Sunday, June 10, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 10

Radiohead
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1967 Beatles: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band UK LP
1972 Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street UK LP
1972 Sammy Davis Jr: Candy Man US 45
1989 Jason Donovan: Sealed with a Kiss UK 45
1989 Bette Midler: Wind Beneath My Wings US 45
1995 Pink Floyd : Pulse : UK LP
2001 Radiohead : Amnesiac : UK LP


Births
1946 Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)
1961 Mark Shaw (Then Jerico)
1967 Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins)
1967 Faith Evans



Deaths
2004 Ray Charles

Miscellany
1966 Rain by Beatles (flip of Paperback Writer), the first record to use backward tapes, released
Ray Charles
 
1966 Janis Joplin plays for the first time with Big Brother and the Holding Company, at Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco
 
1967 15,000 people gather at Mt Tamalpais in California for the Magic Mountain Music Festival, where performers include Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Smokey Robinson and Byrds. The first event of its kind, it is a prototype for Monterey the following week.
 
1986 Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead went into a five day diabetic coma, resulting in the band withdrawing from their current tour.
 
1993 Sinead O'Connor took out a full-page ad in the Irish Times asking the public to "stop hurting me please." She blamed her troubles on abuse she suffered as a child. O'Connor was still being criticized for ripping up a picture of the Pope during an appearance on Saturday Night Live the previous October.
 
2009 The daughter of Cher, Chastity Bono was set to undergoing a sex change to become a man.
 
2009 Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo Hall Of Fame at the magazine's award ceremony.

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