Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24

1942: Arthur Brown (Singer for The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown)
1944: Jeff Beck (Guitar for The Yardbirds & Solo)
1944: Chris Wood (Sax & Flute for Traffic)
1945: Colin Blunstone (Guitar & Vocals for The Zombies)
1947: Mick Fleetwood (Drummer for Fleetwood Mac)
1948: Patrick Moraz (Keyboards for Yes & The Moody Blues)
1949: John Illsley (Bassist for Dire Straits)
1950: Derrick "Duckie" Simpson (Black Uhuru)
1957: Terence Wilson (Astro) (Vocals for UB40)
1959: Andy McCluskey (Vocals, Bass Guitar & Keyboards for Orchestral Manoeveres In The Dark)
1961: Curt Smith (Vocals & Bass for Tears For Fears)
1967: Jeff Cease (Guitar for The Black Crowes)
1967: Richard Zven Kruspe (Lead Guitarist for Rammstein)
1970: Glenn Medeiros (Singer)


1964: Sam Cooke, preceded by a 70-foot billboard in Times Square, begins a famous two-week engagement at New York's Copacabana club that would come to define the beginning of "supper-club soul."

1966: John Lennon's second whimsical book of original prose, poetry, and drawings, entitled A Spaniard In The Works, is published in his native England.

1966: In a watershed moment for the brother/sister duo later known as the Carpenters, the jazz combo known as the Richard Carpenter Trio wins the Hollywood Bowl's "Battle of the Bands" contest.

1966: With the McCoys and the Standells opening, the Rolling Stones' 1966 tour begins at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, Massachusetts, inciting yet another crowd riot that the police counteract with tear gas. Rock concerts are banned from the venue for nearly two decades.

1967: Led by Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd make their TV debut performing their hit single "See Emily Play" on BBC's Top Of The Pops.

1967: 5th Dimension make their TV debut performing their hit single "Up, Up And Away" on ABC's American Bandstand.

1967: Guitarist Zal Yanovsky quits the Lovin' Spoonful after their gig at the Forest Hills Music Festival in New York.

1972: At tonight's show in Fort Worth, TX, the Rolling Stones film the performance that would become the quadrophonic concert documentary Ladies And Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones.

1973: After an extensive two-year investigation, 19 major music label heads, including Clive Davis of Arista and the Gamble-Huff team behind Philadelphia International, are indicted by the state of New Jersey for "payola" practices and income tax evasion.

1973: Legendary rock organist Al Kooper rejoins his first band, Blues Project, onstage during a concert in Central Park.

1977: En route to his hotel while on tour in Madison, WI, Elvis spots an altercation between two young men and a gas station attendant and immediately gets out of his limo, striking a karate pose, shouting "I'll take you on!" When all three get a glimpse of their intruder, however, they immediately forget the fight and ask for pictures and photographs.

1984: Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin joins Yes onstage in Dortmund, Germany for a cover of the Beatles' "I'm Down," further fueling rumors that the guitarist will assemble a new band called XYZ (Ex-Yes and Zeppelin).

1988: UB40 bass player Earl Falconer was sent to prison for six months, with a further 12 suspended, after admitting to causing his brothers death in a car accident.

1989: The Beatles finally get a US #1 Country hit when Rosanne Cash's cover of "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" reaches the top spot.

1990: Perry Bamonte replaced Roger O'Donnell as keyboardist in The Cure.

1990: New Kids On The Block's Donnie Wahlberg spent two days in hospital after falling through an unlocked trapdoor mid-concert in Saratoga Springs, New York.

1992: Billy Joel's old alma mater, Hicksville High in Long Island, NY, awards the singer-songwriter an honorary diploma in place of the one he never stayed in school to receive.

1993: Hank Williams' illegitimate daughter Jett, is awarded a piece of the country legend's estate from his son, Hank Jr.

1998: Johnny Cash makes his first public appearance since announcing his battle with Shy-Drager Syndrome, walking onstage at Kris Kristofferson's latest Nashville concert to sing Cash's hit "Sunday Morning Coming Down," written by Kris.

1999: Eric Clapton auctions off one hundred of the guitars in his collection to raise money for his Crossroads drug rehab clinic in Antigua, with the 1956 Fender "Layla" was written on going for nearly half a million dollars, a record at the time. Five years later, a similar auction, held like the first at Christie's in New York, nets another record -- almost one million dollars for another Fender Clapton named "Blackie," making it the most expensive guitar of all time.

2000: Preparing for "retirement," KISS begin auctioning off their quarter-century of band memorabilia, netting $876,000.

2000: The Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines marries actor Adrian Pasdar at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas following a Chicks concert. To celebrate, the couple hits the casinos and wins $740.

2003: Gert van der Graaf, former boyfriend of ABBA's Agnetha Faeltskog, is arrested near her home for stalking the singer, despite having received a restraining order three years earlier.

2003: Beyoncé Knowles released her debut solo album "Dangerously in Love".

2004: US President George W. Bush awards the Medal of Freedom to Doris Day.

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