Tuesday, June 30, 2015


  • "It was a hot afternoon, the last day of June", according to the Bobby Goldsboro song, "Summer (The First Time)"
  • The late Florence Ballard of the Supremes ("Back In My Arms Again") is born in 1943
  • The late Larry Hall ("Sandy") is born in 1940
  • The late Larry Henley, falsetto lead singer of the Newbeats ("Bread And Butter") is born in 1937
  • The late Lena Horne ("Love Me Or Leave Me") is born in 1917
  • Gene Cotton ("Before My Heart Finds Out") is 71
  • Lolita (real name Edith Zusa Einzinger- "Sailor") dies of cancer, 2010
  • Chet Atkins (country star and guitarist on many early Elvis Presley classics) dies in 2001
  • Dave Davies of the Kinks suffers a stroke (but recovers), 2004
  • Cher marries Gregg Allman (she starts filing for divorce ten days later), 1975
  • Rolf Harris is found guilty in a London courtroom of twelve counts of indecent assault of underage girls (he is sentenced to nearly six years in prison), 2014
  • Cliff Richard carries the Olympic torch through Birmingham, England, 2012
  • Canada issues a postage stamp honoring Robbie Robertson of the Band, 2011
  • Police raid Neil Diamond's house and don't find drugs, 1976
  • Marvel Comics publishes a Kiss comic book with a vial of their blood mixed into the ink, 1977
  • The Jackson 5 announce they will be leaving Motown Records for Epic Records (and changing their name to the Jacksons because Motown owns the other name), 1975
  • The International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame Museum opens in Jackson, Tennessee, 2001
  • 25 people are hospitalized after a melee at a Bill Haley concert in Asbury Park, New Jersey, 1956
  • San Francisco's Fillmore West concert hall closes in 1971
  • The film, "Carnal Knowledge", featuring Art Garfunkel and Ann-Margret, opens, 1971
  • Little Richard appears on the CBS-TV soap opera, "The Young And The Restless," performing the wedding of two of the show's characters, 2008