Sunday, June 12, 2011

ROCK HISTORY - IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 12


Adam Ant
No.1
1965 Supremes: Back in My Arms Again US 45
1976 Wurzles: Combine Harvester UK 45
1982 Adam Ant: Goody Two Shoes UK 45

Births
1941 Roy Harper
1941 Chick Corea
1948 Barry Bailey (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1951 Brad Delp (Boston)
1951 Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)
1952 Pete Farndon (The Pretenders)

Miscellany
1972 Creedence Clearwater Revival awarded gold disc in the US for Mardi Gras LP
1972 Sometime in New York City LP released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, featuring Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Brad Delp (Boston)
1972 The Sound Broadcasting Act, providing for 21 commercial stations, passed in the UK
1978 Sales of Abba - The Album pass one million in the UK
1982 Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Gary 'US' Bonds and others play to 450,000 at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York
1989 The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opens at Graceland. The museum contains over 20 cars which were owned by Presley.
2000 Sinead O’Connor announced that she was a lesbian.
2005 Pink Floyd announced they would reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert.

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