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Tommy’s Coffee Break Calendar for June 26th

Today, it’s not really The Byrds; it really is Joni Mitchell on TV; and what turned out to be Elvislast concert…

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Joni Mitchell in London, Sept. 1968 (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

6/26/1965 – (49 years ago today) The Byrds are No.1 on the U.S. singles chart with their definitive cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Mr. Tambourine Man”. It wasn’t the full line-up of the band, however: only Roger McGuinn is on the record, with the rest of the session having been done by musicians-for-hire including future “Bridge Over Troubled Water” drummer Hal Blaine. Imagine, they couldn’t even lip-synch to their own hit!

6/26/1969 – (45 years ago today) An extremely rare TV appearance for Joni Mitchell; she was a guest on “The Mama Cass Television Program” broadcast live from Los Angeles, California. It remains pretty hard to find Joni anywhere at all!

6//26/1977 – (34 years ago today) Elvis Presley performed at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. He ended what turned out to be his final onstage concert with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”; less than two months later, Elvis was found dead at his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee. The King‘s next scheduled performance was to be at the Cumberland County Civic Center right here in Portland, Maine.

6/26/1955 – Happy Birthday Mick Jones, founding member/guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer for The Clash, 57 years old today. He later went on to form Big Audio Dynamite, and produce albums for Ian Hunter, Ellen Foley, and The Libertines.

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