Friday June 12th
1964 – As Ringo Starr is released from London’s University College Hospital, where he was recuperating from tonsillitis, Queen Elizabeth issues a command to the Beatles to attend her birthday party.
1964 – The Rolling Stones hold a press conference on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. It ends when the police arrive to break it up.
1965 – All four of the Beatles are named to receive MBE’s in Queen Elizabeth’s Birthdays Honors List.
1977 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Dreams,” Fleetwood Mac.
1998 – John Fogerty cancels the first date of his U.S. tour because it conflicts with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz.
1999 – American R&B singer Terence Trent D’Arby joins brothers John, Tim and Andrew Farriss, Kirk Pengilly and Garry Beers for INXS’ second public performance since Michael Hutchence’s suicide on November 22, 1997.
2005 – Pink Floyd announced they would reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert. This would be the first time the band had played together as a quartet since The Wall tour in 1981.
2006 – Korn are forced to cancel their European tour after singer Jonathan Davis is hospitalized to treat a blood disorder.