June 1, 2009
2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies of pancreatic cancer at her Madrid home. She is 61.
2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting.
1997 – Kenny Rogers marries his production assistant Wanda Miller at their farm in Athens, Ga. It is the fifth marriage for Rogers, 58.
1995 – Alan Wilder leaves Depeche Mode.
1992 – Rod Stewart and his wife, model Rachel Hunter, have their first child, Renee, in London. Stewart has three other children.
1991 – Temptations co-founder David Ruffin dies of an apparent drug overdose in Philadelphia. He is 50.
1984 – Nathaniel Nelson of the Flamingos dies of a heart attack in Boston.
1974 – Singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette is born in Ottawa, Ontario.
1974 – John Cale, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers and Nico record the live LP “June 1, 1974.”
1971 – The two-room shack in Tupelo, Miss., where Elvis Presley was born opens as a tourist attraction.
1969 – During their “bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance” with friends Tommy and Dick Smothers, Derek Taylor, Murray the K and Timothy Leary.
1967 – The Beatles release “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
1967 – David Bowie releases his self-titled debut album.
1964 – The Rolling Stones arrive at New York’s Kennedy Airport for their first U.S. tour.
1964 – Dolly Parton moves to Nashville, Tenn., one day after her high school graduation.
1960 – Simon Gallup of the Cure is born in Surrey, England.
1959 – Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode is born in London.
1950 – Graham Russell of Air Supply is born in Nottingham, England.
1947 – Ronnie Wood of the Faces and the Rolling Stones is born in London.
1945 – Pop singer Linda Scott (Linda Joy Sampson) is born in Queens, N.Y.
1934 – Singer Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone) is born in Jacksonville, Fla.