Today in Music History - June 26

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Today in Music History - June 26


Today in Music History - June 26

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Today in Music History for June 26:

In 1909, Colonel Tom Parker, who managed Elvis Presley for much of his career, was born. Parker took over from Memphis disc jockey Bob Neal in 1955, signing a managerial contract with Presley for one-quarter of the singer's earnings. The contract lasted until well after Presley's death in 1977. In 1983, after 21 months of litigation, Parker turned over most of his interest in Presley's audio and video recordings to RCA and the Presley family in return for a large monetary settlement. Parker died of complications from a stroke on Jan. 21, 1997, in Las Vegas.

In 1964, "It's All Over Now" by "The Rolling Stones" was released. The song, written by American soul singer Bobby Womack, was the first "Stones'" record to reach No. 1 in Britain.

In 1964, the first "Beatles" album on which they wrote all the songs, "A Hard Day's Night," was released in North America.

In 1965, "The Byrds," the group that pioneered folk rock, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Mr. Tambourine Man," written by Bob Dylan. "The Byrds" had met Dylan six months earlier, and he publicly endorsed the group. The recording of "Mr. Tambourine Man" was actually cut by studio musicians, with guitarist Roger McGuinn the only member of "The Byrds" actually playing on the record. The group did, however, provide the vocals.

In 1971, promoter Bill Graham announced the closing of his Fillmore East and West concert halls in New York and San Francisco. The Fillmore East had operated for three years, and its last concert the following night included performances by "The Beach Boys" and "The Allman Brothers Band." Graham had begun producing rock concerts at the Fillmore West in 1965. The San Francisco club was a prime venue for such psychedelic superstars as the "Grateful Dead" and "Jefferson Airplane."

In 1975, Van McCoy earned his first gold record for "The Hustle."

In 1975, Sonny and Cher Bono's divorce was made final by a court in Santa Monica, Calif. They had married in 1964. Four days after the divorce, Cher married Greg Allman of "The Allman Brothers Band." That marriage lasted only a short time.

In 1977, Elvis Presley gave his last performance at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. His final song was "Can't Help Falling in Love. …

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