Almanac: June 3, 2016
- 1927 - Boots Randolph (d. 2007)
- 1930 - Johnny Grande (Bill Haley & the Saddlemen, Bill Haley & the Comets) (d. 2006)
- 1939 - Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople) (77)
- 1942 - Curtis Mayfield (Impressions) (d. 1999)
- 1943 - Mike Dennis (Dovells) (73)
- 1946 - Eddie Holman (70)
- 1946 - Michael Clarke (Byrds) (d. 1993)
- 1947 - Dave Alexander (Stooges) (d. 1975)
- 1947 - Mickey Finn (T. Rex) (d. 2003)
- 1948 - Fred "Too Slim" LaBour (Riders in the Sky) (68)
- 1950 - Deniece Williams (66)
- 1950 - Suzi Quatro (66)
- 1950 - Florian Pilkington-Miksa (Curved Air) (66)
- 1952 - Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 2009)
- 1954 - Dan Hill (62)
- 1956 - Danny Wilde (Rembrandts) (60)
- 1962 - David Cole (C+C Music Factory) (54)
- 1964 - Kerry King (Slayer) (52)
- 1965 - Mike Gordon (Pfish) (51)
- 1966 - Jamie O'Neal (50)
- 1968 - Saffron (Samantha Sprackling) (Republica) (48)
- 1974 - Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) (42)
- 1977 - Yuri Ruley (MxPx) (39)
- 1978 - Lyfe Jennings (38)
- 1985 - Tavion La'Corey Mathis (Pretty Ricky) (32)
- 1990 - Stiv Bators (Dead Boys, Lords of the New Church) - Concussion after being hit by a taxi (40)
- 1994 - Wally Fowler - Heart attack (77)
- 2009 - Koko Taylor - Complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding (80)
- 2011 - Andrew Gold - Heart failure (59)
On This Day:
- 1949 - Hank Williams played his last Louisiana Hayride show before moving to Nashville.
- 1956 - Al Alberts was replaced by Fred Diodati in the Four Aces.
- 1964 - Ringo Starr came down with tonsillitis and pharyngitis, forcing session drummer Jimmy Nichol to become a Beatle for the beginning of their world tour.
- 1970 - Ray Davies was forced to fly from New York to London to change the words Coca Cola to Cherry Cola on the Kinks latest single Lola. The BBC would not play the record due to its no advertising policy.
- 1972 - The Rolling Stones started the North American leg of their Exile on Main Street tour in Vancouver, BC.
- 1972 - The Opryland U.S.A. Theme Park opened in Nashville.
- 1982 - Graceland opened to tourists.
- 1983 - Drummer Jim Gordon (Derek & the Dominoes, Delaney & Bonnie) killed his mother with a hammer. He was diagnosed as a schizophrenic at his trial the next year and was sentenced to 16 years-to-life in prison.
- 1987 - The BBC banned I Want Your Sex by George Michael.
- 1990 - Michael Jackson was admitted to the hospital suffering from chest pains. He was diagnosed with bruised ribs from dancing practice.
- 1990 - Johnny Cash and the Carter Family were inducted into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
- 1993 - U2 resigned for six albums with Island Records.
- 1998 - A chunk of ceiling fell on Alex Van Halen's arm while Van Halen did a soundcheck in Hamburg, Germany causing the cancellation of the concert.
- 2000 - Dickey Betts is arrested after threatening his wife with a knife.
- 2000 - Kenny Chesney is arrested in Buffalo, NY after riding off on a mounted police officer's horse. Tim McGraw was also arrested for interfering. They were eventually acquitted.
- 2002 - The Queen's Jubilee concert was held at Buckingham Palace with performances by Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, Atomic Kitten, the Coors, Will Young, and S Club 7.
- 2003 - Barry Manilow received a broken nose and was unconscious for four hours when he walked into a wall at his home.
- 2003 - A lawsuit brought by Stewart Copeland against the surviving members of the Doors is settled. Copeland sued after he was replaced in the reunited group by Ty Dennis.
- 2004 - One of the child abuse charges against Michael Jackson is dropped by the Los Angeles police.
- 2004 - Creed's Mark Tremonti and Scott Phillips told MTV that the band had split up.
- 2005 - Kelly Osbourne checked herself into rehabilitation. Her second album, Sleeping in the Nothing, is scheduled to be released within days.
- 1989 - Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock
- 1994 - Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) and Beth Liebling
- 2006 - Zac Hanson (Hanson) and Kate Tucker
- 1952 - Birth of the Blues - Frank Sinatra
- 1987 - Run Rudolph Run (live) - Bryan Adams
- 1957 - The Angel's Cried - Isley Brothers (first single)
- 1967 - Light My Fire - Doors
- 1959 - Empty Sky - Elton John
- 1970 - In Rock - Deep Purple
- 1972 - Take it Easy - Eagles
- 1972 - Obscured By Clouds - Pink Floyd (U.K. release)
- 1977 - Exodus - Bob Marley & the Wailers
- 1978 - Peter Gabriel (II) - Peter Gabriel
- 1981 - Face Value - Phil Collins (first solo album)
- 1982 - Strait From the Heart - George Strait
- 1983 - Your Move - America
- 1985 - Boys and Girls - Bryan Ferry
- 1985 - The Firstborn is Dead - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
- 1997 - Everywhere - Tim McGraw
- 1997 - Wu-Tang Forever - Wu-Tang Clan
- 2003 - Paper Monsters - Dave Gahan (first solo album)
- 2003 - Trouble No More - John Mellencamp
- 2003 - My Private Nation - Train
- 2008 - Revelation - Journey
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Otis Redding, the Action
- 1967 - American Bandstand - Jefferson Airplane, Otis Redding (interview)
- 1977 - Midnight Special - Bread (host), England Dan & John Ford Coley, Andrew Gold, Joni Mitchell, Eddie Rabbitt, Johnny Rivers, Valentine
- 1990 - The Big Day Festival from Glasgow, Scotland was broadcast on Britain's Channel 4 TV. Appearing were Wet Wet Wet, Sheena Easton, Texas, Hue and Cry, John Martyn, Deacon Blue, Hothouse Flowers, Eddi Reader, The Average White Band and others.
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1957 - Love Letters in the Sand/Bernardine - Pat Boone (5 weeks)
- 1967 - Respect - Aretha Franklin (2 weeks)
- 1972 - I'll Take You There - Staple Singers (1 week)
- 1978 - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams (1 week)
- 1989 - Rock On - Michael Damien (1 week)
- 1995 - Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? - Bryan Adams (5 weeks)
- 2006 - Ridin' - Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1950 - South Pacific - Original Cast Album (6 weeks (45 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1961 (Stereo Albums) - Calcutta! - Lawrence Welk (1 week)
- 1972 - Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull (2 weeks)
- 1989 - The Raw & the Cooked - Fine Young Cannibals (7 weeks)
- 2000 - Oops!...I Did It Again - Britney Spears (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1957 - Young Blood - Coasters (1 week)
- 1972 - Ooh Girl - Chi-Lites (2 weeks)
- 1989 - Miss You Like Crazy - Natalie Cole (1 week)
- 2006 - It's Goin' Down - Yung Joc (8 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1967 - It's Such a Pretty World Today - Wynn Stewart (2 weeks)
- 1972 - Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. - Donna Fargo (3 weeks)
- 1989 - Where Did I Go Wrong - Steve Wariner (1 week)
- 1995 - Summer's Comin' - Clint Black (3 weeks)
- 2006 - Settle for a Slowdown - Dierks Bentley (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1990 - World in Motion - Englandnewonder (2 weeks)
- 2001 - Angel - Shaggy (3 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1967 - The Sound of Music - Original Soundtrack (1 week (63 previous weeks at number 1))
- 1989 - The Miracle - Queen (1 week)
- 1995 - Singles - Alison Moyet (1 week)
- 2001 - Hot Shot - Shaggy (1 week)