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Today in Rock: June 7

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There were several significant events on this day between the years 1958 and 2011.

On this day in 1958 future singer-songwriter/guitarist Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson), is born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On this day in 1963 The Rolling Stones make their British TV debut on "Thank Your Lucky Stars."

On this day in 1968 George Harrison and Ringo Starr fly to Hollywood as guest artists for a Ravi Shankar film. This is the first time Beatles have left England during recording sessions.

On this day in 1969 Blind Faith perform their first and only live gig at a free concert in London's Hyde Park. Also on this day The Johnny Cash Show makes its debut, with Bob Dylan appearing on the first show. Finally, The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine LP hits its 21st and final week in the Billboard Top 100.

On this day in 1971 Don McLean records the song “Vincent.”

On this day in 1975 Elton John's Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy platter becomes the first album to debut at number one on the Billboard chart.

On this day in 1982 Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion opens for public tours.

On this day in 1993 ground is broken for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

On this day in 1994 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane/Starship is sentenced to 200 hours of community service on charges of pointing a loaded gun at police who responded to reports of a disturbance at her home on March 5th.

On this day in 2008 Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones make a surprise appearance to jam with Foo Fighters during their Wembley Stadium gig in London. The one-night-only supergroup plays “Rock And Roll” and “Ramble On.”

On this day in 2011 Def Leppard release their first ever live CD: Mirrorball.


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