Music History for

June 7


1939 - Larry Clinton and his orchestra recorded "In a Persian Market."

1963 - The Rolling Stones' first record, "Come On," was released.
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1966 - Roy Orbison's first wife Claudette was killed in a motorcycle accident.

1969 - Johnny Cash debuted his own network show on CBS-TV.

1969 - Blind Faith made its British debut with a free concert at London's Hyde Park.

1972 - The musical "Grease" opened on Broadway. It had been playing off-Broadway for about 4 months.

1976 - Capitol Records released the Beatles package "Rock 'N' Roll Music."
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1978 - Prince's first single "Soft and Wet" was released.

1979 - Chuck Berry was charged with 3 counts of tax evasion.

1979 - Chuck Berry performed at the White House at the request of U.S. President Carter.

1982 - Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion in Memphis, TN, opened as a tourist attraction.
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1991 - Jimmy Osmond married Michelle Larson.

1993 - The ground breaking ceremony was held for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH.

1993 - Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol (The Artist).

2000 - The "Prince: A Celebration" party began at Paisley Park Studios. The weeklong event was in celebration of The Artist reclaiming his name "Prince" after a 7-year battle with Warner Brothers.

2002 - In Chicago, IL, R. Kelly was booked on child pornography charges. He had been arrested two days before and released after posting bond.

2014 - In Arlington, TX, about 105,000 people attended George Strait's final concert at AT&T stadium. The show set a record for the largest crowd for an indoor concert in North American history.