Saturday, June 16, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 16

Electric Light Orchestra
No.1
1973 Suzi Quatro: Can the Can UK 45
1979 Anita Ward: Ring My Bell UK 45
1979 ELO: Discovery UK LP
1979 Donna Summer: Bad Girls US 45
1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes UK 45
1990 Roxette : It Must Have Been Love : US single

Births
1942 Edward Levert (O'Jays)
1942 John Rastill (Shadows)
1953 Ian Mosley (Marillion)
1958 Patrick Waite (Musical Youth)

 
 
 
 
 
Deaths
1982 James Honeyman-Scott (Pretenders)
1994 Kristen Pfaff (Hole)

Miscellany
1967 Monterey Pop Festival begins in California. 50,000 see first major US appearances of the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and the introduction of Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar and Hugh Masakela to rock audiences --plus Byrds, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and more
Kristen Pfaff
 
1978 Film Grease opens in New York
 
1979 Juke Box Jury returns to BBC TV, hosted by Noel Edmonds
 
1980 Film The Blues Brothers opens in Chicago
 
1982 Guitarist and singer Donny van Zant of 38 Special is arrested on stage during a concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma for public drinking. It is a dry town
 
1984 Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA hits UK LP chart
 
1988 Vince Neil of Motley Crue married mud wrestler Sharisse Rudell.
 
2001 Four-year-old Daniel Karven-Veres drowned in Tommy Lee's swimming pool while attending a birthday party for Lee's 5-year-old son, Brandon.
 
2007 Rod Stewart married model girlfriend Penny Lancaster on the Italian Riviera

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