PEEK AT THE WEEK: Summer officially begins with the solstice on Friday morning. Hopefully, we'll get some sunshine to go with it. Between now and then, plenty of options for what to do with out-of-town guests. During the rainy parts, you can head indoors to the movies. The latest Superman offering, "MAN OF STEEL" starring Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner is showing around town. The 1973 cult classic "ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE" is out on bluray. On stage at Portland Center Stage you can catch the musical "SOMEWHERE IN TIME". For laughs Wed night, the Tonic Lounge on NE Sandy has it's "Weekly Recurring Humor Night". AUGGIE SMITH (you may have seen him on Comedy Central or heard him on the BOB & TOM SHOW on KGON) comes to the Helium Comedy Club on Thur. PAULY SHORE does Harvey's Comedy Club Fri & Sat. BILL MAHER has a show at the Schnitz on Sun. For music, there's the DANDY WARHOLS Wed & Thur at the Wonder Ballroom. And a big one at the end of the week...seems like we've been waiting for this one forever...LYNYRD SKYNYRD/BAD COMPANY at the Sleep Country Amphitheater on Fri. You can still win tickets this week on MY 3 SONGS with IRIS during the noon hour. CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, BEACH BOY BRIAN WILSON; ANN WILSON of HEART; MICHAEL ANTHONY bassist with VAN HALEN & CHICKENFOOT; Guitarist NILS LOFGREN; drummer for AEROSMITH JOEY KRAMER; RAY DAVIES from the KINKS; actors NICOLE KIDMAN and MERYL STREEP, PRINCE WILLIAM of Britain; and MOE HOWARD (the one with the black bangs) ringleader of the 3 STOOGES. Party's on!
2008 - Metallica headlines the first day of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
2008 - N-B-C newsman Tim Russert dies of a heart attack at age 58.
2008- Sean Connery tumbles during a golf game at an exclusive Westchester, New York country club and chips a bone in his shoulder.
2007- Rush kick off their Snakes and Arrows tour in Atlanta.
2005 - The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey do their first-ever acoustic show, delivering a 50-minute set at a benefit at Gotham Hall in New York.
2005- Tom Cruise's girlfriend Katie Holmes says she's converting to Scientology.
2002- Sting, Michael Jackson, Randy Newman, Barry Manilow and Ashford & Simpson are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.
2000- Eric Clapton and B-B King release their collaborative album, Riding With the King.
1997Jurors in Oklahoma City sentence terrorist bomber Timothy McVeigh to death.
1970 - Former Chicken Shack singer-pianist Christine McVie, known as Christine Perfect, releases a solo album and announces her retirement from music. Within the year she will join her husband, John McVie, in Fleetwood Mac.
1970- The Beatles top both the (U-S) album and singles charts with Let It Be and "The Long and Winding Road"--their 20th and last number-one single.
1969- Guitarist Mick Taylor, formerly of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, is named to replace Brian Jones in The Rolling Stones.
1966- The Supreme Court issues its landmark "Miranda" decision, which obliges policemen to read arrested persons their constitutional rights.
1964 The Rolling Stones sing "I Just Want to Make Love to You" on A-B-C's Hollywood Palace. The show's host, Dean Martin jokes rudely about their appearance, but the rockers can't respond onstage as their segment had been pre-recorded.
1948- Babe Ruth's number, three, is retired as he makes his final appearance at Yankee Stadium.
2011- The Dallas Mavericks are NBA champs four-games-to-two over LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
2011- Saxophonist Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band suffers a stroke at his Singer Island, Florida home. (He'll die 6 days later in a Palm Beach hospital.)
2008 - Oprah Winfrey tops Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful celebrities for the second straight year, having earned a cool 275-million dollars.
2007 - The Rolling Stones release the concert D-V-D The Biggest Bang as an exclusive to Best Buy stores.
2006- Super Bowl-winning Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffers a serious head injury when the motorcycle he's riding collides with a car in Pittsburgh.
1999 - The Allman Brothers begin their 30th anniversary tour outside Denver.
1994- Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. Her estranged husband, O-J Simpson, is tried and acquitted for the killings, but he is held liable for their deaths in a civil suit.
1991- Michael Jordan wins his first N-B-A championship, as the Chicago Bulls defeat the Los Angeles Lakers in five games.
1982 - A million people, including Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, attend a nuclear disarmament rally in New York City.
1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark opens.
1975- Almost five years after her death, JanisJoplin's Greatest Hits, released in 1973, is certified gold.
1973- Grand Funk records "We're An American Band" at Criteria Studios in Miami with Todd Rundgren producing.
1972- John Lennon and Yoko Ono release Some Time in New York City.
1972 - Mardi Gras, Creedence Clearwater Revival's final studio album, is certified gold.
1967 - The Beach Boys start working on vocals for "Heroes and Villains."
1965- The Beatles are inducted into the Order of the British Empire. While rock and roll fans applaud the move, others are outraged. Canadian legislator Hector Dupuis, a previous honoree, decries being "placed on the same level as vulgar nincompoops," and some previous M-B-E winners return their medals in protest.
1964 - The Zombies record "She's Not There."
1939- The National Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated at Cooperstown, New York, one hundred years after Abner Doubleday invented the game.
1999 - DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's "Doctor McCoy," dies of stomach cancer at 79.
1990 - The Supreme Court overturns as unconstitutional the law that bans the burning of the American flag.
1982 - The Steven Spielberg movie E-T: The Extra-Terrestrial opens in theaters nationwide.
1981 - For the first time in history, Major League players go on strike during the baseball season.
1979- John Wayne dies of lung and stomach cancer in Los Angeles at 72.
1978 - The Rolling Stones release Some Girls.
1977- The Electric Light Orchestra releases the single "Telephone Line."
1977 - The Exodus album by Bob Marley and The Wailers enters the U-K album chart.
1972- Hank Aaron ties the National League record for grand slams (14).
1969- David Bowie's single of "Space Oddity" is released. A month later, the BBC uses the song as the theme for their Apollo 11 coverage.
1969- The Beatles have their final number-one U-K hit, "The Ballad of John and Yoko." ("Let It Be" peaked there at number-two, and "The Long and Winding Road" was not issued as a British single.)
1966 - European radio stations report that Roger Daltrey of The Who has died. In fact, Pete Townshend had been injured in a car accident.
1966 - Texas singer Janis Joplin makes her debut with Big Brother and the Holding Company in San Francisco.
1966- The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" becomes the 200th song to top Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
1965 - The announcement that The Beatles will receive MBE (Member of the British Empire) awards from Queen Elizabeth sparks controversy and results in some previous winners turning their medals in. John Lennon will return his in 1969 to protest Britain's support of U-S involvement in Vietnam.
1965- The Rolling Stones release their first live album, Got Live If You Want It.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1950- Golfer Ben Hogan, after recovering from a near-fatal car wreck, wins the U-S Open.
2008 - Chuck Berry tells Reuters he's backing Barack Obama for president. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says, "America has finally come to this point where you can pick a man of color and that not be a drawback." He calls Obama's clinching the Democratic nomination "definitely a proud and successful moment for all the people of this country -- not just black people, but Americans in general."
2007 - The Sopranos ends not with a bang, but with a fade-to-black in a New Jersey diner.
2003- A robot rover named Spirit takes off for Mars from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
1986 - Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof is knighted in recognition of his efforts to help starving Africans through Live Aid.
1983 - Stevie Nicks releases her Wild Heart album,
Although the single is banned from the airwaves and several major chains in Great Britain, The
1977 - Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" hits number-two on the U-K chart.
1975 - The Eagles release their fourth album, One of These Nights.
1971- A Jethro Tull concert in Denver is marred by police, who fire tear gas to quiet the crowd. Tull play on even though keyboardist John Evan can't see his piano through the tear gas.
1968- The Jimi Hendrix Experience begin recording what will become the Electric Ladyland album at New York's Record Plant.
1967 - Bob Dylan and The Band begin the informal Woodstock jams that will, many years and bootlegs later, be released as The Basement Tapes.
1966- "Rain," the first Beatles song to use backwards tape effects, is released as the B-side of "Paperback Writer."
1965- The first Subway sandwich shop opens.
1964- The Rolling Stones meet two of their blues idols, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, during a recording session for "It's All Over Now" at Chicago's Chess studios.
1940- Italy declares war on France and Britain. Canada declares war on Italy.
1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Ohio.
1934 - Abraham Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone are married in Duluth, Minnesota. Their son, born just under seven years later, becomes Bob Dylan.
1692 - The first "witch" is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts.
2008- Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones join Foo Fighters at London's Wembley Stadium to perform "Rock 'n' Roll" and "Ramble On."
2005- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with special guests The Black Crowes, kick off their summer tour in Estero, Florida.
1982- ElvisPresley's Graceland mansion opens to the public and soon becomes the top tourist attraction in Memphis.
1982 - Steve Garvey becomes the fifth professional baseball player to appear in a thousand consecutive games.
1979- Chuck Berry performs at the White House for President Jimmy Carter at a Black Music Association gala. A month later, Berry is sentenced to spend four months in jail for tax evasion.
1976 - Capitol Records issues Rock 'n' Roll Music, a compilation of The Beatles' most rocking songs. It will reach number-two in Billboard despite RingoStarr's objections to the package.
1975- EltonJohn's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy becomes the first album ever to enter the U-S chart at number-one. It will stay there for six weeks.
1969 - Blind Faith plays a massive outdoor free concert in London's Hyde Park.
1969-TheWho's Tommy enters the Billboard chart at number-96. It will peak at number-seven, but return after the success of their next album, Live at Leeds, and go to number-four. and the soundtrack of Ken Russell's Tommy movie reaches number-two in 1975.
1969- The Johnny Cash Show debuts on A-B-C. Bob Dylan is the opening night guest star.
1967 - The Beatles say they'll be involved with the animated film Yellow Submarine.
1965 - Sony introduces the Betamax, the first consumer videocassette recorder. It retails for $995.
1963-The RollingStones' first single, a cover of ChuckBerry's "Come On," is released in the U-K. That same day, the group makes its T-V debut on Britain's Thank Your Lucky Stars.
1953- Kukla, Fran and Ollie is broadcast from Boston in history's first "compatible color" show.
1997 - Iggy Pop dislocates a shoulder and gashes his head diving off the stage at a Columbus, Ohio show when the crowd parts and lets him fall instead of catching him.
1978 - A-B-C unveils 20/20.
1972 - David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
1970 - Crosby Stills Nash & Young release "Teach Your Children."
1969- Chuck Berry and bluesman Albert King perform a pair of shows opening for The Who at New York's Fillmore East.
1969- Jeff Beck Group singer Rod Stewart signs a solo contract with Mercury Records.
1968- John Lennon begins assembling sound effects he would use in the song-collage entitled "Revolution No. 9."
1964 - David Bowie releases his first record, "Liza Jane," a single by Davy Jonesand the King Bees.
1962- The Beatles audition for E-M-I (the U-K parent of Capitol Records). After spending three hours listening to their music, producer George Martin recommends the label sign the band--with one important stipulation. Unconfirmed reports claim that Martin tells manager Brian Epstein he'll sign The Beatles only if they replace drummer Pete Best. By the time the group records its first single for E-M-I later that summer, Best is out and Ringo Starr is in.
1944- The D-Day invasion of Normandy takes place.
1933- The first drive-in movie theater opens in New Jersey.
2000- Pearl Jam announce they will be releasing "official bootlegs" of their entire European tour.
1995 - Metallica's Kill 'Em All is certified double-platinum. Ride the Lightning is certified triple-platinum. ...And Justice for All is certified for sales of four-million.
1979- Blues legend Muddy Waters, who is 64 at the time, marries Marva Jean Brooks on her 25th birthday.
1977 - Alice Cooper's pet boa constrictor dies after being bitten by a rat it was trying to eat. Cooper holds a public audition to replace the snake, which is part of his act.
1976 - The newly built Teton Dam in Idaho collapses, killing 14. Repairs cost a billion dollars.
1975- The reclusive Syd Barrett unexpectedly turns up at Abbey Road studio, where Pink Floyd is recording Wish You Were Here. "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" is reportedly about the troubled Floyd founder.
1971 - Santana records "Everybody's Everything.
1970 - The Doors give a sub-par show in Seattle as Jim Morrison is apparently drunk.
1969- Feast of Friends, a 40-minute documentary film about The Doors, premieres in Los Angeles.
1968- In the early hours of the morning, after winning the California presidential primary, Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles.
1966- The Beatles' promotional films for "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" air on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1965 - The RollingStones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" enters the U-S charts, on its way to spending four weeks at number-one.
1957 - Dale Hawkins releases "Susie-Q," which peaks at number-29. The song will chart again 11 years later when Creedence Clearwater Revival revives it.
Never met a flower I didn't like!With most Rose Festival events in the rear-view mirror, you can actually take home some of those beautiful blooms that are on display at Pioneer Courthouse Square. FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS sale starts Wed. To see what's left of ROSE FESTIVAL events, visit rosefestival.org. PEEK AT THE WEEK: Plenty of stuff goin' on to entertain your out-of-town guests. Waterfront Park is settin' up for the PORTLAND PRIDE CELEBRATION Sat & Sun. And another parade! Sun 11am downtown. PORTLAND BEER WEEK continues thru Sun all over town. PEDALPALOOSA goes thru June 29. Final weekend of BERRIES BREWS & BBQ's at French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm in St Paul. For music, BOZ SCAGGS at the Schnitz Tues. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS plays the Crystal Ballroom Thurs. TONY BENNETT at McMenamins Edgefield for FATHER'S DAY. For laughs, TRACY MORGAN from SNL & 30Rock is at the Newmark Theatre Thur. Kids of all ages should enjoy the "Mummies of the World" Exhibition at OMSI - opens Fri. And if you like to read, you can stock up for the rainy season at the "7th Annual Rose City Used Book Fair" at 1000 NE Multnomah in Portland Fri & Sat. BIRTHDAYS TO CELEBRATE:
FRANK BEARD - (the one without the beard) ZZTOP; BRAD DELP, singer for BOSTON; CHEAP TRICK drummer BUN E CARLOS; HOWARD LEESE of HEART; QUARTERFLASH drummer BRIAN DAVID WILLIS; ROD ARGENT, DONNIE VAN ZANT and legendary Chicago blues singer HOWLIN' WOLF (aka Chester Burnett); Child stars & megamillionaires ASHLEY & MARY-KATE OLSEN; and the only one to Trump them (pun intended) - NY real estate developer & billionaire DONALD TRUMP. Stuff you can win on KGON this week:
JEFF MITCHELL from the JUNK DRAWER at 7:15 am: 4 Pak of tickets to one day of the ROSE CUP RACES at Portland International Speedway June 14-16.
IRIS on MY 3 SONGS during the noon hour: Pr of tickets to CRAZY TRAIN - OZZY TRIBUTE at the New Copper Penny Showcase Fri.
SHANNON'S Classic Rock Trivia at 3:45 pm: Pr of tickets to one day of the Woodburn Dragstrip-Hot Rod Series June 22 & 23 at Woodburn Dragstrip.
This is the last week for the national $1,000 CASH CODE contest. Thru Friday, listen for the cash code, then go to kgon.com within 10 minutes to enter! Good Luck and have a great week!