Like flowers on the sand, the rainbow in my mind

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 12

Ben E. King1961: We’re still mourning Ben E. King. Stand by Me goes to #1 this day in ’61.

1998: John Fogerty cancels the first date in his U.S. tour because it conflicts with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Chicago Bulls face the Utah Jazz. Fogerty says: “When we realized just what this day might mean to the folks in Chicago, it only made sense to postpone the show. Besides, it gives the band and me a chance to catch the game, too.” And we thought Fogerty was a rodeo guy.