JUNE 1: The Daily Flashback
1861: The first skirmish of the U.S. Civil War took place at the Fairfax Court House in Virginia.
1954: Linus’ security blanket first appeared in the “Peanuts” comic strip.
1957: Sam Cooke recorded “You Send Me.”
1964: One day after graduating from high school, Dolly Parton moved to Nashville.
1967: Fairport Convention make their live debut, performing at St. Michael’s Hall, Golders Green.
1969: In Montreal, John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace a Chance” with Tommy and Dick Smothers, Derek Taylor, Murray the K and Timothy Leary.
1974: Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Brian Eno and Nico recorded the live album June 1, 1974 at London’s Rainbow Theatre.
1975: The Rolling Stones begin their first tour with new guitarist Ron Wood on his 28th birthday.
1976: The Runaways released their eponymous debut album.
1978: Bruce Springsteen released Darkness On the Edge of Town.
1980: CNN debuted as the first all-news station.
1981: The first issue of the heavy metal magazine Kerrang was published, featuring AC/DC on the cover.
2009: General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
1921: Nelson Riddle
1926: Marilyn Monroe
1934: Pat Boone
1939: Cleavon Little
1945: Fredrica von Stade
1947: Ron Wood
1953: Ronnie Dunn
1974: Alanis Morissette
1991: David Ruffin
2000: Tito Puente