~ 1970 – Led Zeppelin III album was released
~ 1969 – For the first time in Beatles history a George Harrison song got the A side of a 45, “Something”/”Come Together.”
~ 1978 – The Rolling Stones appeared on “Saturday Night Live.”
~ 1995 – Alanis Morrissette scores a #1 with JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Jagged Little Pill is the third studio album, and international debut, by Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, released on June 13, 1995. It was her first album to be released worldwide as her first two albums were released only in her native Canada. Morissette began work on the album after moving from her hometown, Ottawa, to Toronto; she made little progress until she traveled to Los Angeles, where she met producer Glen Ballard.
The lyrics touch upon themes of aggression and unsuccessful relationships, while Ballard introduced a pop sensibility to Morissette’s angst.
Jagged Little Pill topped the charts in thirteen countries; with sales of over 33 million units worldwide, it is one of the best-selling albums of all time and made Morissette the first Canadian to achieve double diamond sales. Jagged Little Pill was nominated for nine Grammy Awards, winning five, including Album of the Year, making Morissette the youngest artist in history to win the honour, a record she held until 2010, when Taylor Swift won this prize with Fearless (2008).
A musical stage production based on the album premiered at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge on May 5, 2018.
~ 1987 – ZZ Top book seats on the first passenger flight to the moon
~ 1948 – Johnny Ramone was born
~ 1985 – A 2½-acre garden memorial was dedicated to John Lennon by his widow Yoko Ono. The memorial in New York City’s Central Park is called Strawberry Fields
~ 1975 – Rockin’ Roland Peloza married Mary Anne Duquette
~ 1902 – The Gibson Mandolin guitar company is formed
~ 1946 – Daryl Hall is born
~ 1990 – Nirvana had it’s first show with David Grohl on drums.
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