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This Day In Rock: June29

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This Day In Rock: June29

1959 Dick Clark announces his first Caravan of Stars tour, which would feature The Skyliners, Chubby Checker, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, Fabian, Buddy Holly, Annette Funicello and Bo Diddley.

1962 The U.S. Army grants Jimi Hendrix an honorable discharge on the basis of unsuitability.

1963 Del Shannon’s cover version of the Beatles’ “From Me To You” became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts.

1964 The Beatles reluctantly record German versions of “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.

1969 29-year-old Shorty Long drowned after his boat capsized on the Detroit River.

1973 Ian Gillan quits Deep Purple at the conclusion of their show in Osaka, Japan.

1978 Peter Frampton is involved in a car accident in The Bahamas.

1984 Bruce Springsteen kicks off his Born In The USA tour in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1985 The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institute, auctions off John Lennon’s psychedelic-painted 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V at Sotheby’s in New York. The car was sold to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum for a then record price of $2,299,000.

1998 George Harrison announces that he had been receiving radiation treatment for throat cancer.

2000 Vandals desecrate the graves of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines.

2016 Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from her fourth husband after ten years of marriage.


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