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This Day In Rock History

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    1948 Ozzy Osbourne is born John Michael Osbourne in Birmingham, England. He becomes the lead singer of Black Sabbath.

    1949 Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship singer) is born in Cairo, Georgia.

    1952 Duane Roland (Molly Hatchet guitarist) is born in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1965 ● The Who —— My Generation ► Hard Rock

    1965 ● The Beatles —— Rubber Soul [UK] ► Pop-Rock

    1983 ● Slade —— The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome ► Hard Rock

    1996 ● Spirit —— California Blues ► Blues-Rock


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    1976 American guitarist Tommy Bolin died from a heroin overdose aged 25 the day after opening a show for Jeff Beck in Miami, Florida. Bolin was a member of Zephyr (1969 to 1971), The James Gang (1973 to 1974) and Deep Purple (1975 to 1976).

    1993 Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Frank Zappa died of prostate cancer. Zappa recorded many albums with The Mothers Of Invention as well a solo recordings including the 1969 album 'Hot Rats' and 1974 album 'Apostrophe'. Zappa recorded one of the first concept albums, 'Freak Out' released in 1966, it was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music (although Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde preceded it by a week). He married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, in 1967, they had four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen.

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    1942 Chris Hillman (of The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds) is born in Los Angeles, California.

    1948 Southside Johnny, of the Jersey Shore rock band Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, is born in Neptune, New Jersey.

    1951 Gary Rossington is born in Jacksonville, Florida. He becomes a founding member and guitarist of both Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Rossington-Collins Band. Rossington is inducted into the Rock and Hall of Fame in 2006 as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

    1971 During a Frank Zappa concert, the Montreux Casino in Switzerland catches fire when someone fires a flare gun, inspiring Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water." Deep Purple are there to record their album Machine Head the following day, but end up using the Grand Hotel and including the song as a last-minute addition.

    2014 The day after a fake MSNBC story reports the death of Axl Rose, the very much alive Guns N' Roses frontman tweets: "if I'm dead do I still have to pay taxes?"

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    A few albums that was released....



    1965 ● The Rolling Stones —— December’s Children (And Everybody’s) ► Blues-Rock

    1970 ● Wishbone Ash —— Wishbone Ash ► Prog Rock

    1977 ● Scorpions —— Taken By Force ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock

    1989 ● Queen —— At The Beeb ► Glam Rock

    1997 ● Loverboy —— Six ► Arena Rock


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    1964 The Zombies' debut single "She's Not There" tops the Cashbox Best Sellers chart. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 in the UK.

    1968 An actual banquet held to launch the Rolling Stones' newest album, "Beggar's Banquet" comes to an abrupt end when a pie throwing fight breaks out.

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    1938 Singer-songwriter J.J. Cale, a forerunner of the Tulsa Sound, is born John Weldon Cale in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    1945 Eduardo "Eddie" Serrato (drummer for ? & the Mysterians) is born

    1947 Jim Messina (of Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins & Messina) is born in Maywood, California.

    1960 Jack Russell (Great White vocalist) is born in Montebello, California.

    1968 Glen Graham (drummer for Blind Melon) is born in Columbus, Mississippi.

    1969 The Rolling Stones release Let It Bleed.

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    1966 ● Buffalo Springfield —— Buffalo Springfield ► Folk-Rock

    1973 ● Paul McCartney & Wings —— Band On The Run ► Pop-Rock

    1974 ● Yes —— Relayer ► Prog Rock

    1980 ● Blues Brothers —— Made In America ► Blues-Rock

    2000 ● Alice In Chains —— Live ► Heavy Metal/Grunge Metal

    2000 ● Alice Cooper —— Brutally Live ► Hard Rock

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    1969 The Rolling Stones played a free festival at Altamont in California, along with Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crosby Stills Nash & Young. Rolling Stones fan Meredith Hunter was stabbed to death as the group played by Hell's Angels who'd been hired to police the event. It's claimed Hunter was waving a revolver. One other man drowned, two men were killed by in a hit-and run accident and two babies were born.

    1988 American singer songwriter Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52. Scored the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Pretty Woman', plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles including ‘Only the Lonely’ and ‘Crying’. Formed his first band The Wink Westerners in 1949, was a member of The Traveling Wilburys (known as Lefty Wilbury) with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty and had the 1988 UK No.21 single 'Handle With Care'. Orbison endured a great deal of tragedy in his life. His first wife, Claudette died in a motorcycle accident in 1966 and two of his three sons, died in a house fire.

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    1947 Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown frontman) is born in Newbridge, Caerphilly, Wales.

    1956 Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot guitarist) is born in Santa Monica, California.

    1968 The Rolling Stones release Beggars Banquet.

    2011 Barbara Orbison, the second wife and widow of Roy Orbison, dies 23 years to the day after her husband.

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