Month: June 2017

Oh how my heart yearns for you

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


June 30, 1957

buddy-holly-peggy-sue-coral-78Buddy Holly records Peggy Sue, which will go on to reach #3 on the Billboard chart and #6 in the U.K. The song’s namesake is Peggy Sue Gerron, the girlfriend of Crickets drummer Jerry Allison. The song is initially titled Cindy Lou after Buddy’s niece, but Allison convinces Buddy to change the title just before the recording session. Allison and Gerron are later married.

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I wandered through my playing cards

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


June 24, 1967

procol-harum-a-whiter-shade-of-pale-intercordA Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum enters the Billboard chart, where it will peak at #5. The song is written by the band around a melody composed by the group’s organist, Matthew Fisher, who is inspired by the chord progression of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite in D, composed between 1725 and 1731.