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Music History Today for June 30

This is Music History Today for June 30. On this date:
* In 1995, singer Phyllis Hyman committed suicide from a drug overdose.
* In 1975, the Jackson 5 left Motown Records for Epic Records and changed their name to the Jacksons. Jermaine Jackson also left the group and was replaced by his brother Randy.
* In 1971, The legendary concert hall Fillmore West closed in San Francisco.
* In 2001, country singer Chet Atkins passed away.
* In 1975, Cher married Greg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band. They were married for 5 years.
 
 
 
Born on this date:

* Lena Horne

* American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino
* Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra
* Phillip Wright of the Human League
* Hasidic Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu 
* Hal Lindes od Dire Straits
* jazz musician Stanley Clarke
* Andy Scott of Sweet
* Glenn Shorrock of Little River Band
* Florence Ballard of the Supremes
* Billy Brown of Ray, Goodman, and Brown
* Ronald Winans of the Winans
* Yngwie Malmsteen
* Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud
* Andy Knowles of Franz Ferdinand