This Day in Music: June 12th

Sunday, June 12, 2011    12:01 AM

Brought to you by ThisDayinMusic.comBorn on this day:
1941, Roy Harper, UK folk singer
1943, Reg Presley, singer, The Troggs
1951, Brad Delp, guitar, vocals, Boston
1952, Pete Fardon, bass player with The Pretenders1964, The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, (the biggest welcome the band would ever receive), who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights, playing: “I Saw Her Standing There,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “All My Loving,” “She Loves You,” “Till There Was You,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “This Boy,” “Long Tall Sally” and “Twist And Shout.” Temporary member Jimmy Nicol was standing in for Ringo on drums who was recovering from having his tonsils removed.

1966, The Dave Clark Five made a record 12th appearance on U.S. TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.

1982, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Gary ‘U.S.’ Bonds all appeared at a rally for nuclear disarmament in Central Park, New York to over 450,000 fans.

1989, The Elvis Presley Autoland Museum opened at Graceland. The museum contained over 20 cars which were owned by Presley.

2000, Sinead O’Connor announced that she was a lesbian. The mother of two told the American magazine Curvethat she had been in the closet for years saying “I am a lesbian. I haven’t been very open about that, I’ve gone out with blokes because I haven’t necessarily been terribly comfortable about being a lesbian.”

2002, Clive Calder the man who is credited with discovering Britney Spears sold his record company Zomba to BMG Music for $2 billion. Calder started Zomba in 1975 and had hits with Billy Ocean, Sam Fox and Tight Fit.

2005, Pink Floyd announced they would reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert. This would be the first time the band had played together as a quartet since The Wall tour in 1981.

2006, Prince received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his “visionary” use of the Internet; Prince was the first major artist to release an entire album, 1997’s Crystal Ball, exclusively on the Internet.

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