Rock Show, Stay Together for the Kids and First Date are hit singles from the album.

1999Eric Clapton auctions off 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre, an alcohol and drug-dependency treatment center in the West Indies.  A Fender Stratocaster that Clapton nicknamed “Blackie” sold for $959,500.00, making it the most expensive guitar in the world.

1989Richard Marx has his second #1 single with Satisfied.

1979Ring My Bell by Anita Ward is #1.

1969: The Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet by Henry Mancini is #1.

1967Procol Harum’s A Whiter Shade Of Pale enters the U.S. singles chart.

1965John Lennon’s second book of drawings and nonsense rhymes, A Spaniard In The Work,s is published.

1942: Drummer Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac) is born. The group’s biggest hit is Dreams, #1 in 1977.

Songs of The Day:

Dreams (Fleetwood Mac); Satisfied (Richard Marx); Ring My Bell (Anita Ward); A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procul Harum); The Rock Show (Blink 182); Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet (Henry Mancini); Stay Together For The Kids (Blink 182); First Date (Blink 182)