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This Day in Music History: June 2nd

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2004: Judas Priest kicked off their reunion tour with singer Rob Halford at Stadiumsporthalle in Hannover, Germany.


1993: Aerosmith kicked off their eighteen month world tour in support of Get a Grip at the Landon Arena in Topeka, KS. By the time tour ended, 240 concerts were performed, which made it the most concerts performed by Aerosmith on a single tour.


1987: A sold-out Billy Idol concert set to take place at Madison Square Garden was canceled after it was discovered that asbestos-removal work was taking place.


1984: Van Halen’s sixth top forty single on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart “I’ll Wait” peaked at number 13. The song was co-written with Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers.


1978: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their American television debut on The Midnight Special.


1978: Thin Lizzy released their first live album Live and Dangerous which was recorded during concerts in London and Toronto. Huey Lewis made an appearance playing harmonica on “Baby Drives Me Crazy”.


1978: Bruce Springsteen released his fourth album Darkness on the Edge of Town. Springsteen had been prevented from recording for a year due to litigation involving former manager Mike Appel.


1973: Paul McCartney and Wings reached number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart with their sophomore album Red Rose Speedway which spent three weeks on top of the album chart.


1973: Focus peaked at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Hocus Pocus” which was their first and only top ten single in the U.S.


Birthdays:
Charlie Watts-drummer for the Rolling Stones born in 1941


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