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Today In Pop Music: June 24 – The Most Expensive Guitar In The World

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JUNE 24 BIRTHDAYS

1944 – Arthur Brown (Crazy World of Arthur Brown – “Fire”)

1944 – Jeff Beck (Yardbirds-Honeydrippers/guitar)

1944 – Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac/drums)

1945  Colin Blunstone (Zombies/vocals – “She’s Not There, “Time Of The Season”)

1949 – John Illsley (Dire Straits/bass – “Sultans of Swing”, “Money For Nothing”)

1959 – Andy McClusky (OMD/guitar – “If You Leave”)

ON THIS DAY

1965 – John Lennon’s second book of poetry and drawings ‘A Spaniard In The Works’. was released.

1967 – The Monkees topped the Billboard Album Chart with their third consecutive chart topper ‘Monkees Headquarters’.

2012 – The crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried was withdrawn from a Los Angeles auction after more than 10,000 fans signed a petition protesting its sale, stating it should be kept as a shrine.  Insert your own one liner here.

2012 – Olivia Newton John’s “Physical” was named sexiest song of all time by Billboard.com.  other songs that made the top 10 were Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”, Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff”, and Rod Stewart’s “Tonight’s The Night”.

1999 – Eric Clapton put 100 of his guitars up for auction at Christie’s in New York city to raise money for his drug rehab center in Antigua.His 1956 Fender Stratocaster named Brownie, which was used to record the original version of “Layla”, sold for $497,500.  In all, his collection brought in more than $5 million.  That record didn’t stand for long, because exactly 5 years later to the day, another Clapton Fender Stratocaster named ‘Blackie’, went at auction for $959,500, making it the most expensive guitar in the world.

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