This Day in Music History – June 20th

1937 – W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the “Pirates of Penzance” by Gilbert and Sullivan.

1966 – The Beatles album, “Yesterday & Today” was released by Capitol Records.

1969 – Jimi Hendrix earned the largest paycheck (to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single set at the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, CA.

1973 – American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute television special. Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night made appearances.

1977 – Steve Winwood’s first solo album was released.

1989 – The “Batman:Motion Picture Soundtrack” was released by Prince.

1995 – George Jones and Tammy Wynette released their reunion album “One.”

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