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This Day In Rock History

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    1947 Rock bassist Greg Ridley (of Humble Pie) is born Alfred Gregory Ridley in Aspatria, Cumberland, England.

    1964 Robert Trujillo (bassist for Metallica and Suicidal Tendencies) is born in Santa Monica, California.

    1995 Def Leppard play shows on three different continents in the same day, starting in Tangier (Africa), then London (Europe), and finally Vancouver (North America). Each show is an acoustic set running 45 minutes; they take the Concorde to the last one, which gets them in Vancouver for a 9 p.m. performance.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1970 ● Genesis —— Trespass ► Pop-Rock

    2007 ● Mötley Crüe —— Carnival Of Sins: Live, Vols. 1-2 ► Heavy Metal

    2007 ● Heart —— Dreamboat Annie Live ► Album Rock


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    2016 American singer Bobby Vee died age 73. Vee had 38 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20. Vee's recording of 'Take Good Care of My Baby' in the summer of 1961 went to No.1 in the US and No.3 in the UK. Vee's career began in the midst of tragedy. On February 3, 1959, "The Day the Music Died," when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, were killed in an airplane. Vee then 15 years old, and a hastily assembled band of Fargo schoolboys calling themselves the Shadows volunteered for and were given the unenviable job of filling in for Holly and his band at their next gig. Their performance was a success, setting in motion a chain of events that led to Vee's career as a popular singer.

    2016 American pianist and singer-songwriter Fats Domino died aged 89 at his home in Harvey, Louisiana after a long-term illness. Domino attracted national attention with his first recording, ‘The Fat Man’, made in late 1949 for Imperial Records, an early rock-and-roll record. ‘The Fat Man’ sold one million copies by 1953 and it is widely considered the first rock-and-roll record to achieve this feat. Domino had 35 records in the US Billboard Top 40. Domino’s 1956 version of ‘Blueberry Hill’ was selected for the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry of historic sound recordings worthy of preservation.

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    1962 James Brown's appearance at the Apollo Theatre in New York was recorded for an album called "Live At the Apollo". The self-financed LP cost Brown $5,700, but would go on to sell over a million copies and earn a reputation for being one of the finest concert albums ever made. It was ranked at #24 in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. "Live At The Apollo" was the first album recorded just the way it was performed, with no separation in the tracks. This technique made it nearly impossible for the record company to issue single releases, forcing record buyers to purchase the entire LP.

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    1946 Jerry Edmonton (drummer for Steppenwolf) is born Gerald McCrohan in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

    1948 Dale "Buffin" Griffin (drummer for Mott The Hoople) is born Terence Dale Griffin in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England.


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    A few albums that was released....


    1971 ● Grateful Dead —— Grateful Dead (Live Skull & Roses) ► Country-Rock

    1976 ● Rory Gallagher —— Calling Card ► Blues-Rock

    1980 ● Cheap Trick —— All Shook Up ► Hard Rock/Power Pop

    1981 ● Billy Idol —— Don’t Stop ► Hard Rock

    1995 ● Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band —— It’s A Mystery ► Heartland Rock

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    1943 Roy Lynes (keyboardist for Status Quo) is born in Redhill, Surrey, England.

    1944 Jon Anderson (lead singer for Yes) is born in Accrington, Lancashire, England.

    1949 Glenn Tipton (guitarist for Judas Priest) is born in Blackheath, England.

    1955 Matthias Jabs (guitarist for Scorpions) is born in Hannover, Germany

    1961 Chad Smith (drummer for Red Hot Chili Peppers) is born Chadwick Gaylord Smith in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

    1963 John Leven (bass guitarist for Europe) is born in Stockholm, Sweden.

    2014 Jack Bruce, bassist and founding member of Cream, dies at age 71.


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    2002 Richard Harris, whose version of "MacArthur Park" rose to number two in the United States in 1968, died of cancer. The 72-year-old Irish-born actor had been undergoing chemotherapy at a private clinic in London. Though he charted three other times, Harris was better known for his acting roles on stage and film, most recently playing Albus Dumbledore in two Harry Potter films.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1971 ● Jeff Beck Group —— Rough And Ready ► Blues-Rock

    1971 ● Chicago —— At Carnegie Hall, Vol. 1-4 (Chicago IV) ► Jazz-Rock

    1971 ● The Doors —— Other Voices ► Blues-Rock

    1985 ● The Cars —— Greatest Hits ► New Wave Pop-Rock

    2005 ● Aerosmith —— Rockin’ The Joint ► Hard Rock

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    1968 The two day San Francisco Pop Festival was held at Alameda County Fairgrounds. The Animals, Procol Harum, Iron Butterfly, Jose Feliciano, Deep Purple, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Canned Heat all appeared.

    2019 American musician Paul Barrere died age 71. He was a member of Little Feat, which he joined in 1972. Barrere later played with Phil Lesh and Friends and also toured with Bob Dylan.

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