On This Day: June 17

June 17th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

1. 1965:  The Kinks release “See My Friends,” becoming one of the first rock tracks to incorporate Indian raga influences, pioneering the use of non-Western musical elements in rock music.

2. 1971: Carole King’s “Tapestry” hits #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. “Tapestry” reached the top of the charts, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time and establishing her as a leading figure in music.

3. 1972: The Rolling Stones‘ album “Exile on Main St.” reaches #1 on the US charts. The critically acclaimed double album, known for its raw sound and eclectic style, topped the charts in the United States.

4. 1980: Led Zeppelin started their final tour in Europe, which ended with the untimely death of their drummer, John Bonham, later that year, leading to the band’s dissolution.

5. 1996: The first ever Ozzfest is announced. Ozzfest, a music festival founded by Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon, was announced, marking the beginning of a successful annual tour featuring numerous heavy metal and hard rock bands.

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