Why June 7th Matters in Rock History
By Dave Basner
June 7, 2023
It’s June 7th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1969, Blind Faith made their live debut at London’s Hyde Park. 120-thousand people turned up to see the supergroup featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Grech strut their stuff at the free show.
In 2008, Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones made a surprise appearance to jam with the Foo Fighters during the band’s gig at London’s Wembley Stadium. They performed “Rock and Roll” and “Ramble On” together.
In 1975, Elton John made history when his album, Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboys, became the first record ever to debut at number one on the charts.
In 2008, 3 Doors Down had the number one album with their self-titled record.
In 2009, after performing the Poison hit “Nothin’ but a Good Time” at the Tony Awards, Bret Michaels got hit by a descending backdrop. It brought him to the ground and caused him to cut his lip and fracture his nose.
In 1990, The Black Crowes played their first-ever gig in the U-K, performing at London’s Marquee.
And in 1964, during their first American tour, the Rolling Stones were booed off stage in San Antonio, Texas. Performing monkeys, who were part of the opening act, were brought back out to the delight of the crowd.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
(H/T: This Day in Music)