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6/23/1972 Jethro Tull releases Living in the Past

Jethro Tull's Living in the Past album got released on this day in 1972. The double album taking its title from a 1969 Tull song culled material from a number of previous releases, b sides of singles and concert recording out-takes.


Other Noteworthy June 23 events over the years include...

1940 Original Beatles bass player Stuart Sutcliffe born.

1941 Jerry Garcia writing partner Robert Hunter born. 

1945 Atlanta Rhythm Section bassist Paul Goddard born.

1948 Lead singer and main songwriter for April Wine Myles Goodwyn born.

1955 Singer and Danzig namesake Glenn Danzig born Glenn Allen Anzalone.  

1975 Alice Cooper breaks 6 ribs when he fall off the stage during a Vancouver concert.

1976 Paul McCartney and WIngs wrap their Wings Over America tour at The Forum in LA.

1976 Greg Allman testifies during drug trial that the Allman Brothers Band's road manager had supplied him with cocaine.  The band breaks-up soon after.

1980 Bob Dylan releases Saved.

1981 King Crimson reunites.

2000 Neil Young honored on the Canadian Walk of Fame.

2000 Experience Music Project opens in Seattle.

2004 Bob Dylan awarded an honorary degree in music by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

2006 Robert Plant headlines a benefit concert to raise money to help Love founder Arthur Lee fight leukemia.

2009 Spinal Tap releases Back From The Dead.  

2010 Pete Quaife of the Kinks dies of kidney failure. 

2010 Gregg Allman undergoes liver transplant in Jacksonville, Florida.

2016 Jury sides with Led Zeppelin members in suit claiming Stairway To Heaven melody was lifted from Taurus, a Spirit instrumental released two years earlier.