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This Day In Rock History

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    2008 US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65. Police were called to his home after his wife found him unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Hayes won an Oscar for the 1971 hit Theme From Shaft as was also known as the voice of Chef from the hit cartoon show, South Park. He was married four times and had 12 children.


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    1909 Inventor Leo Fender, who founded Fender Musical Instruments, is born in Anaheim, California.

    1940 Bobby Hatfield (of The Righteous Brothers) is born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

    1943 Singer-songwriter James Griffin (of Bread) is born Cincinnati, Ohio.

    1943 Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes is born Veronica Yvette Bennett in New York City, New York.

    1947 Jethro Tull leader Ian Anderson is born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

    1961 INXS drummer Jon Farriss is born in Perth, Western Australia. His brothers Tim and Andrew are also in the band.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1968 ● Ten Years After —— Undead ► Blues-Rock

    1970 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Weasels Ripped My Flesh ► Art Rock

    1988 ● Winger —— Winger ► Heavy Metal

    1989 ● White Lion —— Big Game ► Hard Rock

    1999 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Edge Of Forever ► Southern Rock

    2004 ● REO Speedwagon —— The Essential REO Speedwagon ► Arena Rock


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    1967 Small Faces, The Move, Marmalade, Paul Jones, Pink Floyd, Amen Corner, Donovan, Zoot Money, Cream, Jeff Beck, John Mayall, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac and The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown all appeared at this years UK Reading festival. An advance 3 day ticket cost £2. Arthur Brown's trademark flaming helmet burnt out of control and organiser Harold Pendleton's father-in-law had to douse the flames with a pint of beer.



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    1942 Mike Hugg (of Manfred Mann) is born in Gosport, Hampshire, England.

    1943 Saxophonist Denis Payton (of The Dave Clark Five) is born in Walthamstow, North London, England.

    1943 Jim Kale (bassist for The Guess Who) is born Michael James Kale in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    1950 Eric Braunn (guitarist for Iron Butterfly) is born Rick Davis in Pekin, Illinois.

    2011 Warrant lead singer Jani Lane dies at age 47 after a long battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1962 ● The Ventures —— Mashed Potatoes And Gravy ► Rock n Roll Instrumental


    1992 ● Pat Travers —— Blues Tracks ► Blues-Rock


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    1972 Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out'. The bands only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school."

    1989 The two day Moscow Music Peace Festival was held at The Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Western Acts who appeared included Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row and The Scorpions. This was the first time that an audience had been allowed to stand up and dance at a stadium rock concert in the Soviet Union. Previous to this, all concerts had to be seated.

    2009 Guitarist Les Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia. Paul is credited with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which went on sale in 1952 and contributed to the birth of rock. He also developed other influential recording innovations such as multi-track recording and overdubbing. In the early 50s, Paul and his wife Mary Ford had a string of hits including 'Mockin' Bird Hill', 'How High the Moon', and 'Vaya Con Dios'.


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    1949 Musician/film score composer Mark Knopfler (frontman for Dire Straits) is born in Glasgow, Scotland.

    1991 Metallica release their fifth album, which is self-titled but commonly known as The Black Album. It goes to #1 in eight countries, including America, where it sells 16 million copies.


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    1967 Fleetwood Mac played their first show at the Windsor Jazz and Blues Festival. The band members included Mick Fleetwood, Jeremy Spencer, Peter Green and Bob Brunning. John McVie wouldn't replace Brunning until a month later, which is rather odd since the band has always maintained that the "Mac" part of their name was taken from "McVie".

    1967 Janis Joplin performs her final concert at Harvard Stadium to a packed house of 10,000. She would die of a drug overdose less than two months later.

    2010 Richie Hayward, drummer and co-founder of Little Feat, passed away at the age of 64 after contracting pneumonia as he battled liver cancer.


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    A few albums that was released....


    1966 ● The Kinks —— The Kinks Greatest Hits! ► British Rock

    1968 ● Big Brother & The Holding Company —— Cheap Thrills ► Blues-Rock

    1991 ● Metallica —— Metallica ► Heavy Metal

    2003 ● Pat Benatar —— Good King Bad ► Hard Rock

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