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June 5

•   1971: Grand Funk Railroad sell out Shea Stadium in 72 hours (less time than The Beatles)

•   1983: With Barry Fey promoting the show, U2 records Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky, later included in Rolling Stone’s “50 Moments that Changed Rock and Roll”

June 6

•   1990: 2 Live Crew’s As Nasty As They Wanna Be LP is deemed obscene by a federal judge in Florida

June 9

•   1915: Les Paul is born

June 10

•   1971: During a performance by Jethro Tull at Red Rocks, 1,000 people without tickets break through a police line to see the show. When police release tear gas, it drifts over the paying fans and the band, leading to a five-year ban on rock concerts at the famous venue

June 11

•   1969: David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” is released to coincide with the first lunar landing


Author: Shay

With an entrepreneurial career covering decades, Shay Drinkwalter has worked in media content creation, copywriting, and branding for over 40 years. Shay started at a local outlet now part of Metroland Media Group, covering regional sports, after a political correspondent at the local and national level. For a two-decade span, she was a stockbroker and then executive of a national securities firm, meanwhile providing content for periodicals, newsletters, national corporations, and not-for-profits. She is a founding member of the Canadian Freelance Guild/CWA, a former radio show host, and co-founder/editor of a local digital news platform. Shay is a publicist and curator for a UK indie platform. She covers artists of all genres, from around the globe. She provides popular music content for an NYC content firm. Additionally, she writes for music, literary, and foodie blogs. Shay’s blog, thebuzzr, promotes independent artists. Feedspot recognized the blog in its 2020 Top 20 Music Marketing blogs. When not writing, through The Buzz Roll Media™ she engages in publicity (PR), content creation, and creative media for indie artists, bands & venues. Another project, Buzzr Stagewear, creates stage wear for bands & artists. (a bit busy, yet loves it) For most of her story, she was a big city lady. In contrast, she now writes, podcasts & creates from her home studio situated in rural Ontario.