This Day in Music History
1955 : Buddy Holly opens for Elvis Presley at a matinee concert in Lubbock, Texas. After the show, they sign autographs in a promotional appearance at the Johnson-Connelley Pontiac car dealership.
1970 : Jimi Hendrix' "Band Of Gypsies" is certified gold.
1964 : The Rolling Stones make their U.S. debut performance at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, Massachusetts.
1971 : The Band appear at London's Royal Albert Hall during a European tour.
1972 : With Martha Reeves and Stevie Wonder opening, The Rolling Stones kick off their Exile On Main Street tour in Vancouver, BC. The 32 date tour would gross $4 million, making it the richest rock tour in history at that time.
1990 : The Big Day, free festival takes place in Glasgow, Scotland with Wet Wet Wet, Deacon Blue, Hothouse Flowers, Sheena Easton, Texas, Hue and Cry, John Martyn, Eddi Reader, Average White Band and others. Channel 4 TV runs a six-hour live broadcast from the event.
2002 : Paul McCartney and Aretha Franklin are the performers at Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrating the 50th year of her reign.
1968 : Valerie Solanas shoots Andy Warhol and art critic and curator Mario Amaya at Warhol's studio in New York City. Solanas had been to see Warhol after asking for the return of a script which had apparently, been misplaced. Warhol is seriously wounded in the attack and barely survives.
1983 : Already undergoing psychiatric treatment and suffering from, among other things, voices in his head, Derek and the Dominos drummer Jim Gordon brutally murders his own mother with a hammer and knife in their home. Gordon, who co-wrote the band's biggest hit, Layla, is sentenced to life in prison.
2003 : Barry Manilow suffers a broken nose after he accidentally walks into a wall at his home in Palm Springs, California and knocks himself unconscious. Although he passed out for four hours, he doesn't endure any lasting effects and doctors determine that surgery is not necessary.
1988 : A judge rejects the defense of James Brown's wife Adrienne, who claims diplomatic immunity in an effort to get out of traffic tickets. Her reasoning is that two years earlier, Congressman Douglas Bernard, Jr. called her husband the "#1 Ambassador" as part of James Brown Appreciation Day. The judge didn't go for it.
2000 : Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts is arrested after allegedly trashing his house, threatening his wife's life, and then disappearing. He is captured and ordered to get psychiatric help.
1972 : Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys, Melanie, Richie Havens and Sha Na Na all appear at the Crystal Palace Garden Party, England.
1982 : Elvis Presley's fabled home, Graceland, is opened to the public.
1967 : "It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day", as the fictitious 'Billie Joe McAllister' jumps off the Tallahatchee Bridge, according to the Bobbie Gentry 1967 song, Ode To Billie Joe. The bridge mentioned in this song collapsed in June 1972. In the photo, Bobbie Gentry is on the Tallahatchee Bridge in 1967.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com