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This Day In Rock History

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    1985 Queen, Iron Maiden and Whitesnake play on Day 1 of the first Rock In Rio festival.



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    2002 Mickey Finn percussionist and sideman to Marc Bolan in Tyrannosaurus Rex (T. Rex), died of kidney and liver problems aged 55. (1971 UK No.1 single 'Hot Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles).

    2005 Former Bread guitarist and Academy Award-winning songwriter James Griffin died at his home in Nashville at the age of 61 after suffering from cancer. Bread had the 1970s hits 'Make It With You', 'Baby I'm-a Want You', and 'Everything I Own.'

    2017 Rockabilly guitarist Tommy Allsup, who narrowly avoided boarding the plane that killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper, died aged 85. The musician famously lost a coin toss for a seat on the plane. His place was taken by teen star Ritchie Valens, who also perished when the plane crashed. Allsup went on to become a Grammy-winning musician, who played with Merle Haggard, Roy Orbison and Willie Nelson.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1962 ● Howlin’ Wolf —— Howlin’ Wolf ► Blues-Rock

    1971 ● Janis Joplin —— Pearl ► Blues-Rock

    1971 ● Chicago —— Chicago III ► Jazz-Rock

    1993 ● Genesis —— The Way We Walk, Vol. 2 (The Longs) ► Prog Rock

    2005 ● Aerosmith —— Gold ► Hard Rock

    2005 ● Kiss —— Gold ► Hard Rock

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    2003 Singer-songwriter Maurice Gibb from The Bee Gees died aged 53 in Miami Hospital, Florida following a heart attack during abdominal surgery. The Bee Gees released over 20 albums and had the 1979 world-wide No.1 album 'Spirits Having Flown', and 'How Deep Is Your Love, 'Stayin' Alive', and 'Night Fever' from the soundtrack 'Saturday Night Fever' were all US No.1 singles. Gibb was married to the Scottish singer Lulu from 1969 to 1973. In 2002, Maurice was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), along with his brothers.

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    1941 Blues musician Long John Baldry is born in England.

    1951 Big Star guitarist Chris Bell is born in Memphis, Tennessee.

    1965 Rob Zombie is born Robert Cummings in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He works as a production assistant for the popular children's series Pee-Wee's Playhouse before forming the band White Zombie.

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    1968 ● The Kinks —— Live At Kelvin Hall ► British Rock

    1969 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin [UK] ► Hard Rock

    1976 ● Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter And Tompall Glaser —— Wanted! The Outlaws ► Outlaw Country

    1981 ● April Wine —— The Nature Of The Beast ► Arena Rock

    1987 ● Deep Purple —— The House Of Blue Light ► Hard Rock

    1993 ● Triumph —— Edge Of Excess ► Arena Rock

    1999 ● The Black Crowes —— By Your Side ► Southern Rock

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    1968 Against the advice of Columbia Records executives, Johnny Cash visits Folsom State Prison in California to record a live album. The resulting LP, "Live At Folsom Prison" would become one of Johnny's biggest selling records, reaching #1 on the Country album chart and #13 on the Hot 200. It also produced one of his most memorable hit singles, "Folsom Prison Blues". In 2003, "Live At Folsom Prison" was certified Triple Platinum by the RIAA for sales of over three million and was ranked #88 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

    2011 Tommy Crain, guitarist for The Charlie Daniels Band on their Grammy-winning single "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and more than twenty albums, died in his sleep at the age of 59.

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    1947 John Lees (founder of Barclay James Harvest) is born in Oldham, Lancashire, England.

    1954 Trevor Rabin (guitarist for Yes) is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rabin is also a noted film composer with over 40 scores to his credit, including Remember the Titans (2002) and National Treasure (2004).

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    A few albums that was released....


    1964 ● Bob Dylan —— The Times They Are A-Changin’ ► Folk-Rock

    1969 ● The Beatles —— Yellow Submarine ► Pop-Rock

    1971 ● Poco —— Deliverin’ ► Country-Rock

    1972 ● Weather Report —— Live In Tokyo ► Jazz-Rock Fusion

    1986 ● Peter Frampton —— Premonition ► Arena Rock

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