2022-06-10

JUNE 10th
“One Of These Nights,” The Eagles the fourth studio album, arrives. The band’s first #1 album on Billboard’s album chart features the title track, “Lyin’ Eyes” and “Take It To The Limit.” 1975
“Wonderwall,” the ’95 hit from Oasis, is voted the biggest song of the past 20 years in a poll conducted by Australia’s Triple J’s radio network. Nearly one million voters select songs released between 1/1/93 and 12/31/12. The White Stripes are second with “Seven Nation Army.” 2013
Florence + The Machine’s “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 selling 137,000 units in its first week, It’s the group’s first effort to top the Billboard survey. 2015

 

MORE TODAY IN ROCK…
Kim and Kelley Deal (The Breeders) are born in Dayton, OH. Kelley is eleven minutes older than her sister. 1961
Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins) has a birthday. The drummer is from Joliet, IL. 1964
During a recording session at Chess studios in Chicago the Rolling Stones meet two of their Blues idols, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters. 1964
Janis Joplin makes her debut with Big Brother & The Holding Company at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom. 1966
Traffic perform at the Fillmore East for the first time since reforming. The group had disbanded 18 months earlier when Steve Winwood joined Blind Faith. With Blind Faith done, Traffic returned. 1970
Fans at a Denver Jethro Tull concert become unruly. The cops use tear gas but the concert continues even as the gas envelops the stage. The show leads to a five-year ban of Rock concerts at the venue. 1971
The Clash’s Joe Strummer and Topper Headon are arrested for painting “The Clash” on a London wall. Sometimes a band has to take marketing into their own hands. 1977
Pantera’s debut album “Metal Magic” drops. The album was produced by Jerry Abbott (under the alias “The Eldn”), a Country music songwriter and producer, and father of Pantera’s Darrell (“Dimebag”) and Vinnie Paul  Abbott, who are seventeen and nineteen years old, respectively, at the time. 1983
The Talking Heads double platinum album, “Little Creatures,” arrives. 1985
Wal-Mart pulls the Goo Goo Dolls album “A Boy Named Goo” due to ‘offensive’ cover art. A baby appears covered with blood. The album sells 1.5 million copies anyway; 50,000 of those come from Wal-Mart prior to the ban. 1996
The Genius of Soul is gone. The legendary Ray Charles dies at age 73. Charles also delved into Rock n’ Roll, R&B and Country. 2004
Green Day fan Ruby Wilson, of Ovenden, England, avoids disaster thanks to her “American Idiot” T-shirt. While raking leaves at home the 12-year-old uncovers a live hand grenade, which she identifies from the cover art of the band’s ’04 album. The World War II vintage grenade apparently came from a munitions factory that was located nearby. 2006
A joint Aerosmith/ZZ Top tour begins. “To follow (ZZ Top) is gonna kick us into overdrive,” says Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. It’s gonna be a riot.” But the trek ends abruptly weeks later when Aerosmith vocalist Stephen Tyler falls while onstage (actually from a catwalk) and breaks his shoulder. 2009
The Neil Young documentary, “Don’t Be Denied,” premieres as part of PBS’ American Masters series. There’s an exclusive interview with Young along with performance clips. 2009
After several months of speculation and recriminations, Steven Tyler (following yet another a trip to rehab) remains Aerosmith’s frontman for their “Cocked, Locked and Ready To Rock” European tour. Think Aerosmith is out of the woods? Think again. After Tyler’s fall during an ’09 concert, several shows, including dates in Canada, were cancelled (see above). Now, Canadian promoter Keystone Entertainment Group Ltd. files suit in a Calgary court against the band accusing them of a breach of contract and failing to respond to requests to reschedule the dates. They ask for approximately $10 million. 2010
In the middle of Slash’s “Sweet Child O’ Mine” solo during a concert in Milan, Italy, he is blindsided by a fan. Slash hits a stage monitor on his way down, smashing his guitar. He goes backstage to get another and continues the solo. “It was a rowdy crowd for sure-but amazing,” writes Slash on his Facebook page following the show. 2010
Black Sabbath issue “13.” The set has original Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) in place of Bill Ward who sat out the reunion due to a contract dispute. The Rick Rubin produced set marks the first time the trio has recorded an album since ’78’s “Never Say Die.” 2013
Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell reveals that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Two months earlier, the guitarist had a surgical biopsy. “All things considered, Hodgkin’s has an over 80% cure rate, so by my reckoning, if you’re going to have a cancer, Hodgkin’s is the one to have,” states Campbell. 2013
Jack White’s sophomore solo album “Lazaretto,” which refers to a type of hospital set up for those with contagious diseases, is out. 2014
Tesla’s seventh studio album, “Simplicity,” drops. The set features the single “So Divine.” “We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than ‘Forever More’ (the group’s ’08 set), says guitarist Frank Hannon. 2014
Garbage issue their sixth studio album, “Strange Little Birds,” on their own StunVolume label. The album was recorded at Red Razor Sounds in L.A. 2016
“Clean Your Clock” is a Motorhead live set recorded in Munich the previous November on what turned out to be the band’s final trek. 2016
U2’s concert film “Innocence and Experience – Live In Paris,” directed by Hamish Hamilton, is released. 2016
Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show Springsteen on Broadway receives a “special award” at the Tony Awards. He performs “My Hometown.” 2018
The City of London honors Jimi Hendrix with a prestigious Blue Plaque located at the Hard Rock Hotel in Marble Arch.  The permanent historical marker commemorates Jimi’s last London residence (known then as the Cumberland Hotel) before his untimely death in ‘70.  2022
Def Leppard gin debuts. “Animal,” named after the Def Leppard song, is a London Dry Gin “heavy with juniper, lemon, and botanicals.” The gin celebrates the band’s 45th anniversary.  2022