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2020.- During a show at Brixton Academy in London, The Alarm frontman Mike Peters tells the crowd he’s leaving the group, shocking his bandmates with the announcement. The Alarm disbands and doesn’t re-form with the original members until a one-off reunion in 2004 for the VH1 show Bands Reunited.
2017.- Jay-Z’s 4:44 album is released through Roc Nation. The record is initially available only to Sprint and Tidal customers and is the first in a planned series of music exclusives from the Sprint-Tidal partnership.
2015 Apple launches a new streaming service, Apple Music.
2012 In Kiev, Queen launch their first tour with American Idol alumnus Adam Lambert on lead vocals. The band had previously toured with Paul Rodgers.
2009U2 launch their 360 tour with a show in Barcelona. 109 shows later, the tour finishes with $735 million in earnings, blowing away the $558 million record set by The Rolling Stones on their 2005-2007 A Bigger Bang tour. Ed Sheeran breaks the record in 2019 when his ÷ (Divide) tour rakes in $775 million.
2008Olivia Newton-John marries Amazon John Easterling, a TV producer and entrepreneur.
2006 US president George W. Bush and Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi visit Graceland in Memphis.
2006Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey divorce after three years of marriage.
2004 Dave Davies of The Kinks suffers a massive stroke while walking out of a BBC building in London. Completely incapacitated for a few days, he gradually recovers, re-learning how to walk and play guitar over the next few years.
2001 Chet Atkins, a country guitarist and forerunner of the burgeoning Nashville sound of the ’50s, dies of cancer at age 77.
2001 The Rockabilly Hall of Fame opens in Jackson, Tennessee.
1995 Phyllis Hyman commits suicide by drug overdose at age 45. Known for the 1979 hit single “You Know How to Love Me,” among others.
1993 Six days after falling off a 10-foot platform during rehearsal for a game show, 31-year-old Wong Ka Kui (lead singer of Beyond) dies of his head injuries.
1992Kyuss’ Blues for the Red Sun, one of stoner metal’s all-time classic albums, is released via Dali Records. It was produced by the band and Chris Goss.
1992 The soundtrack for Cameron Crowe’s Singles is released. Even more than the movie itself, it helps bring the Seattle music scene across the entire US. Featuring songs from Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, and many others, it’s instrumental in launching the ’90s “grunge revolution.”
1984.- Fantasia Barrino, an R&B singer who will win the third season of American Idol, is born in High Point, North Carolina.
1979 Jewish reggae singer Matisyahu is born Matthew Paul Miller in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
1977Bob Dylan and his wife of 11 years, Sara, finalize their divorce. She is given custody of their five children.
1976 Police raid Neil Diamond’s house and find less than an ounce of marijuana. The arrest is struck from his record when he agrees to attend a drug aversion program.
1973 “It was a hot afternoon, the last day of June,” Bobby Goldsboro sings in “Summer (The First Time).”
1973 George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” dislodges Paul McCartney and Wings’ “My Love” from the #1 spot on the US singles charts.
1971 San Francisco’s Fillmore West concert hall closes.
1969 Tom Drummond (bass guitarist for Better Than Ezra) is born in Shreveport, Louisiana.
1956 Philip Adrian Wright (first Director of Visuals, then keyboardist for The Human League) is born in Wakefield, England.
1953 Hal Lindes (guitarist for Dire Straits from 1980-1985) is born in Monterey, California.
1951 Jazz musician Stanley Clarke is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1949 Andy Scott (lead guitarist for Sweet) is born in Wrexham, Wales.
1944Little River Band lead singer Glenn Shorrock is born in Chatham, Kent, England. He moves with his family to Adelaide, Australia, when he is 10.
1943 Florence Ballard (of The Supremes) is born in Detroit, Michigan.
1940 Larry Hall, known for the one-hit-wonder song “Sandy” (1959), is born in Hamlett, Ohio.
1939.- Frank Sinatra begins touring with Harry James’ orchestra. He sings “Wishing” and “My Love For You” at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. James wants him to go by “Frankie Satin,” but Sinatra refuses.
1934 Adolf Hitler begins Operation Hummingbird, the Röhm Putsch, or the Night of the Long Knives which culminates in the murder of Ernst Röhm on July 2. Al Stewart later writes a song about it called “The Last Day Of June 1934.”
1917Lena Horne is born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York.
1792 Classical era composer Antonio Rosetti dies at age 42.