June 3, 1968
Radical feminist writer Valerie Solanas shot and critically wounded Andy Warhol in his New York film studio. Solanas was indicted on charges of attempted murder, assault, and illegal possession of a gun, eventually pled guilty to “reckless assault with intent to harm” and was sentenced to three years in prison.
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June 3, 1976
Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was certified Gold.
at #2 John Travolta and Olivia Newton John You’re the one that I want from Grease.
Britain’s BBC announces that it has banned George Michael‘s “I Want Your Sex” because of its sexually explicit content. Michael said the song was about love, not lust.
In London, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, and Aretha Franklin were among the performers at Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee celebrating the 50th year of her reign.
Barry Manilow suffered a broken nose after he accidentally walked into a wall at his home in Palm Springs, California and knocked himself unconscious. Although he passed out for four hours, he didn’t endure any lasting effects as doctors determined that surgery was not necessary.
Hundreds of fans walked out of Whitney Houston’s show in Denmark after her voice continually faltered. Music critic Thomas Soie Hansen, of the Berlingske Tidende newspaper, wrote: “She looked and sounded like a person who doesn’t have many years left to live. At the end of the show she looked like she was ready to explode.”
In North Carolina, Dolly Parton began her Pure & Simple tour with a concert at the Greensboro Coliseum.