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This Week in Music History

June 27
1944 - Bruce Johnston, vocals and guitar for The Beach Boys was born on this date.

June 28
1977 - Mark Stoermer, bass guitarist for The Killers, was born on this date.

June 29
1996 - Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood.

July 1
1968 - The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink.
1983 - A New Jersey-based quintet called Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram's Mercury Records.
2008 - Whitesnake guitarist, Mel Galley, passed away at the age of 60.
1949 - John Farnham, Australian singer/songwriter, was born on this day.

July 2
1971 - Queen performed at Surrey College, England. This was the group's first gig with the line-up of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.

July 3
1971 - Beloved American singer, songwriter and poet, Jim Morrison of The Doors passed away. On the 25th anniversary of his death an estimated 15,000 fans gathered at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France to pay their respects.
1986 - U2 crew member, Greg Carroll, was killed in a motorcycle accident.  The song 'One Tree Hill' on the Joshua Tree album is dedicated to Carroll.