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This Day in Music History: June 12th
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2012: Pearl Jam’s former chief financial officer Rickey Goodrich was charged with thirty-three counts of theft for allegedly stealing $380,000 from the band’s management company & spending the money on lavish vacations, spa treatments, life insurance & pricey California wines.

2005: Pink Floyd announced that they would perform at the Live 8 concert in London with Roger Waters for the first time since 1981.

2000: During the first night of a twelve night stand at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen’s performance of “American Skin (41 Shots)”, a song about the shooting of an unarmed West African man by four white New York City plainclothes police officers, was met with mixed reactions.

1993: Rod Stewart entered the Billboard 200 Album Chart at number two with Unplugged…and Seated which was Stewart’s second live album. It contained his first performance with Ronnie Wood in nearly 20 years & went on to sell three million copies in the U.S.

1982: Jackson Browne, Gary “U.S.” Bonds, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen & James Taylor were among the 750,000 in attendance for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament at Central Park in New York City, the largest political rally in U.S. history.

1972: John Lennon released his third post-Beatles album Some Time in New York City his fourth album with Yoko Ono.

1970: The Guess Who performed at the White House for an audience which included Prince Charles and the Nixons. Mrs. Nixon requested that they drop “American Woman” from the set. 

1966: The Dave Clark Five made their record breaking twelfth appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The band later made six more appearances, a record for a British band.

1965: It was announced that The Beatles would be included in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List where each member would be become a Member of the British Empire.

Bun E. Carlos-drummer for Cheap Trick born in 1951
Brad Delp-singer for Boston born in 1951


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