2022-06-09

JUNE 9th
The Rolling Stones release “Some Girls.” the first studio album recorded with guitarist Ronnie Wood (replacing Mick Taylor).  It subsequently sells over 6-million copies in the U.S.  1978
The album contains one of the Stones most popular tracks, “Miss You.”
“Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits” by Creedence Clearwater Revival goes Diamond (10-million sales).  The album was released 40 years earlier – ’76. 2016
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Deep Purple’s organist Jon Lord is born. 1941
Trevor Bolder, bassist for Uriah Heep and David Bowie sideman (during the Ziggy Stardust era), is born. 1950
Ike Turner & The Rhythm Kings have the #1 R&B song “Rocket 88.” Many consider this track to be the first Rock n’ Roll record. 1951
Guitarist Mick Taylor, who has played with John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, signs on as Brian Jones replacement in the Rolling Stones. Jones’ departure was announced just a day earlier. 1969
Columbia Records signs Bruce Springsteen. Good move. 1972
James Bellamy, best known as the vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and principal songwriter for Muse, is born in Cambridge, England. 1978
Check it and see. Foreigner release the single “Hot Blooded.” 1979
After suggesting just three days earlier that she would help the environment by “firebombing McDonald’s restaurants,” Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) signs a document vowing to never repeat that statement again. McDonald’s had threatened legal action. 1989
Grunge label, Sub-Pop, holds the first Lame Fest at Seattle’s Moore Theater. The headliners are Tad and Mudhoney. An opening act is a little-known band called Nirvana. 1989
Keeping her lawyer jumping. Courtney Love is charged with attacking a female friend of her former manager with a bottle and a metal flashlight. The felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon stems from an 4/25 incident at the ex-manager’s Los Angeles home. An arrest warrant is issued. 2004
Put me in coach. John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo) enters the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. 2005
During a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, U2’s Bono urges European Union officials to help Africa overcome the effects of “stupid poverty” by boosting aid to the continent. “The message to EU leaders is: Don’t blow it. This kind of momentum doesn’t come every year,” says the proactive Bono. 2005
Motley Crue initiate legal proceedings in L.A. against one of their managers. They claim that Burt Stein took money from them and conducted deals behind their back. 2008
Kid Rock hosts the CMT Awards in Nashville. Rock calls the Country group Lady Antebellum “the hillbilly Fleetwood except I suspect they don’t do drugs or sleep with each other.” 2010
Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with the line-up that features Gregg Allman, Buffalo Springfield (featuring original members Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay) and Robert Plant & Band Of Joy. 2011
Corey Taylor appears on TLC’s NY Ink. The Slipknot frontman visits the New York ink parlor where he gets a tattoo in memory of his late bandmate Paul Gray. 2011
Melissa Etheridge plays her first Pride event. It’s in Pittsburgh. 2012
 Metallica support the Native Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps Iowans in need, by playing a benefit concert with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat at the Iowa Speedway in Newton.  2017
KISS’ Gene Simmons files an application to trademark the so-called “devil’s horns” hand gesture. Simmons claims the hand gesture was first used in commerce on 11/14/74 – a date that coincides with KISS‘s “Hotter Than Hell” tour.  Many, including Ronnie James Dio’s widow, protest the application.  Simmons eventually abandons the effort. 2017
Fire destroys the Aberdeen (WA) Museum of History where an entire section dedicated to Aberdeen native Kurt Cobain and Nirvana’s iconic career, is decimated. Flames fifteen to twenty feet high collapse the roof. No one is hurt.  2018
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci delivers his second batch of Rock The Barrel bourbon whiskey. Aptly called Rock the Barrel 2 it carries an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 93-proof.  2022