This Week in Music – Vol 9

This Week in Music – June 26th

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley

This Week in Music – Vol 9 – It was on this date in 1977 where the King of Rock & Roll Elvis Presley, performed his last concert before his untimely death.

This concert took place in Indianapolis, and it was only two months later that the world would lose a true legend

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

A happy birthday goes out to the tiny lady with a big voice, Ariana Grande.

She turns 26 today.

June 27th


On this date in the year 2000, Rapper Nelly would release his debut album Country Grammar.

This artist from St. Louis would go on to have a well-respected career and influence many other Southern rappers such as Chingy and even our Canadian Rap ambassador Drake.

Lorrie Morgan
Lorrie Morgan

A special happy birthday to country singer Lorrie Morgan who turns 60 today.

June 28th

G.G Allin
G.G Allin

Shock Rocker G.G Allin dies of a heroin overdose at the age of 36.

I’ll forgive you if you never heard of him, but if you want to hear some of the most messed up stuff you have ever heard in the history of Rock, look him up.

Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler

Sticking with the female country singer theme, happy birthday to Kellie Pickler who turns 33 today. Welcome to the lived as long as Jesus club.

June 29th

Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly

On this date in 1957, Buddy Holly released one of his most well-known songs of his short career, Peggy Sue.

Sadly he would pass away in a plane crash two years later at the age of 22.

Charlamagne Tha God
Charlamagne Tha God

Happy 41st birthday to Charlamagne Tha God, who continues to be leading voice in Hip Hop discussions and critiques.

June 30th

Cher and Gregg Allman
Cher and Gregg Allman

It was on this day in 1979 that Cher and Gregg Allman were married, just 5 days after Cher’s divorce with Sonny Bono was finalized.

The marriage didn’t last long as they filed for divorce nine days later.

Cole Swindell - This Week in Music Vol 9
Cole Swindell

Another country singer birthday?

You bet it is! Happy 36th birthday to country singer Cole Swindell.

This Week in Music – July 1st

Jesus Christ Superstar - This Week in Music Vol 9
Jesus Christ Superstar

On this date in 1973, the hit Broadway Musical Jesus Christ Superstar ended its run after 711 shows.

Debbie Harry - This Week in Music Vol 9
Debbie Harry

Happy birthday to Dan Aykroyd and Pamela Anderson! Good Canadian kids born on Canada Day!

Fine I know they aren’t really musicians, (does Blue Brothers count?) so Happy Birthday to Debbie Harry, AKA Blondie who turns 74 today.

July 2nd

Axl Rose - This Week in Music Vol 9
Axl Rose

It was on this date in 1991 where Axl Rose attacked a fan who pulled out a camera, since he believed security wasn’t doing their job properly.

Axl then told the audience that he was going home and proceeded to smash the microphone.

A riot ensued and lasted for nearly 3 hours. The footage can be found online and is worth a good watch.

Ashley Tisdale - This Week in Music Vol 9
Ashley Tisdale

Happy Birthday to High School Musical actress and singer Ashley Tisdale who turns 34 today.

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