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6-27-1969 Denver Pop Festival staged

1942 Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys born.
1967 Mick Jagger convicted on drug charges stemming from arrest at a Keith Richards party.
1969 Denver Pop Festival opens at Mile High Stadium with sets from The Flock, Three Dog Night, Iron Butterfly and Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention.  Event turns violent and police use tear gas on the crowd.
1970 The Trans-Continental Festival with the Grateful Dead, The Band, Janis Joplin, Buddy Guy, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ian and Sylvia and the Flying Burrito Brothers begins the trans-Caanada by train tour captured in the movie Festival Express.

1971 Allman Brothers, J. Geils Band and Mountain do last concert at Fillmore East in New York.
1974 Grateful Dead release From The Mars Hotel.   

1976 US issues John Lennon a Green Card.

1978 Perter Gabriel II released. 

1980 John Bonham collapses during Led Zeppelin's set at a Nuremberg, Germany concert.

1989 Don Henley releases End Of The Innocence.   

1989 Who perform the Rock opera Tommy for first time in 17 years in a benefit for the Rock Hall of Fame at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

1991 Carlos Santana busted in Houston airport, charged with holding a small amount of marijuana.

1994 Aerosmith becomes first major band to offer song download through Compuserve.

2002 John Entwhistle dies in a Las Vegas hotel the night before a Who tour opens.

2009 Paul McCartney makes surprise appearance at Glastonbury Festival, joining Neil Young on A Day In The Life.

2009 Eddie Van Halen marries Jane Liszewski in LA.

2014 Bobby Womack dies of a heart attack.

2015 Chris Squire of Yes dies from Luekemia.



6-26-1974 Bad Company releases debit album


1957 Mick Jones of the Clash born. 

1957 Patti Smyth of Scandal born.   

1964 Beatles release A Hard Day’s Night in the US.  

1973 Mick Jagger named in a maternity suit filed by Marsha Hunt.   

1974 Bad Company releases self titled debut. 1976 Grateful Dead release Steal Your Face.  1979 Queen releases Live Killers.

1992 Van Halen sued by an Oklahoma family whose home phone number was the same as the one used on the cover of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album.   

1996 Van Halen announces David Lee Roth will rejoin the band.   

2012 20 year old that attended party Bob Seger’s 16 year old daughter threw at Bob’s house while her father was on tour turns himself in for stealing several items including his 1978 Les Paul guitar.

2014 Like A Rolling Stone lyrics sell for $2 million in Sotheby’s auction.

2017 U2's Adam Clayton gets MusiCares Award in New York City.



6-25-2019 Jimi Hendrix does free Golden Gate Park concert

1945 Carly Simon born.   

1946 Blue Oyster Cult’s Allen Lanier born. 

1946 Foreigner & King Crimson veteran Ian McDonald born.

1952 Tim Finn of Crowded House born.

1954 David Paich of Toto born.

1967 Eric Clapton guests on All You Need Is Love during a Beatles world-wide live broadcast of the song.

1967 Jimi Hendrix does free Golden Gate Park concert in San Francisco.

1969 Mick Taylor does his first show as a member of the Rolling Stones.

1971 Supertramp releases Indeilibly Stamped.

1973 Chicago VI released.

1976 Alice Cooper releases Go To Hell.

1984 Prince releases Purple Rain

1984 Patti Scialfa joins the E Street Band.

1988 Red Hot Chili Pepper Hillel Slovak dies of heroin overdose in LA. 

1993 Bruce Springsteen a surprise guest on the final David Letterman Show on NBC.

1995 Pearl Jam pulls the plug on tour in dispute with Ticketmaster.

2016 Colts owner Jim Irsay pays $155,750 for locks of David Bowie's hair and a custom made Prince guitar.



6-24-Mick Fleetwood (1942) Jeff Beck (1944) born

A slew of Classic Rock birthdays on June 24, foremost among them a guitarist and drummer whose bands bore their names.


1942 Drummer Mick Fleetwood born. 

1944 Jeff Beck born. 

1944 Traffic’s Chris Wood born.   

1945 Zombie’s Colin Blunstone born. 

1948 Yes and Moody Blues member Patrick Moraz born.

1949 John Illsey of Dire Straits born.   

1967 Jeff Cease of the Black Crowes born.   

1980 Jackson Browne releases Hold Out.

1995 Neil Young fills in for Eddie Vedder after the Pearl Jam front man is unable to continue a San Francisco concert due to the flu.   

2009 Big Brother & the Holding Company release lost recordings featuring Janis Joplin.

2011 Glastonbury festival security prevents a group from inflating a sign protesting that U2 are Irish tax evaders for moving their business operations to the Netherlands during the band’s set.   

2016 Billy Joel joins tribute band Big Shot on three songs during Huntington, NY show.


6-23-1972 Jethro Tull release Living in the Past

Jethro Tull's Living in the Past album got released on June 23, 1972.  The double album taking its title from a 1969 Tull song culled material from a number of previous releases, b sides of singles and concert recording out-takes.


Other Noteworthy June 23 events over the years include...

1941 Jerry Garcia writing partner Robert Hunter born.   
1975 Alice Cooper breaks 6 ribs when he fall off the stage during a Vancouver concert.
2009 Spinal Tap releases Back From The Dead.  

2010 Pete Quaife of the Kinks dies of kidney failure. 

2010 Gregg Allman undergoes liver transplant in Jacksonville, Florida.

2016 Jury sides with Led Zeppelin members in suit claiming Stairway To Heaven melody was lifted from Taurus, a Spirit instrumental released two years earlier.


6-22-1968 Jeff Beck Group makes U.S. debut

Jeff Beck was reportedly so amazed the night he saw Jimi Hendrix play in a London club that he thought to himself that he should switch to another instrument or just quit music. Lucky for us, he didn't. The former Yardbirds member did his first U.S. concert with the newly formed Jeff Beck Group on this night in 1968.?

Other Noteworthy June 22 events over the years include...
1936 Kris Kristofferson born.

1948 Todd Rundgren born.   

1969 Blind Faith releases self-titled and only studio album.   

1970 Pete Townshend detained after using the word ‘bomb’ in describing something while on a plane. 

1978 Cream reunites at Ginger Baker’s polo club.   

1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty in shooting of John Lennon. 

1990 Billy Joel headlines the first concert at Yankee Stadium.   

2009 Styx members visit the White House.

2010 Bruce Springsteen releases previous year's Hyde Park concert on DVD.

2010 Ozzy Osburne release Let Me Hear You Scream.


6-21-1944 Ray Davies born

1944 Ray Davies of the Kinks born. 

1947 Joey Molland of Badfinger born. 

1950 Joey Kramer of Aerosmith born.

1951 Nils Lofgren of the E Street Band born. 

1966 Rolling Stones sue New York City hotels for banning the group. 

1972 Led Zeppelin opens 8th US tour.

1975 Ritchie Blackmore leaves Deep Purple to form Rainbow.

1979 Rolling Stones (ex) Mick Taylor releases "Mick Taylor" four years after leaving band.

1980 Sammy Hagar releases Danger Zone.   

1981 Walter Becker and Donald Fagen announce the end for Steely Dan.     

1990 Bono joins David Bowie on stage in Cleveland on a version of Gloria.   

1994 John Mellencamp releases Dance Naked.

1995 Dan Rather of CBS News sings What’s The Frequency Kenneth with R.E.M. during soundcheck for New York concert.?

2009 Joey Kramer of Aerosmith invites 20 wounded veterans to his birthday party when Aerosmith plays Washington.   

2011 Bruce Springsteen eulogizes Clarence Clemons and does a solo version of Tenth Avuenue Freeze-Out at a memorial service in South Florida.


6-20-1955 Michael Anthony born

1942 Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys born.

1955 Van Halen's Michael Anthony born.

1969 David Bowie records Space Oddity in London four days after the launch of Apollo 11 on the lunar landing mission and on the day Neil Armstrong and buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.

1969 Grateful Dead release Aoxomoxoa.

1974 Bob Dylan releases Before The Flood.

1975 Neil Young releases Tonight’s The Night.

1980 Rolling Stones release Emotional Rescue.

1977 Steve Winwood releases self-titled solo.

1978 Foreigner releases Double Vision.

1988 Steve Winwood releases Roll With It.

1987 Boston plays Texas Jam - first concert in 8 years.

1996 Eric Clapton appears with opera legend Pavorotti in Florence Italy benefit for Bosnian refugees.

1996 Grateful Dead members appear together for first time since Jerry Garcia's death.

1998 Green Day's Mike Dirnt suffers skull fracture after being hit by bottle wielded by Third Eye Blind's Arion Salazar in Irvine California concert.   

2006 Heart Of Gold, movie about Neil Young released on DVD


6-19-1950 Ann Wilson born


Heart's Ann Wilson born on this day in 1950.  The older of the two sisters in Heart, Ann became the lead singer and wrote most of the songs for the band she formed that eventually included her younger sister, Nancy. Daughters of a career Marine Corps major, the Wilson sisters spent their younger years on military bases in central America and the far east before relocating to the Pacific Northwest when theWilson sisters were teenagers.  Ann joined the group that would eventually become Heart in the early 70's, with Nancy following in 1973.  Dreamboat Annie, the group's debut after changing their name to Heart, was released in 1976.


Other notworthy events in Classic Rock on June 19 include...


1963 AC/DC's Simon Wright born.

1967 Paul McCartney admits to having taken LSD on the BBC.

Clarence White of the Byrds dies after being hit by a car in California.

1976 Blue Oyster Cult releases Agents Of Fortune.

1984 Bruce Springsteen sells out 6 Meadowlands Arena shows in 24 hours.

1988 Van Halen headlines Monsters Of Rock tour, Rich Stadium.

1990 John Hiatt releases Stolen Moments.

2007 Bon Jovi releases Lost Highway. 

2007 Sammy Hagar releases Livin' It Up In St. Louis DVD.

2009 Rigging collapse forces cancellation of next night's Alice Cooper concert at Spartak Stadium in Novosibirsk, Russia.


6-18-1942 Paul McCartney born



James Paul McCartney was born on this day in 1942 in Liverpool. His father played trumpet and piano in a jazz band and gave his son a trumpet for his 14th birthday that Paul later traded for an acoustic guitar.

McCartney earned admission to the Liverpool Institute and became friends with George Harrison after meeting him on a bus ride to classes.

Paul met John Lennon in July of 1957 when John's skiffle group, the Quarrymen, played a church event in Woolton, UK.

Soon after, Paul was invited to join as rhythm guitarist. Harrison joined the following year and Stuart Sutcliff became the group's bass player in 1960. After going under a few short-lived different names including variations Beatals and Silver Beetles, they settled on Beatles. Drummer Pete Best was brought on board in 1960.


1967 Jimi Hendrix Experience makes US concert debut at the Monterey Pop Festival.  1976 Rod Stewart releases A Night On The Town.   

1977 Johnny Rotten  stabbed by someone upset over the Sex Pistols song God Save The Queen.   

1980 Blues Brothers movie opens.   

1987 Bruce Springsteen separates from Julianne Phillips.     

1991 Cream drummer Ginger Baker and Alex Van Halen honored on Hollywood Walk of Fame.     

2009 Crosby, Stills & Nash inducted into Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame.

2010 John Lennon’s hand written lyrics to A Day In The Life auctioned for $1.2 million.  2018 Bruce Springsteen joins Tangiers Blues Band on 4 songs at reopening of Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ.


6-17 -1973 Joe Walsh releases The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get,

A guy that's put out a bunch of solid solo albums with clever and goofy names including Got Any Gum?, So What? And You Bought it, You Name it, released a good one today in 1973; The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get. Thank you, Joe Walsh, for the music and for keeping us amused.


Other noteworthy Classic Rock June 17 events include...

1947 Journey's (Santana) Greg Rolie (keyboards) born, (leaves 4/81 replaced by Johnathan Caine).
1964 Kinks arrive in U.S. for first tour . 

1972 Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan's last concert with Grateful Dead,  Hollywood Bowl (Dies 3/8/73).

1978 Jefferson Starship's Grace Slick unable to sing (alcohol), fans riot in Hamburg Germany, Slick leaves band - rejoins 3/81.

1985 Sting releases Dream Of The Blue Turtle. 

2005 James Gang reunites in Cleveland for a club date.

2009 Buddy Guy joins Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood for Drowning On Dry Land and Sweet Home Chicago, United Center, Chicago.   

2009 Billy Joel and Katie Lee Joel announce they are ending their 5 year marriage.


6-16-1972 Ziggy Stardust released by David Bowie

1965 Bob Dylan records Like A Rolling Stone.  1967 Monterey Pop Festival opens.   

1969 Steve Miller Band releases Brave New World.

1972 David Bowie releases The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in the UK.

1982 James Honeyman Scott of the Pretenders dies of overdose.

1995 Pearl Jam opens tour bypassing Ticketmaster.   

1998 Little Feat releases Under The Radar.

1998 Van Morrison releases Philosopher's Stone.

1998 Ringo Starr releases Vertical Man. 

2007 Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster get married in Italy.


6-15-1987 Momentary Lapse of Reason cover shot taken

Before Photoshop came along, giant inflatable pigs and hundreds of beds had to be assembled for album cover shoots. On this day in 1987 Pink Floyd did the cover shot for the Momentary Lapse of Reason album.



Other noteworthy events on June 15 in Classic Rock include...


1941 Harry Nilsson born. 

1951 Steve Walsh of Kansas born.   

1978 Bob Dylan releases Street Legal.

1979 Dire Straits releases Communique.

1982 Steve Miller releases Abracadabra    1986 U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting & Lou Reed play Amnesty International concert at Giants Stadium.   

1987 Pink Floyd uses 800 beds to shoot cover for Momentary Lapse of Reason album.  1992 Bruce Springsteen opens first tour without the E Street Band in Stockholm.   

1993 Eric Clapton and BB King play Apollo Theater in Harlem.   

1993 Neil Young Unplugged released.   

1996 KISS does first concert since 1983  1998 REM plays outside the Capitol to protest US China policy.

2010 Tom Petty releases Mojo.   

2010 Steve Miller Band releases Bingo.   

2010 John Mellencamp releases On The Rural Route 7609 box set. 

2016 Jimmy Page testifies in Led Zeppelin copyright infringement case over Stairway To Heaven melody.



1949 Alan White of Yes born 1963 Chris Degarmo of Queensryche born.

1970 Derek & The Dominos play first concert.

1970 Grateful Dead release Workingman's Dead, the group's 4th studio album. It was recorded within a couple of weeks at San Francisco's Pacific High Studio.

1970 A $100,000 block long billboard goes up in Times Square promoting Grand Funk Railroad’s new album.

1972 300 gate crashers tear gassed at Grateful Dead Tucson concert.

1974 David Bowie opens Diamond Dogs tour in Montreal.

1975 Frampton Comes Alive recorded at Winterland in San Francisco.

1986 Fan stabbed to death at Ozzy Osbourne concert in Long Beach, CA.

1991 Foreigner releases Unusual Heat.

2016 Trial opens in copyright suit claiming a key part of the Stairway To Heaven melody was lifted from the Spirit instrumental Taurus.

2016 Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice suffers mild stroke during European tour.




6-13-1983 Stevie Ray Vaughan releases Texas Flood


1969 The Rolling Stones stage a press conference in Hyde Park to introduce Mick Taylor as a new member of the band to the media and fans.

1977 Neil Young releases American Stars & Bars.
1980 Pat Benatar plays before Phillies game, dances with the team mascot.

1983 Stevie Ray Vaughan releases Texas Flood.  It took Vaughan and his band Double Trouble just three days to reord the tracks on their debut album at Jackson Browne's studio in LA. Browne had caught Stevie's set at the Montreux Jazz Festival the previous year and was so blown away by it he offered Vaughan the use of his studio. The demos that the group recorded during those sessions earned them a contract and signing bonus from Columbia Records.

1988 Sting, Dire Straits, Bryan Adams, Stevie Wonder featured in anti-apartheid benefit concert at Wembley Stadium.

1988 Jethro Tull releases 20th anniversary box set.

1991 Van Halen releases For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.

1995 Jimmy Buffett releases Margaritaville Café Late Night Gumbo.

2003 David Gilmour and Sting named CBE recipients during the Queen's Birthday Honors program in London.

2006 Billy Joel releases 12 Gardens, collection recorded during Madison Square Garden concerts.

2013 Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and J.D. Souther inducted by Songwriters Hall of Fame.

2016 Glenn Frey, John Prine, Cat Stevens inducted by Songwriters Hall of Fame.



6-12-1982 No Nukes Concert draws up to 1 million in Central Park


1941 Roy Harper born

1949 King Crimson and Asia's John Wetton born.

1951 Boston’s Brad Delp born.

1951 Cheap Trick’s Bun E Carlos (Brad Carlson) born.

1952 Pretenders Pete Farndon born.   

1953 Rocky Burnett born.

1964 Beatles play to 250,000 in Adelaide, Australia.

1966 Steven Tyler busted in an undercover cop sting at his high school.

1968 Blues Travelers Bobby Sheehan born. 

Mick Taylor introduced as the replacement for Brian Jones by the Rolling Stones.

1970 Mick Fleetwood marries Jenny Boyd

1976 John Lennon releases Somewhere In New York City. 

1977 Kenny Wayne Shepherd born.   

1982 Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary U.S. Bonds perform at No Nukes Concert in New York's Central Park for a crowd estimated to be from 750,000 - 1 million.


1990 Bad Company releases Holy Water.

2002 Billy Joel crashes his car on Long Island, enters rehab soon after.

2005 Pink Floyd announces plans to play thee Live 8 Concert in July. It would be their first concert in 24 years.

2007 Rolling Stones release A Bigger Bang 4 DVD set. 

2007 Neil Young’s wife Pegi releases her debut album.   

2011 E Street Band sax man Clarence Clemons suffers a stroke at his south Florida home.



6-11-1949 ZZ Top's Frank Beard born

1949 ZZ Top’s Frank Beard born.
1965 Rolling Stones release Got It Live If You Want It.
1971 Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys badly injures hand when it breaks a window.
1979 Paul McCartney releases Back To The Egg.   
1982 Eddie Money releases No Control.
1983 Alex Van Halen marries Valerie Kendall in LA.

1988 Dire Straits plays at Nelson Mandela tribute at Wembley Stadium.
2002 Paul McCartney marries Heather Mills.
2007 Genesis opens Turn It On Again tour in Finland.
2010 Ozzy Osbourne makes Longest Scream world record attempt at Dodgers game.
2010 U2 does an invitation only concert at the Apollo Theater in New York City.


6-10-1975 Eagles release One of these Nights

1944 Move’s Rick Price born.

1946 Procol Harum's Matthew Fisher born

1966 Janis Joplin plays with Big Brother & The Holding Company for the first time at the Avalon Ballroom.   

1971 Jethro Tull concert at Red Rocks in Colorado disrupted by rowdy fans. Police use tear gas. 

1972 Clash members arrested after painting band’s name on a London building.

1975 Eagles release One Of These Nights.  Their 4th, it would become the group's first #1 album and their last with Bernie Leadon, who Joe Walsh replaced the following year.  Glenn Frey considered it the easiest album the Eagles did from a songwriting and recording standpoint.

1976 Alice Cooper cancels tour after collapsing.

1981 Asia forms.

1981 Bob Dylan opens Shot of Love tour in Chicago.

1983 Stevie Nicks releases The Wild Heart. 1983 Kinks release State Of Confusion.   
1985 U2 releases Wide Awake In America. 

1985 Talking Heads release Little Creatures.   

1986 Grateful Dead cancel tour after Jerry Garcia goes into a diabetic coma.

2006 Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones play together for the first time as the Led Zeppelin members rehearse for Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert.

2007 Rolling Stones do headline set at Isle of Wight - their first festival appearance in 31 years.

2007 World Hunger Organization gives Jackson Browne award in New York City.

2009 Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section keyboard player Barry Beckett dies.

2016 Rod Stewart knighted in Buckingham Palace ceremony.

2018 Billy Joel gives Bruce Springsteen the Lifetime Achievement award at the Tony Awards in New York. Bruce later performs a My Hometown segment from his Springsteen On Broadway show. 


6-9-1978 Rolling Stones release Some Girls

1941 Deep Purple’s Jon Lord born.

1970 Bob Dylan gets honorary degree during Princeton graduation.

1972 Bruce Springsteen signs with Columbia Records.

1978 Rolling Stones release Some Girls.

1978 Moody Blues release Octave. 

1986 Genesis releases Invisible Touch.

1989 Jimmy Page and Les Paul play together during Paul’s 72nd birthday at the Hard Rock Café in New York .

 1992 Ozzy Osbourne opens his No More Tours tour in Portland, OR .

1998 Allman Brothers Band release Mycology.

John Fogerty releases Premonition. 

2017 The Edge receives 2017 Les Paul Spirit Award before U2 take stage at Bonnaroo Festival. 

2018 Paul McCartney does unannounced concert at Liverpool's Philharmonic Club.


6-8-1944 Boz Scaggs born

1944 Boz Scaggs (William Boyce Scaggs) born.   

1974 Rick Wakeman leaves Yes.

1985 Bob Dylan releases Empire Burlesque. 1991 Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa marry in Beverly Hills. 

1998 Surviving Beatles sing Let It Be during memorial service for Linda McCartney in London church. 

2013  Fire Marshall shuts down Tom Petty concert at Fonda Theater in Hollywood due to overcrowding.   

2018 Early Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan dies at 68.



6-7-1993 Construction of the Rock Hall Of Fame begins in Cleveland

1944 Byrds Clarence White born.

1966 Stone Temple Pilots Eric Kretz born.

1967 Red Hot Chili Peppers/Jane's Addiction Dave Navarro born.

1969 Blind Faith does its only London concert in Hyde Park.

1977 Sex Pistols members arrested for attempting to disrupt UK's Silver Jubilee Celebration by playing God Save the Queen on a floating stage in the Thames River.

1982 Graceland opens to the public in Memphis 5 years after Elvis Presley dies.

1993 Prince changes his name to a symbol.

1993 Rock Hall Of Fame groundbreaking in Cleveland.

1994 Jefferson Airplane and Starship singer Grace Slick draws a sentence of 200 hours of community service and attendance at AA meetings for pointing a gun at a policeman three months earlier.

1994 Stone Temple Pilots release Purple,

1994 Stevie Nicks releases Street Angel.

1997 Iggy Pop dislocates shoulder in stage dive during Columbus, Ohio concert when no one catches him.

2007 Jackson Browne inducted into Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

2007 Paul McCartney does club concert in London, Jeff Beck and David Gilmour attend.

2008 Bo Diddley funeral takes place in Gainsville, Florida.

2008 John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page perform with the Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium.

2019 Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford reunite during Berlin concert on Follow You Follow Me.


6-6-1978 Cars release debut album

1960 Steve Vai born.   

1962 Beatles audition for EMI Records.   

1969 Rod Stewart signs solo contract with Mercury Records while still in the Jeff Beck Group.   

1971 John Lennon & Yoko join Frank Zappa on stage during Mothers of Invention concert at Fillmore East. 

1978 Cars release debut album. 

1989 Paul McCartney releases Flowers In The Dirt.   

1987 Heart releases Bad Animals.   

1989 Stevie Ray Vaughan In Step released.  1989 Queen releases The Miracle.   

1998 Chris Robinson of Black Crowes gets in brawl with two men at Sunset Marquis Hotel bar in LA.   

2006 Cheap Trick releases Rockford.   

2016 Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield do the national anthem before game 4 of the Stanley Cup in San Jose 


6-5-1992 An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band released

1947 Tom Evans of Badfinger born.

1957 Iron Maiden's Nico McBrain born

1968 Robert Kennedy gunned down in LA. Rolling Stones write Sympathy For The Devil and Stephen Stills writes Long Time Gone the following day.   

1971 Grand Funk Railroad sells-out Shea Stadium in three days.

1975 Syd Barrett sees band mates for the final time at Abbey Road Studios.

1977 Alice Cooper’s boa constrictor dies after being bitten by a rat it was being fed.

1979 Eric Clapton attends BB King’s wedding to Marva Jean Brooks, 39 years younger than BB.

1982 Heart releases Private Audition.

1983 U2 films Under a Blood Red Sky concert film during set at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.

1987 Prince's Trust benefit concert features Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Phil Collins, Elton John, Jeff Lynne, Ben E, King and Dave Edmonds.


1992 An Evening With the Allman Brothers Band released.

2006 Elliot Easton breaks his collarbone when New Cars tour bus swerves to avoid another vehicle.  

2007 Paul McCartney releases Memory Almost Full.

2007 Elton John entertains at Rush Limbaugh's 4th wedding, Palm Beach.

2010 Producer Daniel Lanois seriously injured in motorcycle crash in LA.


6-4-1984 Bruce Springsteen releases Born in the U.S.A.

1953 Wings, Thunderclap Newman and Stone The Crows guitarist Jimmy McCulloch born.

1955 Danny Brown of The Fixx born.

1959 Bob Dylan (Zimmerman) graduates from Hibbing Minnesota high school.

1963 Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard born.

1964 Beatles open first European tour in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1966 Pete Quaife of the Kinks breaks his foot in a car wreck.
1966 Janis Joplin joins Big Brother and the Holding Company.
1967 Procol Harum makes live debut opening for Jimi Hendrix at the Seville Theater.

1969 Nicky Hopkins quits the Jeff Beck Group.

1974 David Bowie's Diamond Dogs tour opens in Montreal.
1979 Chuck Berry does a White House cooncert set for Jimmy Carter.
1979 Fleetwood Mac records Tusk with the USC Marching Band at Dodger Stadium.



1984 Bruce Springsteen releases Born In The U.S.A.  

1986 U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting open Amnesty International Tour in San Francisco.

1989 Ozzy Osbourne donates $15,000 to AIDS research.

1993 Kurt Cobain jailed after police break-up a disturbance with his wife over his gun collection.

1996 Metallica performs outside of record stores in San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento the day Load is released.

1996 Crowded House announces break-up.

1997 Faces veteran Ronnie Lane dies of Pneumonia.

2017 Gregg Allman laid to rest near his brother and Berry Oakley at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA


6-3-1939 Guitar great Ian Hunter born


1939 Ian Hunter born

1942 Curtis Mayfield born.

1944 Michael Clarke of the Byrds born.

1950 Suzi Quatro born.
1952 Billy Powell of Lynyrd Skynyrd born.
1964 Ringo Starr collapses, hospitalized with acute tonsillitis.

1970 Deep Purple releases In Rock.

1970 Ray Davies flies from New York to London to change ‘Coca’ to ‘Cherry’ Cola in the Kinks song Lola.
1972 Rolling Stones open Exile On main Street tour. 
1977 Bob Marley releases Exodus.

1994 Eddie Vedder marries Beth Liebing in Rome.

1995 U2 signs 6 album $60 million deal. 

1998 Falling plaster during a Van Halen concert in Hamburg, Germany injures Eddie Van Halen, some dates cancelled.   
1997 Pat Benatar releases Innamorata.

1998 1,683 guitarists set new Guinness record by playing Smoke On The Water in Kansas City. 
2009 Blues great Koko Taylor Dies.   
2010 Paul McCartney awarded Gershwin Popular Song award, performs in East Room of the White House.