Why June 2nd Matters in Rock History
By Dave Basner
June 2, 2023
It’s June 2nd and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1978, Bruce Springsteen released Darkness on the Edge of Town, the hotly anticipated follow-up to 1975’s Born to Run.
In 1993, Aerosmithkicked off their 169-date Get a Grip world tour.
In 1973, Paul McCartneytopped both the album chart and the singles chart. His latest LP with Wings, Red Rose Speedway, started a three-week run at number one, while his song “My Love” began four weeks at the peak of the Hot 100.
In 1978, Thin Lizzy released their live double album, Live and Dangerous.
And in 2005, Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos was detained by Russian police, who suspected him of being a spy. The rocker was traveling under his real last name, Huntley, which he just happened to share with an MI6 agent who stole secrets from the country in the early ‘90s. Alex was freed when he pointed out the 13-year age difference between him and the spy.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T This Day in Music)