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This Day In Rock History

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    2015 Cynthia Lennon, first wife of The Beatles' John Lennon died at her home in Spain following a short battle with cancer. At the height of The Beatles' early success she was, at the insistence of the band's management, kept in the background so their legions of female fans were not aware of her existence. The couple divorced in 1968 after Cynthia discovered her husband's affair with Yoko Ono.

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    1966 The Troggs use 45 minutes of spare studio time to record "Wild Thing" at Regent Sound Studio in London. The raw, simple little tune would climb to #2 in the UK and #1 in the US, selling over a million copies by the following June.

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    1945 Rock drummer John Barbata (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship) is born in Passaic, New Jersey.

    1946 Bass guitarist Ronnie Lane (Small Faces and Faces) is born in Plaistow, London, England.

    1954 Rock drummer Jeff Porcaro (of Toto) is born in South Windsor, Connecticut.

    1992 Nigel Preston, drummer and founding member of The Cult, dies of a heroin overdose at age 28.

    2004 Guitarist Paul Atkinson (of The Zombies) dies at age 58 from liver and kidney disease, while also suffering from cancer.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1975 ● Journey —— Journey ► Prog/Art Rock

    1976 ● Rush —— 2112 ► Prog/Art Rock

    1982 ● Trooper —— Money Talks ► Hard Rock

    2008 ● R.E.M. —— Accelerate ► Alt. Pop-Rock

    2008 ● The Rolling Stones —— Shine A Light: Original Soundtrack ► Blues-Rock

    2016 ● Cheap Trick —— Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello ► Hard Rock/Power Pop

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    1987 One of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, Buddy Rich died aged 69 due to complications caused by a brain tumour. Rich worked with many acts including, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey's band, Dizzy Gillespie and Oscar Peterson. Rush's Neil Peart organized a pair of 90s tribute albums (titled Burning for Buddy), which also featured the work of Kenny Aronoff, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Max Roach, Steve Smith and Matt Sorum.

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    1942 Leon Russell is born Claude Russell Bridges in Lawton, Oklahoma.

    1946 Kurt Winter (guitarist for The Guess Who) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    1949 David Robinson (drummer for The Cars) is born in Malden, Massachusetts.

    1952 Leon Wilkeson (bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd) is born in Newport, Rhode Island.

    1952 Dave Bronze (bass guitarist for Procol Harum) is born in Billericay, Essex, England.

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    A few albums that was released....



    1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1962-1966 ► Pop-Rock

    1973 ● The Beatles —— The Beatles/1967-1970 ► Pop-Rock

    1975 ● Bad Company —— Straight Shooter ► Hard Rock

    1981 ● Jefferson Starship —— Modern Times ► Arena Rock

    1996 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96 ► Southern Rock

    1996 ● Eric Clapton —— Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies ► Blues-Rock

    2007 ● Genesis —— Genesis 1976 – 1982 ► Prog Rock

    2012 ● The Rolling Stones —— L.A. Friday (Live 1975) ► Blues-Rock


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    2015 Robert Burns Jr., Lynyrd Skynyrd's original drummer, was killed in a single car accident in Georgia at the age of 64. He played on the band's first two albums, 1973's "Pronounced 'Leh-'nerd 'Skin-'nerd" and 1974's "Second Helping" before leaving due to the rigors of touring. He rejoined Skynyrd on stage at the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony performance in 2006 where he was enshrined alongside his former band mates.

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    1942 "Down In The Boondocks" singer Billy Joe Royal is born in Valdosta, Georgia.

    1943 Richard Manuel (lead singer of The Band) is born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

    1944 Tony Orlando is born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. He becomes a teen singing sensation with the 1961 hit "Bless You," but by 1970 is working in music publishing. That year, he is asked to record vocals for a song called "Candida," as the original singer didn't work out. When it becomes a hit, Orlando resumes his singing career as Tony Orlando & Dawn.

    1968 Heavy metal singer Sebastian Bach (of Skid Row) is born Sebastian Philip Bierk is born in Freeport, Bahamas.

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    A few albums that was released....




    1968 ● Simon & Garfunkel —— Bookends ► Folk-Rock

    1968 ● Moby Grape —— Wow ► Psychedelic Rock (SFO)

    1976 ● Poco —— Live ► Country-Rock

    2001 ● Journey —— Arrival ► AOR Rock

    2006 ● Poison —— The Best of Poison – 20 Years of Rock ► Heavy Metal/Hair Metal

    2007 ● Black Sabbath —— Black Sabbath: The Dio Years ► Hard Rock

    2007 ● REO Speedwagon —— Find Your Own Way Home ► Arena Rock



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