Events in Music on June 7

  • 1952 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances
  • 1963 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, "Come On"
  • 1964 Beatles travel canals of Amsterdam, with a substitute for Ringo

Television Debut

1969 "Johnny Cash Show" debuts on ABC-TV

Television Premiere

1969 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash perform duet on a Grand Ole Opry TV special

Music Premiere

1969 Supergroup Blind Faith's debut performance in Hyde Park, London, featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Steve Baler and Rick Grech

  • 1969 Tommy James and the Shondells release single "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
  • 1970 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NYC's Lincoln Center
  • 1972 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, and Adrienne Barbeau, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 3,388 performances

#1 in the Charts

1975 "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

Sex Pistols' Break Up

1977 During the Queen's Jubilee, the Sex Pistols attempt to perform on a boat on the River Thames, but are forced to stop by the police

Music History

1979 Rock 'n' Roll singer-songwriter and guitar legend Chuck Berry is charged with tax evasion

  • 1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • 1980 "Cars" by Gary Numan hits #9

#1 in the Charts

1986 Madonna's single "Live to Tell" goes #1

  • 1987 41st Tony Awards: Fences & Les Miserables win

Music History

1990 Michael Jackson enters St. John's Hospital and Health Center, near his home, for chest pains after a dance rehearsal and exercise session

  • 1992 "Small Family Business" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1993 American singer Prince celebrates his birthday by changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol
  • 1993 Revival of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Center Stage Right, later transferred to Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 354 performances
  • 1993 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame breaks ground for their museum in Cleveland, Ohio

Music Single

2004 "Live Like You Were Dying" single released by Tim McGraw (Grammy Award Best Country Song, 2004; Billboard Song of the Year, 2004)

  • 2009 63rd Tony Awards: "Billy Elliot the Musical" and "God of Carnage" win