CHUCK NEGRON of Three Dog Night
NICK RHODES of Duran Duran
In 1969, After a visit from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts the previous day to discuss his ouster from The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones announced that he was leaving because he disapproved of the direction the band was taking.
In 1974, Paul McCartney and Wings went to #1 in the US with the song “Band On The Run.” McCartney later noted that George Harrison had unwittingly contributed the first line of one part of the song when he said, “If we ever get out of here” during one of the many Beatles’ business meetings.
In 1964, during their first US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage in San Antonio, Texas.
In 1971, Carole King’s Tapestry went Gold. It remained on the charts for three years.
JEREMY GARA of Arcade Fire
LEVI STUBBS of Four Tops
In 1944, The Allied invasion of Normandy, France — aka D-Day — contributed to the victory on the Western Front.
In 1965, The Rolling Stones released “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in the US; it went on to be their first #1 single, and nearly 40 years later Rolling Stone magazine called it the second greatest song of all time, behind only Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone.”
RICHARD BUTLER of The Psychedelic Furs
TOM EVANS of Badfinger
In 1964, The Rolling Stones played their first-ever live date in the US when they appeared at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California.
In 1964, “Liza Jane” became the first single released by David Bowie (under the name Davie Jones With The King Bees).
JIMMY McCULLOCH of Thunderclap Newman/Wings
MICHELLE PHILLIPS of The Mamas And The Papas
STEFAN LESSARD of Dave Matthews Band
In 1956, Elvis scored a rare triple whammy as “Heartbreak Hotel” was #1 on Billboard’s Pop, R&B, and Country charts.
In 1976, Sex Pistols appeared at The Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, a show that is regarded as a catalyst to the punk rock movement.
IAN HUNTER of Mott The Hoople
MICHAEL CLARKE of The Flying Burrito Brothers/The Byrds
In 1964, During a photo session Ringo Starr was taken ill with tonsillitis and pharyngitis just days before a world tour was about to start. Session drummer Jimmy Nichol quickly rehearsed six songs from The Beatles’ tour repertoire and became a Beatle for 11 days.
CHARLIE WATTS of The Rolling Stones
FABRIZIO MORETI of The Strokes
TIM RICE-OXLEY of Keane
In 1962, Ray Charles started a five-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “I Can’t Stop Loving You.”
In 1973, Paul McCartney had both of the #1 positions on the US charts when Red Rose Speedway went to the top of the album chart and “My Love” started a four-week run as the #1 single.
In 1989, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, 52, secretly married 19-year-old Mandy Smith. The marriage lasted 17 months.
In 1999, Junior Braithwaite from Bob Marley & The Wailers was shot dead at age 46. Braithwaite was one of the founders of, and the first lead singer for, The Wailers.
In 2008, Bo Diddley (born Ellas Otha Bates) died of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida, at age 79. The legendary singer and performer was known for his homemade square guitar and his “shave and a haircut, two bits” rhythm, which influenced artists from Buddy Holly and Bruce Springsteen to The Rolling Stones and George Thorogood.
MIKE JOYCE of The Smiths
RON WOOD of Jeff Beck Group/Faces/The Rolling Stones
SIMON GALLUP of The Cure
In 1964, The Rolling Stones were met by over 500 fans as they arrived in NYC for their first US tour. The first gig took place four days later in San Bernardino, California.
In 1967, David Bowie released his self-titled debut album.
In 1967, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in the US (according to the Beatles official website, though some sources say it came out here on June 2). Sgt. Pepper’s went on to win four Grammys, including being the first rock album to win Album Of The Year. Rolling Stone ranked it as the greatest album ever, and it’s one of the best-selling albums ever, with more than 32 million copies sold worldwide.