Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 6

Avril Lavigne
No.1
1964 Dixie Cups: Chapel of Love US 45
1970 Christie: Yellow River UK 45
1971 Honey Cone: Want Ads US 45
1972 Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick US LP
1987 Simple Minds: Live in the City of Light UK LP
1992 Lionel Richie : Back to Front : UK LP
2004 Avril Lavigne : Under My Skin : US LP




Births
1936 Levi Stubbs (Four Tops)
1944 Roger Fraser (Tangerine Dream)
1944 Peter Albin (Big Brother & the Holding Company)
1959 Robert Hodgens (Bluebells)
1960 Steve Vai
1961 Tom Araya (Slayer)
1965 David White (Brother Beyond)

Deaths
1993 Dave Rowberry (Animals)

Miscellany
1956 Be Bop A Lula by Gene Vincent is released
Steve Vai
 
1960 Silver Beatles share the bill with the Pacemakers at Grosvenor Ballroom, UK
 
1960 Tony Williams leaves Platters for solo career
 
1962 Beatles begin their first demo recordings for EMI at Abbey Road Studios
 
1966 Roy Orbison's first wife, Claudette, was killed when a truck pulled out of a side road and collided with the motorbike that she and her husband were riding on in Gallatin, Texas.
 
1970 Joni Mitchell hits UK LP chart for the first time with Ladies of the Canyon
 
1970 Free debut on UK chart with All Right Now
 
1971 John and Yoko join Frank Zappa on stage at Fillmore East in New York
 
1971 Gladys Knight and the Pips star on the last Ed Sullivan Show
 
1982 First of a week of peace gigs begins when Stevie Wonder, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty and others play to 85,000 in Los Angeles for Peace Sunday
 
1987 Herb Alpert hits Top 10 at No. 9 in the US with Diamonds, 24-1/2 years after his first Top 10 hit with Lonely Bull
 
1987 Genesis becomes the first group to spend a full year on Hot 100 with track from one LP, Invisible Touch
 
1992 The Broadway musical "Tommy." wins 5 Tony awards. Pete Townshend wins Award for Best Original Score

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