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This Day In Rock History

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    1979 Canadian rock band Rush were named the country's official Ambassadors Of Music by the Canadian government.

    1991 Steve Clark guitarist with Def Leppard, was found dead at his Chelsea flat by his girlfriend, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption combined with prescription drugs. The autopsy revealed he had died from an overdose of codeine and had Valium, morphine and a blood alcohol level of .30, three times the British legal driving limit. In 2007 Clark was ranked No.11 on Classic Rock Magazine's "100 Wildest Guitar Heroes".

    2016 David Bowie released his twenty-fifth and final studio album Blackstar, coinciding with his 69th birthday and two days before his death. It became his first and only album to reach No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US. At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, the album won awards for Best Alternative Music Album; Best Engineered Album; Best Recording Package, and the title single won Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song. The album was also awarded the British Album of the Year award at the 2017 Brit Awards.

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    1935 Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock 'n' roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Heartbreak Hotel'. His first UK No.1 single was in 1957, with 'All Shook Up'. Presley went on to have over 100 US & UK Top 40 singles from 1956 - 2006. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century, with estimated record sales of around 600 million units worldwide. Elvis Presley died on August 16th 1977.

    1947 David Bowie English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter and actor. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'. His music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music and during his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists. Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home on 10 January 2016.

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    1946 The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is born in Los Angeles.

    1947 Terry Sylvester of The Hollies is born.

    1955 Loverboy frontman Mike Reno is born Joseph Michael Rynoski in New Westminster, Canada.

    1966 Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood is born in Columbus, Mississippi.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1989 ● Peter Frampton —— When All The Pieces Fit ► Arena Rock

    2008 ● Patti Smith —— iTunes Originals ► Hard Rock

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    2016 Stars paid tribute to Motorhead frontman Lemmy at his funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slash from Guns N' Roses, Robert Trujillo and Lars Ulrich from Metallica, Judas Priest singer Rob Halford and Anthrax frontman Scott Ian. all spoke at the service. Lemmy's bass guitar was plugged in to a stack of amplifiers and the volume turned up, with the congregation applauding as feedback from the speakers filled the chapel.

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    1941 Joan Baez is born in Staten Island, New York.

    1944 James Patrick "Jimmy" Page is born in Heston, Middlesex, England. He is a session musician in England before forming The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.

    1948 Paul King of Mungo Jerry is born in Dagenham, Essex, England.

    1950 David Johansen, lead singer of New York Dolls, is born in Staten Island, New York.

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    1967 ● The Rascals —— Collections ► Blue-Eyed Soul

    1970 ● Badfinger —— Magic Christian Music [UK] ► Pop-Rock

    1984 ● Van Halen —— 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) ► Hard Rock

    1989 ● Rush —— A Show Of Hands ► Arena Rock

    2006 ● The Pretenders —— Pirate Radio ► Post-Punk

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    1964 The first US Beatles album, 'Introducing The Beatles', was released on Vee-Jay records. The album cover showed John, Paul and George with their now famous "mop top" haircuts, but Ringo had yet to convert. Vee-Jay would be forced to stop selling the disc by the end of the year because of legal complications, but by then over 1.3 million copies had been sold.

    1976 Blues artist Howlin Wolf, (Chester Burnett), died in hospital of cancer aged 66. The guitarist, singer and harmonica player's well known songs included 'Smoke Stack Lightning', 'Little Red Rooster' and 'Spoonful.'

    2013 Claude Nobs the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival died aged 76. During a 1971 Frank Zappa concert, at the Montreux Casino the venue caught fire. Nobs saved several young people who had hidden in the casino, thinking they would be sheltered from the flames. This act earned him a mention (as Funky Claude in the line "Funky Claude was running in and out pulling kids out the ground") in the Deep Purple song Smoke on the Water, which is about the incident.

    2016 English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 'Space Oddity' which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 other UK Top 40 hits including five No.1's. Bowie has also scored two US No.1 singles, the 1975 'Fame' and 1983 'Let's Dance'. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the world's best-selling music artists.

    2018 British guitarist Eddie Clarke, who was a member of heavy metal bands Fastway and Motörhead died in hospital, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Of Motörhead's classic lineup, which consisted of Lemmy, himself and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor, he was the last surviving member.

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    1943 Jim Croce is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1945 Rod Stewart is born in London, England. He joins the Jeff Beck Group from 1967-69 and Faces from 1969-75, but makes his biggest impact as a solo artist.

    1946 Aynsley Dunbar (drummer for Journey, Whitesnake, and Jefferson Airplane) is born in Liverpool, England.

    1948 Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is born in Passaic, New Jersey.

    1953 Pat Benatar is born Patricia Andrzejewski in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York. She drops her training as a classical singer and eventually becomes a spandexed pop rocker.

    1955 Rock guitarist Michael Schenker (of Scorpions and UFO) is born in West Germany.

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    A few albums that was released....




    1968 ● Gary Puckett & The Union Gap —— Woman, Woman ► Pop-Rock

    2006 ● Heart —— Love Songs ► Album Rock


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