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This Day In Rock History

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    2020 After several months of struggle to obtain his dual citizenship, Canadian born Neil Young finally became an American citizen. He celebrated the event by posting a video on his Instagram, singing "I'm proud to be a Canarican" to the tune of "God Bless the U.S.A." while waving miniature flags of both countries. Young entered the United States illegally in 1966, driving a Pontiac hearse.


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    A few albums that was released....


    1968 ● Dr. John —— Gris-Gris ► Soul-Blues

    1968 ● Spirit —— Spirit ► Psychedelic Rock

    1991 ● Sting —— The Soul Cages ► Pop-Rock

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    1978 American musician and songwriter Terry Kath, best known as the original guitarist, and founding members of the rock band Chicago accidentally shot himself dead. After a party at roadie and band technician Don Johnson's home in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, Kath picked up a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol and, leaning back in a chair, said to Johnson, "Don't worry about it ... look, the clip is not even in it." To satisfy Johnson's concerns, Kath showed the empty magazine to Johnson. Kath then replaced the magazine in the gun, put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. Apparently unbeknownst to Kath, however, there was still one round in the chamber, and he died instantly from the gunshot.

    1990 Allen Collins guitarist from Lynyrd Skynyrd died of pneumonia after being ill for several months. Collins who was one of the founding members also co-wrote most of the band's songs (including Free Bird), with late front man Ronnie Van Zant. He survived a plane crash in 1977 that killed two other band members. Collins was behind the wheel in a car accident in 1986 that killed his girlfriend and left him paralyzed from the waist down. He later pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter as well as driving under the influence of alcohol.

    2016 Scottish musician Jimmy Bain died aged 68 while in his cabin on Def Leppard's "Hysteria on the High Seas" cruise. The cause of death was determined to be lung cancer. Bain was best known for playing bass guitar in the bands Rainbow and Dio, he also worked with Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, co-writing on his solo albums as well as Ian Hunter, Gary Moore and John Cale.

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    1953 Robin Zander (lead singer of Cheap Trick) is born in Beloit, Wisconsin.

    1965 Petula Clark's "Downtown" climbs to #1 on the Hot 100, making her the first UK female singer to reach the summit on the US singles chart since Vera Lynn in 1952.

    1988 The California Raisins' "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" peaks at #84 on Billboard's Hot 100.

    1991 The Albuquerque, New Mexico, radio station KLSK FM plays the Led Zeppelin song "Stairway To Heaven" over and over for 24 hours to inaugurate a format change to classic rock. It plays more than 200 times, eliciting hundreds of angry calls and letters. Police show up with guns drawn after a listener reports that the DJ had apparently suffered a heart attack, later because of suspicion that - this being eight days into the Gulf War - the radio station had been taken hostage by terrorists dispatched by Zeppelin freak Saddam Hussein. Weirdest of all, lots of listeners don't move the dial: "Turns out a lot of people listened to see when we would finally stop playing it."

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    A few albums that was released....


    1973 ● Rick Wakeman —— The Six Wives Of Henry VIII ► Prog Rock

    1976 ● David Bowie —— Station To Station ► Glam Rock

    1977 ● Pink Floyd —— Animals ► Prog Rock

    1981 ● Joan Jett —— Bad Reputation ► Hard Rock

    2007 ● John Mellencamp —— Freedom’s Road ► Roots Rock

    2007 ● Little Feat —— Rocky Mountain Jam ► Southern Rock

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    1980 A billboard was erected on Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, California to promote Pink Floyd's new album The Wall. A blank wall was pasted up and each day a brick was ‘removed’ to slowly reveal the inside spread and title of the album.

    2017 American drummer Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 69. He played in various groups before forming the 31st of February while at Florida State University in the mid 1960s. He joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1969. Their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough.

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    1941 Neil Diamond (yep, that's his real name) is born in Brooklyn, New York.

    1947 Warren Zevon is born in Chicago, Illinois. He tours as a keyboardist with The Everly Brothers in the '70s while attempting to kickstart a solo career. He gets a boost when Linda Ronstadt begins recording several of his tunes.

    1949 John Belushi is born in Chicago. He is one of the original cast members on Saturday Night Live and forms The Blues Brothers with fellow SNL star Dan Aykroyd.

    1970 Dr. Robert Moog unveils the "minimoog" synthesizer, one of the first portable synth keyboards, at a price of $2,000. The American Federation of Musicians at first opposes the instrument, fearing its "realistic" settings will put horn and string sections out of work. The minimoog becomes the first synth to go on tour with rock bands.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1972 ● Cass Elliott —— Cass Elliott ► Pop-Rock/Folk-Rock

    1989 ● Skid Row —— Skid Row ► Heavy Metal

    1995 ● Van Halen —— Balance ► Hard Rock

    1995 ● David Crosby —— It’s All Coming Back To Me Now… ► Folk-Rock


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    1971 Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane become the proud parents of a baby girl. They originally wanted to name the child God, but after a storm of controversy, settled on China.

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    A few albums that was released....


    1973 ● Little Feat —— Dixie Chicken ► Southern Rock

    1973 ● Kinks, The —— The Great Lost Kinks Album ► Pop-Rock

    1985 ● Phil Collins —— No Jacket Required ► Pop-Rock

    1989 ● Gary Moore —— After The War ► Roots Rock (Irish)

    2000 ● Warren Zevon —— Life’ll Kill Ya ► Pop-Rock

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