June 12, 1967
The U.S. Supreme Court, hearing Loving v. Virginia, by a unanimous vote, ended state laws that prohibited interracial marriages.
June 12, 1970
David Bowie released the single ‘Memory of a Free Festival’, which featured guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey’s studio debut with Bowie’s band, bringing together the line-up that would shortly record The Man Who Sold the World. The track also featured Marc Bolan on lead guitar and backing vocals.
June 12, 1973
At RCA Studio B in Nashville, Dolly Parton recorded “Jolene.”
Adam Ant amazingly had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Goody Two Shoes”.
Mariah Carey released her monumental debut album on Columbia Records on this date.
In Indianapolis, David Bowie appeared at the Deer Creek Music Center during the North American leg of his Sound & Vision tour.
Singer/vegetarian k.d. lang cancelled a show in Owen Sound, Ontario after local beef farmers threatened to block the parking lot with farm vehicles and tractor-trailer rigs. She had upset the cattlemen by appearing in an advertising campaign that proclaimed “Meat Stinks.”
At the Bonnaroo festival, Beastie Boys play together for the last time, as Adam Yauch (MCA) is soon diagnosed with cancer.
Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a mass shooting inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. Orlando Police Department officers shot and killed him after a three-hour standoff.
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