Today In Rock: June 26

1961

Gary U.S. Bonds hits #1 with "Quarter To Three."

1964

Moody Blues forms.

1967

At the height of the "Summer of Love," the Mothers of Invention release 'Absolutely Free,' a dark-themed album from the anti-establishment mind of bandleader Frank Zappa.

1969

Pete Seeger launches the restored sloop 'Clearwater,' which serves as his podium for advancing environmental issues over the next several decades. Among his pet causes is the cleanup of the Hudson River, and to this end General Electric is hauled into court for contaminating the river with PCBs.

1976

Brass Construction hits #14 with "Movin'".

1977

Gonna Fly Now (Billy Conti) was a hit.

1977

Elvis Presley delivers his last live performance, at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1982

Visage hits #12 in the UK with "Night Train".

1987

MTV chooses Kevin Seal as an MTV VJ from more than 1250 college students who entered MTV's nationwide campus VJ search.

1988

Dirty Diana (Michael Jackson) was a hit.

1993

William Orbit hits #59 in the UK with "Water From a Vine Leaf".