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This Day in Music History: June 18th

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2011: Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band died of complications caused by a stroke at a hospital in Florida. He was 69 years old.


2002: U2 lost a bid to prevent demolition of the Hanover Quay studio in Dublin, which was the studio used by the group since 1994.


1993: Peter Gabriel kicked off his North American tour in support of Us at the Rochester Community War Memorial in Rochester, NY.


1987: After two years of marriage, Bruce Springsteen separated from his first wife Julianne Phillips. They would divorce two years later.


1984: At the end of a Judas Priest concert at Madison Square Garden, hundreds of seat cushions were ripped out by fans and thrown onstage which cost $250,000 to replace. Judas Priest became the first band to be banned for life from Madison Square Garden due to this incident.


1983: The Texxas Jam began a two day stand at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas & the Astrodome in Houston the following day. Acts included Styx, Sammy Hagar, Triumph, Ted Nugent & Uriah Heep. Tommy Shaw of Styx would later say these were the worst concerts of his career.


1977: Fleetwood Mac reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “Dreams” which spent one week on top of the chart.


1977: Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols were stabbed and beaten outside of a pub in London.


1977: Talking Heads bandmates Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth got married. They also played together in their side project the Tom Tom Club & they’re still married to this day.


Birthdays:
Paul McCartney born in 1942
Carl Radle-bassist for Derek and the Dominos born in 1942
Dizzy Reed-keyboardist for Guns N’ Roses born in 1963



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