June 24th Entertainment History

On June 24th, 1965, John Lennon’s second book, “A Spaniard in the Works,” was published.

In 1967, Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” and Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade of Pale” were released.

In 1972, Helen Reddy released the song “I Am Woman.”

In 1973, Al Kooper reunited with the original Blues Project for a concert in New York’s Central Park.

In 1987, actor Jackie Gleason died at the age of 71.

In 1990, Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block fell nine feet through a stage trapdoor during a concert in Saratoga, New York. He had to have nine stitches, but otherwise suffered only cuts and bruises.

Also in 1990, keyboardist Roger O’Donnell quit The Cure. He was replaced by Perry Bamonte, who was a roadie for the band.

In 1995, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam left the stage after seven songs during a San Francisco concert because of stomach flu. Neil Young finished the show but was booed by fans who had come to see Pearl Jam.

In 1997, actor Brian Keith killed himself at his home in Malibu, California. He was 75.