Music History for

June 2


1857 - Composer Sir Edward William Elgar was born.

1967 - In the U.S., "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by the Beatles. It was released on June 1 in the U.K. and around the world.
Today in Beatles History

1972 - Dion & The Belmonts reunited for one show at Madison Square Garden.

1978 - Bruce Springsteen's album, "Darkness On The Edge of Town" was released.
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1989 - Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) married 19 year old model Mandy Smith. They divorced 2 years later.

1993 - Ronald Ray Howard's murder trial began in Austin, TX. Howard killed a state trooper after listening to Tupac Shakur's "2Pacalypse Now" album. Howard was convicted and sentenced to death.

2000 - The RIAA certified Garth Brooks' "Double Live" at the 13 million level. This matched the highest-certified live album record held by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's "Live 1975-1985."

2003 - The New York Philharmonic announced that it would return to Carnegie Hall. The orchestra cited Carnegie's acoustics as a key reason for the move.