Rock N Roll History and Birthdays – July 6
William Schallert (actor) is 90
â€œMartin Laneâ€ on The Patty Duke Show
Della Reese (actress-singer) is 81
â€œTessâ€ on Touched by an Angel
Dalai Lama (religious leader) is 77
– Spiritual and religious leader of the Tibetan people
Gene Chandler (singer) is 75
– Famous for the song â€œDuke of Earlâ€
**When driving at 55mph, the center lines pass by at the same tempo as the ‘duke duke duke’. Try it! ***
Ned Beatty (actor) is 75
â€œOtisâ€ in Superman
Jeannie Seely (country singer) is 72
– Best known for the song â€œDonâ€™t Touch Meâ€
Burt Ward (actor) is 67
â€œDick Grayson/Robinâ€ on Batman
George W. Bush (former President of the United States) is 66
– Replaced as President by Barack Obama
Sylvester Stallone (actor) is 66
â€œRocky Balboaâ€ in all the Rocky movies
Fred Dryer (actor) is 66
â€œRick Hunterâ€ on Hunter
Shelley Hack (actress) is 65
â€œTiffany Wellesâ€ on Charlieâ€™s Angels
Geoffrey Rush (actor) is 61
â€œCaptain Barbossaâ€ in the Pirates of the Caribbean films
Grant Goodeve (actor) is 60
â€œJames Woodwardâ€ on One Life to Live
Nanci Griffith (singer) is 59
– Original performer of the song â€œFrom a Distanceâ€
Allyce Beasley (actress) is 58
â€œAgnes DiPestoâ€ on Moonlighting
Jennifer Saunders (actress) is 54
â€œEdina â€˜Eddyâ€™ Monsoonâ€ on Absolutely Fabulous
Inspectah Deck (rapper) is 42
– Member of the Wu-Tang Clan
50 Cent (rapper) is 37
– First gained fame with the classic album Get Rich or Die Trying
Tia and Tamera Mowry (actresses) are 34
– Played twins on the long running show Sister, Sister
Jeremy Suarez (actor) is 22
â€œJordan Thomkinsâ€ on The Bernie Mac Show
1964â€¦A Hard Dayâ€™s Night premiered in London.
1965â€¦Marty Balin and Paul Kantner formed the group that a month later would be called Jefferson Airplane.
1965â€¦The number one album in the United States was Beatles VI and the number one single was The Rolling Stonesâ€™ â€œ(I Canâ€™t Get No) Satisfaction.â€
1966â€¦The Rolling Stones played Syracuseâ€™s War Memorial Hall. During the performance, the band allegedly desecrated the American flag by dragging it across the stage.
1967â€¦Pink Floyd performed for the third time on the BBCâ€™s Top of the Pops, promoting their successful â€œSee Emily Playâ€ single. Singer Syd Barrett showed up in a psychedelic outfit, but for the actual televised performance, changed into a costume of rags.
1967â€¦Rolling Stone Brian Jones collapsed and entered the hospital while awaiting trial on drugs charges.
1968â€¦The number one single in the United States was The Rolling Stonesâ€™ â€œJumpinâ€™ Jack Flash.â€
1969â€¦John Lennon and Yoko Ono were released from a hospital following a car crash in Scotland.
1971â€¦Trumpeter Louis Armstrong died.
1973â€¦Queen released â€œKeep Yourself Alive,â€ their debut single in the U-K.
1978â€¦Tammy Wynette married George Richey.
1980â€¦In Hollywood, Florida, 36 Ted Nugent fans were arrested for throwing bottles and smoking pot at the rockerâ€™s concert.
1984â€¦The Jacksonsâ€™ Victory tour kicked off in Kansas City, Missouri.
In 1984â€¦In Los Angeles, they celebrated Tina Turner Day.
1987â€¦Kris Kristofferson was given a plaque by a Vietnam veteransâ€™ group after he played a benefit concert for it on July 4th. Later, the award was found in Kristoffersonâ€™s trashcan. He apologized for the apparent disrespect and donated one-thousand dollars to the Vietnamese Veterans Association.
1991â€¦Van Halenâ€™s album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge debuted at number one.
1993â€¦U2 released their Zooropa album.
1998â€¦Singing cowboy and TV actor Roy Rogers died at age 86.
2002â€¦Michael Jackson accused the record industry of being a racist conspiracy.
2003…Eight people were struck by lightning prior to a Dave Matthews Band concert in East Troy, Wisconsin.
2003â€¦Beyonce Knowles, Shania Twain, David Gray and Craig David performed in Hyde Park, London. The charity show raised 1.6-million dollars for the Prince’s Trust.
2004â€¦Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, Tenacious D and Liz Phair played a Los Angeles fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.