2006 – Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61.
2004 – U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief programs for the world’s poorest countries when he addresses a special meeting in Dublin.
2003 – Slipknot bassist Paul Gray is arrested on drug charges after a car accident in Des Moines, Iowa. Gray reportedly ran a red light and collided with another car proceeding through an intersection. The musician’s behavior was erratic, and when police arrived on the scene, they found small amounts of marijuana, a substance that tested positive for cocaine, and two syringes in his Porsche.
2001 – Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting. Shyne was convicted the previous March on charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment.
2001 – The Oak Ridge Boys receive the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Boston. The awards recognizes distinguished service to youth.
2000 – Beach Boys principal Brian Wilson launches his official Web site with streaming audio feeds of songs from his latest double album, “Live At The Roxy Theater.”
2000 – Moby leads the winners of the inaugural DanceStar 2000 Awards, presented in London. The U.S. artist wins for best album of the year with “Play,” before taking the DanceStar of the year title.
1999 – Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn begins an aquatic quest to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His goal is to travel on the Cumberland River from Nashville to New Orleans on a Sea-Doo in a journey of five days.
1998 – Stone Temple Pilots singer and sometimes solo artist Scott Weiland, who was arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin in 1995, is arrested for drug possession again in New York. Weiland, who has about $100 worth of heroin, according to police, is charged with criminal trespassing and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
1997 – Kenny Rogers marries his production assistant Wanda Miller at their farm in Athens, Ga. It is the fifth marriage for Rogers, 58, and the second for Miller, 30.
1996 – Jazz musician Don Grolnick dies at the age of 49.
1992 – Rod Stewart and his wife, model Rachel Hunter, have their first child, Renee, in London. Stewart has three other children.
1992 – Singer Natalie Cole and her husband, music producer and arranger Andre Fischer, separate after less than three years of marriage. Cole files for divorce two weeks later.
1991 – Temptations co-founder David Ruffin dies of an apparent drug overdose. He was 50. Ruffin was the lead singer on “My Girl,” the first No. 1 song by a male group for Motown Records.
1974 – John Cale, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers and Nico record the live LP “June 1, 1974.”
1971 – A two-room shack in Tupelo, Miss., where Elvis Presley was born opens as a tourist attraction.
1969 – During their noted “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.
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.
1950 – Graham Russell of Air Supply is born in Nottingham, England. The group from Melbourne, Australia, has three million-selling records: “All Out of Love,” “The One That You Love” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All.”
1934 – Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone) is born in Jacksonville, Fla., the great-great-great-great grandson of pioneer Daniel Boone. He records six No. 1 songs. His biggest hit is “Love Letters in the Sand,” which tops Billboard’s chart for seven weeks.