June 08 in music history

Bob Dylan’s Self Portrait was released in 1970 (read more)

Self Portrait is singer-songwriter Bob Dylan‘s tenth studio album, released by Columbia Records in June 1970.

Self Portrait was Dylan’s second double album, and features mostly cover versions of well-known pop and folk songs. Also included are a handful of instrumentals and original compositions. Most of the album is sung in the affected country crooning voice that Dylan had introduced a year earlier on Nashville Skyline.


Van Morrison – Too Long In Exile was released in 1993 (read more)

Too Long in Exile is the twenty-second studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1993 as his first album on Polydor Records, a sister label to his previous label Mercury Records. It was one of Morrison’s most commercially successful albums in years, due in part to a cover of “Gloria“, one of his own songs originally recorded by ThemThis newer version with guest vocals and guitar from blues legend John Lee Hooker was released as a successful single charting at #31 in the U.K.


William Royce “Boz” Scaggs (born June 8, 1944)

American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, along with the #2 album, Silk Degrees. Scaggs continues to write, record music and tour.

Boz Scaggs covers Bob Dylan (videos)

Gregory Regis Ginn (born June 8, 1954) in Tucson, Arizona is a guitarist, songwriter, and singer.He is best known for being the leader of and primary songwriter for the hardcore punk band Black Flag, which he founded and led from 1976 to 1986. Ginn was 99th on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.  greg ginn black flag
Kanye West (born June 8, 1977) American rappersongwriterrecord producer, film director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z‘s The Blueprint (2001), as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia KeysLudacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments.  Kanye_West_Lollapalooza_Chile_2011_2

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