Monday, June 7, 2010

June 7 - Today In Rock Music History

Happy Birthday Prince!

Musician's Born On June 7

1940 Tom Jones (It's Not Unusual)
1944 Clarence White (Byrds)
1946 Paul Kreutzman (Grateful Dead)
1957 Paddy McAloon (Prefab Sprout)
1960 Prince (Nelson Rogers)
1966 Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots)
1967 Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Deaths On June 7

1966 Claudette Orbison (wife of Roy Orbison)

Number 1 In The Charts On June 7

1957 Johnny Ray: Yes Tonight Josephine UK 45
1975 John Denver: Thank God I'm a Country Boy US 45
1975 Elton John: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy US LP
1978 Windsor Davies and Don Estelle: Whispering Grass US 45
1986 Doctor and the Medics: Spirit in the Sky UK 45
1986 Madonna: Live to Tell US 45
1997 Gary Barlow : Open Road : UK LP

Various Music Events On June 7

1963 Rolling Stones make their first TV appearance on Thank Your Lucky Stars (on the day C'mon - their first single - is released)

1966 Roy Orbison's first wife Claudette is killed when her motor cycle is in a head-on collision

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's TV show

1969 Blind Faith play free concert in Hyde Park - 120,000 people attend

1972 The musical Grease opens on Broadway (at the Broadhurst Theatre) beginning a run of 3,388 performances

1975 Elton John's LP Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy enters the US chart at No. 1 - the first LP to do so

1979 Chuck Berry is charged with three counts of income tax evasion by the IRS, the day before he's scheduled to perform his most prestigious show ever - a White House concert for Jimmy Carter

1993 Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry are among those present for the "breaking ground"ceremony for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland - 7 years after the city won the right to build the building.

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