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This Day In Rock History

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    1947 John Lees (founder of Barclay James Harvest) is born in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

    1954 Trevor Rabin (guitarist for Yes) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rabin is also a noted film composer with over 40 scores to his credit, including Remember the Titans (2002) and National Treasure (2004).

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    A few albums that was released....

    1964 ● Bob Dylan —— The Times They Are A-Changin’ ► Folk-Rock

    1969 ● The Beatles —— Yellow Submarine ► Pop-Rock

    1971 ● Poco —— Deliverin’ ► Country-Rock

    1972 ● Weather Report —— Live In Tokyo ► Jazz-Rock Fusion

    1986 ● Peter Frampton —— Premonition ► Arena Rock

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    1978 An L.A. group called Player had the top tune in the US with "Baby Come Back". The song was written by band members Peter Beckett and John Crowley after both had broken up with their respective girl friends. The song reached #32 in the UK.

    1996 Ruby Starr, vocalist for Black Oak Arkansas on their 1974 hit "Jim Dandy" as well as having her own solo career, died of cancer at the age of 45.

    2020 Steve Martin Caro, vocalist for The Left Banke on their hits, "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina", died of heart disease at the age of 71. Originally known as Steve Martin, he added the family surname Caro in the 1980s to avoid confusion with the comedian of the same name.

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    1959 Geoff Tate (lead singer for Queensryche) is born in Stuttgart, West Germany.

    1969 Dave Grohl (of Nirvana, Foo Fighters) is born in Warren, Ohio.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1977 ● David Bowie —— Low ► Glam Rock

    1992 ● Lou Reed —— Magic And Loss ► Hard Rock

    2014 ●Lou Reed —— Magic And Loss► Heartland Rock


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    1972 Don McLean's 'American Pie' started a four week run at No.1 in the US singles chart. The song is a recounting of "The Day the Music Died" (a term taken from the song) the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.), and the aftermath. The song was listed as the No.5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century.

    1994 American singer songwriter Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure after spending the previous day in the recording studio. He recorded 'Everybody's Talkin' from the film Midnight Cowboy and wrote hits for Three Dog Night and The Monkees. Had the UK & US No.1 single with his version of the Badfinger Evans & Ham song 'Without You.' When John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference in 1968 to announce the formation of Apple Corps, John was asked to name his favorite American artist. He replied, "Nilsson". Paul was then asked to name his favorite American group. He replied, "Nilsson".

    2018 Irish musician and singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries died unexpectedly while she was in London, England, for a recording session. The Cranberries had the 1994 hit singles ‘Linger’, 'Dreams' and 'Zombie' and the bands 1993 album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We spent a total of 86 weeks on the UK chart.

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    1941 Captain Beefheart is born Don Vliet in Glendale, California.

    1948 Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd vocalist, guitarist, and driving force) is born in Jacksonville, Florida.

    1952 Cellist Melvyn Gale (of Electric Light Orchestra) is born in London, England.

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    1971 ● John Lee Hooker And Canned Heat —— Hooker ‘N Heat ► Blues-Rock

    1991 ● David Lee Roth —— A Little Ain’t Enough ► Hard Rock

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    1988 Tina Turner gave herself a place in the record books when she performed in front of 182,000 people in Rio De Janeiro. The largest audience ever for a single artist.

    1996 Jamaican authorities opened fire on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono was also on the plane; neither singer was injured in the incident. The incident inspired Buffett to write a song called 'Jamaica Mistaica'.

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    1934 Bob Bogle (lead guitarist, bassist for The Ventures) is born in Oklahoma.

    1942 Billy Francis (keyboardist for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show) is born in Mississippi.

    1968 Blue Cheer release their debut album, Vincebus Eruptum. Considered a high-water mark of psychedelic music, it's also a formative influence on the heavy metal genre.

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