This Week in Music History
June 4th, 1975 – The Rolling Stones became the first rock band to receive royalties from the sale of their records in Russia.
June 5th, 1971 – Grand Funk Railroad smash the record previously held by The Beatles when they sell out their upcoming concert at Shea Stadium in just 72 hours.
June 6th, 1982 – Tom Petty, Crosby Stills & Nash, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks and Jackson Browne all appeared at The Rose Bowl in California to a crowd of 85,000 fans. All were there for the six hour 'Peace Sunday, We Have A Dream' antinuclear concert. The show was partly broadcasted on ABC’s Entertainment Tonight program later that day.
June 7th, 1972 – Elvis Presley makes history by performing four sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. George Harrison, John Lennon, David Bowie, Bob Dylan were among music stars to attended the shows. The shows were recorded and would become the album, Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden.
June 8th, 2002 – The whereabouts of Paul McCartney’s secret wedding were revealed after months of secrecy. The owner of the castle at which the wedding took place, had accidentally let the info slip during an interview.
June 9th, 1972 – Bruce Springsteen begins assembling the E Street Band after being signed to Columbia Records. Various Asbury Park ex-band members soon join and the final band consisted of Garry Tallent (bass), Clarence Clemons (saxophone), Danny Federici (keyboards, accordion), Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez (drums), and David Sancious (keyboards).
June 10th, 1966 – Janis Joplin, performs for the first time since joining Big Brother & the Holding Company as their new lead singer. Big Brother & the Holding Company were part of the 1965 San Francisco psychedelic music scene that also produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane.