(Friday, June 10, 1966, 7:00 p.m. PDT) — Ten days after starting production on their television series, The Monkees held their first official recording session tonight at RCA Hollywood with Snuff Garret producing.
Garrett attempted to record two songs before the session came to a halt. The band had protested vigorously to Garret’s declaration that member David Jones would be the group’s lead singer going forward.
Garrett’s takes of “Take A Giant Step” and “Let’s Dance On” were lost.
(Friday, June 10, 1966) — Janis Joplin made her debut as a rock vocalist today, appearing with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco and quickly gaining attention on the city’s burgeoning music scene for her powerful and gravelly blues-belter vocals and flamboyant sartorial style.