The Rock History Report for June 20th
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1969 - Jimi Hendrix earned the largest paycheck any act had received up to that time, for one set at the Newport Jazz Festival. The guitar legend collected $125,000 for the show.
1973 - American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute TV special that featured Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night.
1977 - Steve Winwood released his first solo album.
1980 - Billy Joel scored his first #1 hit with "It's Still Rock & Roll.
1989 Prince released the Batman:Motion Picture Soundtrack.
1942 Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys
1949 Lionel Richie
1960 John Taylor of Duran Duran
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