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This Day in Music History: June 30th
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2004: Dave Davies of The Kinks was left paralyzed on the right-hand side of his body after he suffered a stroke. He would recover & be able to walk, talk & play guitar again.

1999: Eric Clapton hosted a concert at Madison Square Garden to benefit Clapton’s Crossroads Center. Artists that appeared included Clapton, Bob Dylan, & Sheryl Crow.

1994: Pearl Jam members Stone Gossard & Jeff Ament testified before a House of Representatives subcommittee regarding the memorandum the group filed the previous month with the U.S. Department of Justice claiming Ticketmaster has a monopoly.

1990: Chuck Berry’s estate in Missouri was raided by drug-enforcement agents who seized several bags of marijuana, two rifles, a shotgun, over $120,000 in cash & homemade pornographic videos.

1981: Jerry Lee Lewis was hospitalized in Memphis while suffering a hemorrhaging stomach ulcer. After an operation was performed, Lewis’ doctors gave him a 50-50 chance of surviving.

1977: Marvel Comics published the first Kiss comic book. Blood was drawn from each member of the band & poured into the red ink used for printing the comic.

1975: Four days after divorcing Sonny Bono, Cher married Gregg Allman. They would split up four years later.

1973: George Harrison knocked former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney’s “My Love” off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” which spent one week on top.

1966: The Beatles performed the first of three concerts at Budokan in Tokyo.

Andy Scott-guitarist for Sweet born in 1949


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