Today In Music History: 06/15/17

Happy birthday to the former lead singer of Kansas, Steve Walsh.

On this day in 1963, Jan & Dean released “Surf City.” The song was co-written by Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys, who got in trouble by his own record company, for giving the song to a competing group.

Jim Croce was the host of “The Midnight Special,” on this day in 1973. His guests included Little Anthony And The Imperials, Wishbone Ash, Barbara Fairchild, Savoy Brown, Shawn Phillips, and Bobby Womack.

Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart on this day in 1985 with “Brothers In Arms. ‘ The album is the seventh best-selling album in UK chart history and won two Grammy Awards.at the 28th Grammy Awards.

It was on this day in 1988 that Bruce Springsteen got busted. A photographer took a picture of him in his underwear sharing an intimate moment with backup singer Patti Scialfa. The released photo confirmed rumors that the two were having an affair and led to his divorce from actress Julianne Phillips.

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On this day in 1998, right here in Florida, the Spice Girls began a 40-city North American tour, their first without Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, who left the group two weeks earlier.

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Today in Music History ends on the saddest note. It was on this day in 2014 that the count-down king Casey Kasem died at 82. His remains were laid to rest six months later in Oslo, Norway.

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