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This Day In Rock History

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    2002 English keyboardist Peter Bardens died from lung cancer aged 57. He was a founder member of the British progressive rock group Camel and during his career, Bardens also worked alongside Rod Stewart, Mick Fleetwood and Van Morrison, and recorded solo albums.

    2017 English bass guitar player Pete Overend Watts and founding member of the 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople died from throat cancer aged 69. Watts helped start the Buddies with guitarist Mick Ralphs, a band that evolved into Mott the Hoople after periods in which it was known as the Doc Thomas Group, the Shakedown Sound, then Silence. They became Mott the Hoople after Ian Hunter joined in 1969. Watts continued with Dale Griffin, Morgan Fisher and Ray Major in the Mott successor British Lions. He later became a record producer, producing albums for artists including Hanoi Rocks and Dumb Blondes.

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    1949 Nigel Pegrum (drummer for The Small Faces, Uriah Heep) is born in North Wales.

    1949 Journey frontman Steve Perry is born in Hanford, California.

    1960 INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence is born in Lain Cove, a suburb of Sydney.

    1965 Guns N' Roses drummer Steve Adler is born Michael Coletti in Cleveland, Ohio.

    1989 Gene Simmons of Kiss and his girlfriend, the Playboy model Shannon Tweed, welcome their first child, a boy named Nicholas.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1968 ● Dr. John —— Gris-Gris ► Soul-Blues

    1968 ● Spirit —— Spirit ► Psychedelic Rock

    1991 ● Sting —— The Soul Cages ► Pop-Rock

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    1978 American musician and songwriter Terry Kath, best known as the original guitarist, and founding members of the rock band Chicago accidentally shot himself dead. After a party at roadie and band technician Don Johnson's home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, Kath picked up a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol and, leaning back in a chair, said to Johnson, "Don't worry about it ... look, the clip is not even in it." To satisfy Johnson's concerns, Kath showed the empty magazine to Johnson. Kath then replaced the magazine in the gun, put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. Apparently unbeknownst to Kath, however, there was still one round in the chamber, and he died instantly from the gunshot.

    1990 Allen Collins guitarist from Lynyrd Skynyrd died of pneumonia after being ill for several months. Collins who was one of the founding members also co-wrote most of the band's songs (including Free Bird), with late front man Ronnie Van Zant. He survived a plane crash in 1977 that killed two other band members. Collins was behind the wheel in a car accident in 1986 that killed his girlfriend and left him paralyzed from the waist down. He later pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter as well as driving under the influence of alcohol.

    2016 Scottish musician Jimmy Bain died aged 68 while in his cabin on Def Leppard's "Hysteria on the High Seas" cruise. The cause of death was determined to be lung cancer. Bain was best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio, he also worked with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, co-writing on his solo albums as well as Ian Hunter, Gary Moore and John Cale.

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    1953 Robin Zander (lead singer of Cheap Trick) is born in Beloit, Wisconsin.

    1965 Petula Clark's "Downtown" climbs to #1 on the Hot 100, making her the first UK female singer to reach the summit on the US singles chart since Vera Lynn in 1952.

    1988 The California Raisins' "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" peaks at #84 on Billboard's Hot 100.

    1991 The Albuquerque, New Mexico, radio station KLSK FM plays the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway To Heaven" over and over for 24 hours to inaugurate a format change to classic rock. It plays more than 200 times, eliciting hundreds of angry calls and letters. Police show up with guns drawn after a listener reports that the DJ had apparently suffered a heart attack, later because of suspicion that - this being eight days into the Gulf War - the radio station had been taken hostage by terrorists dispatched by Zeppelin freak Saddam Hussein. Weirdest of all, lots of listeners don't move the dial: "Turns out a lot of people listened to see when we would finally stop playing it."

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    1977 - Patti Smith fell off the stage in Tampa, FL. She required 22 stitches and broke several neck vertebrae.

    1980 - Prince's single "Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad" was released.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1973 ● Rick Wakeman —— The Six Wives Of Henry VIII ► Prog Rock

    1976 ● David Bowie —— Station To Station ► Glam Rock

    1977 ● Pink Floyd —— Animals ► Prog Rock

    1981 ● Joan Jett —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock

    2007 ● John Mellencamp —— Freedom’s Road ► Roots Rock

    2007 ● Little Feat —— Rocky Mountain Jam ► Southern Rock

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    1980 A billboard was erected on Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, California to promote Pink Floyd's new album The Wall. A blank wall was pasted up and each day a brick was ‘removed’ to slowly reveal the inside spread and title of the album.

    2017 American drummer Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 69. He played in various groups before forming the 31st of February while at Florida State University in the mid 1960s. He joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1969. Their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough.

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    1941 Neil Diamond (yep, that's his real name) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

    1947 Warren Zevon is born in Chicago, Illinois. He tours as a keyboardist with The Everly Brothers in the '70s while attempting to kickstart a solo career. He gets a boost when Linda Ronstadt begins recording several of his tunes.

    1949 John Belushi is born in Chicago. He is one of the original cast members on Saturday Night Live and forms The Blues Brothers with fellow SNL star Dan Aykroyd.

    1970 Dr. Robert Moog unveils the "minimoog" synthesizer, one of the first portable synth keyboards, at a price of $2,000. The American Federation of Musicians at first opposes the instrument, fearing its "realistic" settings will put horn and string sections out of work. The minimoog becomes the first synth to go on tour with rock bands.

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    1969: The Doors performed their first concert at Madison Square Garden, where they were paid over $50,000 which made them one of the highest paid acts of the year.

    1969: Jethro Tull played in the U.S. for the first time at New York City’s Fillmore East, opening for Led Zeppelin.

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