1967, The Doors’ Light My Fire” was released in the US, it went on to be #1 on the singles chart two months later.
1970, The Kinks’ Ray Davies was forced to make a 6,000 mile round trip from New York to London to record one word in a song. Davies had to change the word 'Coca- Cola' to 'Cherry Cola' on the bands forthcoming single “Lola” due to an advertising ban.
1972, The Rolling Stones kicked off their seventh North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada. The 32 date tour grossed $4 million (£2.35 million), making it the richest rock tour in history.
1995, Bryan Adams started a five week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman.” It became Adams third US solo #1.
2002, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, The Corrs, Will Young, Atomic Kitten and S Club 7 all appeared at The Queen's Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, London.
2003, Barry Manilow suffered a broken nose after he accidentally walked into a wall at his home in Palm Springs, California and knocked himself unconscious. Although he passed out for four hours, he didn't endure any lasting effects as doctors determined that surgery was not necessary.
Born on this day
1942, Curtis Mayfield, U.S. singer, songwriter
1943, Michael Clarke, drums, Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds
1946, Ian Hunter, vocals, guitar, Mott The Hoople
1946, John Paul Jones, bass, keyboards, producer, Led Zeppelin