June 1, 2009

2007 – Tony Thompson of Hi-Five dies from a Freon overdose in Waco, Texas, at the age of 31.

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.


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