Rock 'n' Roll Almanac for Tuesday, June 18, 2019

77 years ago (1942)Sir Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool.
62 years ago (1957)Tom Bailey of The Thompson Twins is born.
45 years ago (1974)According to Rolling Stone magazine, Rare Earth drummer Peter Hoorelbeke is arrested after throwing his drumsticks into the crowd.
43 years ago (1976)Electric Light Orchestra's OLE ELO goes gold. The LP is a greatest hits collection.
42 years ago (1977)Sex Pistols lead singer Johnny Rotten is slashed on his face and hands by some kids armed with knives. Apparently the thugs had objected to the song, God Save the Queen. The next day, guitarist Paul Cook is beaten up.
39 years ago (1980)The film, The Blues Brothers, starring Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, premieres in New York City. Cameos in the film include Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, and John Lee Hooker.
32 years ago (1987)A woman sues Mötley Crüe for $5,000 claiming that she lost her hearing because a Crüe concert was too loud.
32 years ago (1987)Bruce Springsteen officially separates from wife Julianne Phillips.
24 years ago (1995)Notorious B.I.G. (aka Christopher Wallace) is arrested in Camden, N.J. on robbery and aggravated assault charges.
20 years ago (1999)Disney releases the animated feature Tarzan. The soundtrack features five tracks by Phil Collins, each sung in five different languages: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Collins did two versions in Spanish -- one with a Latin American accent and another with a Castillian accent.
9 years ago (2010)John Lennon's handwritten lyrics to A Day in the Life, the final song on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, fetch $1.2 million at auction at Sotheby's.

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