On This Day

Events in Music on June 20

  • 1955 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1963 Beatles form "Beatles Ltd" to handle their income

Music concertMusic Concert

1969 200,000 attend Newport '69', then largest-ever pop concert in Northridge, California. Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear.

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980 Film "Blues Brothers" with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi opens in 594 theaters

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 1981 Guitarist Gerry Cott quits Boomtown Rats