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    A few albums that was released.


    1970 ● Marvin Gaye —— That’s The Way Love Is ► Soul – Motown

    1989 ● Peter Frampton —— When All The Pieces Fit ► Arena Rock

    1990 ● GWAR —— Scumdogs Of The Universe ► Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal

    2008 ● Patti Smith —— iTunes Originals ► Hard Rock

    2016 ● David Bowie —— Blackstar ► Glam Rock


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    1941 Joan Baez is born in Staten Island, New York.

    1944 James Patrick "Jimmy" Page is born in Heston, Middlesex, England. He is a session musician in England before forming The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.

    1950 David Johansen, lead singer of New York Dolls, is born in Staten Island, New York.

    1963 Charlie Watts joins The Rolling Stones, replacing Tony Chapman as their drummer.

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    A few albums that was released.



    1967 ● The Rascals —— Collections ► Blue-Eyed Soul

    1970 ● Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music [UK] ► Pop-Rock

    1984 ● Van Halen —— 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) ► Hard Rock

    1989 ● Rush —— A Show Of Hands ► Arena Rock

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    2016, English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists.

    2018, British guitarist Eddie Clarke, who was a member of heavy metal bands Fastway and Motörhead died in hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Of Motörhead's classic lineup, which consisted of Lemmy, himself and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, he was the last surviving member.

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    1946 Aynsley Dunbar (drummer for Journey, Whitesnake, and Jefferson Airplane) is born in Liverpool, England.

    1948 Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is born in Passaic, New Jersey.

    1953 Pat Benatar is born Patricia Andrzejewski in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York. She drops her training as a classical singer and eventually becomes a spandexed pop rocker.

    1955 Rock guitarist Michael Schenker (of Scorpions and UFO) is born in West Germany.

    1976 C.W. McCall's "Convoy" hits #1 in the US amid fascination with trucker culture and CB radios.

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    A few albums that was released.


    1964 ● The Beatles —— Introducing…The Beatles ► Pop-Rock

    1977 ● Muddy Waters —— Hard Again ► Slide Guitar Blues

    1977 ● The Ramones —— Leave Home ► Punk-Rock

    1983 ● Dire Straits —— ExtendedancEPlay ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock

    1989 ● Lou Reed —— New York ► Hard Rock

    2006 ● Heart —— Love Songs ► Album Rock


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    1985, A Brazilian rock Festival held in Rio, claimed to be the biggest ever staged. The festival featured; Queen, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Yes and Iron Maiden.


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    2002 Mickey Finn, drummer for T Rex, died of kidney and liver problems at the age of 55.

    2005 James Griffin, a founding member of the '70s Soft Rock group Bread, died of lung cancer at the age of 61

    2005 Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden passed away at his home in Petaluma, California, after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 66.


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    2016 In the day after David Bowie's passing, his music videos on VEVO are viewed 51 million times, shattering the previous record of 36 million held by Adele after she released "Hello." Most of the views are for Bowie's last two videos, "Lazarus" and "Blackstar," which portend his death.

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    1964: The Whisky a Go Go opened in West Hollywood, CA. This club would go on to be a launching pad for such acts as The Doors & Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention.

    1993: Ted Nugent was fined $1,000 for shooting off two flaming arrows during a Damn Yankees concert at Cincinnati Gardens. Nugent was also given a three-day suspended sentence for a misdemeanor fire-code violation.

    Birthdays:
    Clarence Clemons-saxophonist for the E Street Band born in 1942
    Tony Kaye-keyboardist for Yes born in 1946

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