Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: June 1 in Classic Rock History

Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” single premiered in the James Bond movie on this day in 1973. The next Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun” featured a title track sung by Lulu. What rocker submitted a song of the same name to the producers of the film, only to have it rejected?


ANSWER: Alice Cooper

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for June 1st, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1964: Speaking of The Stones, the band members arrived at JFK airport for their 1st tour of the U.S.
  • 1967: One of the greatest albums in classic rock history, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in England. The album marked a music business first by being certified gold on the day of its release with advance orders of 500,000 copies.
  • 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace a Chance” during their bed-in for peace at a hotel in Montreal.
  • 1973: Paul McCartney’s music found its way to the big screen when his song “Live & Let Die” premiered along with the James Bond movie of the same name.
  • 1975: Ron Wood celebrated his 28th birthday by officially joining The Rolling Stones at a concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • 1977: Emerson, Lake & Palmer launched a very expensive North American tour at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Mich. The trek featured a 70-piece orchestra and cost $200,000 a week to keep on the road.
  • 1987: The CD version of Sgt. Pepper’s was released.
  • 1992: Rod Stewart and his wife model Rachel Hunter had their first child, Renee, in London.
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