Sunday, June 3, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 3

Jethro Tull
No.1
1967 Aretha Franklin: Respect US 45
1972 Staple Singers: I'll Take You There US 45
1972 Jethro Tull : Thick As A Brick US LP
1978 Matthis and Williams: Too Much Too Little Too Late US 45
1989 Queen: The Miracle UK LP
1989 Fine Young Cannibals: The Raw and the Cooked US LP
1995 Bryan Adams : Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman : US single
1995 Alison Moyet : Singles : UK LP
2001 Staind: Break The Cycle : US LP

Births
1942 Curtis Mayfield  
1944 Michael Clarke (Byrds)
1946 Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople)
1950 Suzi Quatro  
1952 Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1954 Dan Hill

Miscellany
1964 Ringo Starr collapses, and Jimmy Nichol becomes Beatles' drummer for a week
Suzi Quatro
 
1967 Doors debut on US singles chart with Light My Fire
 
1969 Diana Ross's two pet dogs are accidentally killed by rat poison in a backstage dressing room in Philadelphia
 
1972 Eagles debut on US chart with Take it Easy
 
1972 Rolling Stones begin their first US tour for three years. (Supporting is Stevie Wonder.) Exile on Main Street is current LP
 
1989 Veronica gives Elvis Costello his first US Top 30 hit
 
1989 Bonnie Raitt scores her biggest-ever LP hit to date as Nick of Time moves to No. 24 in the US
 
1991 To help pay off his $16 million tax bill, Willie Nelson releases an album comprised of tunes seized by federal agents.The title - "Who'll Buy My Memories - The IRS Tapes" .
 
1993 U2 signs a 10 year, six album deal with Island Records. The deal includes a 25% royalty rate.

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