28 June, 2020 Grupo Stereo Siete
2007.- George McCorkle, guitarist for The Marshall Tucker Band and composer of their hit “Fire On The Mountain,” dies at age 59 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.
2004.- Rush release their 18th studio album, Feedback, comprised of eight cover songs selected from tunes that influenced each band member in their younger years.
2002Rosemary Clooney dies of lung cancer at age 74.
2001Dream A Little Dream: The Almost-True Story of the Mamas & the Papas, a stage musical penned by former Papas member Denny Doherty, premieres in Toronto.
2000 The casket holding Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zandt is stolen from its mausoleum in Jacksonville, Florida, but left after vandals are unable to open it. The ashes of Steve Gaines, the band’s guitarist who died in the same plane crash that killed Van Zandt, are spilled from his urn, which is also stolen.
1999 Former teen heartthrob Leif Garrett is arrested in Los Angeles for possession of cocaine.
1998 German pianist Horst Jankowski dies of lung cancer at age 62.
1998George Harrison announces that he is undergoing chemotherapy for throat cancer, with assurances that, “I’m not going to die on you folks just yet.” He succumbs to the disease three years later.
1995Ringo Starr’s first-ever TV commercial, for Pizza Hut, debuts in the US, as does a similar spot by the newly re-formed Monkees.
1994Barbra Streisand sets a new record after grossing $16 million for a series of Madison Square Garden comeback shows.
1992 Spurred by controversy over the song “Cop Killer,” President George H. W. Bush speaks out against “those who use films or records or television or video games to glorify killing law enforcement officers.”
1988Lionel Richie’s wife Brenda is arrested for assaulting her husband after finding him at the apartment of another woman, Diane Alexander. The couple divorce in 1993, and in 1995, Richie marries Alexander.
1987.- The Living Daylights, the first James Bond film to star Timothy Dalton as 007, premieres in London. The theme song was written and performed by a-ha, who are unable to attend. The film’s composer, John Barry, is asked about the Norwegian band and calls them “Hitler Youth.”
1985Mick Jagger and David Bowie record “Dancing in the Street” at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London for the Live Aid charity. They shoot the video the same day.
1985 New York’s Cooper-Hewitt museum fetches a record $2,299,000 for John Lennon’s “Roller,” a 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V painted groovy psychedelic colors by Apple associates The Fool.
1979.- While on tour in Arlington, Virginia, Lowell George dies of a heart attack caused by a cocaine overdose at age 34. His band, Little Feat, broke up just months earlier.
1978Nicole Scherzinger (of The Pussycat Dolls) is born Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente in Honolulu, Hawaii.
1978Peter Frampton gets in a bad car accident in the Bahamas, breaking his arm and suffering internal injuries. On the bright side, he gets to miss the premiere of the film he starred in, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which is derided by critics and anyone unfortunate enough to see it.
1976 The Memphis City Council votes to change Elvis’ home street, Highway 51 South, to “Elvis Presley Boulevard.”
1975Elton John makes a surprise appearance at a Doobie Brothers/Eagles concert at Oakland Coliseum, where he joins on the Doobies hit “Listen To The Music.”
1975 Folk singer Tim Buckley dies of a drug overdose at age 28. His son is the singer Jeff Buckley.
1974 Gordon Lightfoot’s “Sundown” hits #1 in America. He’s the second Canadian artist to top the US chart in 1974, following Terry Jacks with “Seasons In The Sun.”
1973Deep Purple “Mark II,” the most famous incarnation of the band, comes to an end after a show in Osaka, Japan, with lead singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover abruptly quitting the group.
1970 NBC airs the Liza Minnelli special Liza, also starring songwriters Anthony Newley, Jimmy Webb, and Randy Newman.
1969 Soul singer Shorty Long, known for the 1968 hit “Here Comes The Judge,” age 29, drowns along with his friend when their boat capsizes on the Detroit River in Michigan.
1969 At the Denver Pop Festival, the Jimi Hendrix Experience play their last gig with their original lineup, as bass player Noel Redding leaves the band after the show over disagreements with Hendrix.
1967 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones are both found guilty on drug charges and sentenced in a London court; Richards gets one year, Jagger three months. Neither serve any time as an appeals court throws out the Richards conviction and reduces Jagger’s sentence to probation.
1967 While on tour with The Hollies, Graham Nash writes a song called “Marrakesh Express” which will later find a home (and a hit) with his new band, Crosby, Stills & Nash.
1966Neil Diamond makes his TV debut, performing his hit “Cherry, Cherry” on American Bandstand.
1962 The Contours release “Do You Love Me.”
1960.- Disco singer Evelyn “Champagne” King is born in The Bronx, New York City.
1959 Dick Clark announces his first series of four “Caravan of Stars” concerts over the course of the next year, with his first being headlined by The Skyliners of “Since I Don’t Have You” fame.
1957 The government of Iran officially bans rock and roll after declaring rock dancing “harmful to health.” The ban would stay in place until the 1990s.
1956 Johnnie Ray records “Just Walkin’ In The Rain.”
1953Men at Work frontman Colin Hay is born in Kilwinning, Scotland. He moves Down Under with his family when he’s 14.
1951 Billy Hinsche of Dino, Desi & Billy is born in Manila, Philippines. After moving to Beverly Hills, he meets future bandmates Desi Arnaz Jr. and Dean Paul Martin.
1948 Ian Paice, Deep Purple’s drummer and founding member, is born in Nottingham, England.
1948 Twin brothers Derv and Lincoln Gordon of The Equals are born in Jamaica.
1943 Pop singer Little Eva is born Eva Narcissus Boyd in Belhaven, North Carolina.
1943 Roger Spear (multi-instrumentalist of The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) is born in Hammersmith, London, England.
1942 Brazilian musician and songwriter Gilberto Gil is born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
1940 L. Russell Brown, a lyricist and composer known for Tony Orlando and Dawn’s “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree” and “Knock Three Times,” is born in Newark, New Jersey.
1938 Billy Storm (of The Valiants, The Alley Cats) is born in Dayton, Ohio. With The Valiants, he released the first version of “Good Golly Miss Molly.”
1935 Leonard Lee (of Shirley & Lee) is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
1922 Jazz drummer Elmer J. “Mousey” Alexander, who would accompany Benny Goodman on a tour of the Far East, is born in Gary, Indiana.
1922.- Ralph Burns, pianist and composer who arranged the string orchestra for Ray Charles’ “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Georgia On My Mind,” is born in Newton, Massachusetts.
1911 Bernard Herrmann, a film composer who often collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock, is born Max Herman in New York City.
1910 “Baby It’s Cold Outside” songwriter Frank Loesser is born in New York City.
1901 Nelson Eddy, a singer and actor known for his collaborations with Jeannette MacDonald, is born in Providence, Rhode Island.