JUNE 26TH IS THE 177TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS BEAUTICIAN’S DAY, FORGIVENESS DAY, NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY, AND TROPICAL COCKTAILS DAY.
The Byrds’ “Mr. Tambourine Man” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Interestingly, the only member of the group to actually play on the record was Jim McGuinn on vocals and 12 string guitar.
Veteran R&B arranger / producer Van McCoy earned his first Gold record for the Disco smash, “The Hustle”. It turned out to be the biggest dance craze of the decade and resulted in McCoy being named Top Instrumental Artist of 1975 by Billboard magazine.
Elvis Presley played the final concert of his career on June 26th, at Market Square Arena, Indianapolis. The last song the King ever performed publicly was “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.
Van Halen announced that Sammy Hagar had left the band and would be replaced by their former front-man, David Lee Roth. Hagar called the band’s decision a devastating, backstabbing disappointment.