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.