On June 4, 1963, The Searchers released their debut single, a cover of The Drifters’ “Sweets for My Sweet”.
In 1967 the TV show “The Monkees” won an Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series.
In 1973 Murry Wilson, father of Beach Boys Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, died of a heart attack at the age of 55. He directed the band at the beginning of their career.
In 1984 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band released their album “Born in the USA”.
In 1991 Billy Crystal got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A few days later his film “City Slickers” started.
In 1992, the “Young Elvis” stamp beat the “Vegas Elvis” stamp in a US Postal Service competition. More than a million votes were counted.
In 1997, Small Faces bassist Ronnie Lane died after a battle with multiple sclerosis at his home in Trinidad, Colorado. Lane was 51 years old. On the same day, the body of singer Jeff Buckley was found floating in a riverside docks in Memphis, Tennessee. Buckley was 30.
Also in 1997, actor Matthew Perry took part in a drug rehabilitation program for addiction to prescription pain medication.
In 2000, rapper Eminem was arrested outside a club in Warren, Michigan, for two gun crimes. Police say he hit a man with an unloaded pistol who was kissing his wife. He was later sentenced to probation and a fine.
In 2005, Creed announced their split. Since then, they have been reunited.
In 2007, Paris Hilton served a 23-day prison sentence for violating probation. She was transferred to her own home on house arrest three days after developing a mental illness. She later returned to prison to finish her sentence.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Bruce Dern is 85. Singer Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and The Papas) is 77. Jazz saxophonist Anthony Braxton is 76. Bassist Danny Brown from The Fixx is 70. Actor Parker Stevenson is 69. Actor Keith David (“Barbershop” ) is 65. Blues musician Tinsley Ellis is 64. Singer El DeBarge is 60. Actress Julie White (film “Transformers”, TV song “Grace Under Fire”) is 60. Actor Lindsay Frost (“Crossing Jordan”) is 59. Actor Sean Pertwee (“Gotham”) is 57th singer Al B. Sure! is 53. Actor Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) is 53. Ron Huebel (HYOO’-bel) (“What You Expect When You Expect”) is 52. Comedian Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) is 52 Actor James Callis (“Bridget Jones”) is 50. Actor Noah Wyle (WY’-lee) (“ER”) is 50. Bassist Stefan Lessard (leh-SARD ‘) of The Dave Matthews Band is 47. Actor Russell Brand is 46. Actress Angelina Jolie is 46. Actor Theo Rossi (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 46. Actor Robin Lord Taylor (“Gotham”) is 43. Bassist JoJo Garza from Los Lonely Boys is 41. Model Bar Refaeli (Ruh. ) -FEHL’-ee) is 36. Drummer Zac Farro (Paramore) is 31.
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