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This Day in Music History: June 16th

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2007: Rod Stewart married his girlfriend of seven years, Penny Lancaster on the Italian Riviera.


2006: Def Leppard was the first group inducted to the Sheffield Legends, a walk of fame in their hometown of Sheffield, U.K.


1995: Pearl Jam kicked off their first American tour without the involvement of Ticketmaster in Casper, WY. The band accused them of monopolizing the ticket industry.


1984: Roger Waters kicked off his first solo tour in support of The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking at the Isstadion in Stockholm, Sweden. Eric Clapton was Waters’ guitarist.


1982: During a concert in Tulsa, OK, 38 Special singer Donnie Van Zant was arrested onstage for drinking alcohol in a public place. Tulsa was a dry town.


1982: James Honeyman-Scott, guitarist for The Pretenders died of heart failure caused by a cocaine overdose. He was 25 years old.


1979: Bad Company peaked at number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy” their last top forty single.


1967: The Monterey Pop Festival kicked off in Monterey, CA. Performers such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin & Simon & Garfunkel become international stars overnight due to the media coverage. All artists performed for free except for Ravi Shankar.

 

1967: Pink Floyd released their second single “See Emily Play”. Syd Barrett wrote the song about seeing a girl named Emily sleeping in the woods after taking a psychedelic drug.


Birthdays:
Ian Mosley-drummer for Marillion born in 1953


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