1964, During an evening session Bob Dylan recorded “Mr. Tambourine Man” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. This was the first session for the album Another Side Of Bob Dylan, which saw Dylan recording fourteen original compositions that night.
1967, Pink Floyd played two gigs in one day, the first at the College of Commerce in Hull, and then the UFO at The Blarney Club, Tottenham Court Road, London, England.
1967, The Velvet Underground performed at Boston Tea Party in Boston, Massachusetts.
1967, The Monkees kicked off a North American summer tour at the Hollywood Bowl in California.
1968, Cream performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan.
1969, The Rolling Stones announce that guitarist Brian Jones will be replaced by the John Mayall Band’s Mick Taylor.
1970, The Who appeared at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Colorado.
1970, Jimi Hendrix played at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee.
1970, Princeton University gives Bob Dylan an honorary doctorate in music.
1972, The Allman Brothers Band performed at McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.
1972, The Rolling Stones appeared at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
1972, Elvis Presley made entertainment history by performing four sold-out shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. George Harrison, John Lennon David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Art Garfunkel were among music stars that attended the shows. The shows were recorded and became the album Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden.
1972, Bruce Springsteen signed with Columbia Records and started to assemble the E Street Band from various Asbury Park ex-band mates.
1973, The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
1974, Aerosmith played at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.
1975, Windsor Davies and Don Estelle were at number one on the UK singles chart with “Whispering Grass.” It was a spin-off from the BBC TV sitcom It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. The song was originally recorded by The Ink Spots in 1940.
1975, Pink Floyd performs at the Capital Centre in the Washington suburb of Landover, Maryland. Tickets cost $7.50.
1976, Yes played at the Broome Country Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York.
1977, George and Patti Harrison were officially divorced.
1978, The Rolling Stones released Some Girls, their first studio album recorded with Ronnie Wood as a full member. The album cover was designed by Peter Corriston and featured The Rolling Stones in garish drag alongside select female celebrities and lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, Liza Minnelli, representing her mother Judy Garland, Raquel Welch, and the estate of Marilyn Monroe threatened legal action.
1978, Ian Dury and the Blockheads appeared at St George’s Hall, Bradford, England.
1979, Van Halen appeared at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas.
1980, Genesis performed at the Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, Michigan.
1981, Rush played at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
1983, David Bowie appeared at the Auteuil Hippodrome in Paris
1990, M.C. Hammer’s debut album started a record breaking 21-week stay at the top of the US album charts, making it the longest uninterrupted stay at the top since the album charts started.
1998, The Ronettes appeared in the Supreme Court of New York for their lawsuit against producer Phil Spector. The Ronettes, whose hits included “Be My Baby” and “Walking In The Rain,” claimed that Spector had breached the group’s 34-year-old contract by paying the members no royalties since 1963. Although The Ronettes went on to win the case, the New York State Court of Appeals overturned the decision in October, 2002, saying that the contract the Ronettes signed with Spector in 1963 was still binding.
Born on June 9: Cole Porter (1891); Les Paul (1916); Johnny Ace (1929); Jackie Wilson (1934); Jon Lord, Deep Purple (1941); George Bunnell, Strawberry Alarm Clock (1949); Trevor Boulder, bass, Spiders From Mars, Uriah Heep (1950); Dean Felber, bass, Hootie & The Blowfish (1967); Matthew Bellamy, Muse (1978)