Sunday 21st June
1951 – Nils Lofgren is born in Chicago.
1955 – Johnny Cash’s first single, “Cry Cry Cry,” is released.
1988 – Pink Floyd perform at Versailles, France, a concert that is later released as the “Delicate Sound of Thunder” video.
1990 – It’s Little Richard Day in Los Angeles as the rock ‘n’ roll pianist is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993 – The U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal from John Fogerty. He’s hoping to recoup legal fees from a copyright battle with the other members of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
1997 – Arthur Prysock, a two-time Grammy-nominated rhythm and blues singer known for his deep, sultry voice on songs like “Teach Me Tonight,” dies at the age of 74.
1998 – Charlie Daniels wins the Harry Hap Peebles Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the International Entertainment Buyers Association at the organization’s annual conference in Nashville.
2000 – 39 year-old Karen McNeil who claimed she was the wife of Axl Rose and that she communicated with him telepathically was jailed for one year for stalking the singer.
2001 – Bluesman John Lee Hooker, believed to be 83, dies of natural causes at his home in Los Altos, Calif.
2002 – New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen’s forthcoming album “The Rising” only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss’ label, Columbia. The track was due to make its authorized debut a few days later via the AOL Music First Listen program.
2003 – Kicking off their first world tour in four years in Holland, R.E.M. debut new songs “Bad Day” and “In Time.”
2003 – U2 and The Corrs perform at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, held in Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.
2005 – Drummer Mike Chiplin leaves UK metallers Lostprophets to “pursue other musical opportunities”.
2005 – Billy Corgan takes out full-page advertisements in two newspapers announcing that he wants to reform the Smashing Pumpkins. “I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams,” he says.
2008 – Disturbed were at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Indestructible’ the bands third consecutive US No.1.