Monday, June 4, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 4

Orson
No.1
1969 Tommy Roe: Dizzy UK 45
1983 Police: Every Breath You Take UK 45
1988 Tracy Chapman: Tracy Chapman US LP
1994 Wet Wet Wet : Love Is All Around : UK single
1994 Seal : Seal : UK LP
2000 Bon Jovi : Crush : UK LP
2006 Orson : Bright Idea : UK LP






Births
1940 Cliff Bennett (Rebel Rousers)
1944 Roger Ball (Average White Band)
1944 Michelle Phillips (Mamas and Papas)
1945 Gordon Waller (Peter and Gordon)
1974 Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band)
1990 Zachary Farro (Paramore)

Miscellany
1942 Glenn Wallichs launches Capitol Records, beginning a new approach to marketing by being the first company to send copies of record releases to fifty of the most influential DJs around the country
 
1955 Nutmegs score first of two US R&B hits with Story Untold
Jeff Buckley
 
1956 Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps (guitar: Cliff Gallup and William Williams; bass: Jack Neil; drums: Dickie Harrell) play first-ever gig at Myrtle Beach, US
 
1960 The Sound of Fury hits UK LP chart
 
1963 Searchers release Sweets for My Sweet in the UK
 
1969 Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins leaves Jeff Beck Group
 
1977 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers debut LP hits UK chart
 
1983 Police hit US Hot 100 at No. 36 with Every Breath You Take
 
1983 The reunited Hollies enter US Hot 100 with Stop in the Name of Love, their first Top 40 hit since The Air that I Breathe in 1974
 
1984 Bruce Springsteen released the album, ‘Born In The USA’,
 
1988 Van Halen's OU 812 LP hits UK chart
 
1992 More than a million people vote in a contest conducted by the U.S. Postal Service. The "Young Elvis" stamp design beats the "Vegas Elvis"
 
1993 Kurt Cobain was arrested after a dispute at his house in Seattle; the disagreement allegedly concerned the Nirvana's guitarist's collection of firearms.
 
1996 Crowded House announced they had split up.
 
1997 Jeff Buckley’s body was discovered floating in the Mississippi River.

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