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This Day in Music History: June 4th

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1997: Ronnie Lane, bassist & songwriter for The Faces died of pneumonia after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 51 years old.


1994: Mike Mills of R.E.M., Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs & Dave Grohl of Nirvana performed together at the MTV Movie Awards. It was Grohl’s first public performance since the death of Kurt Cobain.


1993: Nirvana singer & guitarist Kurt Cobain was arrested after a dispute between Cobain & Courtney Love over Cobain’s collection of firearms.


1988: The Scorpions peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with Savage Amusement which was their third and final top ten album in the U.S.


1986: The Conspiracy of Hope tour, which featured U2, Sting, Bryan Adams, Lou Reed & Peter Gabriel kicked off in San Francisco at the Cow Palace.


1986: The producers of Broadway’s Beatles tribute Beatlemania! were forced to pay $10 million in royalties to Apple Corps Ltd.


1984: Bruce Springsteen released his seventh studio album Born in the U.S.A. which went on to be Springsteen’s most commercially successful album selling fifteen million copies in the U.S. alone.


1975: The Rolling Stones became the first Western rock band to collect royalties for albums sold in Russia.


1942: Glenn Wallichs started Capitol Records. Wallichs was the first record company owner to send free copies of label’s records to radio stations in hopes of gaining airplay.


Birthdays:
Jimmy McCulloch-guitarist for Wings born in 1953


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