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    A few albums that was released...


    1964 ● Otis Redding —— Pain In My Heart ► Memphis Soul

    1981 ● Badfinger —— Say No More ► Pop-Rock


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    1926, The first issue of The Melody Maker went on sale priced at 3d. The monthly magazine was for 'all who are interested in the production of popular music'. In the first issue, Dance Band news, a feature on Ukuleles and how to read music by sight. Advertisements in Melody Maker helped assemble the line-ups of a number of major bands, including: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Supertramp and The Stranglers.

    1997, Guitarist Randy California from US group Spirit drowned when rescuing his 12-year old son when he was sucked into a riptide in surf off Hawaii.

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    2019 Daryl Dragon of the popular 1970s duo Captain & Tennille died of renal failure at the age of 76. The couple placed nine songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1975 and 1980, including two number one hits, "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Do That To Me One More Time".

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    1946 Chick Churchill (keyboardist for Ten Years After) is born Michael George Churchill in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England.

    1975 Doug Robb (lead singer for Hoobastank) is born in Agoura Hills, California.

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    1945 Stephen Stills (of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield) is born in Dallas, Texas.

    1946 Led Zeppelin bass player John Paul Jones is born in Sidcup, Kent, England.

    2014 Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers dies of complications from lung disease at age 74.


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    A few albums that was released...


    1966 ● Paul Revere & The Raiders —— Just Like Us! ► Pop-Rock

    1968 ● The Byrds —— The Notorious Byrd Brothers ► Country-Rock

    1972 ● Ben E. King —— The Beginning Of It All ► Soul

    1974 ● Hot Tuna —— The Phosphorescent Rat ► Folk-Rock


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    1967, The Doors released their self-titled debut album The Doors. The album features their breakthrough single 'Light My Fire' and the lengthy song 'The End' with its Oedipal spoken word section. The album was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, California over six days and unique packaging of the album included each band members bio.

    1986, Irish singer, songwriter and bassist Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy died of heart failure and pneumonia after being in a coma for eight days following a drug overdose. With Thin Lizzy he had the 1973 hit 'Whiskey in the Jar', (their version of the traditional Irish song) and hits with ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’, ‘Jailbreak’ and ‘Waiting for an Alibi’. The groups 1978 album 'Live and Dangerous' spent 62 weeks on the UK chart. Lynott fronted several bands as a lead vocalist, including Skid Row alongside Gary Moore. A life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin Ireland in 2005.

    2011, Scottish singer songwriter Gerry Rafferty died aged 63 after a long illness. Rafferty had been a member of Stealers Wheel, who had the 1973 US No.3 & UK No.8 single 'Stuck In The Middle With You' and had the solo 1978 UK No.3 and US No.2 single 'Baker Street.'

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    1973: The Allman Brothers Band announced that Lamar Williams would replace the late Berry Oakley on bass.



    Birthdays:
    Michael Stipe-singer for R.E.M. born in 1960


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    A few albums that was released.


    1984 ● Judas Priest —— Defenders Of The Faith ► Heavy Metal

    1988 ● L.A. Guns —— L.A. Guns ► Heavy Metal


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    1973, Bruce Springsteen released his debut album 'Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.' Recorded in a single week the album only sold about 25,000 copies in the first year of its release. Both 'Blinded By The Light' and 'Spirit In The Night' were released as singles but neither made a dent in the charts. Manfred Mann's Earth Band later released a version of 'Blinded By The Light' on their album 'The Roaring Silence,' which reached No.1 on the US charts in 1977.

    1998, American singer, producer, and politician Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62. Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US No.1 single 'I Got You Babe' and had become a US Congressman. The United States Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death.

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