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This Day In Rock History

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    1940 R&B singer Percy Sledge is born in Leighton, Alabama.

    1944 Drummer Bev Bevan (of Electric Light Orchestra) is born in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England.

    1967 "Incense And Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm Clock hits #1 in America. The song is co-written by the band's guitarist, Ed King, who later joins Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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    1976 The Band made their final performance; 'The Last Waltz' held on American Thanksgiving Day, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The show also featured Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and others. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese and made into a documentary of the same name, released in 1978.

    1984 The cream of the British pop world gathered at S.A.R.M. Studios, London to record the historic Do They Know It's Christmas? The single, which was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, featured Paul Young, Bono, Boy George, Sting and George Michael. It went on to sell over three million copies in the UK, becoming the bestselling record ever, and raised over £8 million ($13.6 million) worldwide.

    2007 Kevin Dubrow, the frontman with metal band Quiet Riot, was found dead in his Las Vegas home at the age of 52. Their 1983 release Metal Health was the first metal album to top the US charts. The band's biggest hit was 'Cum on Feel the Noize', a cover of the Slade song which they are said to have grudgingly recorded in just one take.

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    A few albums that was released....



    1977 ● Eric Clapton —— Slowhand ► Blues-Rock

    1983 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Nocturne ► New Wave Pop-Rock

    2003 ● Johnny Cash —— Unearthed ► Classic Country

    2011 ● Nirvana —— Nevermind: The Singles ► Grunge

    2011 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Kiss My Amps ► Album Rock

    2016 ● Heart —— Live At The Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ► Album Rock

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    1939 Tina Turner is born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee.

    1945 John McVie (bass guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers) is born in Ealing, London, England.

    1946 Bert Ruiter (bass guitarist for Focus) is born in Amsterdam.

    1948 Gayle McCormick (lead singer for Smith) is born in St. Louis, Missouri. Smith was known for the 1969 hit cover of the Shirelles' "Baby It's You."

    1965 After cleaning a church in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where they had Thanksgiving dinner the day before, Arlo Guthrie and a friend clean up the place, but toss the trash down a hill when they can't find an open dump. They are arrested, fined $25 each, and forced to pick up the garbage. When they return to the church, Guthrie writes "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" about the incident, embellishing some details.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1973 ● Badfinger —— Ass ► Pop-Rock

    1977 ● ZZ Top —— The Best of ZZ Top ► Blues-Rock

    1985 ● Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers —— Pack Up The Plantation – Live! ► Album Rock

    1991 ● Michael Jackson —— Dangerous ► Pop-Soul

    2002 ● Heart —— The Essential Heart ► Album Rock


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    1967 The 16-date UK package tourwith Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice, The Outer Limits, The Eire Apparent and Amen Corner travelled to Belfast to appear for two shows at the Whitla Hall, Queens College. It was Jimi's 25th birthday and before the shows the guitarist was given a birthday cake by the promoters This was to be the only concert that The Jimi Hendrix Experience ever played in Ireland.

    1991 Freddie Mercury's funeral service was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest, for 35 of his close friends and family, with Elton John and the remaining members of Queen among those in attendance. Mercury was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery, West London, England.

    1997 A disturbed rock fan brought the funeral of INXS singer Michael Hutchence to a standstill when he tried to launch himself from a 20 ft high balcony with a cord around his neck. He was removed by police and taken away to a psychiatric unit.

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    1942 Jimi Hendrix is born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington.

    1945 Randy Brecker (trumpeter, flugelhornist for Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.

    1948 Dave Winthrop (sax player and flautist for Supertramp) is born.


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    A few albums that was released....


    1970 ● Spirit —— The Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus ► Psychedelic Rock

    1971 ● Alice Cooper —— Killer ► Hard Rock

    1972 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— The Grand Wazoo ► Prog Rock

    1982 ● Ozzy Osbourne —— Speak Of The Devil ► Hard Rock

    1987 ● W.A.S.P. —— Live…In The Raw ► Glam Metal

    2007 ● Loverboy —— Just Getting Started ► Arena Rock

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    1993 Steppenwolf drummer Jerry Edmonton was killed in a car crash not far from his Santa Barbara, California home, he was 47. Steppenwolf had the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild'.


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    1936 Jazz drummer Roy McCurdy (of Blood, Sweat & Tears) is born in Rochester, New York.

    1948 Little River Band guitarist Beeb Birtles is born Gerard Bertelkamp in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    1962 Matt Cameron (drummer for Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) is born in San Diego, California.

    1974 John Lennon makes his last-ever concert appearance when he joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, reciprocating for Elton's appearance on "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" and making good on a bet he lost: Elton wagered that "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" would hit #1 in the US, and when it did, Lennon owed the appearance. The pair perform that song and also do The Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."

    2020 AC/DC show they still have plenty of spark as their album Power Up surges to #1 in America.


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