Carter Alan’s Rock N’ Roll Diary: June 4 in Classic Rock History

Bruce Springsteen released his epic “Born in the USA” album on this day in 1984. How many Top 10 singles broke off that album in America?


ANSWER: Seven, a rare achievement for only the biggest superstars.

What else happened on this day in rock n’ roll history? Here’s the Rock N’ Roll Diary for June 4th, from the College of Classic Rock Knowledge – 100.7 WZLX!

  • 1975: The Rolling Stones became the first rock and roll artists to reap Russian record royalties.
  • 1986: A L.A. judge ruled that the movie and Broadway show “Beatlemania” was too much like the real Beatles, so the producers were forced to pay about 10 million dollars to the Beatle-owned Apple Corps limited.
  • 1992: The U.S. Postal Service announced that people preferred the “younger” Elvis stamp design over the older “Vegas-style” choice. More than one million people cast their ballots for the younger Elvis stamp.
  • 1997: The Faces bassist Ronnie Lane died of multiple sclerosis. He was 51. He did a cool CD with Pete Townshend-rough mix.
  • 2004: Eric Clapton launched his Crossroads Guitar festival in Dallas, TX. The three-day event, included guitar clinics, jam sessions, and All Star concerts, as fundraisers for his Crossroads Centre Rehab Facility in Antigua.
  • Checking out the WZLX ticket stash…
  • 1974: Allman Brothers band played the Providence Civic Center.
  • 1978: Also at the Civic Center, it was Foghat, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Sweet and Rainbow.
  • 1978: The Kinks were at the Music Hall.
  • 1994: Aerosmith played the Castle Donnington Festival in England.
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