Almanac: June 8, 2016
- 1940 - Nancy Sinatra (76)
- 1940 - Sherman Garnes (Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers) (d. 1977)
- 1941 - Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins (Parliament-Funkadelic) (75)
- 1942 - Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) (74)
- 1944 - Boz Scaggs (72)
- 1947 - Mick Box (Uriah Heep) (69)
- 1951 - Bonnie Tyler (65)
- 1951 - Tony Rice (65)
- 1953 - Jeff Rich (Status Quo) (63)
- 1954 - Greg Ginn (Black Flag) (62)
- 1960 - Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) (56)
- 1962 - Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) (54)
- 1962 - Kristine W (54)
- 1965 - Neil Mitchell (Wet Wet Wet) (51)
- 1965 - Rob Pilatus (Milli Vanilli) (d. 1998)
- 1966 - Doris Pearson (Five Star) (50)
- 1970 - Nicci Gilbert (Brownstone) (46)
- 1972 - P.J. Farley (Trixter) (44)
- 1977 - Kanye West (39)
- 1979 - Derek Trucks (37)
- 1981 - Alex Band (Calling) (35)
- 1981 - Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) (35)
- 1985 - Jamie Shaw (One True Voice) (31)
- 1968 - Bumble Bee Slim (63)
- 1972 - Jimmy Rushing - Leukemia (70)
- 1986 - Roba Stanley (first woman to record country music) (76)
- 1987 - Yogi Horton (drummer for Luther Vandross) (suicide by jumping from 17th floor window)
On This Day:
- 1954 - The music industry finally made the complete transition from 78 to 45 as the latter is now being supplied to radio stations in promo versions.
- 1961 - Elvis Presley's movie Wild in the Country premiered.
- 1963 - The State of Tennessee declared it to be Lester Flatt Day.
- 1966 - Elvis Presley's movie Paradise Hawaiian Star premiered.
- 1969 - Brian Jones announced he was leaving the Rolling Stones.
- 1970 - East German police impounded Deep Purple's equipment truck when they drove too close to the border.
- 1974 - Rick Wakeman announced he was leaving Yes.
- 1984 - Billy Joel played Wembley Stadium in London with the show later broadcast on the BBC.
- 1989 - Chrissie Hynde claimed she had firebombed a McDonalds. A location of the restaurant was firebombed the next day opening up Hynde for possible legal action.
- 1998 - It was a free-for-all at a London bar when Noel Gallagher of Oasis, Paul Weller and Martin Carr of the Boo Radleys got into a fight.
- 1998 - The Rolling Stones postponed their summer U.K. dates for a year.
- 1998 - Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Sting, Elton John, Pete Townshend and others gathered at St. Martins-in-the-Field church in London for a private service for Linda McCartney.
- 2000 - The head of the New York City Police Benevolent Association urged the group's members to boycott Bruce Springsteen's ten-show run at Madison Square Garden over the singer's song American Skin.
- 2000 - Eminem plead not guilty to charges that he pulled a gun on an associate of the group Insane Clown Posse in Royal Oak, MI.
- 2000 - Sinead O'Connor revealed that she was a lesbian.
- 2003 - Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil was made a Member of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth II.
- 2007 - George Michael was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and lost his drivers license for two years after being found guilty of operating a vehicle while unfit.
- 2009 - Aerosmith was forced to use Bobby Schneck as their guitarist for the beginning of their summer tour when Brad Whitford required surgery for an undisclosed illness.
- 1979 - Marianne Faithfull and Ben Brieley (Vibrators)
- 1991 - Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
- 2002 - Jennifer Lopez and Chris Judd (separated)
- 1963 - Easier Said Than Done - Essex (single)
- 1968 - Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones (single)
- 1970 - Self Portrait - Bob Dylan
- 1974 - Monkey Grip - Bill Wyman (first solo album by a Rolling Stones member)
- 1977 - Knock 'em Dead Kid - Trooper
- 1979 - Back to the Egg - Wings
- 1979 - The Kids Are Alright - Who
- 1982 - Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
- 1984 - Hyæna - Siouxsie & the Banshees
- 1990 - Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey
- 1992 - Angel Dust - Faith No More
- 1993 - Too Long in Exile - Van Morrison
- 1995 - Forbidden - Black Sabbath
- 1999 - Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
- 1999 - Astro Lounge - Smash Mouth
- 1999 - Euphoria - Def Leppard
- 1966 - Where the Action Is - Jackie DeShannon, Mob
- 1973 - Midnight Special - Curtis Mayfield (host), Canned Heat, Jose Feliciano, Leroy Houston, Ravi Shankar, Lakshmi Shankar, Spinners, Tufano-Giammarese
- 1979 - Midnight Special - Gloria Gaynor (host), Jay Ferguson, Gap Band, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood
- 2005 - The View - Madonna
Number Ones - U.S. Singles:
- 1974 - Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings (1 week)
- 1985 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears (2 weeks)
- 1991 - More Than Words - Exile (1 week)
Number Ones - U.S. Albums:
- 1946 - Glenn Miller - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1 week)
- 1974 - Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings (2 weeks (1 previous week at number 1))
- 1991 - Spellbound - Paula Abdul (2 weeks)
- 2002 - The Eminem Show - Eminem (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. R&B Singles:
- 1968 - Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1 week)
- 1974 - Hollywood Swingin' - Kool & the Gang (1 week)
- 2002 - Oh Boy - Cam'ron Featuring Julez Santana (5 weeks)
Number Ones - U.S. Country Singles:
- 1948 - Bouquet of Roses - Eddy Arnold (1 week)
- 1948 - Texarkana Baby - Eddy Arnold (2 weeks)
- 1974 - I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton (1 week)
- 1985 - Natural High - Merle Haggard (1 week)
- 1996 - Blue Clear Sky - George Strait (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Singles:
- 1967 - A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum (6 weeks)
- 2003 - Bring Me to Life - Evanescence (4 weeks)
- 2008 - Singin' in the Rain - Mint Royale (2 weeks)
Number Ones - U.K. Albums:
- 1957 - Love is the Thing - Nat King Cole (1 week)
- 1974 - Diamond Dogs - David Bowie (4 weeks)
- 1985 - Our Favourtie Shop - Style Council (1 week)
- 2003 - You Gotta Go There to Come Back - Stereophonics (1 week)