Thursday, June 7, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 7

Prince
No.1
1975 John Denver: Thank God I'm a Country Boy US 45
1975 Elton John: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy US LP
1978 Windsor Davies and Don Estelle: Whispering Grass US 45
1986 Doctor and the Medics: Spirit in the Sky UK 45
2008 3 Doors Down : 3 Doors Down : US LP
2009 Paolo Nutini : Sunny Side Up : UK LP

Birth
1940 Tom Jones  
1944 Clarence White (Byrds)
1946 Paul Kreutzman (Grateful Dead)
1957 Paddy McAloon (Prefab Sprout)
1960 Prince
1966 Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots)
1967 Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Deaths
2010 Stuart Cable (Stereophonics)

Miscellany
1969 Keith Richards and his partner Anita Pallenburg were involved in a car crash near their home in Sussex.
Stuart Cable (Stereophonics)
 
1969 Blind Faith play free concert in Hyde Park - 120,000 people attend
 
1972 The musical Grease opens on Broadway (at the Broadhurst Theatre) beginning a run of 3,388 performances
 
1975 Elton John's LP Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy enters the US chart at No. 1 - the first LP to do so
 
1979 Chuck Berry is charged with three counts of income tax evasion by the IRS, the day before he's scheduled to perform his most prestigious show ever - a White House concert for Jimmy Carter
 
1983 Shawn Michelle Stevens became wife number five for Jerry Lee Lewis.
 
1990 The Black Crowes played their debut UK gig at the Marquee in London.
 
1993 Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry are among those present for the "breaking ground" ceremony for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland - 7 years after the city won the right to build the building.
 
1995 Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood was admitted to hospital after his ear was leaking blood. The problem was diagnosed as his arm movement from continuous guitar playing.
 
2002 Liam Howlett of The Prodigy married former All Saints singer Natalie Appleton

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