JUNE 18 ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY

Posted 1 year ago

By Brad Moore

Entertainement History

On June 18th, 1977, Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten was slashed on his face and hands by young people armed with knives. They apparently objected to the band’s song “God Save The Queen.” The next day, guitarist Paul Cook was beaten up.

In 1980, “The Blues Brothers” movie opened. Music stars making cameo appearances included James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.

In 1987, a woman sued Motley Crue for $5,000, claiming she lost part of her hearing because the concert was too loud.

Also in 1987, Bruce Springsteen officially separated from his wife, model-actress Julianne Phillips.

In 2004, David Bowie was hit in the eye with a lollipop thrown onto the stage while he was performing in Oslo, Norway. He was not seriously hurt.

In 2011, sax player Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band died from complications from a stroke. He was 69.

Today’s Birthdays: Musician Paul McCartney is 71. Actress Constance McCashin (“Knots Landing”) is 66. Actress Linda Thorson (“The Avengers”) is 66. Keyboardist John Evans of The Box Tops is 65. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 61. Actress Carol Kane is 61. Actor Brian Benben (“Private Practice”) is 57. Actress Andrea Evans (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 56. Singer Alison Moyet is 52. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) is 50. Country singer-guitarist Tim Hunt (Yankee Grey) is 46. Singer Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men is 42. Rapper Silkk The Shocker is 38. Country singer Blake Shelton is 37. Guitarist Steven Chen of Airborne Toxic Event is 35. Actor David Giuntoli (“Grimm”) is 33. Actress Renee Olstead is 24. Actress Willa Holland is 22.