JUNE 1 – JUNE 7-THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY

This Week’s Trivia Answer – JUNE 1 – JUNE 7

 The Velvet Underground reforms for the first time in 24 years for a show at London’s Wembley Arena. June 6, 1993.

JUNE 1 – JUNE 7-Born this Week in Rock:

Ronnie Wood –  June 1, 1947 (The Rolling Stones, guitar)
Michael Landau –  June 1, 1958 (Blues Guitarist)
Alan Wilder – June 1, 1959 (Depeche Mode, multi-instrumentalist)
Simon Gallup –  June 1, 1960 (The Cure, bass
Charlie Watts – June 2, 1941 (The Rolling Stones, drums)
Steve Brookins –  June 2,1951 (.38 Special, Drums)
Jimmy Rogers –  June 3, 1924 (blues guitarist/harmonica player, Muddy Waters)
Ian Hunter – June 3, 1939 (Mott The Hoople, Lead Singer)
Curtis Mayfield – June 3, 1942 (Pivotal Soul Musician)
Mike Gordon – June 3, 1965 (Phish, bass)
Dave Alexander – June 3, 1947 (The Stooges, bass)
Billy Powell – June 3, 1952 (Lynyrd Skynyrd, keyboards)

Happy Birthday Michelle Phillips!

Michelle Phillips – June 4, 1944 (The Mamas and the Papas, Vocals)
Freddie Stone – June 5, 1947 (Sly and the Family Stone, Guitar)
Tom Evans – June 5, 1947 (Badfinger, bass)
Niko McBrain – June 5, 1952 (Iron Maiden, Drums)
Peter Erskine – June 5, 1954 (Weather Report, jazz drummer)
Tony Levin – June 6, 1946 (King Crimson, Bass)
Steve Vai – June 6, 1960 (Rock guitarist)
Tal Farlow – June 7, 1921 (Jazz guitarist)
Prince – June 7, 1958 (Multi-instrumentalist/performer)
Michael Cartellone – June 7, 1962 (Lynyrd Skynyrd, drums)

JUNE 1 – JUNE 7-Died This Week In Rock

Vince Welnick – June 2, 2006 (Grateful Dead, keyboards)

Bo Diddley –  June 2, 2008 (Rock and Roll singer-songwriter and guitarist)

Koko Taylor –  June 3, 2009 (Blues Vocalist)

Ronnie Lane – June 4, 1997 (Faces, bass)

Joey Covington – June 4, 2013 (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, Drums)

Jim Hodder – June 5, 1990 (Steely Dan, drums)

Dee Dee Ramone – June 5, 2002 (The Ramones, bass)

Stan Getz – June 6, 1991 (Jazz Saxophonist)

Dave Rowberry – June 6, 2003 (The Animals, piano and organ)

MUSIC RELEASES & THE TOP OF THE CHARTS

Paul McCartney and Wings, releases “Live And Let Die” on June 1, 1973.
KISS, releases “Love Gun” on June 1, 1977
Simon and Garfunkel’s “Mrs. Robinson” hits #1 – June 1, 1968
The Beatles, release “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” on June 2, 1967
David Bowie, David Bowie is released – June 2, 1967
The Wing’s Red Rose Speedway hits top charts – June 2, 1973
Lynyrd Skynyrd releases their fourth live album, Lyve from Steel Town – June 2, 1998
Jethro Tull’s hit album Thick As A Brick Hits #1- June 3, 1972
The Doors, “Light My Fire” is released – June 3, 1967
Elton John Releases “Empty Sky” – June 3,1969

Band of Gypsies Goes Gold!

‘Band of Gypsies” Awarded Gold – June 3, 1970
The Eagles, “Take It Easy” is released – June 3, 1972
“The Miracle” by Queen hits #1 in UK – June 3, 1989
Carlos Santana records his cover of “Black Magic Woman” – June 4, 1970
Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA is released – June 4, 1984
James Taylor, “You’ve Got A Friend” is released – June 5, 1971
Roy Orbison’s “Running Scared” hits #1- June 5, 1961
Heart’s ninth album Bad Animals is released – June 6, 1987
The Rolling Stones release “Come On” –  June 7, 1963
Elton John’s, “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboys” debuts at #1 on the charts – June 7, 1975

THIS WEEK IN ROCK HISTORY: 

The Rolling Stones visit the US for the first time arriving at New York’s Kennedy Airport. Furthermore, it’s to kick off their first American tour, an event that inspires their song “Flight 505.” June 1, 1964

The Beatles added some overdubs to “Yellow Submarine.” These included John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water while shouting “Full speed ahead Mister Captain!”

The Beatles also marched around the studio in a conga line singing “We all live in a yellow submarine” on June 1, 1966

Ed Sullivan’s last show features Gladys Knight on June 1, 1971.

Ron Wood joins The Rolling Stones on tour for the first time on June 1, 1975.

ELO Tours The US!

Electric Light Orchestra begins their first US tour on June 2, 1973.
The Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama is added to the National Historic Register on June 2, 2006.

Graceland, the home of Elvis’ opens to the public on June 3, 1982.

Buddy Holly opens for Elvis at a concert in Texas: June 3, 1955

The Rolling Stones appear on US television for the first time: June 3, 1964

A truly surreal edition of ABC-TV’s American Bandstand features Jefferson Airplane performing “Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit”: June 3, 1967

Aretha Franklin’s “only solo #1 hit on the Billboard Pop charts is Otis Redding’s Respect.” June 3, 1967

With the BBC refusing to air the Kinks’ new single, “Lola,” due to its reference to “Coca-Cola” lead singer Ray Davies is forced to fly all the way from London to New York to record the words “cherry cola” for an alternate release.June 3, 1970

Rock Band Jethro Tull’s “Thick As A Brick” remains #1 on the US album chart for two weeks: June 3, 1972

With Martha Reeves and Stevie Wonder opening, The Rolling Stones kick off their Exile On Main Street tour in Vancouver, BC. June 3, 1972

Already undergoing psychiatric treatment and suffering from, among other things, voices in his head, Derek and the Dominos drummer Jim Gordon brutally murders his own mother with a hammer and knife in their home. Gordon, who co-wrote the band’s biggest hit, “Layla,” gets life in prison. June 3, 1983

Janis Joplin arrives in San Francisco, having been invited there by Big Brother and the Holding Company in order to become their new lead singer. June 4, 1966

The Monkees Win An Emmy!

The Monkees win an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. June 4, 1967

The Rolling Stones are the first rock band to receive royalties for sales of their records in Russia. On June 4, 1975

US President Jimmy Carter hosts Chuck Berry, who plays a concert for The First Family at the White House: June 4, 1979

Syd Barrett, ex-Pink Floyd member and founder who is forced from the band after becoming an acid casualty. Meanwhile, he quietly appears in the Abbey Road studios during recording of the band’s album “Wish You Were Here”, which is largely written about him. June 5, 1975

Muddy Waters, 64, marries his third wife, 25-year-old Marva Jean Brooks, in Chicago with Eric Clapton as best man: June 5, 1979

John Lennon and Yoko Ono join Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention onstage at the Fillmore East in New York for a set of lengthy, chaotic, screeching jams later release as a bonus disc with the Lennon/Ono album Some Time In New York City: June 6, 1971

Pink Floyd begin their ill-fated American tour in support of their album Animals, an event which would directly inspire the soul-searching of the next LP, The Wall: June 6, 1975

 The Velvet Underground reforms for the first time in 24 years for a show at London’s Wembley Arena. June 6, 1993.

The Rock Opera Tommy Wins!

The Who’s famous rock opera “Tommy” officially receives 5 Tony Awards: June 6, 1993

The Johnny Cash show debuts on ABC TV with guests Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Bob Dylan sang three songs: “I Threw It All Away,” “Living the Blues,” and “Girl From the North Country,” the last of which is a duet with Cash: June 7, 1969

Led Zeppelin begins a sold-out 6-night stand at iconic Madison Square Garden. It’s part of their 11th and final North American Tour.  Playing 3 hours and tickets cost between $8.50 – $10.50. On June 7,1977.

David Bowie plays a show in West Berlin with the speakers pointed towards the Berlin Wall which is close by. Thousands of young East Berliners stood by and heard the music: June 7, 1987

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: June 7, 1993

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