Events in Canadian Rock

For the month of

June

 

June 1, 1974 - Alanis Morisette was born.

June 10, 1967 - In Woodstock, N.Y., Bob Dylan and The Band begin recording long un-released sessions that will become known as the infamous "basement tapes."

June 15, 1971 - The Guess Who's "Best of the Guess Who" LP goes gold.

June 16, 1967 - Monterey Pop Festival begins in Monterey, California. In three days 50,000 will see the first major appearances of Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Janis Joplin. Also appearing were The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and Buffalo Springfield.

June 18, 1980 - The film, "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, premiers in New York City. Cameo's in the film include Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown and John Lee Hooker.

June 20, 1969 - The 3 day Newport '69 Festival starts in Northridge, California. 150,000 make it to hear Jimi Hen drix, Joe Cocker, CCR, Ike & Tina Turner, Jethro Tull, The Rascals, Steppenwolf and others. Hendrix receives $125,000 for his appearance, at the time it was the highest fee ever paid to a single rock act for a single appearance.

June 20, 1970 - Neil Young's "Cinammon Girl" goes gold.

June 27, 1970 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Ohio" is released.

June 28, 1969 - Crosby, Stills & Nash release their first album and decide to tour when they find another a guitarist. Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun suggests Neil Young -- and the rest is history.

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