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Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Sunday, June 4, 2023

86 years ago (1937)Freddy Fender is born.
81 years ago (1942)Capitol Records is launched.
79 years ago (1944)Roger Ball of the Average White Band is born.
78 years ago (1945)Gordon Waller of Peter & Gordon is born.
67 years ago (1956)Elvis Presley makes a second appearance on the Milton Berle Show. He's presented with two Billboard Triple Crown awards for Heartbreak Hotel. It was #1 on the pop, R&B, and Country & Western charts.
60 years ago (1963)The Searchers release their debut single. It is a cover of the Drifters' hit, Sweets For My Sweet.
56 years ago (1967)The Monkees' television show wins an Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series.
50 years ago (1973)Murray Wilson, the father of Beach Boys Brian, Carl, and Dennis, dies of a heart attack. He managed the group at the beginning of their career. He was 55.
49 years ago (1974)Stefan Lessard of the Dave Matthews band is born.
48 years ago (1975)The Rolling Stones become the first Western rock band to receive record royalties in the Soviet Union.
46 years ago (1977)Supertramp's Give A Little Bit is released.
40 years ago (1983)Steve Nicks releases Stand Back.
39 years ago (1984)Bruce Springsteen releases his Born In The U.S.A. LP. The album tops the chart for seven weeks and spawns seven Top-Ten singles.
37 years ago (1986)The Conspiracy of Hope concert tour opens at San Francisco's Cow Palace. The show features Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Sting, and U2.
36 years ago (1987)The Eurythmics play a show in West Berlin. A crowd of 1,000 youths gather in East Berlin and chant, “the wall must go” before police come in.
31 years ago (1992)The “young Elvis” stamp beats out the bloated “Vegas Elvis” stamp in a contest conducted by the U.S. Postal Service. More than a million votes are tallied.
30 years ago (1993)Singer Mariah Carey marries Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola. They divorce in 1997.
23 years ago (2000)Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker suffers a broken pinky after being attacked by two men outside a fast food restaurant in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Barker had argued with the men earlier inside the restaurant after they made passes at Barker's girlfriend. The injury sidelines the drummer during the band's tour.
23 years ago (2000)Elton John and Tim Rice win a Tony for best score for their work on Aida. They aren’t present to accept. The Broadway show also wins Tonys for scenic and lighting designs.
17 years ago (2006)Tom Jones serenades Sylvestor Stallone at a 60th birthday celebration party thrown by Stallone’s wife Jennifer at his soon-to-open Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Bruce Willis and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are in attendance.
11 years ago (2012)Queen Elizabeth II shows up with earplugs midway through a jubilee concert celebrating her 60-year reign. Performers include Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Grace Jones, Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey, Stevie Wonder, JLS, Kylie Minogue, and Madness. The Queen’s 90-year-old husband Prince Phillip has to sit it out in the hospital with a bladder infection.
11 years ago (2012)Sir Paul McCartney confims he’ll be the closing act of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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