Tuesday, June 5, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 5

Roy Orbison
No.1
1961 Roy Orbison Runnin' Scared US 45
1965 The Sound of Music soundtrack UK LP
1971 Paul McCartney: Ram UK LP
1976 J.J. Barrie: No Charge UK 45
1982 Roxy Music: Avalon UK LP
2005 Oasis: Don’t Believe The Truth UK LP
2005 Audioslave : Out of Exile : US LP

Births
1946 Freddy Stone (Sly and the Family Stone)
1947 Laurie Anderson
1956 Kenny G
1956 Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs)
1964 Mags (Fuzzbox)
1971 Mark Wahlberg (aka Marky Mark)
1979 Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)

Deaths
1997 Ronnie Lane (Small Faces)

Miscellany
1959 Bob Dylan graduates from Hibbing High School, Minnesota
Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy)
 
1964 Lisa Jane - first ever single by David Bowie (under the name David Jones and the King Bees) - released in UK on Vocalion
 
1966 Paperback Writer promotion film gets first showing on The Ed Sullivan Show
 
1969 Feast of Friends, a Doors documentary, premieres in Los Angeles
 
1971 Grand Funk Railroad break the Beatles' money record as their Shea Stadium show sells out in 72 hours, making $306,000
 
1976 Rolling Stones become first group to receive record royalties from the USSR when copyright laws are changed.
 
1977 Alice Cooper's boa constrictor is fatally bitten by the live rat it was being fed for breakfast
 
1988 Eric Clapton's wife Patti applied for a divorce, the couple had married in 1979.
 
1993 Mariah Carey married the President of Sony Music, Tommy Mottola in Manhattan
 
1997 Noel Gallagher married Meg Matthews at the Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas, (where Elvis married Priscilla). The Oasis guitarist divorced Matthews in 2001.

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