16 June

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16 JUNE

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2018 The Carters (Jay-Z and Beyoncé) release their first single, "Apes--t," with an opulent video shot at the Louvre in Paris.More

2014 Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony divorce. They married in 2004 and welcomed twins Maximilian and Emme in 2008.

2007 Muse becomes the first band to sell out the rebuilt Wembley Stadium in London, when about 90,000 fans see them perform.

2007 61-year-old Rod Stewart marries his third wife, 35-year-old model Penny Lancaster, on board the yacht Lady Ann Magee in Portofino, Italy.

2006 The White Stripes win a lawsuit brought on by Ghetto Recorders studio owner Jim Diamond. Diamond claimed he produced the band's first two albums and that the band owed him royalties for his work. In reality, Jack White was the sole producer of those records and Diamond wasn't entitled to any more money as the band had already given him credit as engineer.

2004 The three surviving original members of the New York Dolls perform together for the first time since 1975 at the first of two shows at London Royal Festival Hall. The concerts are spearheaded by The Smiths' frontman, Morrissey, who was once the president of the Dolls' UK fan club. The band continues to record and perform in various incarnations after the reunion.

2001 Cardigans singer Nina Persson marries songwriter/author Nathan Larson.

1999 Phil Collins gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1997 John Wolters (drummer for Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) dies of cancer at age 52.

1994 Kristen Pfaff (bassist for Hole) dies of acute opiate intoxication at age 27.

1993 The US Postal Service issues a booklet of commemorative rock and roll stamps featuring Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, Bill Haley, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, and Dinah Washington.

1990 The Swedish pop duo Roxette earns their third chart-topper when their breakup ballad "It Must Have Been Love" from the Pretty Woman soundtrack hits #1.

1990 The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black," re-released in the Netherlands as a single, climbs to the top of the charts 24 years after its initial release.

1989 Cliff Richard plays Wembley Stadium in London for the first time in a show that marks his 30th year in the business. Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Searchers also appear.

1987 Diana DeGarmo, runner-up on Season 3 of American Idol, is born in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Grease Opens In Theaters

1978

The movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, opens in US theaters, becoming the smash hit of the year.

Grease, about a group of delinquent teens trying to survive high school during the repressive '50s, will become one of the most popular movie musicals of all time, spawning a hit soundtrack and an Academy Award nomination for the Olivia Newton-John tune "Hopelessly Devoted To You." The ballad is one of four new songs written for the Randal Kleiser-directed film, including "You're The One That I Want," "Sandy," and the title opener "Grease," performed by Frankie Valli. Raking in nearly $400 million at the box office, Grease is the highest-grossing film of 1978, outranking the year's other hits: Superman, Halloween, and Animal House.

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