Today in Music

June, 6

  • 2000 Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood checks himself into rehab in London. Wood, who is accompanied by his wife, is admitted to the Priory Clinic in an effort to overcome his addiction to alcohol before the Rolling Stones launch another world tour.
  • 1995 Pink Floyd releases its two-CD live album, “Pulse.”
  • 1994 A son, Evan Shane, is born in Los Angeles to Paul and Pamela Bowen Stanley. Paul Stanley is the lead singer and co-founder of the rock group Kiss.
  • 1992 David Bowie marries model and actress Iman in a church ceremony in Florence, Italy. The couple wed in a civil ceremony in May.
  • 1991 Jazz tenor saxophonist Stan Getz dies of liver cancer in Malibu, Calif., at age 64. His album “Jazz Samba” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s pop album chart in 1962. The song “The Girl from Ipanema” (with Astrud Gilbreto) reached No. 5 on the singles chart in 1964.
  • 1990 U.S. District Judge Jose Gonzalez in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., rules that 2 Live Crew’s rap album “As Nasty as They Wanna Be” is obscene.
  • 1987 Michael Jackson severs his ties with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  • 1971 Gladys Knight & the Pips are musical guests on the final episode of CBS-TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show.”
  • 1966 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Paint It Black,” The Rolling Stones.
  • 1944 No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “I’ll Get By (as Long as I Have You),” Harry James Orchestra/Dick Haynes.
  • 1939 Gary U.S. Bonds (Gary Anderson) is born in Jacksonville, Fla. His biggest hit is the No. 1 song “Quarter to Three.”