Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7

1917: Dean Martin (Singer)
1940: Tom Jones (Thomas Woodward) (Singer)
1944: Clarence White (Guitar for The Byrds)
1953: Johnny Clegg (Reggae Artist)
1957: Paddy McAloon (Guitar & vocals for Prefab Sprout)
1958: Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson ) (R&B Singer & Guitarist)
1961: Dave Catching (Guitar for Eagles Of Death Metal & Queens Of The Stone Age)
1966: Eric Kretz (Drums for Stone Temple Pilots)
1967: David Navarro (Guitar for Jane's Addiction & Red Hot Chili Peppers for a minute)

1958: Yet another juvenile-delinquent movie, High School Confidential, opens nationwide, featuring Jerry Lee Lewis performing his hit title song.

1963: The Rolling Stones make their first TV appearance on ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars’ and release their 1st single "Come on".

1964: Proving they weren't quite ready for the US heartland yet, The Rolling Stones are booed off the stage in San Antonio, TX, resulting in the previous performer returning to the stage -- a troop of performing monkeys.

1967: The Beatles' third film project, the animated musical fantasy Yellow Submarine, is announced as being in development (though the band themselves will only appear in a cameo). Three new songs from the band are reported to be included: "Only A Northern Song," "It's All Too Much," and "All Together Now." ("Hey Bulldog" is cut from the original theatrical release.)

1967: Cementing the promising hippie-folk band's downfall, three members of Moby Grape are arrested for allegedly "consorting" with underage schoolgirls.

1969: Blind Faith featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Steve Winwood perform their one and only concert, a somewhat underwhelming performance in Hyde Park, London.

1969: The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards is banged up but not seriously injured in a car crash near Sussex, England. However, his passenger, girlfriend Anita Pallenberg, suffers a broken collarbone.

1969: Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell both appeared on the first ABC TV Johnny Cash Show from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

1975: Elton John's album 'Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys', went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1.

1978: Prince's first single "Soft and Wet" was released.

1979: Chuck Berry is sentenced to his second jail term -- four months in California's Lompoc prison for tax evasion.

1983: Jerry Lee Lewis marries wife #5, Shawn Michelle Stevens, who would die under what some consider mysterious circumstances a year later at Lewis' home.

1993: Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol.

1993: Chuck Berry, Sam Phillips, Pete Townshend, and Billy Joel are among the rock immortals present at the groundbreaking ceremony for Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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.

1997: Hanson started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'MMMbop'. Originally called The Hanson Brothers, lead singer Zak Hanson was just 13-years-old at the time of the hit. One of the biggest debut singles of all time; reaching No.1 in 27 countries.

1999: Late for his date to ring the New York Stock Exchange's opening bell, Rod Stewart decides to announce his presence by tossing soccer balls onto the trading floor.

2002: Liam Howlett of The Prodigy married former All Saints singer Natalie Appleton at a ceremony in Les Adrets, France. Guests included Liam and Noel Gallagher and former Eurythmic Dave Stewart.

2002: In Chicago, IL, R. Kelly was booked on child pornography charges. He had been arrested two days before and released after posting bond.

2002: Virgin Records announced they had dropped Victoria Beckham after her debut solo album, which cost over $5.1 million to make, had sold only 50,000 copies.

2003: Kenny Chesney headlines a stadium show for the first time in his career, playing for 61,780 in the rain at Knoxville's Neyland Stadium. Joining him on the bill: Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, The Warren Brothers and Deana Carter.

2007: Rancho Mirage, CA renames a portion of 35th Avenue as Dean Martin Drive in honor of its deceased former resident.

2007: Bo Diddley is buried in Gainesville, FL, with mourners chanting his signature "Hey! Bo Diddley" as his music is played by a local gospel group. A floral tribute is also presented in the shape of his signature modified square Gretsch guitar.
2010: Former Stereophonics drummer and BBC Radio Wales presenter Stuart Cable, was found dead at his home near Aberdare in Wales aged 40.
2010: Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh was granted a restraining order against an elderly neighbor who allegedly threatened to kill him. The man was also ordered to pay more than $1,500 in legal fees.

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