June 16 : This Day in Music History Miscellaneous

This Day in Music History
June 16

1965 : Herman's Hermits' "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" is certified gold.

1967 : The first Monterey International Pop Festival begins at the County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. It's the first of many big Rock festivals, with The Who, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Animals among those performing. Many consider it the beginning of the "Summer of Love".

1975 : John Lennon sues US Attorneys General John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst for alleged harassment during his recent deportation investigation.

1987 : Cherry Garcia is born: Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) officially gives permission for Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream to name a new flavor after him.

1989 : Cliff Richard performs in front of 72,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London to celebrate his 30th year in show business. Gerry and the Pacemakers show up to help honor Cliff, as do The Searchers.

1993 : The USPS issues a series of commemorative stamps honoring early rock heroes Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, and Dinah Washington.

1999 : Phil Collins gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2004 : The three surviving original members of the New York Dolls perform together for the first time since 1975 at the first of two shows at London Royal Festival Hall. The concerts are spearheaded by The Smiths frontman, Morrissey, who was once the president of the Dolls' UK fan club. The band continues to record and perform in various incarnations after the reunion.

2006 : The White Stripes win a lawsuit brought on by Ghetto Recorders studio owner Jim Diamond. Diamond claimed he produced the band's first two albums and that the band owed him royalties for his work. In reality, Jack White was the sole producer of those records and Diamond wasn't entitled to any more money as the band had already given him credit as engineer.

2007 : Muse becomes the first band to sell out the rebuilt Wembley Stadium in London, when about 90,000 fans see them perform.

Texts from calendar.songfacts.com


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