June 3rd Entertainment History

On June third, 1964, the Rolling Stones made their U.S. TV debut on “Hollywood Palace” hosted by Dean Martin.

In 1967, Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell made their debut as a duo on the R&B chart with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

In 1969, Diana Ross’ two pet dogs were poisoned by rat bait in her dressing room in Philadelphia.

In 1970, Ray Davies of The Kinks traveled from New York to London to change one word in the recording of “Lola.” He changed “Coca-Cola” to “cherry cola” because the BBC banned commercial references in songs.

In 1972, the Rolling Stones began their “Exile on Main Street” tour, with Stevie Wonder as the opening act.

In 1987, “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael was banned by the BBC.

In 1989, Reba McEntire married her manager, Narvel (NAR’-vel) Blackstock, in Lake Tahoe.

In 1990, Michael Jackson was admitted to a Santa Monica, California, hospital after he complained of chest pains. Tests showed he bruised some ribs because of a vigorous dance practice.

In 1994, actor Don Johnson checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, California, for treatment of alcohol and prescription drug abuse.

In 2011, singer Andrew Gold died of cancer at his home outside Los Angeles. He was 59. He’s probably best known for the songs “Lonely Boy” and “Thank You For Being A Friend.”